This season’s Europa League final is an all-English event as Chelsea, who won the competition back in 2013, take on London rivals Arsenal. The Blues are slight favourites for the match while the Gunners must win the tournament if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Where and when: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku – 29 May, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Chelsea vs. Arsenal: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: Arsenal won the most recent meeting between the sides 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in January thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny. Chelsea’s 3-2 early season win at Stamford Bridge was their only victory in the fixture in the past eight meetings.
|Result after 90 mins: draw||23/10||Offer|
|Alexandre Lacazette anytime scorer||21/10||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||12/5||Offer|
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Predictions and Preview
The highly-anticipated Europa League final takes place on Wednesday night, but has been surrounded in controversy due to the destination of Baku.
A low number of ticket allocations for both sets of fans alongside the complications of the logistics of travel where added to when Arsenal’s Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan was ruled out of the game.
Chelsea are narrow favourites for the encounter due to their superior league position over Arsenal, but the Gunners have a strong recent record in this particular fixture.
If you fancy Arsenal to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 17/4.
One to watch for Chelsea: This is likely to be Eden Hazard’s final game for Chelsea ahead of a rumoured summer transfer to Real Madrid and will be looking to add to his 19 goals for the campaign. He is priced at 13/8 to find the net.
One to watch for Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette has also his 19 goals this campaign including three across the semi-final victory over Valencia and scoring against Chelsea earlier in the campaign. He is priced at an attractive 21/10 to score here.
Long shot: Two of the last seven clashes between these two have ended without a goal while Chelsea’s final league game, against Leicester, ended 0-0. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 10/1.