STL vs ARS Dream11: Arsenal will target their 2nd consecutive win under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg when they face Standard Liege in Europa League, Thursday night. The Belgian side must beat Arsenal by five clear goals to qualify from the group, or hope Vitoria SC beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the other game. The Gunners, meanwhile, need a point from this game to qualify for the round of 32.
Host: Standard Liege
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Match Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, in Liege, Belgium
Match Timing: Thursday, December 12, @11:25 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Standard Liege to win: 3.40 (12/5), Probability to happen: 29.41%
Arsenal to win: 2.05 (21/20), Probability to happen: 48.78%
Draw: 3.75 (11/4), Probability to happen: 26.67%
Dream11 likely scenario:
Don't expect a clean sheet here. That's highly unlikely due to Arsenal's away form which has been patchy at best. So, don't go with an entire defence of one team in the small league. But you can do it in the Grand League.
Standard Liege team news: The home team will be evaluating striker Orlando Sa before the game. The 31-year-old is recovering from a calf problem and is a doubt for the game.
In terms of existing absentees, 25-year-old winger Anthony Limbombe and 27-year-old centre-back Noë Dussenne are both out of the match due to knee and knee ligament injury respectively.
Head coach Michel Preud'homme will have both Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez and Paul-Jose M'Poku at his disposal, despite the duo getting sent off at the weekend in the domestic league. Mergim Vojvoda, Konstantinos Laifis, and M'Poku are one booking away from a one-match ban.
Standard Liege key players:
Maxime Lestienne: 02 Goals.
Paul-Jose M'Poku: 01 Goal
Zinho Vanheusden: 01 Goal
Standard Liege squad for this game:
Goalkeepers: Bodrat, Galje, Gillet
Defenders: Fai, Gavory, Laifis, Lavalee, Miangue, Vanheusden, Vojvoda
Midfielders: Amallah, Bastien, Boljevic, M. Carcela, Cimirot, Goreux, Lestienne, Mpoku
Attackers: Avenatti, Cop, Emond
Arsenal team news: Arsenal's lengthy injury elongated further after Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka all picked up injuries against West Ham on Monday. The trio joins midfielder Dani Ceballos and centre-back Rob Holding on the sideline.
In addition, centre-back Shkodran Mustafi will be serving a one-game ban for his yellow card in the last round against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Arsenal key players:
Standard Liege: Bodart (GK), Vanheusden, Vojvoda, Bastien, Laifis, Gavory, M'Poku, Ammalah, Emond, Boljevic, Carcela-Gonzalez
Arsenal: Martinez (GK), Chambers, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Torreira, Saka, Willock, Nelson, Aubameyang
Defenders: Kolasinac, Niles, Gavory, Vanheusden
Midfielders: Nelson, Saka, Lestienne (VC), P M'Poku
Attackers: Lacazette (C), E Emond
The Arsenal team will start the game as favourites.