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Arsenal vs Villarreal Betting Tips 07/05/2021

Teams Status

After a 2-1 loss to Villarreal on the road, Arsenal will be looking to bounce back into the tie with an early goal in the second leg. They have been exceptional so far in the Europa League as they finished at the top of the group with 18 points after winning all their matches. They have scored 33 goals and conceded just 13 goals in the 11 Europa League matches that they have played this season. Nicolas Pepe has done the bulk of the scoring as he has netted six goals.  Also, four other players have chipped in with three goals each. Pepe is also leading the assist list with four assists to his name. They are currently towards the top half of the Premier League points table with 49 points from 34 matches. They have won 14 matches, drew seven and lost 13 matches. Alexandre Lacazette, Dani Ceballos and Kieran Tierney could miss the second leg clash against Villarreal.

Villarreal will be looking to build on the one goal cushion from the first leg. They also finished at the top of the group with 13 points from five matches including four wins and one draw. They have scored as many as 29 goals and have conceded just seven goals in the Europa League so far. They are still one of the unbeaten sides in the Europa League till now. They have been exceptional at home as well as on the road. They are currently in sixth place in the La Liga points table with 52 points from 34 matches, including 13 wins, 13 draws and eight losses in La Liga. Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer are the team’s leading goal scorers with six goals each. Moreno is the team’s leading goal scorer in La Liga as well as he has netted as many as 20 goals. Etienne Capoue and Juan Foyth will miss the match against Arsenal due to injuries.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Betway sportsbook, Arsenal are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.90, Villarreal are placed at 4.20 and the draw is at 3.50 odds. Arsenal are placed at 1.83 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Villarreal are placed at 4.20 and the draw is at 3.20 odds. According to the Dafabet sportsbook, Arsenal are placed at 1.93, Villarreal are placed at 4.40 and the draw is at 3.50 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

A high scoring contest is on the cards in the second leg similar to the first leg which was played in Villarreal. By considering the home advantage, Arsenal have a better edge over Villarreal.

Tip: Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 1.83

In the last four head to head matches, over 2.5 goals were scored in two of those matches. Also, over 2.5 goals were scored in the last head to head match that was hosted by Arsenal. In the last 12 matches that Arsenal has played across competitions, over 2.5 goals were scored in seven of those matches. In the last 12 matches that Villarreal has played across competitions, over 2.5 goals were scored in nine of those matches. Even, in the last four away matches that Villarreal has played across competitions, over 2.5 goals were scored in three of those matches. These two teams are in exceptional goal scoring form this season and over 2.5 goals could be a feature of this match. The odds available for the same is 1.83 odds on the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.70

In the last four head to head matches, both teams scored in two of those matches. The first leg of this fixture also saw both teams scoring. In the last 12 matches that Arsenal has played across competitions, both teams scored in six of those matches. In the last ten matches that Villarreal has played, both teams scored in all of those seven matches. Both teams scored in two of the last three matches that Arsenal has played at home. Apart from that, both teams scored in two of the last three matches that Villarreal has played on the road. Similar to the first leg, both teams are expected to find the back of the net at 1.70 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

Both the teams managed to bag all three points in their respective league matches over the weekend and will take that confidence into the second leg. An early goal from Arsenal could make the tie very interesting but Villarreal are more likely to make it to the finals.

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