The UEFA Europa League has gained enormously in importance in recent years, and unlike its predecessor, the UEFA Cup, the top teams are no longer sparing their stars. One reason is certainly the fact that the title winner also wins a fixed place in the UEFA Champions League. This “back door” could be of great importance this season, as all four remaining teams are still fighting for CL in the national championship. In the duel between Arsenal and Valencia, there are two teams facing each other who, in the season’s finale, rely on the help of their helpers to reach the premier class!
Football Betting Prediction Arsenal vs Valencia
The Europa League could help and offer another possibility. The final will take place on 29 May 2019 in the capital of Azerbaijan, in Baku. The semi-final games are scheduled for this week and next week. The bookmakers see in the “to-qualify betting” in the duel between Arsenal and Valencia according to current odds, the Premier League club slightly in the advantage. The Gunners’ home form is set to open the door to the final in the first leg on Thursday night, but the shape of the Emery team in the recent games has been frighteningly weak. Nonetheless, Arsenal and Valencia are only offered odds of 2.00 for a successful home win prediction.
Arsenal – Statistics & Current Form
The English Premier League is more exciting this season than it has been in a long time. In addition to the fight for the championship title between the Citizens and the Reds, four teams fight for the two remaining starting places in the upcoming Champions League group stage. A few weeks ago, Arsenal London was still in the advantage, because the Gunners were the only team to deny any more direct duels. The Emery-Eleven had thus the top four place in his own hand and would have “only” the compulsory victories retract. In these so-called “compulsory tasks” it initially set for Arsenal a home defeat in the derby against Crystal Palace, before the catch-up game against the strong promoted Wolverhampton was lost. Last but not least, Arsenal had to beat Leicester City 0-1 last weekend. The race for the top four is currently a snail race and despite these three defeats Arsenal still has a chance. In the last two rounds (against Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley) Arsenal have to make up two points for city rivals Chelsea.
Not only the national championship runs with ups and downs, but also on the international stage there were certainly setbacks. In the first two knockout rounds against BATE Borisov and Stade Rennes Arsenal had to turn away after an away defeat in the first leg each with a feat of strength. The Gunners could rely mainly on the home strength. In six Europa League home games, there were five wins and a draw. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Arsenal could play in the last five EL games at home Emirates Stadium each to zero. Between Arsenal and Valencia are offered for the tip that not both teams score at least once, odds of 1.75.
A special duel stands for “Mister Europa League” Unai Emery on the program. The Spanish coach at the Gunners could save his debut season by winning the title. Between 2014 and 2016, he celebrated with Sevilla three times in a row winning the title in the Europa League. Especially for him, however, the game is due to the fact that he worked from 2008 to 2012 at the Blanconegros from Valencia. In 220 competitive games he celebrated 107 wins with Valencia! Against his ex-club will have to rest for 180 minutes the friendship. With Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez and Danny Welbeck Emery must renounce a quintet. Nevertheless, at Arsenal the far “bigger” names can be found in the squad. The impressive home record in the match between Arsenal and Valencia, the odds on the home win definitely their charm.
Expected formation of Arsenal:
↳ Cech – Monreal, Koscielny, Socrates – Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Maitland – Niles – Ozil – Lacazette, Aubameyang
Last matches from Arsenal:
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Leicester City vs. Arsenal 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 24.04.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Arsenal 3: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 21.04.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Crystal Palace 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 18.04.2019 – Naples vs. Napoli Arsenal 0: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.04.2019 – Watford Vs. Arsenal 0: 1 (Premier League)
Valencia – Statistics & Current Form
With the commitment of head coach Marcelino at the beginning of the season 2017/18 returned to the bats of success. After two years of abstinence, he managed to return to the international scene. In the autumn Valencia acted in the Champions League and had to settle for third place behind Juventus and Manchester United. An exclamation point, however, were certainly the games against the Red Devils, after Valencia collected in the first and second leg four out of six possible points against the English top club.
In the course of the late summer, however, it was by no means certain that in 2019 Marcelino would still be head coach at Valencia. The bats had earned the reputation as a “king of remorse”. In the first eleven league games of the season there were no fewer than eight punt divisions and only one victory. A coach dismissal was at this time already in the room, but Marcelino could pull the head out of the loop again. A decision that was absolutely right, because at the beginning of May Valencia still has the chance to win two titles! On 25 May, Valencia will face FC Barcelona in the final of the cup at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Betis Sevilla. In the league, the Europa League semi-finalist is ranked sixth, but is only three points behind fourth-placed FC Getafe. With SD Huesca, Deportivo Alaves and Real Valladolid Valencia has a seemingly simple rest program in front of the chest.
After the “descent” from the Champions League into the Europa League, especially the knockout round against the Russian representative FK Krasnodar was not a game for the faint-hearted. After a 2-1 home win, Valencia lost 1-0 to Russia in the 85th minute and were almost eliminated, but Goncalo Guedes scored the much-acclaimed equalizer in the 93rd minute to keep the spot. The 1-1 draw in Russia was the only one of the six Europa League games Valencia could not win in 2019.
Outstanding among the bats this season is the defensive. In the Spanish championship, the Marcelino Elf had suffered only 32 goals in 35 league games and thus has behind Atletico Madrid (23) and surprise team Getafe (31) the third best defensive of the league. Five of the six international away games also ended this season with a under 2.5! Accordingly, in the match between Arsenal and Valencia, the tip on the under 2.5 at odds of just over 1.90 is obvious.
Expected formation of Valencia:
↳ Neto – Lato, Diakhaby, Roncaglia, Wass – Guedes, Soles, Parejo, Torres – Mina, Gameiro
Last matches of Valencia:
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Valencia vs. SD Eibar 0: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 24.04.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Valencia 3: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 21.04.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Valencia 1: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 18.04.2019 – Valencia vs. Spain Villarreal 2: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Valencia vs. Spain Levante 3: 1 (La Liga)
Arsenal vs Valencia Direct Comparison
The Gunners from London and the bats from Valencia have faced each other on the international stage five times. These games were not particularly successful for the English top club, because Arsenal London could only decide one of these maches for themselves. This victory was in the season 2000/01 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final 2-1. By a 0-1 defeat in Spain, the Gunners but finally had to cope with the end. Another bitter failure for Arsenal was the first meeting of these clubs: in the 1979/80 season, the Spaniards prevailed in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup on penalties. The last duels date from the CL season 2002/03 (goalless draw in England, 2: 1 home win for Valencia).
Arsenal vs Valencia Our Football Betting Prediction
Arsenal vs Valencia is also the duel between Unai Emery and Marcelino, two Spanish coaches who are considered absolute tactical foes. Unlike Unai Emery, Marcelino may miss the trophies but with Villarreal he has been causing a sensation in the Europa League for many years. For the bats from Spain on Thursday evening in the first leg a draw – in the ideal case with a self-scored goal – already an outstanding result. Arsenal is considered extremely strong home and is thus rightly the favorite.
Key Facts – Arsenal vs Valencia tips
⭐️ Arsenal in free fall in the league – three defeats in a row! In the Europa League in six home games undefeated (5-1-0) – last five times to zero!
⭐️ In 2002/03 the two teams faced each other for the last time on the international stage!
⭐️ The bats have the third best defense in the Spanish league – five of the six away games ended with a under 2.5!
The Gunners presented themselves last in the league, however, inferior and lost three times in a row. The defensive was by no means solid, but Arsenal have not received a goal in the last five EL home games. Valencia also has the third-best defensive in the Spanish league and, accordingly, the trend is clearly towards the under 2.5! These under 2.5 bets in the duel between Arsenal and Valencia offer odds of 1.93, which we consider surprisingly high.
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 goals