Slavia Prague v Arsenal Build-up & Predicted Score

Arsenal will make the long trip to the Czech Republic this evening for their crunch match with Slavia Prague.

The Gunners failed to take advantage of their dominance in the home leg of the encounter, suffering a late equaliser to mean we will need to either win today’s match, or play out a 0-0 draw to go through inside 90 minutes, with the chance of going into extra-time with a 1-1 scoreline.

The Gunners ended a four-game winless run at the weekend when beating Sheffield United in the Premier League, and that game also ended a run of 14 matches without a clean sheet also.

Slavia Prague on the other hand have remained unbeaten in their domestic campaign thus far with 21 wins and five draws in the Czech First League, and could potentially be crowned league champions within the next two gameweeks.

They have already eliminated two British sides from the Europa League this term also, beating Leicester City and Rangers in the two knockout rounds prior to this one, although both times around they won away from home, drawing in the Czech Republic.

Arsenal on the other hand have only lost once in the entirety of this competition this term, winning all six of our group games, with Olympiacos 1-0 win in the second leg not enough to overturn our lead taken from the first leg as the only scalp.

While Slavia have some exciting players, the depth of the Gunners squad shouldn’t be understated. We should be able to stamp our authority here, and make our dominance count.

We were the better team in the previous match, I expect much of the same today, but with more focus in front of goal.

I don’t believe we will be in a hurry to force the issue early on, but once we begin to assert our dominance on the game the goal will come naturally. That will force Slavia to come at us and that can only mean more goals.

I’m predicting a 3-1 win today, although I wouldn’t be shocked that more goals could come once we get going.

Is anyone expecting a tight encounter? Early predictions?

Patrick

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19 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    @Patrick, if it’s 0-0 tonight we don’t go through, we go out mate!

    1. Kedar says:

      Yes.. if it is 0-0 then we will be knocked out on away goals..
      I am going for 2-1 tight win for Arsenal

  2. Kev82 says:

    Come on Arsenal let’s do this 💪👊

  3. Lord Anthony says:

    Arsenal winning 3-1

  4. PJ says:

    I’m feeling positive about tonight. We have to win, the team realise this is our biggest game of the season so far, they have to setup to win and can’t rely on a clean sheet…

    So I’m predicting a 4-1 victory tonight

    We are capable and I am optimistic 😁

    1. Declan says:

      We don’t need to win, we just need any scoring draw to go through, but of course a win would be best.

      1. Declan says:

        Sorry, scoring draw 2-2 or above😊

  5. lcebox says:

    I dont know why the tie isnt over as we are even in our state a much better side.
    ive followed these a little as i like to do a euro bet now and then and i think with the right attitude from the start we might get the big win some think.
    but id say a hard fought 1 goal margin win.

  6. Danny says:

    2-1 Prague win Arsenal and Arteta Out!!

    1. GOONERBRI says:

      That’s the attitude that ruins this site. Support your team always.

    2. SueP says:

      How pathetic
      I’ve never wanted Arsenal to lose!

      1. GOONERBRI says:

        Glad you agree sue. We all like a moan and a rant, but never our boys to lose.

  7. Reggie says:

    A win is paramount and it doesn’t matter how we get it, just get it.

  8. Matthew says:

    A 1-2 win for arsenal,but it will be very difficult without tierney

  9. Okey says:

    Pls arteta must play mari & holding

  10. Innit says:

    If we get knocked out them Arteta needs to go

    But I think we will go through as long as we play Martinelli, Saka, ESR

  11. Sue says:

    Arsenal XI vs Slavia Prague: Leno, Chambers, Holding, Mari, Saka, Xhaka, Partey, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Lacazette

    Subs: Ryan (GK), Hillson (GK), Bellerin, Gabriel, Willian, Cedric, Nelson, Elneny, Nketiah, Martinelli, Balogun, Azeez

  12. David Rusa says:

    I don’t see us losing this game. Even last time we were just unlucky otherwise we could have won by more than three goals. I predict that our boys will come ready to accomplish the task. I don’t bet as a matter of principle.

  13. Trevor Peters says:

    I’m surprised they beat Leicester

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