Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal (By: Stanioooo)
Atletico Madrid host Arsenal in the 2nd leg of the SFs in Europa League.
Atletico were so lucky to get such a positive result at Emirates (1:1) after they were decreased to ten men in the 10th minute of the match with a second yellow card for Vrsaljko. Arsenal had 72% possession, 20 shots, almost half of them on target, while Atletico were defending really well and Griezmann scored one of his chances in the end of the match.
Atletico will play in CL for sure in the next season as they are 2nd in the Spanish league, while Arsenal are totally out of top 4 in England and EL is their last chance for Champions league. It will be a huge blow if they don't qualify for the biggest tournament in the next season and I expect them to attack from the start of the match looking for a goal. I will not be the easiest task, because we know Atletico is one of the best defending teams in Europe, but I don't think this count for this season. They finished 3rd in their CL group receiving goals at home against Chelsea and even Qarabag. In Europe league their performance is much better at home with clean sheets in all of the matches, but against very motivated team like Arsenal I don't think they will make another clean sheet.
Vrsaljko is suspended, while Felipe Lius and Juanfran are out for the match. In Arsenal squad Aubameyang can't play this season, while Elneny ans Cazorla will also miss the game. I expect Arsenal to score for sure at least one time and Atletico to do the same. I won't be surprised if we see extra time in this match, but BTTS looks really tempting pick for me.
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