Arsenal welcomes Vitoria Guimaraes at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal welcomes Vitoria Guimaraes at the Emirates Stadium in a game from Group F of Europa League. The Gunners are aiming to achieve a third consecutive win in the competition, while the Portuguese side is still without a single point won so far. Let’s take a look in our Europa League predictions.
How we said, Arsenal are perfect in the tournament so far – two wins from two matches played. They also have a flawless goal difference of 7-0, which shows how much they are dominating in this group so far.
After a 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt in the first game, Arsenal beat Standard Liege with 4-0 in their second match. The 18-years old Brazilian striker Martinelli scored a brace for the Gunners, while Joseph Willock and Dani Ceballos also put the ball in the net.
Arsenal’s performance in the Premier League is not that perfect, though. On Monday the team conceded a second loss in the league for the season, losing its visit to the newcomers Sheffield United. At this moment Arsenal remains 10 points behind the leader Liverpool.
Vitoria Guimaraes are clearly the underdog in this group, currently being 4th in the standings with 0 points in their record. They are still without a single goal scored in the competition as well.
In the previous round the Portuguese team hosted Eintracht Frankfurt in Guimaraes, but suffered a 0-1 loss. Ivo Vieira’s boys tried their best to win at least a point, but the Germans secured the win with a goal from Obite N’Dicka in the 36th minute.
In our Europa League predictions we believe that Arsenal won’t face any problems against Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday. These two teams are not from the same class and it’s pretty obvious. The Gunners know that achieving a third consecutive win in the group would be a solid step towards the knockout phase of the tournament.