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Villarreal vs Arsenal prediction, betting odds, free tips (29/04/2021)

In this UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg fixture, Unai Emery takes on his former club Arsenal from the dugout of Villarreal. We have done extensive research for this preview, so we can help you out with a few free betting tips.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for Villarreal vs Arsenal

The Yellow Submarine have bounced back from their unimpressive performances last campaign under Unai Emery. Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to struggle under Mikel Arteta, and can finish outside the top half of the table. Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for Villarreal vs Arsenal.

Match Winner: Villarreal @ 29/20

Total Goals: Over 2.5 @ 91/100

Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 4/5

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Villarreal to Win

The last time these two sides met, it was in the Champions League. Historically, El Madrigal saw the games being tied but the Gunners moved ahead in the meetings in England. However, the roles have switched now. This Arsenal is far removed from that side and unlikely to get the stands on their feet. Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarine continues to impress under the same manager who stuttered at the Emirates Stadium. They will be looking to take the lead in the first leg in their bid to able to progress.

Total Goals Over 2.5

In their last five games, Arsenal have been involved in twelve goals. The Gunners’ goal averse nature will be nullified by Villarreal, who have been seen seventeen goals in the same period. Moreover, Unai Emery’s men have scored in 12 successive games and average 2.7 goals per game in La Liga since September. Given the attacking strengths of both sides, it promises to be a scintillating affair.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

With goals coming at a premium at this stage of the competition, both sides will be looking to get ahead and see out the fixture. But their recent form suggests otherwise. In five successive games involving Villarreal, both sides have troubled the scorers. On the other hand, Arsenal have seen clean sheets in three of their five recent games. There should be goals on both sides of the pitch, as the race for silverware heats up.

Villarreal vs Arsenal Fixture Preview

Villarreal

With the top-four positions locked in La Liga, the Yellow Submarine are well poised to qualify for the Europa League next season. However, they are in a prime position to ensure Champions League qualification through a positive result in the second-tier UEFA cup competition. They will have to overcome Arsenal first, who are a shadow of their former selves. The fixture will give Gerard Moreno a chance to put himself in the eyes of Premier League clubs, and show that his 20 goals and five assists are well deserved.

Arsenal

While Villarreal have improved, the Gunners continue to fall from grace. They occupy tenth place in the Premier League points table after yet another disastrous season in English top-flight football. Success in cup competition remains their only hope. They were able to salvage the 2019/20 campaign with the FA Cup and will be eyeing the Europa League this time around. However, they will have to do it without topscorer Alexandre Lacazette and the onus will be on Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to lead the young side.

Best betting odds for Villarreal vs Arsenal

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UEFA Europa League
Villarreal
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Arsenal
April 29, 2021
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FAQ about Villarreal vs Arsenal

Villarreal vs Arsenal

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on April 29, at 9 pm GMT.

Where is the game being played?

The game is played at El Madrigal.

Who is the favourite?

Manchester United are favourites in the fixture @ odds of 57/100.