Arsenal hosts Valencia at the Emirates in a first leg these two big European sides

It’s time for the Europa League 1/2-finals to begin. On Thursday night Arsenal hosts Valencia at the Emirates in a first leg these two big European sides. Let’s examine it in our vip soccer bets for today.

Both teams are fighting for a Top 4 finish in their respective leagues, but it’s still not clear if they are going to reach their goals. That’s why winning Europa League could be their only chance of reaching the Champions League next season. This is a huge motivation for both clubs, especially given the fact that they are not really that consistent in the Premier League and La Liga since the beginning of the campaign.

During the 1/4-finals Arsenal did a great job, though, eliminating one of the strongest contenders for the trophy Napoli. Some people even considered the Italian side to be a favourite against the Gunners, but Unai Emery’s team won both legs.

Valencia did a similar thing to Villarreal in the 1/4-finals, winning both games against the Yellow Submarine. Marcelino’s team scored five goals in Villarreal’s net, proving to be the dominant team in the tie. Los Che are chasing their first European final since 2004, when they won the UEFA Cup under the management of Rafa Benitez.

In La Liga Valencia are not in their best shape right now, losing their last two games in the league against Atletico Madrid and Eibar. This makes the team’s goal of reaching the Champions League much more difficult now.

In the same time Arsenal lost their last three games in the Premier League, which put the manager Unai Emery under a lot of criticism. Now the Spanish tactician has to prove that he’s a good choice for the club.

These are our vip soccer bets for the UEFA Europa League 1/2-final between Arsenal and Valencia on Thursday night. Good luck!