Chelsea vs Arsenal Betting Preview: Hazard 15/8 to make his mark on the Europa League final

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With the 28-year-old expected to make a big money move to Real Madrid this summer, 888Sport are offering an industry best price on him scoring in Baku

Eden Hazard has been a bit-part player for Chelsea in their Europa League campaign this term with Maurizio Sarri saving his star man for domestic clashes for the majority of the season.

Having started just three games en route to the showpiece finale against Arsenal in Baku, the Belgian is still one of the most fancied goal scorer options with the bookmakers.

888Sport go 15/8 (2.88) that the 28-year-old find the net as the London pair square off on Wednesday night. That's an industry-best price at the time of writing and by some margin with the next best quote being 13/8 (2.63) according to Oddschecker.

While he has failed to register in either meeting this season, the Blues’ main man was on target twice against the Gunners last term, including the opening goal in their Carbao Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium.

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The final could be Hazard's last game in a Chelsea shirt too. With just a year left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, the 28-year-old is widely expected to seal a move to Real Madrid this summer, calling time on a seven-year stay in London. With that in mind, some punters will surely be keen to back him to sign off in style against the Gunners.

Although he has played a very limited part in the Europa League campaign, Hazard is Chelsea's leading Premier League scorer for the season with 16 strikes. That's double the tally of Pedro who comes next in the top-flight scoring charts.

The Belgium international is 5/1 (6.0) to score the first goal in the Europa League final at the time of writing and he's 12/1 (13.0) to score two or more in the all-London affair.

It's worth noting that just seven of the 16 league goals the 28-year-old has scored this season have been the opening strikes of their respective matches. Of the top 10 scorers in the division this season, only Raheem Sterling netted fewer first goals.

Eden Hazard Jonathan De Guzman Eintracht Frankfurt Chelsea Europa League 2019

A hat-trick is available at 70/1 (71.0) with 888Sport although it would be the first instance of Hazard netting three times in a single game since his treble against Cardiff City in September. That too is an industry-best quote at the time of writing.

As expected there are a huge variety of markets available on the Europa League final including 11/1 (12.0) on Hazard scoring from outside the penalty area, 3/1 (4.0) that he provides an assist and 4/1 (5.00) about the Belgian scoring anytime in a Chelsea victory in normal time.

That wincast quote is available in the 888Specials menu, having been boosted from the usual price of 18/5 (4.60) with the online firm.

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