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Rapid have made a strong start to their Austrian Bundesliga campaign, going unbeaten through their opening four games and trailing leaders RB Salzburg by two points.
They’re here in this group courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Gent in the Champions League qualifiers, though that’s their only taste of defeat this season and have made an impeccable start on home soil, winning all three matches by at least three goals margins and by an aggregate 12-1, though Arsenal are a different kettle of fish.
Arsenal To Win 1-0, 2-0 Or 2-1
The Gunners have only played two home games this season, winning both by narrow 2-1 margins against West Ham and Sheffield United and although that alone doesn’t instil too much confidence, the fact that their only defeats in all competitions have come away at Liverpool and Man City shows they have more than enough to go to Austria and pick up the points they need.
While goals have been flying in around the Premier league at a rate of 3.72 goals per game, Arsenal are one of the exceptions that are bringing that average down.
Only Aston Villa have conceded fewer than the Gunners’ six this year, though Man City are the only side in the top half who have netted less and we can’t see this being a goal fest.
While Rapid Vienna regularly see off domestic teams with ease, there’s even a big gulf in quality with Red Bull Salzburg, against whom they’ve managed just one win from their last 19 appearances in all competitions, losing all five meetings last season and Arsenal should be just a step too far.
European games are rarely a walkover for Mikel Arteta’s side, though, as only two of their eight matches last year did they win by more than a single strike, and seeing as they’ve only scored more than twice in one of their eight matches this season, the multibet looks to hold some value.
Bukayo Saka To Score Anytime
Bukayo Saka was a revelation in the Europa League last season, with six goal involvements in as many games.
He looks as though he’s come on even further this year, making his England debut and being Arsenal’s brightest spark against Man City at the weekend, coming close on numerous occasions and Rapid is just the right quality of side that he can cause some serious damage and looks well priced on the goals market.