Chelsea vs Arsenal
UEFA Europa League
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Baki Olimpiya Stadionu (Baku).
Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku will have the honour to host two London heavyweights who are set to battle it out for the Europa League trophy.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have had roller-coaster campaigns this season, but they’ll have a great opportunity to make it one to remember with a potential victory on Wednesday evening.
Apart from the chance to lift the silverware, the match has even bigger importance for Arsenal as a victory here would guide them to the Champions League football next season through the backdoor entrance.
The Gunners lost the battle for the top-four finish in the Premier League just to the likes of Chelsea.
Can they make it up here and allow England to have five representatives in the next edition of continent’s most prestigious club competition?
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
Arsenal lead the head to head toe by ten wins coming into 178th encounter with the Blues.
The Gunners were more successful in the most recent head to head history with Chelsea.
Arsenal won two, drew one and lost one of last four ties against Chelsea who only managed to pick up a single victory in last nine meetings with the Gunners.
The Gunners won 2-0 when these two likes last met each other in January this year at Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Prediction
Both sides have actually been very inconsistent with their form in recent weeks. It was a pretty messy reading for Arsenal’s fans in late-April when the team lost three on the trot in the Premier League conceding three goals in each of these defeats.
Given losses came against the likes of Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City, we can say it was quite a disappointing streak for Champions League hopefuls back then.
The Gunners did manage to raise spirits with a pair of super impressive wins over Spanish heavyweights Valencia in the Europa League semi-final. They notched seven goals in two legs and backed it up with a 1-3 victory over Burnley in the last Premier League Matchday.
The Blues will head into this unbeaten in seven subsequent games, but they also won just one of past six across competitions.
Knowing they saw off Arsenal just once in last nine head to head encounters, backing the Gunners not to lose looks to be just the way to go at the odds of 1.57.
Braver punters can shoot for Arsenal to lift the trophy at 2.10 knowing they have Unai Emery at the helm. The Spanish manager lifted the Europa League trophy three consecutive times (from 2014-2016) with Sevilla.
As for the goal-scorer, our main suggestion would be Premier League’s joint-top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Gabonese forward bagged 8 goals in 11 Europa League appearances this season.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
Arsenal or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7)
Arsenal to lift the trophy @ 2.10 (11/10).