While all of England and the rest of the football world gears up for an all-red-and-white final in the UEFA Champions League, Londoners will gear up for an all-England final derby-style just a few days earlier when Chelsea and Arsenal meet in the UEFA Europa League Final at Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 29. Here is our Europa League Final 2019 Preview and Betting Odds.
The Blues are a -140 favorite to hoist the tournament trophy while the Gunners have a takeback of +115 in the latest Europa League Final 2019 betting odds offered by BetAmerica.
Chelsea is a +115 choice in three-way regulation-time betting with Arsenal listed at +190 followed closely by a draw at +200.
The total of 2 1/2 is juiced rather significantly to the UNDER, with BetAmerica listing that total with a -150 attached to low. However, FanDuel Sportsbook lists the UNDER 2 1/2 favored at just -120.
A 1-all draw is the most likely result, according to BetAmerica, with just over 9-to-2 odds. Next in the exact score wagering is a 1-0 win by Chelsea at 13-to-2.
The next three likely are closely-matched odds at about 8-to-1 at BetAmerica – Chelsea, 2-1; Arsenal 1-0; and a scoreless draw. Next is a 2-0 Chelsea victory at close to 10-to-1.
There will be many other markets to place bets on in the UEFA Champions League final at DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetAmerica Sportsbook, as well.
Bettors can place wagers on the first-half and final score, the OVER/UNDER on the number of goals scored in the first half and the game, double-result propositions, first- and second-half wagering and many more propositions, including the first player to score.
More proposition wagers include which team will kick off? What will be the margin of victory for the winner? Will a team keep a clean sheet? Will a team record a shutout win? Which team will score first? Which team will score last? Will either or both teams score in both halves?
There is a vast array of variants of goal scoring and result wagers, plus most sportsbooks, including DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetAmerica will also offer live in-game wagering of the UEFA Europa League final.
Both of these clubs have won the Europa League final once, the last being Chelsea in 2013.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has guided three other teams to the Europa League final, winning each of them.
The meeting between the London clubs will be the 198th overall (Chelsea leads 76-63 with 58 ties), including a win by Arsenal most recently in the 2017 FA Cup final.
The biggest issue for team supporters is finding tickets to the event. Because of excessive travel demand expected by England-based clubs into a country with fewer accommodations, the number of tickets available to the teams is limited.
Europa League Final 2019 Predictions
- TIP: OVER 2.5 goals +102 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
- LONGSHOT: 2-all draw +1300 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
- DART THROW: Arsenal to lead at HT/Chelsea to lead at FT (28-to-1 FanDuel Sportsbook)