Chelsea v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – EL Final 2019

Blues defence can keep Arsenal at bay

Europa League Betting

Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Tips – Europa League, 29th May 8.00pm

It’s Chelsea v Arsenal in the final of the Europa League. It’s the first time that the final of the competition has been contested between two English sides. It will be first time the Europa League Final has been hosted in Azerbaijan and it’s also the first time that VAR will be used in a game in the tournament. Chelsea are going for their second Europa League title, Arsenal need a win to also get themselves to the Champions League next season. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Arsenal.

Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Chelsea 11/8
Arsenal 9/4
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 24th, 2019 at 7:56 p.m.)

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Chelsea News and Form – Will Chelsea beat Arsenal?

Chelsea will be playing in the Champions League next season. That is because they finished third in the Premier League. So that’s one pressure taken off of them for this Europa League Final. Chelsea finished the season with a W2 D5 record in their last seven games played in all competitions. So the wins really dried up for them, but at least they were avoiding defeat. Chelsea are looking for their second Europa League title to add to their 2013 success. That came in their debut in the competition.

Half Time Draw
11/10

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So the Blues could make it two from two in midweek. Only once before have the Blues met Arsenal in Europa. That was a 2003/04 Champions League quarter-final tie which the Blues won 3-2 on aggregate. They had dropped from the Champions League that season, so this term saw them play in their first-ever Europa League group stage. Chelsea made pretty light work of it all as well posting a W5 D1 record in that group stage.

Chelsea picked up a win in each of their opening six games of the knockout stages too, powering their way to a semi-final showdown against German side Frankfurt. Both legs ended in a 1-1 draw on that occasion. It was Eden Hazard who converted the telling penalty in the shootout for the Blues. This is expected to be his last game for Chelsea as a move to Real Madrid looks on the cards.

Hazard is an 11/8 anytime goalscorer option for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 24th, 2019 at 7:56 p.m.). Chelsea have such a powerful record in their two seasons in the Europa League. They are now W14 D3 in their last seven fixtures in the competition. That eclipsed the previous longest unbeaten record of 15 held by Atletico in the competition. This unbeaten form stretches back to the final three games of their 2013 title-winning campaign. No team though has ever lifted the Europa League title undefeated in a campaign. Chelsea are the top scorers in this season’s tournament.

Chelsea v Arsenal Head to Head

Chelsea and Arsenal both won their EPL home games against the other this season
Arsenal are W3 D4 L1 in their last eight against Chelsea
Both teams have scored in two of the last five meetings
Chelsea have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three against the Gunners

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Arsenal

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 17 Europa League games
  • This is the third Europa League final between two clubs from the same nation
  • Arsenal are on a five match winning streak in the Europa League

Arsenal News and Form – Will Arsenal get Champions League place?

Because they failed to secure a Champions League place through the Premier League, Arsenal have extra pressure on them. The Europa League Final does offer them a back door route to the UCL if they can win it. So maybe that is why they have gone hard at this trophy because their domestic form rally tanked at the end of the season. The Gunners are currently on a five-match winning streak in the Europa League which is their best ever return in the competitions.

Their previous best winning streak was three matches. Last season Arsenal played in the Europa League for the first time ever and they made it all the way to the semi-finals. They were expertly stopped there by eventual winners Atletico Madrid. This season the Gunners made amends in the final four. It was against Spanish opposition too, as they took down Valencia to make it to their first Europa League Final.

Arsenal did make it to the 2000 UEFA Cup final where they lost on a penalty shootout to Galatasaray. Arsenal had a comfortable time in this season’s group stage of the competition, posting a W5 D1 record. The Gunners kept five straight clean sheets in that campaign, a competition record. During that group stage campaign, they played Qarabag at the Baku Olympic Stadium, where this season’s Final is being held.

The Gunners did lose the away legs of their round of 32 and round of 16 ties against BATE and Rennes but still pulled through. Arsenal did do a great job in beating Napoli 2-0 on aggregate in the quarter-finals which set them up for their semi-final showdown against Valencia. Arsenal won it in spectacular style, 7-3 on aggregate with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (four) and Alexandre Lacazette (three) sharing the goals. Aubameyang is the 11/10 Anytime goalscorer favourite for the Europa League Final* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 24th, 2019 at 7:56 p.m.). From their previous 179 meeting with Chelsea, Arsenal have won 76 and lost 63.

Chelsea v Arsenal Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
Chelsea to lift the trophy 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 24th, 2019 at 7:56 p.m.)

Chelsea v Arsenal Predictions

Chelsea to win: Arsenal are the bigger attacking threat of the two teams, but Chelsea seem to be on point when it comes to these Europa League challenges. This may be a closely fought duel at the end of the day, but the Blues are more stable at the back than Arsenal are and that could be a telling difference.


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