- Arsenal have won five out of five Europa League group matches so far, scoring 16 times along the way.
- Dundalk have conceded an average of 3.0 goals per game in Group B to date.
- Arsenal beat Dundalk 3-0 when the teams faced off in London back in October.
Arsenal targeting perfect record
The Europa League offers Arsenal another escape from their dismal domestic endeavours on Thursday, and the Gunners can close out a successful group campaign with a perfect record if they beat Dundalk at the Aviva Stadium.
The League of Ireland outfit have been refreshingly competitive in Group B, though their return of five defeats from five assignments indicates that ultimately, they’ve found the step up in quality tough to handle.
The Lilywhites have conceded 3.0 goals per 90 minutes on average in the section so far, and Arsenal hammered a trio of strikes past Dundalk when the teams faced off in London in October.
With first place already secured, Arsenal can play with the brake off in Dublin this week, and we think the Gunners are worth backing in the over 2.5 team goals market again against their inferior hosts.
It’s also worth noting that Dundalk were involved in a taxing FAI Cup Final that went to extra time on Sunday, and the rigours from that game and the celebrations afterwards will likely have an effect on energy levels in their squad.
Our correct score prediction backs Mikel Arteta’s side to match the result they secured against The Town in October, and a 3-0 Gunners victory appeals at the prices quoted.