ARS vs VIL Dream11: Villarreal made it seven wins from seven in the Europa League knockout stages after a 2-1 victory at home to Arsenal in their semi-final first leg. However, the Gunners are still well in this tie having netted a vital away goal in Spain and know that scoring first in the second leg would turn the semi-final on its head. Whilst the Spaniards have proven unstoppable in the knockout stages of this competition thus far, finishing the job against Arsenal will no doubt prove their hardest challenge.
Date: 7 May, Friday
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
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Arsenal – W-L-L-D-W
Villarreal – W-W-L-L-W
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
ARS Wins- 02
VIL Wins– 01
Injury Report and Unavailability: Dani Ceballos was sent off against Villarreal last week and is suspended for this match. Kieran Tierney and Alexandre Lacazette are carrying injuries at the moment and are unlikely to be risked in this fixture.
Expected changes and Strategy: Mikel Arteta rested a whole load of players at the weekend and will recall the likes of Bernd Leno, Bukayo Saka and Thomas Partey here.
Arsenal Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: Etienne Capoue is serving a suspension this week. Vicente Iborra is also injured and has been ruled out of this fixture.
Expected changes and Strategy: Former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will likely partner Dani Parejo and Manu Trigueros in Villarreal’s midfield.
Villarreal Starting XI (Likely)
ARS vs VIL Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Gerard Moreno: Moreno has 6 goals and a total of 17 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 38.41%. He had a total of 16 big chances. He has a total of 3 assists, 16 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 18 chances.
Bukayo Saka: Saka has 7 goals and a total of 17 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 45.49%. He had a total of 11 big chances. He has a total of 4 assists, 14 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 13 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Samuel Chukwueze: Chukwueze has 5 goals and a total of 14 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 37.78%. He had a total of 8 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 5 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 8 chances.
Defenders: Holding, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza
Midfielders: Chukwueze, Pepe, Saka, Rowe
Attackers: Aubameyang, Moreno, Bacca
The first leg scoreline means Arsenal are the ones who will have to do the running on Thursday night which could end up playing into the hands of Villarreal. The La Liga outfit have not lost even once in the competition this term and in Unai Emery, they have a manager who knows how to navigate these fixtures. In our ARS vs VIL Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 1-1 draw in this match.