Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal 3 May 2018: Europa League Soccer Preview and Predictions
3 May 2018/1445ET
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Atletico Madrid and Arsenal play together once again as these two big football clubs play for a spot in the final of the Europa League. Both teams played a closely contested draw in the first leg of the competition and hopefully, we can see a similar game in Madrid.
Atletico Madrid managed to get an away goal in the first leg of the tie means that if this game ends with neither team scoring, they will go through to the final of the tournament. This will suit the way that the home side plays since the manager likes to defend. I expect the home side to park the bus and hope that they can keep Arsenal out which is the way they like to play in big games.
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On the other side of the coin, Arsenal must attack this game. The likes of Ozil and Welbeck must try to score goals since that is the best chance they have to progress to the final. It will be hard for the Gunners to break down this strong Atletico Madrid defense but with Arsene Wenger leaving the club, there might be enough motivation in the players to put in that extra effort.
All in all, I see Atletico Madrid going through to the next stage of the competition. At home, it is almost impossible to score against Atletico Madrid and I think that trend will continue. We are getting a great price for the under 2.5 goals bet and that is the wager which I am going to suggest we make. There is good value in this bet so any size is acceptable.