Arsenal vs Valencia: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Arsenal vs Valencia Europa League
Arsenal vs Valencia Europa League

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 @5:00 am
Emirates Stadium
Semi final, Leg 1


Arsenal 1.87| Draw 3.50|Valencia 4.20

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Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

The Europa League semi finals kick off with Valencia travelling to London to take on Arsenal – and meet up with an old friend.

Predictions

The bookies see both English clubs as the favourites to make the Europa League final this season but both ties will be keenly contested. Unai Emery will have fond memories of his time as Valencia manager and will hope that his current club’s current form blip is only temporary – and confined to domestic football. Arsenal have looked good in this competition this year and will be looking for a healthy lead to take to Spain.

Valencia came through their all-Spanish, local derby quarter final with Villarreal virtually unscathed and will be confident ahead of the trip to face Arsenal. The Spanish side have been the draw kings domestically and are in a fine run of form in La Liga that has seen them climb the table to give them a great chance of Champions League football once again next season.

Arsenal have already assured at least Europa League qualification for next season but will be desperate to make the Champions League this time around. Defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace, Everton and Wolves have dented those hopes so Emery and his side will know that winning this competition might even be a better chance of getting into the main tournament for next season.     

Valencia are the last Spanish side left in the competition after Real Betis, Sevilla and Villarreal all fell by the wayside during the knock out stage. The betting sites give Valencia a slightly better chance of winning the Europa League than Frankfurt but Arsenal are the big favourites to go through here – and they could get a 2-0 lead to take into the second leg.

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Score Predictions 

Betting Tips

Arsenal to win to nil

The odds for Arsenal to win to nil are fairly attractive                                                                  

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score at any time

Aubameyang has scored four goals in his last six games and is the main threat for Arsenal. 

Odds

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  Arsenal Draw Valencia
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Statistics

Head to Head

These two sides have played each other on five occasions with Arsenal only able to record one solitary victory.

Stats

  • Arsenal have scored 22 goals in this season’s Europa League – but it could have been much more as Aubameyang has managed 17 attempts on target, more than any other player.
  • Valencia may go for the draw in this first leg and they have made that an art this season with 16 in 34 La Liga games – plus another three in European competition.
  • Arsenal’s defeat to BATE Borisov in the round of 32 first leg was their first of the competition and they are yet to concede a goal in the knock out stage at the Emirates.
  • Valencia have managed to find the net in every game they have played in Europe this season – apart from the two Champions League group games against Juventus.

Arsenal 1.87| Draw 3.50|Valencia 4.20

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