We offer a forecast for the UEFA Europa League match, in which Villarreal will host London’s Arsenal on 29 April. Will the opponents be able to please with a meaningful game? – the answer is in our material.
“Villarreal” started absolutely modestly in the Spanish Cup, but the Valencians reached the quarterfinals stage without much incident. At this stage, the team was awaiting Levante, which only in extra time snatched a ticket to the next stage.
The team showed a completely different game in the Europa League. Following their success at the group stage, Unai Emery’s charges easily made it to the playoffs, knocking out Salzburg (4: 1 on aggregate), Dynamo Kiev (4: 0 on aggregate) and Croatian champion Zagreb Dynamo with a total score of 3: 1.
The fifth team of La Liga, after 33 rounds, managed to chalk up 12 victories and 13 peaceful outcomes, which brought 49 points and seventh place in the standings. However, the distance to the fifth position, which the “yellow submarine” reached last year, is only four points. In the last five duels, the hosts defeated Granada (3: 0) and Levante (5: 1), while in three duels they failed.
Iborra, who has a knee injury, will not be able to enter the pitch today.
The 13-time champion and 14-time FA Cup winner confidently passed the group stage, after which he left Benfica (4: 3 on aggregate), Olympiacos (3: 2 on aggregate) behind in the playoffs. matches) and the unyielding Slavia Prague in the quarterfinals.
It is noteworthy that the Czech champion managed to snatch a draw in London, but he fell on his field and received a crushing defeat with a score of 0: 4. It should be remembered that Arsenal reached the Europa League final two years ago, but then they could not beat their fellow countrymen from Chelsea.
In the English Championship, the Londoners’ situation leaves much to be desired. For 33 rounds, Mikel Arteta’s wards chalked up 13 victories and drew seven times, which brought 46 points and tenth position in the standings. The distance to the Europa League zone is seven points, which will be extremely difficult to overcome.
Following the away victory over Sheffield United (3: 0), the red-whites shared the tournament points with Fulham (1: 1) and lost to Everton in the last game (0: 1), for which we made a prediction.
Today it is questionable to enter the field of Luis, who has an injured knee.
Arsenal are far from being in optimal shape, but the squad and coach command respect, while the Gunners know how to pull themselves together and tune in to the decisive match. Villarreal is very good and the three failures in La Liga can be attributed to fatigue.
In our opinion, the hosts today will be able to impose their game and achieve a positive result.
Our prediction is that Villarreal will win with a handicap (0) and we bet on this on the line of BC 1xBet with the odds of 1.80.
Both opponents love to attack, moreover, they have cool performers in their lineup who can realize their chances. We expect that it will not do without goals scored, for which we will play the second bet. Second bet – both will score at 1.87