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Stickied Europa League Final – Arsenal v Chelsea: Where To Bet And How To Bet

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The first of the two all-Premier League European finals will take place on Wednesday 29 May. It is straightforward to spot Arsenal and Chelsea fans those days as they are continuously checking online websites to see how they can make it to Baku in Azerbaijan without having to go a week earlier and having to remortgage their house.

Surely Arsenal have the bigger pressure going into this final. They need to win to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Europa League Final Latest Odds

Regardless of how the Europa League and the Champions League finals will end, it will be a golden few weeks for English football. This will not only be at a club level as England have the great opportunity of winning the UEFA Nations League and mark a period of successes like we haven't seen in many years.

Arsenal will surely be a lot more determined than Chelsea going into this Europa League final. The prospect of having another season of trekking around Europe in the Europa League will not be a great thing. A win in Baku against Chelsea will confirm the return of the Gunners in the Champions League. are currently reporting that the best odds for the Gunners to lift the trophy are 11/10 (2.10).

Unai Emery's men have already played in Azerbaijan this season as they had to confront Vorskla Poltava in the group stages. They managed to win both encounters against that side but have conceded two defeats in the Europa League in this campaign and both came on their travels. They lost away to BATE Borisov and in France against Rennes.

In fact, it was their bad away record that cost them the top-four finish in the Premier League. In Europa League, though things have gone much better in recent times as they have been able to defeat the likes of Sporting Lisbon, Napoli and Valencia. Arsenal to beat Chelsea in 90 minutes is at 9/4 (3.25) at the moment.

Chelsea have ended their Premier League campaign in 3rd place and have already secured a place in the next Champions League. Securing the third place from Tottenham was a very good achievement as they could have risked having to go through the play-off round if Arsenal wins the Europa League. This is because it will mean that England will have 5 teams competing in the Champions League next season.

Chelsea are going straight into the group stages next season and are at 4/6 (1.66) with William Hill to win the Europa League. They come into this clash in good form as they are undefeated in their last 8th encounters. Early this week they have also won over New England in a friendly game for 3-0.

Chelsea have only lost 4 of their last 25 games, and those defeats included the ones against Liverpool and Manchester. The Blues had a rather tricky semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt but were able to progress. They are now 7/5 (2.4) to win this Europa League final in 90 minutes.


Chelsea have only managed to win one of their last 8th encounters against Arsenal. This was at home in the last August. The last five Cup games against the Gunners have produced 4 defeats and 1 draw. If you think there will be a draw in the 90 minutes, you can back this at 23/10 (3.3) with several bookmakers.

Team News

Chelsea will have to do it without Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi who are both recovering from injuries. Arsenal will not have Aaron Ramsey.

Giroud to Be Top Scorer?

It hasn't been a good season for Olivier Giroud in the Premier League. The former Arsenal striker has only been able to score a couple of goals. He comes into this Europa League though as joint top scorer in the campaign with 10 goals. He is currently available at 2/1 (3.0) to find the net in this final and leapfrog Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic.

Both Teams To Score?

The last three encounters that Chelsea have played in the Europa League have seen both teams to score. The same has happened in the previous four Arsenal league and cup games. Backing this option will give you a return of 8/11 (1.72) which looks reasonable.

Betting Prediction

Surely Arsenal had to go through the tougher oppositions to make their way to the final. They will also be more motivated as a win will bring them back into the Champions League. Away from home they have been rather good in Europe and our suggestion is to back them to win and both teams to score, which is very valuable at 5/1 (6.0).
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