26 April at 22:05 GMT Arsenal will take Atletico Madrid at the Emirates in the semifinals of the Europa League.
Arsenal is now in a specific situation. It is already known that in the summer there will be a change mentor — and he, Wenger, and the club officially announced it. Now the French veteran coaches will try to leave nicely, with a victory. And other option but to take the Europa League, it does not. As trump he will be the perfect form of wards. Yes, in recent games in this doubt — “gunners” lost 2 goals in CSKA, but managed to fix it, and then lost to “Newcastle”. However, on Sunday, “Arsenal” confidently defeated “West ham”, although Doge the enemy only in the last 10 minutes. It is noteworthy that the result did Ramsey (goal and assist) and Lacazette — take. They will be able to go on Thursday, unlike the Forward. But the absence of Cech may come back to haunt — Ospina missed it again.
Atletico, in contrast to the opponent for the week had played two matches, first with “real Sociedad” with “betisa”. Diego Simeone clearly gave the advantage to the competition: although the Example is likely to miss the third place, still the 22nd of April on the bench from the start was not only Griezmann but also Koke, Godin, Vrsaljko and Gameiro. This is despite the fact that initially the attack could not be injured Diego Costa. “Cholo-Tim” to strive for the trophy, but doesn’t renounce his signature, pragmatic style. With Copenhagen at home, the Spaniards were limited to a minimal victory, sporting the 12th of April and is lost. But it was in the second meeting, but the first “athletic” is trying to win as more confident, not even 1, and at least 2 goals. But at the same time not Spanish in the Europa League will be favorites of the couple.
The odds on the match
Bookmaker League Betting believes that the couple will be very equal, at least in the first London game. Arsenal quoted a little higher, 2,60 / 2,90, only due to the factor of their field. Can make 1, max 2 goals: under 2.5 sportsbooks offer of 1.70, with “more” — exactly 2.
Prediction and bet of predictionsfootball.org
Atlético have scored in all matches of the playoffs, except the second leg against sporting, and then there is Griezmann had a couple of good moments. Arsenal definitely was different with a goal in each of their last 7 Europa League matches, but conceded regularly.
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