Archive for November 23rd, 2017

Top Facts

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
  • FK Vardar Skopje have lost 8 of their last 10 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • AEK Athens have drawn their last 3 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Vitesse have lost 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Lazio have won their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Lazio – Vitesse (in 5 hrs 41 mins)Lazio win1.50

  • Defensor Sporting have won 9 of their last 11 matches (Primera Division).

    Defensor Sporting – Montevideo Wanderers (in 10 hrs 11 mins)Defensor Sporting win1.57

  • Plaza Colonia have drawn their last 4 matches against Racing in all competitions.

    Plaza Colonia – Racing (in 9 hrs 41 mins)Plaza Colonia draw3.75

  • Velez Sarsfield have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (Primera División).

    Velez Sarsfield – Godoy Cruz (in 9 hrs 56 mins)Velez Sarsfield lose3.60

  • Nacional have won their last 5 matches (Primera Division).

    Rampla Juniors – Nacional (in 7 hrs 41 mins)Nacional win1.66

  • Arsenal have won their last 3 matches against FC Cologne in all competitions.

    FC Cologne – Arsenal (in 5 hrs 41 mins)Arsenal win2.39

  • Villarreal have won their last 3 matches against FC Astana in all competitions.

    FC Astana – Villarreal (in 3 hrs 41 mins)Villarreal win2.35

  • CF America have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Cruz Azul in all competitions.

    Cruz Azul – CF America (in 13 hrs 11 mins)CF America win3.50

  • Nacional have won their last 4 matches against Rampla Juniors in all competitions.

    Rampla Juniors – Nacional (in 7 hrs 41 mins)Nacional win1.66

  • Naft Tehran have lost their last 3 away matches (Persian Gulf Pro League).

    Padideh FC – Naft Tehran (in 23 hrs 56 mins)Naft Tehran lose1.83

  • El Entag El Harby have lost their last 3 matches (Premier League).

    Al Nasr – El Entag El Harby (in 2 hrs 41 mins)El Entag El Harby lose4.20

  • Plaza Colonia have lost their last 3 matches (Primera Division).

FC Cologne vs Arsenal: Match Preview & Prediction

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Team News

 FC Cologne

  • FC Cologne are without first team regulars Jonas Hector, Marcel Risse and Domenique Heintz for the visit of Arsenal.
  • Elsewhere Marco Hoger is also out, while Christian Clemens is nearing a return.
  • Leonardo Bittencourt did make a timely return from injury at the weekend and could start on the left in place of Simon Zoller, who was forced off early on against Mainz and will be out until the New Year.

 

 Arsenal

  • Santi Cazorla is the only certain absentee for Arsenal, who will hope to have Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott back in contention from a thigh problem and illness respectively.
  • David Ospina and Matt Macey are vying for a spot between the posts, while Per Mertesacker may start at the heart of the defence having missed out at the weekend.
  • Eddie Nketiah will be hoping to make his first start for the senior side if Giroud nor Welbeck can recover in time, alongside fellow academy graduates Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock.

 

Match Facts

Arsenal have won their last 3 matches against FC Cologne in all competitions.

FC Cologne have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.

Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against FC Cologne in all competitions.

 

Prediction

  • Cologne have had a truly woeful season to now, and this is a huge game for the club if they want to pick their morale off the floor before the winter break in Germany.
  • Defeat may well see the hosts crash out having been so enthusiastic about this Europa League campaign at the start of the season, so the atmosphere will be an intense one for a young Arsenal side to contend with.
  • The Gunners are already assured of a place in the knockout stages but will no doubt want to guarantee top spot to avoid an impressive batch of Champions League dropouts and they should earn a result that would ensure as much on Thursday evening.
Prediction:

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