Arsenal and Villarreal will face each other at Emirates Stadium in London for the 2nd leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday. The Gunners have already twice eliminated the Yellow Submarine from the European tournaments in two-legged meetings this century, but the Spaniards have Unai Emery on the bench – the coach who won 3 consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla from 2014 to 2016.
Arsenal vs Villarreal Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Arsenal||Loss||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Villarreal||Win||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the teams: 29.04.2021 Europa League: Villarreal – Arsenal 2:1; Manuel Trigueros 5’, Raul Albiol 29’; Nicolas Pepe 73’(penalty); Etienne Capou from the home team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 80’; Daniel Ceballos from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 57’
Last game at this venue: 15.04.2009 Champions League: Arsenal – Villarreal 3:0; Theo Walcott 10’, Emanuel Adebayor 60’, Robin van Persie 69’(penalty); Sebastian Eguren from the visiting team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 67’
Worth mentioning: Villarreal recorded their first victory against Arsenal from the 5th attempt, prevailing with the score of 2:1 at home last Thursday. The Yellow Submarine took a commanding two goal lead inside the opening 30 minutes, but conceded from the penalty spot when the Gunners were playing with a man down after Dani Ceballos saw red just befor the hour mark. Prior to that encounter Arsenal had won two H2H clashes and two times finished in draws, with none of the five matches ending in a win for the visiting sides. Two of the games featured over 2,5 goals and also two witnessed goals at both ends. Arsenal enjoy a 100% record when facing Villarreal at Emirates Stadium, as they won both matches there to nil.
Arsenal vs Villarreal Stats
|As of 04.05||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Arsenal||Win||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L||0 W/ 2 D/ 3 L|
|Villarreal||Win||7 W/ 0 D/ 3 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
Last game Arsenal: 02.05.2021 Premier League: Newcastle – Arsenal 0:2; Mohamed Elneny 5’, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 66’; Fabian Schar from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 90’
Top performers Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette 17 goals 2 assists, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 14 goals 2 assists, Nicolas Pepe 11 goals 1 assist.
Next game Arsenal: 09.05.2021 Premier League: Arsenal – West Brom
Last game Villarreal: 02.05.2021 La Liga: Villarreal – Getafe 1:0; Yeremi Pino 79’
Top performers Villarreal: Gerard Moreno 26 goals 5 assists, Paco Alcacer 12 goals 4 assists, Samuel Chukwueze 5 goals 2 assists.
Next game Villarreal: 09.05.2021 La Liga: Villarreal – Celta Vigo
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Arsenal recorded a solid 0:2 win away at Newcastle on Sunday. Prior to that meeting the Gunners were on a run of two back-to-back defeats and winless in three encounters. Only the previous clash with Villarreal of Arsenal’s last ten matches was won by the teams playing at home, as the visiting sides recorded six victories for the period. Two of Mikel Arteta’s men last five outings resulted in over 2,5 goals, and also two saw both involved teams to score.
Villarreal prevailed with a slender 1:0 at home over Getafe on Sunday. The Yellow Submarine is currently on a two game winning streak and in generally good form, losing just three of the last thirteen meetings, with all of the other ten ending in victories. No draw has been registered in the Spaniards last sixteen clashes. Five of Villarreal six defeats across the last twenty outings came via the exact same 2:1 score, with that also being the score in five of the team’s last seven matches. All but one of the Yeallow Submarine last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals and also four witnessed goals at both ends.
Arsenal vs Villarreal News
Missing players Arsenal: Daniel Ceballos is suspended. Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are doubtful.
Missing players Villarreal: Etienne Capou is suspended. Juan Foyth and Vicente Iborra are injured.
Arsenal vs Villarreal Predictions
Both teams to score – 1.75 @ bet365