Molde vs ArsenalUEFA Europa League, KO: 17:55 Nov 26, 2020, Aker Stadion
ARSENAL travel to Molde knowing that a win could see them qualify for the Europa League round of 32 with two games to spare.
The Gunners Premier League season has been plagued with inconsistent performances, but their Europa League campaign has thus far been flawless.
Both of my recommended bets banked in Arsenal's 2-1 comeback victory at Rapid Vienna on Matchday One and the Londoners followed up on that success by making light work of Dundalk .
Last time out Arsenal overcame an early scare to maintain their perfect start in Group B with a 4-1 win over Molde at the Emirates.
Molde have also taken care of Rapid Vienna and Dundalk, and despite their defeat to Arsenal, the Norwegians remain in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stages
Closer to home Erling Moe's men have meekly surrendered their title, however, they have won five for their last six Eliteserien assignments and are on course to finish the best of the rest in Norway's top-flight.
Molde have avoided defeat in 12 of their 13 home matches across all competitions this season, however, the hosts are the unfancied underdogs here at 15/4 with William Hill, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 3/1 with the same firm.
Arsenal have avoided defeat in seven of their last eight Europa League road trips and an away success for Mikel Arteta and co is odds-on at 4/6 with William Hill.
Arsenal know that three points will all but seal qualification with two group games to spare and that reward could be invaluable as Mikel Arteta looks to manage the frantic fixture schedule.
However, an Arsenal victory looks slightly short here at quotes of 4/6 so I will head to the Bet 365 Bet Builder market to get a bigger price.
If we combine an Arsenal win along with over zero Molde cards we can nudge the price up to 20/21 and that betting angle makes appeal.
Indeed, Arteta could well shuffle his pack on Thursday evening, however, I suspect the Gunners will have enough firepower in reserve to make it four wins from four in Group B.
The capital club made seven changes but fielded a strong side during an early-season 2-0 Carabao Cup success away at Leicester and a similar scoreline at the Aker Stadion wouldn't come as a surprise.
With that in mind, I'll also recommend another Bet Builder by combining over one Arsenal goal and over zero match cards, a 4/5 shot with Bet 365.
Arsenal have notched up two or more strikes in each of their three Europa League assignments this season and they have the tools to trouble a Molde team who have recorded just two clean sheets in their last nine matches across all competitions.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination clicked in the reverse fixture and that adds to the appeal of siding with a repeat in Scandinavia on Thursday evening.
This UEFA Europa League match between Molde and Arsenal will be played on Nov 26, 2020 and kick off at 17:55. Check below for our tipsters best Molde vs Arsenal prediction.