Arsenal vs Molde prediction: How will Europa League fixture play out tonight?


Arsenal will hope to assert their authority in the Europa League Group B on Thursday when they host Molde.

The Premier League club and the Norwegian outfit have both taken six points from two games so far but the Gunners will be expected to come out on top.

Mikel Arteta’s side beat Manchester United at the weekend, a third win in four in all competitions.

Molde have won six straight games across both Eliteserien and Europa League.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm on Thursday 5 November.

Where can I watch it? 

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

What is the team news?

Arteta is likely to rotate his squad with a stronger starting line-up than the one seen against Dundalk last week.

Alex Runarsson could replace Bernd Leno in goal. David Luiz will return from his thigh injury.

Dani Ceballos, who has not started either of Arsenal’s last two games, is likely to play in midfield, perhaps alongside youngster Joe Willock, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Cedric Soares could possibly return to wing-back roles.

Reiss Nelson may be provided with a rare start on one of the flanks alongside Pepe and Eddie Nketiah.

For Molde, Kristoffer Haraldseid remains absent after the right-back suffered a cruciate ligament injury in June. But Erling Moe is looking to put out a full-strength team as his side prepare to face Arsenal for the first time in UEFA competition.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal: Runarsson, Kolasinac, Luiz, Mustafi, Cedric, Willock, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Nketiah, Pepe.

Molde: Linde, Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Haugen, Aursnes, Ellingsen, Eikrem, Hestad, Omoijuanfo, Brynhildsen.

Odds

Arsenal – 2/7

Draw – 5/1

Molde – 8/1

Prediction

Even with a rotated line-up it would be a huge surprise to see Arsenal fail to win this game comfortably. Arsenal 3-0 Molde

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