VIL vs ARS Dream11: A thumping 0-4 win for Arsenal away to Slavia Praha in their Europa League quarter-final second leg saw Mikel Arteta’s side make a statement to the rest of the teams still in the competition. Whilst coming into this semi-final first leg away at Villarreal off the back of defeat at home vs Everton in the Premier League, it is clear that Arsenal are prioritising the Europa League as their best chance of playing Champions League football next season. Meanwhile, the Spaniards have hugely impressed in the Europa League knockout stage, winning all six of their matches played so far since the conclusion of the group stage, however Arsenal will provide their toughest competition yet.
Date: 30 March, Friday
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal
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Villarreal – L-L-W-W-L
Arsenal – L-D-W-W-D
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
VIL Wins- 01
ARS Wins– 02
Injury Report and Unavailability: Vicente Iborra injured for this game and is out of this clash.
Expected changes and Strategy: Manu Trigueros and Etienne Capoue will have to do much of the heavy lifting in the midfield. Pervis Estupinan has made with progress with his recovery and is available for selection.
Villarreal Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are struggling with their fitness and will be unable to play a part in this fixture. Daniolo is yet to recover from an ACL injury he suffered last year.
Expected changes and Strategy: Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both ruled out of this match, Eddie Nketiah will have to lead the line for Arsenal.
Arsenal Starting XI (Likely)
Emile Smith Rowe
VIL vs ARS Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Carlos Bacca: Bacca 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: Bellerin, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza
Midfielders: Chukwueze, Parejo, Saka
Attackers: Rowe, Moreno, Bacca
Villarreal have lost three of their last five matches coming into Thursday’s welcome of Arsenal, which doesn’t bode well for the Yellow Submarine. That said, they have been superb in the Europa League, failing to win just one of their 12 matches, and they have won all six games in this competition at the Estadio de la Ceramica. In our VIL vs ARS Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for the Spanish side in this match.