Valencia Vs Arsenal: Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between Valencia and Arsenal.
Arsenal will play Valencia in the second leg of the Europa League at Mestalla Stadium on Thursday. The Gunners carry a 3-1 lead, but the hosts have an all-important away goal which could determine this fixture.
In the reverse leg, Mouctar Diakhaby opened the scoring in the 11th minute and shock the whole Emirates stadium. However, Unai Emery’s side were relentless in their pursuit and Alexander Lacazette tucked an easy chance. Within half an hour mark, the Frenchman added his second to lead the tie. In the dying seconds of the game, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored a third of the game to put the Gunners on driving seat for this tie.
Arsenal were only able to hold Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League during the weekend, whereas, Valencia scored six past Huesca to breeze past them.
In this piece, we shall look at the dream11 picks between Valencia and Arsenal.
Valencia Vs Arsenal Dream11 Team
Neto: Neto has kept 14 clean sheets in all competitions this campaign. The Brazilian International has the capability to make numerous saves within a blink of an eye, thanks to his extraordinary reflexes. The Gunners record on road, except the trip to Naples, remains a worry and Unai Emery will hope his side to get his name on the score sheet.
Ainsley Maitland Niles: In the absence of Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland Niles has been opted to start in the lineup. The youngster has been inconsistent but has the ability to make things happen in the final third. He has scored twice and set up his teammates on two occasions this season.
Laurent Koscielny: Laurent Koscielny is the heartbeat of Arsenal’s defence. The French International, who made his return from injury, has been their best player in the backline. Besides having defending astuteness, Koscielny has the nack of scoring important goals from set pieces as well.
Mouctar Diakhaby: Mouctar Diakhaby was literally operating as a defensive midfielder in the first leg. He scored his first goal of this year’s Europa League through a set piece situation. The French International likes to get further up the pitch and likes to make things happen.
Jose Gaya: Jose Gaya likes to sit back with the defence because of the opponent exploitation through that flank. Since he does not get the much-needed defensive cover from Goncalo Guedes, he does not bomb forward. He has done it occasionally and has a goal to his name this campaign.
Lucas Torreira: Lucas Torreira has struggled in recent weeks, but the Uruguyuan International is expected to keep his place on Thursday. The midfielder likes to get further up the pitch when required and make things happen. He wins plenty of duels in the middle of the pitch.
Daniel Parejo (VC): Daniel Parejo adds so many goals from the midfield. The Argentine International is the main source and creator of goals for the hosts and the Skipper will be eager to add more to his final third on Thursday. He has scored ten goals and has five assists to his name this campaign.
Carlos Soler: Carlos Soler operates through the right wing and he is one of the main creativity threat Valencia possesses. The Spanish International has six assists to his name this campaign and he might nick an assist or two if they forward take their chances. He has the supreme vision to make things happen.
Goncalo Guedes: Goncalo Guedes has been one of the best performers for Valencia since the kick off last season. The Portuguese International, who made his move permanent last summer has been scintillating for them. He has scored eight goals and has three assists in all competitions.
Alexandre Lacazette (C): Alexandre Lacazette has scored three goals in the last two Europa League games. The French International has been awarded the Gunners player of the year for his tremendous performance over the year. He has scored 18 goals and has 8 assists to his name in all competitions.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s top scorer this campaign, but he is too reliant on the supply. On the other hand, Alexandre Lacazette can make something out of nothing. He has 30 goal contributions this campaign and is the first choice penalty taker.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.