Arsenal – Villarreal
Europa League | Semifinals (Second Leg)
* Fee: 3.50 in William Hill
* obtained 04/05/2021, 10:35
Arsenal: data and current form
Arsenal arrive without having managed to win in 4 of their last 6 Premier League matches (2 draws and 2 losses), a dynamic that could be improved in which they have only beaten Newcastle (0-2) and Sheffield United (0-3), in which they have drawn at home (1-1 vs Fulham) and away (3-3 vs West Ham ), and in which he has lost against Everton (0-1) and Liverpool (0-3). These results place him 7 points away from the Europa League place (and it could be more). Therefore, your European options are to overcome this tie and win the competition.
As for the Europa League, Arsenal arrives with the need to overcome the 2-1 in the first leg, a negative result but that could be achieved thanks to a dubious penalty and that allows them to arrive with certain options. In this case, You only win 1-0 or 2 or more goals difference to qualify for the grand finale.
As for the line-up, Arsenal will have the loss of David Luiz [lesión de muslo].
Villarreal: data and current form
Villarreal arrives having won in 2 of their last 5 Liga Santander games (3 defeats), a dynamic in which he has only beaten Getafe (1-0) and Levante (1-5), and in which above all he has lost against Barcelona (1-2), Alavés (2-1) and the Osasuna (1-2). These results have allowed him to return to the Europa League places (6th) 1 point behind Real Sociedad (5th) and with 1 advantage over Betis (7th).
As for the Europa League, Villarreal comes with the advantage that 2-1 gives him in the first leg, a positive result but also dangerous due to that goal away from home that practically forces him to retreat in this duel if he wants to pass. In this case, It is worth any victory, draw and defeat by markers such as 3-2 or 4-3 to qualify for the first time in its history for a European final.
Regarding the line-up, Villarreal will have the loss of Vicente Iborra [rotura del ligamento cruzado].
Recent history Arsenal – Villarreal
- Villarreal 2-1 Arsenal (Europa League, 29/04/2021).
- Arsenal 3 – 0 Villarreal (Champions League, 15/04/2009).
- Villarreal 1 – 1 Arsenal (Champions League, 07/04/2009).
- Villarreal 0 – 0 Arsenal (Champions League, 25/04/2006).
- Arsenal 1 – 0 Villarreal (Champions League, 19/04/2006).
Last results Arsenal – Villarreal
Key data for your bets Arsenal – Villarreal
- Arsenal have not lost in 5 of their last 6 home matches in the Europa League (4 wins and 1 draw).
- +2.5 goals have been scored in Arsenal’s last 2 Europa League games.
- Villarreal have not lost in their last 6 away matches in the Europa League (5 wins, 1 draw).
- +2.5 goals have been scored in Villarreal’s last 2 Europa League games.
Prediction Arsenal – Villarreal: Draw
Eliminatory prognosis favorable to Villarreal, despite the fact that Arsenal play at home and only need a 1-0 win to turn the score around. However, I believe that this time Villarreal will manage to break their ‘glass ceiling’ and be present, for the first time, in the final of the Europa League, although Arsenal will have their time to qualify.
As for H2H, the balance of recent direct confrontations is favorable to Arsenal, who have achieved their victories when they have played at home.
In short, for this duel in which I believe Villarreal will qualify getting a draw with both teams scoringI am going to recommend a 2-2 draw (12.00) as a risk bet.