The Gunners have welcomed Villareal to the Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their Europa League semi finals. At this point, Mikel Arteta, the club’s incumbent manager is having high hopes for his team to make it to the Finals.
Arsenal have managed to come away with only a 2-1 loss against Villareal on their first leg of the match in Spain. The Gunners were outnumbered with only 10 players and playing for 30 minutes. However, luck can be turned around for your next online sports betting.
In Spain, Nicolas Pepe’s penalty slightly gave the Gunners a skip in the heartbeat with 2-0 down. Also, Dani Ceballos received a red card, rendering the team having only 10 men.
Both teams had sent men off in the first leg of their semi-finals match in Spain. As for the Villareal team, Etienne Capoue gave his marching orders for the Yellow Submarine.
Arsenal vs. Villareal Preview
In the first leg of the semifinals, Unai Emery’s team dominated the game against his former club. Being Arsenal’s former head coach, Emery must have known every move of his former team to be a tactical advantage to Villareal.
Arteta knows that Arsenal’s poor performance was attributed to Dani Ceballos’ red card and lack of men. Arsenal was also rendered vulnerable without the injured Alexandre Lacazette, Kieran Tierney, and David Lutz.
For Villareal, Juan Foyth, the on-loan from Tottenham, and Vicente Iborra were missing in action.
Even though Arsenal had a poor performance in the last leg, Mikel knew that this tie was far from over. Arteta’s Arsenal welcomed Villareal to Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their semi-finals match which put The Gunners in a good position. This situation is also an advantage for punters in sports betting.
Arteta made a few changes for Arsenal’s Premier League match against Newcastle on Sunday, but the Gunners dominated at St James’ Park, brushing aside a club that had turned a corner with some significant wins.
Arsenal won 2-0 thanks to goals from Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, giving them momentum heading into the second leg of what is unquestionably the most important game of the season.
Tips and Predictions
At 4/5 (1.80), over 2.5 goals appear to be a good bet for the game, and it paid out last week, as well as in six of Villarreal’s last seven games in all competitions.
With Emery’s side boasting a superb attacking line led by the in-form Spain international Gerard Moreno, supporting the visitors to score over 1.5 goals at 2/1 (3.0) is well worth considering.
Villarreal followed up their win over Arsenal with a 1-0 victory over Getafe at the weekend, although they were probably fortunate to get all three points, as they created very few clear-cut opportunities, with an anticipated goals tally of only 0.23.
Villarreal will be dissatisfied with the result against Arsenal last week, despite winning the match. They were two goals up and had an additional man, yet they still surrendered the crucial away goal.
It puts Unai Emery’s team in a vulnerable situation heading into the second game, which might work to Arsenal’s advantage. For Arsenal’s fans, this is an opportunity for you to bet on iclub88 for your favorite team.
Villarreal will invite unneeded pressure if they sit back and defend their lead, but if they take on Arsenal, Arteta’s side will have the speed to exploit the gaps the Spanish team will leave.
Despite being behind in the match, the Gunners are in a solid position heading into the second leg, and an 8/9 pricing for an Arsenal win looks a tad high, especially given that this is perhaps Arteta’s make-or-break game.
Side with Goals
Despite their struggles in the Premier League this season, Arsenal has done well in the Europa League, winning nine of their 13 matches and scoring 33 goals.
It will be difficult for Villarreal to keep Arsenal from scoring in this match, especially now that Aubameyang is back in form, although Villarreal has scored 30 goals in their 13 games in this competition. Emery’s team has also scored the joint-fourth most goals in La Liga this season.
Goals are predicted in this encounter because both clubs have a lot riding on them. Make sure you place your bet on a reputable bookmaker.