Europa League Betting: Chelsea and Arsenal edge closer to Baku showdown

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The English sides secured favourable results in their semi-final first legs with the Gunners beating Valencia and Sarri's side drawing in Frankfurt

Arsenal and Chelsea took another step towards an all-English Europa League final with both claiming valuable semi-final first leg results.

bet365 make Maurizio Sarri's side 10/11 (1.91) favourites to win the competition having drawn 1-1 in Frankfurt.

While the Blues were unable to find a winning goal in Germany, home advantage for next week's second leg means the bookmakers believe they're in a strong position.

Jorginho Chelsea Eintracht Frankfurt

The latest Europa League betting sees Chelsea as 4/9 (1.44) frontrunners to win at Stamford Bridge in the return fixture and just 1/4 (1.25) to progress.

Frankfurt took an early lead but are 11/2 (6.50) outsiders to claim victory in London on Thursday. The Bundesliga side have some notable wins on their travels this season though, coming out on top against Marseille, Lazio and Inter, so Adi Hutter's men will retain plenty of hope heading to London.

The draw trades at 7/2 (4.50) with a 1-1 correct score - available at an industry best price of 15/2 (8.50) - forcing extra time. bet365 go 10/1 (11.0) that Frankfurt lift the trophy.

Unai Emery Arsenal 2018-19

Arsenal have a 3-1 advantage over Valencia in their semi-final clash. A late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal added the gloss to Alexandre Lacazette's double and the Gunners are now just 15/8 (2.88) chances to be crowned champions in Baku with the Spanish side available at 7/1 (8.0) with bet365.

Los Che are odds on favourites to win the second leg at 5/6 (1.83) but 11/4 (3.75) to force a result emphatic enough to see them qualify.

Arsenal's dismal away record this season will be a concern but the Premier League outfit have progressed from 37 of their 40 knockout ties in European competition when winning the first leg.

bet365 now make an all-English final just 11/20 (1.55). This selection is available by doubling the "To Qualify" prices on both sides as there is no specific market available for naming the finalists.

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