Europa League Winner Odds: Chelsea and Arsenal lead the betting ahead of the semi-finals

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The bookmakers believe the Premier League sides are the most likely finalists for this year’s competition ahead of Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt

Chelsea remain the team to beat in this season's Europa League, priced at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365 to go all the way to victory in Baku.

Maurizio Sarri's men beat Sparta Prague 4-3 at Stamford Bridge and 5-3 on aggregate to set up a semi-final clash with Einracht Frankfurt. The Blues will have home advantage in the second leg.

While they remain in the hunt for a top four spot in the Premier League, this competition provides a better chance of achieving a place in next season's Champions League according to the latest odds, albeit only marginally.

Perhaps the most impressive performance of the last eight though, came as as Arsenal kept back-to-back clean sheets against Napoli, triumphing 3-0 across the two legs.

Sead Kolasinac Unai Emery Arsenal 2018/19

Unai Emery knows this competition well, having led Sevilla to a hat-trick of titles before his move to North London and the Gunners are 5/2 (3.50) to lift the trophy next month.

Both prices on the leading duo are current industry-best quotes from bet365 who appear keen to take on the Premier League pair.

A semi-final meeting with Valencia awaits Emery's side, with the first leg at the Emirates Stadium on May 2 before a trip to the Mestalla a week later.

Los Che can be backed at 7/2 (3.50) to win the competition after they got the better of Villarreal in an all-Spanish affair in the quarter-finals.

Sebastien Rode Eintracht Frankfurt 2018-19

Frankfurt are the outsiders of the quartet although at 11/2 (6.50) the power-packed Bundesliga outfit may attract some support having disposed of Benfica in the previous round.

Having trailed 4-2 going into the second leg, Adi Hutter’s men recorded a 2-0 win on home soil to seal their place in the final four on away goals.

bet365 customers can back an all-English final at 7/5 (2.40) by doubling the “To Qualify” odds on both Chelsea and Arsenal although a standalone market will also be available in due course.

Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

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