With Eden Hazard ruled out with a hamstring injury, expect his replacement to make the most of his chance, with our tipster is backing a 10/1 shot to open the scoring in the finalChelsea take on Benfica in Amsterdam tonight in the Europa League Final. Almost a year ago to the day, the Blues beat Bayern Munich in Germany to become European champions.
Despite not initially aiming for this trophy, Rafa Benitez’s men have fought through the knock-out stages and find themselves one step away from winning their first silverware on the season.
|Europa League First Goal Scorer Special
|Odds from Coral
|Fernando Torres to score first||13/2|
|Oscar Cardozo to score first||7/1|
|Victor Moses to score first||10/1|
Both sides have a number of players in their squads who have a serious attacking threat and have proved it in this seasons competition.
Spanish international Fernando Torres has lead the line for Chelsea this season in Europe, with team-mate Demba Ba cup tied.
Torres certainly hasn’t shied away from his opportunity, netting five goals in his last five Europa League matches. Despite constantly coming under attack from some quarters for his lack of form, Torres has scored 20 goals this season. He is favourite to open the scoring at 13/2 (7.50).
Rafa Benitez has chosen to move David Luiz into the centre of midfield for the majority of Europa League games this season.
The Brazilian has scored some sensational goals in recent weeks and has hit the back of the net twice in his last two European games. The former Benfica man is well worth investing in at a price of 6/1 (7.00) to find the net in 90 minutes.
Looking at Benfica’s attacking options, one man stands out. Oscar Cardozo has led the line fantastically for the Aguias this season, especially in the Europa League. The Paraguayan has scored six in eight Europa League games this season, including a double against Fenerbahce to secure Benfica’s place in the final. The odds of him breaking the deadlock at 7/1 (8.00) are tempting.
Lima is also a man to watch in this final. The Brazilian has netted 18 times this season for Benfica, but considering he’s only scored one in the Europa League, the odds of him scoring first at 8/1 (9.00) are just too short.
With Eden Hazard sustaining an injury against Aston Villa at the weekend, that opens the door for Victor Moses who has certainly made his mark on the Europa League this season.
The former Wigan man has scored four goals in his last four appearances, including breaking the deadlock away at Basel in the semi-final. The price of 10/1 (11.00) that he scores first is a fantastic price.
|David Luiz to score in 90 minutes at 6/1 (7.00) with Coral
||Victor Moses to score first at 10/1 (11.00) with Coral|