Valencia and Arsenal will meet on Thursday at Mestalla Stadium for the second leg of their semi-final tie in Europa League. The Londoners are coming to Spain with a two goal lead from the first meeting a week ago, but given that they have lost all their encounters away to Valencia, the task of limiting the Spaniards to less than two goals might be easier said than done.
Valencia vs Arsenal Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last 5 H2H games home/away|
|Valencia||Loss||3 W/ 1 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Arsenal||Win||2 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the teams: 02.05.2019 Arsenal – Valencia 3:1; Alexandre Lacazette 18’, 26’, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 90’; Mouctar Diakhaby 11’
Last game at this venue: 08.08.2009 Valencia – Arsenal 2:0; Michel 74’, David Villa 90’
Worth mentioning: In the first meeting Valencia took an early lead, only to see Alexandre Lacazette score two unanswered goals before the break. In the dying minutes of the match Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored another one for the hosts and the match finished 3:1. Half of the six games featured over 2,5 goals and the same encuonters witnessed goals at both ends. Valencia won each of the three matches played at Mestalla, but have never scored more than two goals against the Gunners.
Valencia vs Arsenal Stats
|As of 06.05||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Valencia||Win||6 W/ 0 D/ 4 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Arsenal||Draw||5 W/ 1 D/ 4 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
Last game Valencia: 05.05.2019 Huesca – Valencia 2:6; Gonzalo Melero 66’, Alex Gallar 90’(penalty); Daniel Wass 2’, Rodrigo 16’, 51’, Santi Mina 20’, 32’, Xabier Etxeita 40’(own goal)
Last game Arsenal: 05.05.2019 Arsenal – Brighton 1:1; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 9’ (penalty); Glenn Murray 61’ (penalty)
Top performers Valencia: Rodrigo Moreno 13 goals 6 assists, Daniel Parejo 10 goals 5 goals, Santi Mina 10 goals 4 assists.
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 26 goals 5 assists, Alexandre Lacazette 18 goals 8 assists, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6 goals 4 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean Sheets|
Worth mentioning: Valencia ended their three game losing streak with a comprehensive 6:2 victory over relegated Huesca. Four of their last five outings produced over 2,5 goals and saw both involved sides hitting the back of the nets. Last time out at Mestalla Valencia not only lost for the first time in twenty home games, but were also unable to score.
After drawing in their weekend game with Brighton, lifting the Europa League title is the Gunners only chance of playing Champions League football next term. Arsenal lost their last two visits and conceded three goals in each, outcome that will see them crash out of the competition on Thursday.
Valencia vs Arsenal News
Missing players Valencia: Denis Cheryshev, Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Missing players Arsenal: Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck.
Valencia vs Arsenal Predictions
Valencia to win – 1.83 @ bet365