Over 250 teams started in the European League season 2018/2019 in June of last year. 204 matches later, exactly two clubs made it to the grand finale. For the first time ever in the history of the competition, Chelsea and Arsenal face two teams from the same city. However, the rivalry of the London clubs is not the only factor that promises to be explosive. UEFA’s selected venue in Baku, Azerbaijan, has also been a source of much discussion.
Football Betting Prediction Chelsea vs Arsenal
The victims of this debate are – apart from the fans – above all the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who for security reasons will not travel to the authoritarian ex-Soviet republic on the Caspian Sea. However, in the following, we want to break free from any political considerations and instead analyze whether Chelsea’s and Arsenal’s lower odds are justified in the success of the “blues”.
That the team of coach Maurizio Sarri is given the role of favorite, is probably due to two obvious reasons. On the one hand, the kickers from the west of the English capital presented themselves more consistently and better over the entire course of the international season. On the other hand, Chelsea finished the expired Premier League game in third, while the “Gunners” crossed the finish line in fifth only.
This placement also provides additional motivation on the part of the Red-Whites, because if the alleged underdog late in the evening, the trophy can stretch heaven, you would fix in the very last second still participating in the Champions League group stage 2019/2020 , The signs promise an exciting and intense final between Chelsea and Arsenal, in which we prefer a tip on Eden Hazard and Co.
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
Although Chelsea FC claim to be financially viable not only to play in the premier class, but also to fight for the title, a new love story is currently developing with the second most important European competition at club level. Already in 2013, the “Blues” could choose to become a Europa League champion with a 2-1 win in the final against Benfica. Almost exactly six years later, the second triumph beckons, possibly worth a little more than the first big throw. This is partly because the final must be played this time against the city rivals Arsenal; on the other hand, but also the fact that the West Londoners, unlike in 2012/2013, were represented in the main draw from the start and did not first as Champions League relegated in the knockout round.
Anyway, the record of the 14 matches is one of the reasons why in the Europa League Final 2019 between Chelsea and Arsenal is a prediction on the team of coach Maurizio Sarri. With eleven wins and three draws, the blues are still unbeaten. In addition, the star ensemble from the west of London get a whopping 32 goals, which also correspond to the top value among all starters.
“Against Arsenal, the game is, as always, completely open. They have two dangerous strikers, Lacazette and Aubameyang, and their strengths are of course offensive. They play very aggressively and squeeze very early, so playing against them is not easy. ” – Maurizio Sarri
Only in the semifinals, the Blues worked more than expected and had after two draws in the first and second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt only in extra time and finally on penalties. There, goalkeeper Kepa became the match winner. Season and year-round Eden Hazard and Co. are meanwhile undefeated since 17 encounters in the Europa League (14 wins, three draws), which further underpins our initial thesis of the “love story”.
We would not consider the current constitution in terms of a possible Chelsea vs Arsenal does not assume any outstanding importance, since the last competitive match is already over two weeks in the past. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the protected of the Italian coach Sarri, whose personnel around the Stamford Bridge is by no means uncontroversial, just lost one of the most recent twelve official games (0-2 in Liverpool). In connection with the very interesting fact that Chelsea won eight of eight European finals after all five, we see – like the bookmakers – the rank third of the expired Premier League season in the advantage.
In terms of personnel, Juventus-related chain user Maurizio Sarri can not necessarily muster his best form. Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, Rüdiger and Ampadu will definitely be missing. Behind the missions of Cahill and Kante there are question marks. For the French world champion would probably move Kovacic into defensive midfield. Barkley, however, is expected to Loftus-Cheek in the starting eleven.
Expected formation of Chelsea:
↳ Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Alonso; Kovačić, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard
Last matches of Chelsea:
⚽️ 16.05.2019 – New England Revolution Vs. Chelsea 0: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Leicester City vs. Chelsea 0: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.05.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Frankfurt 1: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Watford 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.05.2019 – Frankfurt vs Chelsea 1: 1 (Europa League)
Arsenal – Statistics & Current Form
If Chelsea FC’s special final score in Europe (five triumphs in eight finals), the yield at Arsenal FC does not read so well. Six times Londoners have played in UEFA titles. The only success came in 1993/1994, when the FC Parma from Italy could be defeated. Because of the remaining five final defeats now to interpret a “curse” from it would be presumptuous, but is not subject to complete untruth.
However, the Spanish coach of the “Gunners” Unai Emery may act as a “balancing factor”. The 47-year-old knows as well in the Europa League as no other current coach in the European top. Emery won the title with Sevilla three times in a row between 2014 and 2016 and will be forever linked to the history of this competition.
“I do not like it if players do not want to play in the first round and then, as soon as we’re in the semifinals or finals, they’ll say, ‘I’m ready to play.'” We focused on this competition all season, it’s on important competition in which we can do great things. We want to get the title! ” – Unai Emery
Now the native of Basque, who has found his fortune in the North London district of Islington after a short detour to Paris St. Germain, wrote on the flag, for the first time with his new club to increase the personal trophy collection.
Similar to the upcoming opponents, the Arsenal Football Club has played 14 games in the current Europa League season. With eleven wins, a draw and two defeats, the statistics are only slightly worse. However, it has to be said that Arsenal was obviously getting better and better as the competition progressed. The last five matches were won by the former English champion. Especially the appearances against Napoli and Valencia could possibly be an indication that in the London city duel Chelsea vs Arsenal may pay the odds on the squad with numerous former Bundesliga stars crew.
Personnel should prepare the coaching staff especially the goalie position sleepless nights. Premier League Fifth, whose only chance of returning to the Champions League 19/20 is the Europa League title on Wednesday night, has two absolute world-class goalkeepers, Bernd Leno and Petr Cech. However, many question marks remain open at the moment.
Actually, the former Czech world goalkeeper is set in the European Cup. The 37-year-old, however, denies his former club the last game of his impressive career, before he will act as the summer sports director there. The question of whether Emery still gives confidence to the outgoing Chelsea loan or gives preference to Leno, will decide only at short notice. Definitely missing are Denis Suarez, Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Danny Welbeck is injured and threatens to fail as well.
Expected formation of Arsenal:
↳ Čech; Kolasinač, Koscielny, Papastathopoulos, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira; Aubameyang, Ozil; Lacazette
Last matches from Arsenal:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Burnley Vs. Arsenal 1: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.05.2019 – Valencia vs Arsenal 2: 4 (Europa League)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.05.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Valencia 3: 1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Leicester City vs. Arsenal 3: 0 (Premier League)
Chelsea vs Arsenal Direct Comparison
Although the two London clubs, whose rivalry has gained in importance in recent years, already faced in 191 competitive matches, the upcoming clash is a first. So far, the teams have never dueled in the Europa League or the predecessor competition, the UEFA Cup. In fact, only two European Cup duels are in the statistics.
In 2003/2004 Chelsea prevailed in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after first-leg and return (1: 1, 2: 1) just against Arsenal. By the way, the last final between the “Blues” and the “Gunners” is just over two years back. 2016/2017 red-whites defeated their blue competitors in the title game for the FA Cup 2-1. In the current Premier League season, however, each of the home team retained the upper hand.
Chelsea vs Arsenal Football Betting Prediction Explained
The upcoming final offers an extremely exciting starting position. In addition, for the first time in the history of this competition, two city rivals will face each other in the 2019 European League final. Accordingly, Chelsea and Arsenal make a prediction quite difficult. The odds of the bookmakers imply a slight favorite role in favor of the “Blues”, which remained unbeaten in all 14 games at European level (eleven wins, three draws) and also have the better final statistics in the European Cup (5: 3). Nonetheless, the Gunners do not need to hide on Wednesday night. Coach Emery’s protégés also have a strong Europa League season (eleven wins, one draw, two failures) and last but not least defeated the likes of Napoli and Valencia.
Key Facts – Chelsea vs Arsenal tips
⭐️ Chelsea unbeaten in 14 Europa League games 2018/2019 (eleven wins, three draws)
⭐️ Arsenal won so far only one of six European Cup finals
⭐️ But the “Gunners” won four out of six finals against the “Blues” victorious – but all at the national level!
All in all, in the Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal, we decide for a tip on the Sarri-Elf, who finished in the Premier League at the end of two ranks ahead of the city rivals and in our eyes has a bit more individual quality , In particular, the more vulnerable defensive “Gunners” could be a problem, especially since the “Blues”, unlike, for example, in the semi-final first leg against Frankfurt, will muster all the weapons in the attack. The alleged underdog, on the other hand, has to do without important players like Mkhitaryan, Ramsey or Holding. Who else has another Chelsea Vs. Arsenal prediction should keep betting odds under 2.5 goals.
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