The best betting advice for the Europa League Final
Chelsea vs Arsenal
Chelsea vs Arsenal - Arsenal to win the trophy - odds 2.07 - CampeonBet
It`s a London derby, for a European trophy, but it`s being played almost 3000 miles away in Baku.
After starting the season so strongly, Chelsea looked to be a club in crisis during the dark winter months. A string of poor results put Maurizio Sarri under increasing pressure, but the results were better at the end of the season and Chelsea finished 3rd in the Premier League.
Frankfurt gave an insight into how Chelsea can still look shaky when the going gets tough, though. I think Frankfurt was the better team in the second leg at Stamford Bridge and should have scored before the penalty shots.
I think Hazard is a one-man army for the Blues, so many times during this season he saved them. And if Arsenal can find a solution for Hazard and give him less space between the lines, I think it will be a difficult game for Chelsea.
I was very impressed by Arsenal in the two superb games against Valencia and if Abumeyang and Lacazette can find momentum and power from these games, I think they`ll win the final.
Arsenal also have had their issues this season too, as they lost a trio of consecutive league matches back in April and ended up finishing outside the top four.
All of their Champions League qualification hopes now rest on this final, but fortunately for them, they have a Europa League specialist at the helm. Unai Emery won the Europa League three times in a row between 2014 and 2016.
Of course, it`s very important for both teams to win the trophy, but I just think there are more at stake for Arsenal and Unai Emery than Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri. A defeat for Arsenal could have major consequences for their summer transfers because the transfers will depend on Champions League participation.
I think both teams could score here, but the price is too short. I really like the price on Arsenal, therefore I`m backing Arsenal to win the trophy (incl. extra time and penalties) the price looks good and great value.