Valencia v Arsenal Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-05-09

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 9th May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Valencia AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken at 10:22 GMT, 08 May 2019)

Thursday night features the 2nd legs of the Europa League semi-finals and we start the action off by looking ahead to Valencia playing host to Arsenal as the betting tips continue at the Estadio de Mestalla, with the hosts looking to chase down a 3-1 deficit…

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Valencia Prediction

Valencia were handed a heavy 3-1 defeat away at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal in last week’s 1st leg, and the hosts will have been bitterly disappointed in conceding a late goal which made it a two-goal deficit.

However, the Spanish club did manage to score an important away goal which will give Valencia a glimmer of hope in this 2nd leg decider, as well as a confidence-boosting and comprehensive 6-2 win away at Huesca in La Liga over the weekend.

Prior to a surprising defeat to Eibar at the end of April, Valencia had produced an excellent sequence of results at the Estadio de Mestalla which consisted of 7 wins from their previous 8 matches on home turf in all competitions.

Home form in the Europa League has also been impressive too as Valencia have won their last 8 home ties on the trot with notable wins over Sevilla, Rapid Vienna, Celtic and Villarreal.

Within this 8-match winning streak, the hosts have kept 5 clean sheets while midfielders Guedes (5 goals) and Parejo (9 goals) along with forwards Rodrigo (7 goals), Mina (6 goals) and Gameiro (5 goals) will look to exploit Arsenal’s shaky defence here.


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Arsenal Prediction

Arsenal look to be in the driving seat as they make their way over to Valencia, holding a 2-goal cushion ahead of this crucial deciding leg, but Arsenal’s recent results make this encounter far from over as the visitors have collected just 1 win out of their last 5 matches overall in all competitions.

That win came in the shape of last week’s 3-1 1st leg win over tonight’s opponents, Valencia, but three defeats on the trot in the Premier League with losses to Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester City have thrown their ambitions of a top four finish virtually out of the window.

Switching over to Arsenal’s results away from home in the Europa League and The Gunners have won 5 of their last 9 on the road with wins at AC Milan, Qarabag, Sporting CP, Vorskla and Napoli, but have also fallen foul to 3 defeats at Atletico Madrid, BATE and Rennes.

The visitors have therefore been inconsistent on their travels of late and getting a result in Valencia is far from guaranteed.


Key-Facts – Valencia v Arsenal

  • Valencia have won their last 8 home ties on the trot in the Europa League
  • Within this 8-match winning streak, Valencia have kept 5 clean sheets
  • Arsenal have won just 5 of their last 9 on the road in the Europa League


Betting Tips Verdict

Valencia’s solid home form should ensure a nervy 90 minutes for Arsenal, and the hosts will push to overhaul this 2-goal deficit here.

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