Are you backing Arsenal & Chelsea to make headway in Europe tonight?
The two London clubs face freezing conditions on their travels tonight and they'll want to avoid any banana skins before normal service resumes in the Premier League.
What bets are we taking on betPawa for these two sides?
BATE vs Arsenal
Arsenal's last five matches in the Europa League have yielded five clean sheets, and their last meeting with BATE ended in a 6-0 win. The Gunners should be too strong for their Belarussian opponents here and will want to get the tie done in the first leg. BATE hasn't played since Christmas and they might be rusty. Expect Arsenal old boy Alex Hleb to play a part for the hosts. Mesut Ozil has not travelled with the squad and the uncertainty over his future in North London grows. Arsenal might turn to Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey, usually a substitute this season, to play a starting role.
With Arsenal keeping a clean sheet in their last five matches in this competition, we see that happening again.
FUTAA FACTS: Arsenal's last six Europa League victories have been to nil.
FUTAA BET: Back Arsenal to win priced at 1.37 and under 2.5 goals priced at a risker 2.25
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Malmo vs Chelsea
After a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, Chelsea won’t exactly be high on confidence and might view winning the Europa League as the most realistic route back into the Champions League after slipping to sixth in the Premier League. That being said, they should still have enough to get a narrow win in Sweden here.
Maurizio Sarri is expected to make wholesale changes here meaning that there could be runouts for Mateo Kovacic. Ethan Ampadu, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian.
FUTAA FACTS: Chelsea has failed to score in their last four away games across all competitions.
FUTAA BET: Back over 1.5 total goals priced at 1.25
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