bet365 offer 7/5 (2.40) that the Blues come out on top in 90 minutes in Baku whilst their London rivals are 11/5 (3.20). The draw is available at 12/5 (3.40) with the bookmakers expecting a close enounter on neutral ground.
This creates plenty of chance for value bets and using bet365’s Bet Builder, we have come up with an 11/2 (6.50) play that would see action in Azerbaijan: Both teams to Score, Over one first half goal, Over nine corners, and Over two cards.
It is just 4/6 (1.67) that both teams find the net in Baku, which is little surprise considering Chelsea have scored the most goals in this season’s Europa League with 32 strikes to their name in 14 fixtures.
The Gunners have 29 in their tally, the third-most, including seven in their two-legged semi-final against Valencia. They were also the third-highest scorers in the Premier League behind Manchester City and Liverpool this term.
Goals before the break have been a regular feature of Arsenal games this season. Only four teams scored more than their 28 strikes before half time in the Premier League, whilst the 28 they shipped in the opening period was more than 13 clubs.
As such, 17 of Arsenal’s Premier League matches saw over one goal before half-time, the most in the division, whilst 13 of Chelsea’s did likewise. This portion of the bet would have landed in six of the Gunners’ last seven Europa League matches too.
Next, accruing corners has been no problem for either side. Chelsea have garnered 113 in the Europa League this season, 15 more than Arsenal in second, and an attacking game will almost certainly lead to corner kicks.
Finally, both sides average over one yellow card per game in this tournament in the current campaign, and this fixture has seen more than two cards in six of the last eight head-to-head meetings between the pair.
With the final in Baku set to be an attacking and open affair, this 11/2 (6.50) Bet Builder play looks a solid bet for punters seeking a value bet on Wednesday.
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