EUROPA: Europa League – Play-off – semifinals (2nd leg)
Match start: 20:05 (GMT+1)
The Spanish club has spent an excellent match against Arsenal, having gained perfect away match draw with the score 1:1, under complete dominance of the rival in ball possession and building of the dangerous moments. It is all about early Vrsaljko’s sending-off which has seriously weakened Atlético and has forced Spaniards to work only in the counterattacking game manner. The situation will change not in favor of Arsenal during the return match as Atlético even prior to the first match was considered to be the favorite in this pair.
Diego Simeone’s team has again proved to be perfectly organized team that always fights at the football field and demonstrates cool football. Atlético has been overplayed if we speak about ball possession and the dangerous moments but Spaniards have taken away from England the result that was necessary for the team. The position on the right wing of defense that has been left by Juanfran and Vrsaljko will become a real problem for Simeone but experienced coach will manage to find the solution of this problem.
Arsène Wenger is spending his last season as the head coach of Arsenal and the team can close a failure in the EPL by the victory in the Europa League. It will be difficult for Arsenal to wait for any success in the match against so strong rival as in London the Gunners haven’t managed to gain victory and to save the gates. According to its squad Arsenal has to demonstrate much more substantial football and as a result we see limp defeat from MU in the last round of EPL (2:1) with absolutely inert game in the attack.
Atlético will play a return match far more abruptly than the first game in London, as the Spanish club will be in full squad and with assistance of native tier. Therefore we don’t doubt in a victory of club from Madrid and only force-majeure circumstances can cause some problems.
Our tips: Atl Madrid to win – odds 1.8 Asianodds
With high probability Arsenal nevertheless will manage to score a goal but this won’t be enough for moving further as the Spanish club is capable to score goals to the team with not strongest defense in the world.