On Thursday, October 20, the Emirates Stadium in London will host the UEFA Europa League second round match between Arsenal and PSV Netherlands. The starting whistle of Spanish referee Alejandro José Hernandez Hernandez from Santa Cruz de Tenerife will sound at 20:00 Kyiv time.
The death of the Queen of Great Britain is a rather extraordinary event, so the reaction to this tragic event from the organizers of various football tournaments turned out to be rather ambiguous. Match postponements rained down on the heads of teams and their fans from all sides, and ultimately led to even more complication of the already difficult calendar before the main event of the year on a planetary scale – the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Changes in the schedule were also affected by the London Arsenal, which at the start of the new campaign took a surprisingly peppy pace.
The leader of the English Premier League, however, having already managed to lose the status of invulnerable, only plays in the second most important club tournament of the Old World – such an unusual combination can really be seen, given that this very favorite of the championship race spent several seasons in a row to gain at least a semblance of the past conditions. However, there is no reason to criticize the team of Mikel Arteta and the personal amount of work that the Spanish specialist undertakes. If only because his team continues to achieve success on all fronts. Including in the Europa League, where in the previous three matches she had already managed to ship six goals to competitors, won three out of three games, and at the same time she missed only once.
There would be much more certainty in the Gunners’ group, which also includes the Norwegian Bodé/Glimt and the Swiss Zurich in addition to them and the Dutch PSV, if the second round match had been played in due time. However, now we are in for an actual battle in the format of a two-legged playoff round for the first place in the group, which will be separated by only one calendar week. At the same time, the Red-Whites and the Gunners did everything in their power to ensure that the rest of the rivals were extras at this football festival, although the Dutch team still risks being overtaken by Glimt if they lose in the upcoming game.
Like Arsenal, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s players have an outstanding run of wins at the start of the new season, albeit not as confident as those of their English rivals. PSV, of course, is slightly lower in the rankings than Ajax Amsterdam, but one point difference after ten rounds played does not give any reason at all for predictions about the future title race. Between matches against Arsenal, the “peasants” will play against Groningen on the road, while the rivals on the day of the Europa League match were supposed to play against Manchester City, and now they will have to go to visit Southampton.
Arsenal: Turner – Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, White – Party, Xhaka – Nelson, Vieira, Saka – Nketia.
PSV: Benitez – Max, Obispo, Ramalho, Mwene – Gutierrez, Sangare – Gakpo, Veerman, Simons – Til.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that in the upcoming game the hosts will be closer to success with productive football. Our bet will be the position – Arsenal will not lose and TB 2.5 with a coefficient of 1.80 through the Parimatch line.
October 20, Thursday
“Arsenal” – PSV
London. Emirates. 20:00 Live TV broadcast – MEGOGO video service
Arbitrator: Alejandro José Hernandez Hernandez (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain) Prediction Aroged – 2:2