Chelsea v Arsenal – Europa League Final Betting Preview

The Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday, May 29th will see Arsenal and Chelsea face off against each other and for one it will represent a successful conclusion to an inconsistent season, while for the other it will compound what can only be classed as a season of disappointment.

For Arsenal, it is more critical because a loss will mean they miss out on next season’s Champions League, whereas Chelsea have already qualified via the Premier Leagu,e but that does not mean the Blues will not be just as motivated as their London rivals.

Both sides are in relatively good form, all things considered. Arsenal did have an end of season collapse but they go into this game on the back of two very good wins and of course, Chelsea finished the season off snatching the third position in the Premier League from Tottenham

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is a specialist in the Europa League and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has now taken his team to two finals in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

So, the scene is definitely set for what promises to be an enthralling and entertaining spectacle.

Because we have two English teams in the final it has thrown up a massive amount of betting opportunities, the bookies are falling over themselves to offer enticing prices on a wide range of markets and our Europa League Tips are designed to take as much money off the bookmakers as we possibly can.

For starters, Arsenal does look a good thing at excellent odds, they are currently a best priced 9/4 (3.25), and when you consider they did a number on Chelsea 2-0 last time out at the Emirates and beat them the last time these two sides met in a cup fina,l then the value surely lies with the Gunners.

I also like the odds on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score at any time at odds of 7/4 (2.75). The Gabon international is on fire right now, he scored a brace in his last Premier League game, a hat-trick against Valencia and was crowned the Golden Boot winner along with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, his confidence is sky high and for me, he is made for this stage.

I must say that I do expect Chelsea to score, the Arsenal defence is notoriously porous and with Eden Hazard leading the front line you have to think they will find the net at least once. Now, because I feel that Arsenal will win and Chelsea will score that means that both teams to score and Arsenal to win at odds of 5/1 (6.00) is simply a ‘must do’ bet.

Finally, I am following the logic of my thinking with Arsenal to win and Chelsea to score to back a couple of correct scores and this is where we can get some fantastic high odds.

The odds on Arsenal winning 3-1 is a beautiful 28/1 (29.00), and that is simply too tasty to pass up, but that is not the highest priced bet I will be placing on this game, no siree, I am also backing Arsenal to win 3-2 at a whopping 35/1 (36.00).

So, there you have it, five betting predictions in total.

Arsenal win @ 9/4 (3.25)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime @ 7/4 (2.75)
Arsenal win and both teams to score @ 5/1 (6.00)
Arsenal win 3-1 @ 28/1 (29.00)
Arsenal win 3-2 @ 35/1 (36.00)


  1. gotanidea says:

    The warm-up match would be the key and we would rely on our CBs to score, because Chelsea would mark our strikers tightly

    1. GunnerJack says:

      So we rely on our CBs to score in a non-existent warm up match which would somehow be the key to what?
      ‘Chelsea would mark our strikers tightly’. Well thanks for telling us this, we’d have never known that all by ourselves. Just fancy, defenders marking strikers, whatever is the world coming to?

  2. Stephan Larose says:

    Just watch Emery play Iwobi and Mustafi instead of his strongest team. No chances created and Eden Hazard breaks Mustafi’s ankles 3 times for a hat trick. Emery has shown himself to be tactically naive repeatedly this season, I’d say there’s a good chance this is how he puts his stamp on the team, poor team selection and losing the cup. Thus begins Arsenal’s inexorable slide to a mid-table team.

    1. GunnerJack says:

      Stephan, I also hope he doesn’t pick Mkhitaryan who is bad enough as it is without all the accompanying problems re. Azerbaijan.
      UE has slowly but surely begun to realise his strongest team contains Ozil, Auba and Laca so here’s hoping they’re in the line up.

    2. GunnerJack says:

      Stephan did say something. You didn’t. As usual.
      And everyone, even you, has the right to state their views.
      Now be a good boy and jump back on the bandwagon and get back to bashing Ozil.

  3. Lenohappy says:

    Ooh that so called poor selection has brought us all the way to the final,we defeated Napoli both legs,defeated Valencia both legs,we lost out of top 4 with a single point,and yet you still think the coach is tactically naive?

    1. GunnerJack says:

      Leno, maybe Stephan was referring to the many times UE picked defensive line ups which quite frankly DID NOT WORK! Doing so just invites pressure on the weakest part of our team. Happily UE now seems to have realised this and put out better teams lately.

  4. jon fox says:

    The obvious problem with placing five bets as suggested is that one is bound to lose, and the chances of winning on more than one of these bets are not value for money, thus reducing any possible profit. Betting is a very serious matter to those who wish to make money consistently and as one who knows it inside out and back again, I warn anyone foolish enough to copy ALL the suggested bets at the odds stated, that YOU ARE STATISTICALLY STARTING WITH A DISADVANTAGE. In particular, to back precise scores betting is a recipe for losing money consistently. That is fact rather than opinion but you need to really know the business of betting to properly understand why. However, if you are happy to lose a little flutter for a brief bit of excitement then go ahead. I will be betting further and already have but I both buy and sell odds(back and lay OR lay and back and usually both, in various combinations, at different stages) according to the movement in them and that is the only regular way to make a profit from betting. That way you are both buying and selling odds, as a trader will buy and sell second hand cars. I know what I am talking about so please be advised, IF you want to make money.

  5. GunnerJack says:

    As a regular bettor my best advice is to wait until 30 minutes before the off. Backing early risks such as injuries and withdrawal of players for other reasons – political (Mkhitaryan), babies arriving, a death in the family etc.
    Just as importantly you will know the line ups. For instance if UE picks a defensive line up then I for one would not back Arsenal.
    If however UE picks an attacking line up and I find that Hazard took a knock in training the day before the game, coupled with the already known loss of RL-Cheek then a bet on Arsenal would have a reasonable chance.
    If you want to dabble in trading a la Jon Fox then the easiest way to start is probably the ‘Lay the Draw’ strategy, details of which can be found with an online search, and which has been around for about 20 years. Things can go wrong with any type of bet of course.
    Good luck to all who bet – it’s not an easy game!

    1. Admin says:

      It sounds to me like you and Lord Jon should be giving us some betting tips on a more regular basis!

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