Arsenal vs Slavia Prague prediction: How will Europa League fixture play out tonight?

Alex Pattle
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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette (Getty Images)
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette (Getty Images)

Arsenal welcome Slavia Prague to the Emirates Stadium this evening for the first leg of the teams’ Europa League quarter-final tie.

The hosts will hope to bounce back following their disappointing 3-0 defeat by Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend, while Slavia Prague will look to extend their stunning 21-game unbeaten run.

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The Czech top flight’s leaders have been reduced to 10 men in their last two outings, however, and will be keen to avoid such disciplinary issues here as they take on Premier League opposition in Europe for the second time this season.

Prague eliminated Leicester City in the last 32before knocking out Scottish champions Rangers in the last 16 – while Arsenal progressed against Olympiacos in the last round despite a second-leg loss.

Here’s everything you need to know about the quarter-final first leg this evening.

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When is it?

The game will kick off at 8pm GMT tonight.

How can I watch it?

The match will air live on BT Sport, with subscribers also able to stream it live on the broadcaster’s website and app.

Confirmed line-ups

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Smith Rowe, Willian; Lacazette

Slavia Prague: Kolar; Bah, Zima, Holes, Boril; Hromada; Oscar, Stanciu, Provod, Olayinka; Sima

Odds

Arsenal: 11/20

Draw: 16/5

Prague: 5/1

Prediction

Arsenal certainly have the quality in their squad to pick up a home win here, but expect them to make hard work of this game against dangerous opponents. Arsenal 2-1 Prague.