Chelsea will take on Arsenal in the Europa League Final on Wednesday. The run-up to the match has been overshadowed by politics on Arsenal’s side, with Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan omitted from the squad due to fears for his safety in Azerbaijan, and Maurizio Sarri’s expected departure for Juventus on Chelsea’s side.
Bookmakers hold Chelsea as slight favourites to win in Baku and give them odds of 29/20, while Arsenal comes with higher odds at 21/10. The match will likely be Eden Hazard’s last match for Chelsea. Punters will be foolish not to back him to score in Baku, especially as the diminutive Belgian has been Chelsea’s only reliable scorer this season, with 19 goals in all competitions. Bookmakers give Hazard odds of 11/8 to score anytime in the match, give him odds of 9/2 to score first, and the same odds of 9/2 to score last.Hazard is also a good bet in the Multi Scorers market as he can easily score a brace (15/2) and might even notch a hat-trick (33/1). Chelsea missing Kante in midfield and Rudiger at centre-back may open up the Blues’ defences, which Arsenal’s lethal pair of strikers can capitalise on. Alexandre Lacazette is given nice odds of 5/1 to score first and odds of 8/5 to score anytime during the match. Aubameyang, on the other hand, is the favourite with bookmakers to score in Baku and is given odds of 11/10 to score anytime. For a more in-depth analysis and tips head to Europa League Final: Chelsea vs Arsenal.