FC Zurich vs. Arsenal
November 3, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arsenal -600 / Zurich +1300 // Total: 2.5
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Arsenal and FC Zurich face off on Thursday in a Group A Europa League showdown at Emirates Stadium.
When these two teams faced off on September 8th it was Arsenal that secured the 2-1 victory. Eddie Nketiah scored in the 62nd minute for Arsenal to secure the victory. Arsenal had 71 percent of the possession and eight shots on target. FC Zurich had 29 percent of the possession and four shots on target.
Arsenal currently sits in 1st place in the group having picked up 12 points. Arsenal’s last game against PSV in the Europa League was a shocking one. The offense couldn’t score, and the defense gave up two goals on the way to the defeat. Arsenal had 70 percent of the possession, but only three shots on target. On Sunday, Arsenal faced off against Nottingham Forest and were able to secure a 5-0 victory. Bukayo Saka looks to have avoided a long-term injury against Nottingham Forest, but it’s hard to imagine he’s going to be able to go in this game. Mohamed Elneny is working his way back from a hamstring injury and there is a chance he could be featured in this game.
FC Zurich currently sits in 4th place in the group, having picked up three points so far this season. FC Zurich’s last Europa League game came against Bodo/Glimt, and they were able to secure a 2-1 victory. They actually fell behind early, but two goals after the 67th minute was the differenc.e They finished the game with 51 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. On Sunday, they faced off against Sion, and they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. Fabian Rohner was suspended for the last game, but he should be good to go in this game.
Arsenal is going to want to make a point in this game after the way they played against PSV. Look for Arsenal to start the scoring early, and this game is going to also get out of hand early. Look for Arsenal to score three or four goals, and FC Zurich is going to have issues even getting on the board. Back Arsenal -2.5.