We offer a forecast for the Europa League match, in which Arsenal will host Villarreal on 6 May. Who will make it to the final of this tournament? – the answer is in our material.
Arsenal are spending their 102nd straight season in the English Premier League. For such a solid time, the team from North London won the championship 13 times and the National Cup 14 times. The capital club last season took only the eighth position, which does not correspond to the ambitions, the level of the players and the team coach.
The current season has not brought anything new, and the Red-Whites are five points behind Liverpool from the Europa League zone. For 34 rounds, Mikel Arteta’s wards recorded 14 successful matches and seven peaceful outcomes, which brought 49 points and the ninth line.
In the last three rounds, the London club drew with Fulham (1: 1), lost to Everton (0: 1) and beat Newcastle (2: 0) in the first duel in May. It should be noted the line of attack, which hit the opponents’ goal 46 times, of which 13 goals were scored by Lacazetta.
Only two years ago, the Gunners played in the Europa League final, but then lost to their fellow countrymen from Chelsea. In the current championship, the hosts knocked out Benfica, Olympiacos and Slavia Prague at the playoff stage. The first game in Spain with today’s opponent ended in defeat for the English squad with a score of 1: 2.
Today Luis, Ceballos, Tierney will not be able to enter the field and the appearance on the field of Lacazetta, who has a thigh injury, is in question.
Villarreal has another successful season in the Europa League. The team passed the group stage without any problems, after which they took turns knocking out Salzburg, Kiev Dynamo and Dynamo Zagreb from the tournament.
In the Spanish Championship, Unai Emery’s wards traditionally fight for a place in the top five, but have already lost the chance to get into the Champions League zone. The assets of the “yellow submarine” have 13 victories and peaceful outcomes, which brought 52 points and the sixth position in the standings.
Lately, the Valencian club has lost concentration, leading to a streak of defeats. In the last five matches, the team suffered three defeats from Osasuna (1: 2), Alaves (1: 2) and Barcelona (1: 2). As for the positive results, we can note the away victory over Levante (5: 1) and the home success in the first game of May over Getafe (1: 0), for which we made a forecast.
In the infirmary of the guests Voith and Iborra, who has an injured knee. On disqualification Frenchman Capu, who received a red card.
Today on the field will be approximately equal in strength and composition of the team. In our opinion, the owners have more than enough motivation. Arsenal have lost their chances to qualify for European competition next season in the league, but they have a good chance to test their strength in the final of the tournament, which may once again become English.
Most likely, the home stadium will be on the side of the Gunners, who will be able to get together and win.
Our prediction is that Arsenal will win and we bet on it using the 1xbet bookmaker’s line with the odds of 1.90.
Traditionally, meetings of rivals are held on a collision course, which brings attacking football and an abundance of scoring chances. Arsenal needs goals, and the guests are capable of scoring. We assume a high percentage of the realization of dangerous moments.
Second bet – total over 2.5 goals for 1.83.