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May 2nd, 2019 Europa League Tips

Graeme Written on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Thursday, May 2nd sees the first legs of the UEFA Europa League semi finals as Arsenal take on Valencia, and Eintracht Frankfurt take on Chelsea.

I’ll be covering both games in todays betting tips.

The second leg of each game takes place exactly one week later, on Thursday May 9th.

Both games kick off at 3pm EST which ticks me off just a tad – why can’t they stagger it out? Would be nice to be able to focus on and watch both games.

Luckily DAZN offer both so I’ll be live streaming both of those games at the same time.

Let’s get to the betting tips:

Arsenal vs Valencia Betting Tips:

Arsenal didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League. They’ve been in the Europa League from the beginning and have put in some excellent performances.

They’ve struggled away a couple of times with losses to BATE Borisov and Rennes – both games in the first leg. Then bounced back strong. The lone time they were in the knockout stages at home in the first leg, they thumped Napoli 2-0 then 1-0 away.

Valencia come from the Champions League and they’ve just been way ahead of everyone else. We made some nice money off a 5u play last time out with Valencia vs Villareal.

Both teams come into this one on the back of some poor domestic form. Arsenal have lost to Palace, Wolves and Leicester with the last two being thumpings. Valencia lost to Atletico Madrid then Eibar.

Unsure yet if Mesut Ozil will be playing although I expect he will. No news yet on Nacho Monreal either.

I just get the feeling that despite Valencia being quality – Arsenal will up their game here. They have a lot to prove and a lot of pressure following their domestic results and I think it comes to a head here. The one concern however is that they haven’t really had a bad form run in the league to compare it to and how they respond in Europe so I will caution myself.

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Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Betting Tips:

Chelse are unbeaten in Europe thus far this season with a 2-2 draw with Vidi FC the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record.

Frankfurt have been stellar too and eliminated Inter Milan. They have only the one loss which was that 4-2 loss to Benfica. Then things went to Germany and they shut them out 2-0.

Defensively, Eintract Frankfurt are solid in europe. Similar to Chelsea they don’t come in on the best of form with both teams having not won in three games domestically. Crazy stat that as they both drew their last two, losing the game prior to that.

Frankfurt are solid defensively while Chelsea would be happy to come away with a point I think. I don’t see many risks in this first leg.

Antonio Rudiger will likely be out which sucks.

Under 2.5 goals. 1.90 odds, 2u bet, go with Bovada - get a $250 free welcome bonus

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