Preview - Valencia vs Arsenal 10 May 19

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Europa League Semi Final
Valencia vs. Arsenal
Thursday, May 10th 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Estadio de Mestalla
First Leg Score: Arsenal 3 - 1 Valencia

Last five matches form: W L L L W
EL Average goals per match: 1.71
EL Average goals against per match: 0.86
EL Top Scorer: Gonçalo Guedes (3)

Last five matches form: L L L W D
EL Average goals per match: 1.92
EL Average goals against per match: 0.54
EL Top Scorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (5)

Against all the odds, we now have an all-English final in this seasons Champion's League, and we may yet have one in the Europa League too in what would be a remarkable achievement for the English game.

First up come Arsenal, who having despatched Valencia 3-1 in the first leg at the Emirates, must be favourites to make it through now. Anything is possible in European football though, and with an away goal to their name, Valencia will likely be confident of turning this one around.

Valencia have lost just one of their past 21 games at home in all competitions. That defeat did come in their most recent game here though when surprisingly going down 1-0 to Eibar. They are generally extremely solid at the back in front of their own fans, having not conceded more than once in any of their past 24 here, including seven clean sheets in their last eleven.

Arsenal may have been pretty good in the previous round when winning in Naples, but they generally can't be relied upon away from home. The Gunners have lost nine of their past 15 on the road in all competitions, conceding three goals in three of their last six.

Unai Emery's vast experience may just be Arsenal's secret weapon here. We will take the Gunners to make it through.

Prediction: Valencia 2 - 2 Arsenal

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