Villarreal and Arsenal will meet in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Villarreal can’t boast of good form, and they tied two defeats in La Liga. Unai Emery is a great coach, but he has to start the team, and the semi-finals of the Europa League for the Yellow Submarine is a great success. Arsenal is in poor shape as well, and we will see if Arteta has a recipe for victories, as the fans are showing dissatisfaction.
April 29th, 2021 – 21:00
Villarreal vs Arsenal Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Villarreal vs Arsenal Predictions
Villarreal, coming from a 2-1 loss to Barcelona, is headed by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, a specialist in the Europa League, and will be eyeing a first-leg advantage before touring the Emirates. Villarreal has lost their last two matches, and in the previous five outings, both sides have scored. However, they are unbeaten in the last 12 Europa League matches, winning 11, and in five of the previous six, they’ve managed to score two goals or more. At home, they’ve scored in each of the last 12 Europa League games and have six straight wins ahead of this game. Midfielder Moi Gomez has found the proper role in the team, he is moving great, and many say that he could be the new Santi Cazorla. Gerard Moreno plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Arsenal, like Villarreal, is coming from two winless outings and is also dependent on winning this competition to book a Champions League place next season. The Gunners were poor once again against Everton in their last game and deservedly lost 1-0, leaving them with a run of two wins in the previous eight matches. They have been very poor defensively, and the error that gifted Everton the winner meant Arsenal have only two clean sheets in their last 18 games. However, they’ve done well in Europa League, winning nine and losing just once in the 12 matches they’ve played this season. Mikel Arteta’s side has failed to score in only one of the 12 Europa League matches. They are unbeaten in the last ten away matches in this competition and scored in each of the 10; two or more goals in five of the previous six. Arsenal and Villarreal have met four times in European competitions, and Arsenal is unbeaten, winning two, though they last met in 2009. Bukayo Saka shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Nicolas Pepe showed why he was brought in. He has good dribbling, speed is his advantage, he is the starter in every game, and he scored several vital goals last season.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.