Valencia vs Arsenal
Date: Thursday, 9th May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
It seems extremely unlikely that Arsenal will get to finish in the top four, and as of now, their only hope to take part in the Champions League next season is to win the Europa.
Coach Unai Emery needs something to show at the end of the season, and with the guy being a specialist in lifting the said crown, will definitely go after it.
Valencia too faces an uphill task in finding a place in the first four spots in the Spanish League.
But their path in this tournament will be harder, considering the three goals they conceded in the first leg. Their only ray of hope is the away goal they managed to put on the board.
Valencia vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only once has Valencia failed to score against this team.
- Two of the last three matches had goals from both sides.
- Valencia holds a 100% winning record at this venue.
- The teams at home managed to score two or more goals in the last three encounters.
Valencia vs Arsenal Prediction
Valencia needs to overcome a deficit of two goals, but they do have the confidence of having recorded an away goal.
With the advantage of the home status, the team will definitely come on stronger against the visiting Gunners. Arsenal was winless in 12 of their last 17 matches on the road and was so in four of their last five overall ties as well. They also lost three of their last five games and conceded three or more goals in these three fixtures.
Importantly, Valencia holds a 100% h2h winning record at home, and except for a single draw, every h2h game ended in a home win.
Valencia is a whole different beast at home, and they were unbeaten in 20 of their last 21 home ties. They scored two or more goals in five of their last seven match-ups in front of their home crowd. In line with the trend, Valencia should record a win this Thursday.
But, as mentioned earlier, Arsenal considers this tournament as their easiest option to take part in the CL next season, as of now. They’ll be buoyed by the 3-1 first leg win and the two-goal advantage.
Since Valencia will be forced to attack, the experienced Unai Emery will figure out a way to score at least one goal – and thus negate the away goal advantage Valencia holds.
Expect Arsenal to progress, but Valencia to win the tie. Expect goals from both teams as well.
Valencia vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Valencia to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).