When Arsenal host Dundalk, they will have a player sitting at home who is earning more than every single employee of their opponents put together!
And this game has a David v Goliath feel that elevates it to much more than an early Europa League group clash.
The fact that it’s also a rarely-seen English v Irish encounter, also adds to the intrigue.
|Fixture||Arsenal v Dundalk|
|Date||Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 20:00|
|Where||Emirates Stadium, London|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sport|
Our Top Odds Pick – Nicolas Pepe to Score & Arsenal to Win – 10/11 at Paddy Power
Arsenal are massive favourites but no one would thank us if we put them up at 1/16, so we’re looking elsewhere.
Nicolas Pepe impressed as Arsenal defeated Rapid Vienna in their first group game, setting up David Luiz for the Gunners’ first goal.
He should start once again against Dundalk, and will be looking for another good performance to put him at the forefront of his manager’s thoughts ahead of their clash with Man United on Sunday.
Our Extra Pick – Under 2.5 Goals – 11/4 at bet365
Mikel Arteta is sure to have one eye on his side’s clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, and he’s likely to rotate his squad even more than usual against Dundalk.
And with the visitors equally as certain to raise their performance levels in one of their biggest European games in years, we reckon they can stifle the Gunners just enough to ensure that goals will be in short supply at the Emirates.
Our Long Shot – 0-0 at Half-Time – 4/1 at Paddy Power
Arsenal struggled in the first period against Rapid Vienna last time out in the Europa League, and the score was goalless at the half.
And while Dundalk aren’t in the same league as the Austrians, they are still an experienced outfit, playing in their fifth European tie this campaign, and they will be determined to keep things tight for as long as possible.