Arsenal vs MoldeUEFA Europa League, KO: 20:00 Nov 5, 2020, Emirates Stadium
ARSENAL have started their Europa League campaign with back-to-back wins and shouldn't have too much trouble maintaining their perfect record when Molde come calling on Matchday Three.
The draw was kind on the Gunners and they have lived up to their status as hot favourites by defeating Rapid Vienna and Dundalk (below) in their first two games.
Molde have also defeated both those sides so this will be the biggest test yet for Mikel Arteta's team but they should have too much firepower for the Norwegians, even if a few key men are rested during a demanding run of fixtures.
Arsenal warmed up for their latest Euro assignment by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time in 14 years, with my cards tip trapping as both teams collected over one yellow.
But they shouldn't underestimate Molde as their two opening group wins are part of an impressive run that has seen them rack up six successive victories in all competitions.
How the bookies view it
Arsenal are odds-on favourites and offer little value at a best 1/3 with Skybet while Molde are 19/2 outsiders with BetVictor. A draw might be the best the Norwegians can hope for and that's priced 26/5 at VBet.
David Luiz has missed Arsenal's last two games with a thigh injury but is back in the squad, although he may not be risked. Calum Chambers is also unlikely to feature despite returning to full training while Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli remain sidelined.
Molde are still without full-back Kristoffer Haraldseid, whose knee injury is set to rule him out for the rest of the year.
Players to watch
Eddie Nketiah has started both of Arsenal's group games so far and should get another run-out here. The youngster is evens at Paddy Power for anytime scorer and 3/1 with Betfred to break the deadlock.
Martin Ellingsen netted twice for Molde in their weekend win over Mjondalen and has three in his last three games. The midfielder is a whopping 20/1 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer and that looks overpriced.
Anything else catch the eye?
Arsenal have kept six clean sheets this season so the best way to boost the odds could be doubling that with a home win, which pays 169/100 at Bet365. A Gunners clean sheet on its own is also pretty good value at 11/10 with the same firm.
We've seen so many penalties awarded in Champions and Europa League games this season so that's always a decent option and it pays 13/8 with Bet365 here.
Our man Slips Tips cashed in by backing the Gunners to be winning at half-time and full-time against Dundalk. A repeat against Molde pays a decent 10/11 at Boylesports.
This UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Molde will be played on Nov 5, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Arsenal vs Molde prediction.