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Slavia Prague vs Arsenal: Prediction and Betting Tips
A first Semi-Final for Slavia since 1996?
Slavia Prague are on the verge of eliminating the third British team in a row from the Europa League this season after being the underdogs in all of their ties. After a precious away goal in the first leg, coach Trpisovsky’s team are looking for their best performance in Europe since 1996 when they reached the UEFA cup semi-final.
Slavia beat their city rivals Sparta 2-0 at the weekend and extended their unbeaten run to 23 matches. That will be a huge confidence booster for the Czech side added to the fact that they are unbeaten at home in the Europa League in five matches.
In the first leg, The Czechs showed what a fierce team they are by implementing a very high-intensity pressing game which has resulted in three clean sheets in their last five matches in the UEL.
Arsenal to salvage their season
The Gunners have two ways to qualify for Europe next season. Either by finishing fifth in the Premier League or by winning the Europa League. Arsenal are nine points away from the fifth position in the PL and with seven matches still to play in the league, they have to win at least five or six matches.
That looks like a difficult task so Arsenal have to be at their best on Thursday as only a win or a draw by over two goals can make them advance to the semi-finals. Mikel Arteta’s team had the perfect record in the group stage winning all of their six matches. They started to be shaky when faced with much stronger teams like Benfica and Olympiacos but still managed to scrape through.
Arsenal have one win in their last five matches in all competitions. Mikel Arteta is under pressure again and the result of this match might decide a lot on his future with Arsenal.
- Slavia Prague has won three of their five home matches
- Slavia Prague have three clean sheets in three of their five home matches
- Arsenal have won four of their five away matches
- Arsenal have scored in all of their six away matches
Slavia Prague vs Arsenal Prediction
Slavia Prague feel they deserve to advance to the semis after a very successful campaign especially by eliminating strong teams like Rangers and Leicester. They are a very solid side with a very high fighting spirit and incredible fitness levels.
Arsenal have had very good results away from the Emirates in the UEL. They beat Olympiacos 3-1 and drew with Benfica 1-1 after winning all their away matches in the group stage.
It will be a close match and both teams need to be at their best to go through especially Arsenal as their opponents’ away goal has given them the edge over the Gunners.
In our two predictions, we will go with a double chance home win or draw, and for our second prediction, we will back an away win.
Slavia Prague vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Double Chance Home Win or Draw 2.00 or EVS at William Hill
Away Win 1.83 or ⅚ at William Hill
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