Arsenal VS FC Koln ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Arsenal vs FC Koln
Arsenal and Köln meet at Emirates Stadium in a game for this UEFA Europa League phase (Group stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between the two teams, which have not crossed in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 12-08-2012, in a match that ended the final result: Köln (0-4) Arsenal. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Arsenal presents different results at home and abroad.
Arsenal Team News
The home team make their debut in this edition of the competition, as they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 35 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with AFC Bournemouth by (3-0). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Arsenal won 8 and lost 2. The team conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has been regularly scored, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals to be scored in their home games as 29 of their 32 appearances have finished with over 1.5 goals. In the 15 games he played, he managed to get back to the result in 3 of the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Arsenal vs FC Koln Stats
Arsenal go into this motivated game after having won a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth: the goals were scored by Welbeck and Lacazette. In this home game, coach Arsène Wenger must line up in the usual tactical system, that is, 3-6-1, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the left aisle: Bellerín is very fast and very strong in the transition offensive. On the other hand, forward Welbeck is Arsenal’s top scorer with 3 goals conceded. For this game the coach can not count on Cazorla, Coquelin and Chambers, all injured.
FC Koln Team News
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this competition. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 38 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with a total of 20 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Bundesliga, lost with Augsburg outside by (3-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor Köln won 4, drew 4 and lost 2. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their attack has been regularly marked scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as 19 of his last 29 games have finished with over 2.5 goals.
The Cologne set out for this match with a defeat at Augsburg 3-0, totaling the third defeat in the German championship. In this difficult meeting, coach Peter Stöger should opt for a more cautious strategy, attacking in a more controlled way, thus maintaining the organization of his block. Most likely the Spanish strategy will not suffer a thrashing. For this game the coach doubts Jojic and Laux, both injured.