Europa League
>The Europa League is at the second-leg of the semi-final stage, with Arsenal and Chelsea slight favourites to progress to the Europa League final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019

Here, we preview both second-leg games and offer our best Europa League football tips.

Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt

Chelsea came away from Germany with a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt to go into the second-leg at Stamford Bridge as favourites to progress after scoring an important away goal. Luka Jovic gave Frankfurt the lead on 23 minutes, but Chelsea scored a crucial equaliser on the stroke of half-time through Pedro.

The statistics certainly look good for Chelsea who go into the game having never lost a home fixture against opposition from the Bundesliga and they have enjoyed nine wins on the bounce in Europa League games at Stamford Bridge. They have also enjoyed scoring in this competition, bagging at least one goal before half-time in nine of their 13 Europa League games this season, and scoring 3 goals on average per game on home turf.

Eintracht Frankfurt have faced English opposition three times in two-legged European games but have lost all three. Add to this that of their four previous European ties in which they have drawn in the first home leg, they have gone on to be eliminated on three occasions.

With Frankfurt having to come out and score, it should make for an open and entertaining game, especially as the tournaments leading scorers will go head-to head, as Olivier Giroud of Chelsea with ten goals lines up against Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic with nine goals.

We see goals and both teams scoring, however, Chelsea are strong at home and we see them progressing to the final with some comfort.

Chelsea to win 3-1 is 9/1 with MansionBet

Eden Hazard to score 2 goals or more is 4/1 with 888sport

Valencia v Arsenal

Arsenal travel to Spain to face Valencia at the Estadio de Mestalla with a two goal advantage following a 3-1 win in their first-leg following a night of drama at the Emirates Stadium.

Valencia had taken an early lead through Mouctar Diakhaby on just 11 minutes, but two quickfire goals by Alexandre Lacazette saw the Gunners in the lead after 26 minutes. With the game heading towards a 2-1 finish, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored what could prove to be a vital third goal for Arsenal in the first minute of injury time that could swing the tie in their favour.

Valencia come into the game off the back of a 6-2 hammering of Huesca in La Liga, so they have already shown their recent confidence in front of goal. They are also enjoying an eight-game run of home wins in the Europa League scoring just under 3 goals on average per game.

Arsenal arrive in Spain having lost their last two Premier League away fixtures at Wolves and Leicester City, conceding three times on both occasions. However, they have not conceded too many on the road in the Europa League this season and have kept clean sheets in all four of their away wins. Another positive statistic for the Gunners is that they have progressed in 17 of their 19 two-legged ties in European competitions when they have won at home in a first-leg.

We get the feeling that Arsenal will need to score to progress, but their away form has been poor all season and they have looked very shaky defensively on the road in recent weeks.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have a big part to play if Arsenal are to get through, but we see Valencia playing a cagey game and sniffing out the visitors threat. Valencia are very strong at home and we see them winning on what could be an agonising night for the Gunners.

Get Valencia to win 2-0 @17/2 with 888sport

Valencia to qualify is 12/5 with NetBet