Valencia vs Arsenal (By: PlayMaker)
Valencia have to overcome 2 goals margin in the 1st leg to enter the Europa League final. They prepared well for this clash by destroying Huesca last weekend with a tennis score. Mina and Rodrigo scored each a double with an opening goal from Wass and an own goal of Etxeita. They calmed down in 2nd half and let Huesca reduce the gap to 2-6 but still an amazing result to boost their moral after 3 consecutive defeats.
Valencia is spotted in 5th place in La Liga with only 3 points behind Getafe so still hoping to chase the 4th place in last 2 rounds. But thanks to an away goal in Emirates, they are not too far from the turnaround. They need at least a 2-0 victory or a 3 margin winning if conceding one. Valencia are doing especially good at home field. Home side conceded only 4 goals in last 10 matches at Mestalla and the last defeat against Eibar is only once in this calendar year.
Arsenal played very opposite performance in Europa League compared to EPL. They got a disappointed draw against Brighton at home field and remain very few chance to jump over Tottenham in the table. Therefore, winning this EL title is only way for Emery team to play in UCL next year. They reached the semi-final last year and was eliminated by another Spanish side - ATM. But this year the task is much more comfortable. They ensure a safe leg into final by the late goal of Aubameyang.
Kondogbya and Sherishev continue their absences while Coquellin is doubtful before the meeting with his former club. Arsenal won't have service from Bellerin, Holding, Ramsey, Suarez and Welbeck.
Arsenal are very vulnerable on the road. They missed some very important players and it will be a big problem for Emery to fight back the terrible pressure in Mestalla, where even Barcelona and Real Madrid often felt down. Valencia will play ahead to score while Arsenal is a very good offensive side. I'm expecting an interesting clash with lots of goal but in the end Valencia will enjoy the victory.
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Valencia vs Arsenal predictions
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Valencia vs Arsenal betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).