Valencia welcomes Arsenal
Valencia welcomes Arsenal at the Mestalla in a second 1/2-finals leg from Europa League on Thursday night. Let’s head out to this beautiful Spanish city to see what’s going on with these two top sides in our winning soccer predictions.
The first game at the Emirates didn’t end very well for Valencia. The truth is that Marcelino’s team started the match very well, creating few chances to score. The goal actually came in the 11th minute, when the central midfielder Mouctar Diakhaby opened the score for Los Che.
Valencia were unable to hold their advantage, though, because just 7 minutes later Alexandre Lacazette equalised after a brilliant counter-attack. Once again Lacazette made it 2-1 in the 25th minute.
The game was about to end 2-1 for Arsenal, which was not so bad for the visitors, but in the 90th minute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners a very crucial two goals advantage before the second leg.
Now Valencia’s task is much more complicated, because the Spanish side must score at least twice in order to progress. What Los Che can use in this case is the fact that Arsenal were a little bit shaky during some of their Europa League away games this season. If Unai Emery’s team once again shows some hesitation away from home, Marcelino’s boys could use this in their own favour.
We shall expect to see an offensive formation from Valencia on Thursday night. They don’t have nothing to lose here. In the same time, most likely Arsenal will try to use their pace and hurt Los Che with deadly counter-attacks. They are pretty good in it, when their game clicks.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Europa League second 1/2-final between Valencia and Arsenal at the Estadio Mestalla. We wish you a good luck!