Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal in the second leg of the Semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League.
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Match Preview
Atletico Madrid made great result in London and managed to stay unbeaten despite the fact that they have played almost whole game with 10 men. Arsenal need to win this game, or at least to play high-goals draw, in order to reach the final of Europa League. The match between Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal will be played at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, on Thursday, May 03, so check out our Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal prediction and betting tips.
Atletico were favorites before the first leg against Arsenal, but after 10 minutes in London things were changed when Vrsaljko has been sent off along with his manager Diego Simeone, so they had to defend until the end. After many chances, Arsenal have managed to hit the net, but Atletico made fantastic counter-attack 10 minutes until the end and made the perfect result 1-1. The main strength of home team is their defence, so they will try to save their net and try to do something from the counter-attacks. Atletico Madrid didn’t concede a single goal at home in the last 11 games in all competitions, so it will be difficult task for Arsenal to hit the net in Madrid. Meanwhile, Atletico keep the good form and beat Alaves 0-1 in La Liga, so they are close to finish at the second position.
Arsenal don’t shine this season in all competitions, so this is the last chance for their manager to make some good result in Europe. As you know Arsene Wenger has announced that he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, so they will be fully motivated to eliminate Atletico. They played against Manchester United in Premier League with mixed team and rested many important players for this Europa League game, so it will be interesting to see are they capable to beat Diego Simeone’s team. Aubameyang can’t play in this competition since he played for Dortmund this season in Europe. Another bad news for visitors is that Mkhitaryan, who scored against Manchester United, picked up an injury and probably he will miss this game.
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal H2H
These two teams didn’t have many matches in the past in the recent years, so the last game was the latest head to head match between Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Team News
Home side miss Juanfran and suspended Vrsaljko, while Filipe Luis is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Elneny and Cazorla, while Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Kolasinac and Ospina are all doubtful.
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Probable Lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Partey, Savic, Godin, Hernandez, Correa, Saul, Gabi, Koke, Griezmann, Costa.
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Welbeck, Lacazette.
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal Prediction
Atletico have great result which lead them in the final and they will focus on defence. On the other side Arsenal have nothing to lose and they have to attack in this game and score at least one goal. I expect very tough game and believe that Atletico win this game and go in the final. My call 1-0.