Arsenal vs Valencia Live, UEFA Europa League, Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019, Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET and Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Neither Arsenal nor Valencia is uprooting trees for the first leg of the Europa League semifinal on Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium.
Both sides will seek to divert their attention from their terrible national manifestations and crossing a turning point with a continental result can be huge here.
The Gunners’ ambitions to be among the top four in the Premier League have suffered a major blow with a four-game losing streak in the last five rounds. The men of Unai Emery lost three times in a row against Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Leicester City.
The Spanish coach clearly has reason to worry that his men have not conceded less than three goals in any of the three consecutive defeats in the Premier League.
Arsenal vs Valencia: Face to face
- This will be the first official confrontation between the two parties in 16 years.
- They met in two separate campaigns of the Champions League in the early 2000s.
- Valencia qualified for the quarterfinals of 2000/01 with the visiting goal rule (2-2 in total).
- The Bats are also more successful with four points in two games in the group stage of the 2002/03 Champions League.
Arsenal vs Valencia: Prediction
Fortunately for Emery (who led Valencia in 2008-12), the Bats also fail to take the initiative in the battle of First Division to be among the top four. Marcelino’s men are in sixth place with a three-point deficit in Getafe, fourth.
The Bats lost two in the rebound in the League. Although the 3-2 defeat at Atlético de Madrid cannot be considered a great failure, the 0-1 defeat of the weekend against Eibar at Mestalla certainly can. However, Valencia had a fantastic race in the Europa League with five wins and a draw in six knockout games against Celtic, Krasnodar, and Villarreal.
Arsenal kept their network intact in three consecutive Europa League matches, including two quarter-final matches against Italy’s Napoli.
Arsenal has not conceded goals in five consecutive Europa League games to the public. However, they have allowed nine goals in the last three Premier League games. That’s why we do not want the guests to keep their network intact.
Victory at home is a decent option with 1.85 opportunities to watch Arsenal’s performances at Emirates Stadium throughout the season.
Arsenal vs Valencia: Betting Odds
- ARS wins by 1.85 (17/20)
- ARS Over 1.5 team goals in 1.90 (9/10).