Arsenal vs Valencia (By: Pikachu)
Arsenal will host Valencia in first semi-final leg at Emirates stadium.
Arsenal did well in EL this season coming back from lost from Rennes, beating Napoli, Sporting and Milan. They have lost their last 3 matches in the league cause of which I strongly believe they concentrated more on today's game and well prepared despite so many missing players. Arsenal is playing well home in EL with only 1 lose and 9 wins on home ground while they are not so good away.
Valencia did a very good job beating their neighbour Villarreal in both legs of 1/4 finals this season. Last away game vs Villarreal was kind of luck for them when Wass and Guedes scored 2 goals in injury time to secure their semi-finals. Valencia lost their last 2 games in La Liga too, last one was home game against Eibar, when guests scored only goal in injury time. In which again I believe they concentrated more on today's game too.
Arsenal is unbeaten at home in last 9 EL matches. While Valencia scored all of their 3 away matches this year in EL.
Arsenal is missing few key players: Ramsey, Bellerin, Holding, D Suarez and Welbeck, Valencia is missing their midfielders Cheryshev (27/2), Kondogbia (18/1), Coquelin (24/0) and Lee Kangin (3/0).
Arsenal is still very weak when playing away games, and they are aware of that so I think they will try to take advantage tonight of at least 2 goals, while Valencia will attack for sure too and I can easily see both teams scoring here.
Arsenal vs Valencia predictions
|Arsenal & over 2.5||Bet365||3.25||8||3-1 WON (+18 units)|
Arsenal vs Valencia betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Pikachu).