Betting tips for Valencia VS Arsenal 09.05.2019
Valencia must overcome a deficit of two goals after their 3-1 defeat in the first leg, but the 6-2 defeat against Huesca last weekend indicates that the confidence is not lacking confidence in the face of goal. They can also be comfortable with the fact that they have achieved four of their six home wins at LaLiga this season with a handicap of -1.
In addition, the home side is on a streak of eight straight home wins in the Europa League (EL), where it averages 2.75 goals scored and 0.38 against per game on average. In addition, Valencia again seek to start in good shape as it has gone into advantage to rest in four of its last five European matches at home.
Arsenal travels to Spain after losing their last two matches in the Premier League (PL) as a visitor, where he also received three goals against each of them. However, he has only been scored more than once as a visitor on one occasion in this EL campaign and in his four wins as a visitor has not received goals against (G4, P2).
The Gunners went ahead at halftime in three of those four victories and considering that Arsenal have advanced to the next instance in 17 of their 19 previous UEFA competition heats in which they won the first leg at home, Arsenal would give another step towards a historic first title of the EL if it achieves another solid performance in the first half.
Players to watch: Santi Mina scored a double at the weekend - he has scored in six official matches for Valencia this season and in each of those matches he scored in duplicate.
Alexandre Lacazette, of Arsenal, scored a double in the first half in the first leg - he has scored his four goals in the EL this season before the break.
Statistics to consider: Seven of Valencia's last ten home games have produced less than 2.5 goals - five of them have finished with less than 1.5.
Both teams have scored in just two of Arsenal's last 12 games as a visitor in the EL.
Arsenal coach Unai Emery has the advantage in his 14 previous encounters against his Valencia counterpart, Marcelino (G8, E1, P5).