Valencia vs Arsenal Match Info
Date: Thursday May 9 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Mestalla Stadium
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Valencia vs Arsenal Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
May 2 2019: Arsenal 3-1 Valencia
March 19 2003: Valencia 2-1 Arsenal
December 10 2002: Arsenal 0-0 Valencia
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Valencia wins: 2
Arsenal wins: 2
Valencia vs Arsenal Stats
- Arsenal have lost on both of their previous two visits to Valencia
- Valencia have ended Arsenal’s hopes of European glory in all three previous seasons when they have met
- Los Che have won their last eight home matches in the Europa League
Valencia vs Arsenal Match Preview
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last-gasp goal in the first leg of this semi-final could make all the difference in ensuring Arsenal make it to the showdown for the trophy in Baku.
The Gunners lead 3-1 on aggregate despite falling behind to a Mouctar Diakhaby goal, with Alexandre Lacazette’s double quickly turning the tie in their favour before Aubameyang’s late intervention which may well prove crucial.
That defeat for Valencia completed a run of three straight losses for the first time since February 2018, but they got back on track at the weekend with a 6-2 thrashing of Huesca.
A 1-0 home win over Arsenal is obviously more achievable than 2-0, but the fact Los Che banged in those six goals on Sunday will have given them optimism that they can cause their former manager Unai Emery’s current defence plenty of problems at the Mestalla.
The worry here for Arsenal, in terms of converting their aggregate lead into a place in the final on May 29, is their away form because they have lost on the road to both BATE Borisov and Rennes in the Europa League knockout stage as well as the last two domestic games on their travels at Wolves and Leicester.
But they should derive confidence from having won both legs of their quarter-final to nil against Napoli and while it could be tense, Arsenal are fancied to edge through by the narrowest of margins in normal time.
MORE: Looking for more Europa League advice? See our Europa League betting tips section, packed with insight from our expert tipsters. Plus, if you are planning an acca bet, check out the latest selections on our Football Accumulator Tips page. We also have lots more free football tips across our site.
Valencia vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Valencia to win @ 17/20 with William Hill
Valencia to be ahead at half time @ 6/4 with William Hill