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Europa League Predictions > May 29th

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The Europa League Final is set to take place on 29th May from the Olympic Stadium in Baku where an all-Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal will be played. It's the first time all four clubs in the two major European finals have come from the same domestic league. Let us know what bets you're thinking of placing after looking through the odds and ratings above. :ok

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Chelsea FC vs Arsenal

Chelsea FC

Doubtful: N'Golo Kante (36/4 m)

Out (injuries/other): Ruben Loftus-Cheek (24/6 m), Antonio Rudiger (33/1 d), Callum Hudson-Odoi (10/0 f), Marco van Ginkel (0/0 m)

Suspended: -



Doubtful: -

Out (injuries/other): Henrikh Mkhitaryan (25/6 m), Konstantinos Mavropanos (4/0 d), Aaron Ramsey (28/4 m), Denis Suarez (4/0 m), Hector Bellerin (19/0 d), Rob Holding (10/0 d)

Suspended: -


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A London Derby has more extensions in this case, as Chelsea and Arsenal will fight to win the Europa League. Two teams, which we can not say with certainty that they excel each other, are expected to become a great match, which can go anywhere. Chelsea has ruled out Eindhracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals to be found here, while coach Sari will not have the injured Riderger, Kante, Loft Chick and Onto. For her part, Arsenal left more comfortable outside of Valencia, and the most important absence she heard in the name of Meditaran, who, due to being Armenian, considered it politically advisable not to travel to Azerbaijan. Betting the game can go everywhere, but more likely than all, is to score both teams

CHELSEA FC vs ARSENAL FC @@ Both team to score, odds 1.67

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Chelsea vs Arsenal

The first all-English major European final of the season is here and it is taking place 2,500 miles away from the country that both of these teams come from. The joys of UEFA's organising prowess! It's Chelsea versus Arsenal in an 8pm kick-off at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Chelsea enter this final game with controversy and disruption smothering their preparations. Real Madrid President Florentino Perez publicly stating he wants to sign Eden Hazard was probably a little unnecessary at this time of the year and Maurizio Sarri witnessing David Luiz and Gonzalo Higuain have a bust-up in yesterday's training was not ideal. The Chelsea manager was then left frustrated by the training session being kept open to the media meaning his side couldn't practice top secret set-piece drills resulting in the Italian kicking his cap to the floor and storming off. This is even without mentioning the rumours that Sarri has been in talks with Juventus to succeed the outgoing Massimiliano Allegri at the Old Lady.

Arsenal's build-up has been a little bit more low key. Unai Emery has done his best to keep plans close to his chest. The Spaniard is experienced at preparing for matches like this having won this competition three times with Sevilla. The emphasis for the Gunners has been to win this game and secure a spot in next season's Champions League because failure to do so would seriously harm their chances of evolving.

The big injury news leading into this game is the potential absence of N'Golo Kante. The Frenchman is ruled "50-50" to play and with the Blues also missing Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi it would leave Chelsea very short in midfield. Arsenal will be without Henrikh Mikhitaryan due to concerns over his safety and Aaron Ramsey.

This is the second time there has been an all-English final in this competition. The first time it happened was back in 1972 when Tottenham played Wolves. Both sides have won 11 games in European competition this season. Only three teams (Real Madrid in 2001/02, Porto in 2010/11, and Atletico Madrid in 2011/12) have won more.

The Gunners don't possess the best record in major European finals. In their five visits to a final in European competition they have only come out on top once. That was in the 1994 Cup Winners' Cup victory over Parma. Interestingly, Arsenal have faced opponents from 27 nations in European competition. They have beaten teams from 26 of those countries. The exception? England.

On the flip side, Chelsea have a cracking record in major European cup finals. The Blues have won 4 of their 5 finals. If you're considering a goalscorer bet then you might want to look at Olivier Giroud. The French striker has flown under the radar with his 10 goals in the competition this season. That is the most scored by a Chelsea player in a single season of European competition and it is the joint most by any Frenchman. The other two French players to score that many were Nestor Combin in the 1963/64 Cup Winners' Cup and Just Fontaine in the 1958/59 European Cup.

This is going to be a close game. It's been one victory apiece in the league. Chelsea might have had every that could go wrong going wrong in the build-up but that can create a siege mentality. I'm just not sure the players back Sarri any more and I'm not sure Sarri really has the motivation knowing he's all but out of the door. Sure, it's a cup final but Chelsea are so reliant on Hazard and he's not really done the business away from Stamford Bridge. I think this is one where Arsenal should be backed. Emery knows how to win this competition and that could prove crucial.

Arsenal to Lift the Trophy @ 2.30 with Betway

BTTS @ 1.70 with Sportingbet

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On 5/23/2019 at 3:16 PM, Kaiser Fiasco said:

3.35 on Arsenal is surely a gift from the gods.  Incredible price - almost full-bank territory.

Excellent forum, by the way.

Welcome to the forum, not sure I'll be taking staking advice from you any time soon though! ;)

Whimsy aside, I'm inclined to agree that the prices flatter Chelsea and under rate Arsenal. Arsenal out as far as 13/5 now. I've backed them with Hills whose "Golden Goal" offer applies. You will be paid as a winner (£50 max) if they score first but don't go on to win.

Also followed the RP tip on Maitland-Niles to be shown a card. Advised at 5/1 but now 9/2 best with 365/Hills/VC/Betway. I also bought his card minutes at 11 with SPIN (but up to 13 now).

Going to have a look if anything else appeals now.

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5 minutes ago, Stegosaurus said:

I really like the 10/1 on 0-0, should surely come in more than 1 time in 11. This has penalty shootout written all over it - both these teams love a penalty shootout.

apologies if you know about this but:

if you are backing 0-0, consider backing no goalscorer in the first goalscorer market as you will get paid out if it is 1-0 with an own goal

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My money is on the draw

Chelsea are the favourites but Emery is the Europa league specialist. One thing I noticed in the head-to-head stats is the high number of draws between Arsenal & Chelsea on Wednesdays.

Typically Wednesday is a cup or European game and I think it is a good sample.

Since Abramovich took over, Chelsea and Arsenal have 4 draws and one 2:1 win each. That is 66% draw rate. Historically 50% or 7 out 14 games between the two teams on Wednesdays. 

30 out of all 101 games between Chelsea and Arsenal ended as a draw or less than 30%

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