Prediction for Europa League Champion, 2018/2019
Prediction : Arsenal to win Europa League at 7.00
This year in Europa League there are many class teams. Naturally, everything depends on the priorities of these clubs and, as we know well, some do not take it so seriously and concentrate more on their own championships. Clearly, this is most true for English teams. This season, however, Chelsea and Arsenal achieved remarkable results in groups, where they often did not play with so many reserves and, logically, smashed the competition. This year there are about 5-6 teams at least who can win the cup. First we will give our arguments why we do not expect some of these favorites to succeed and then why Arsenal are the most logical champion.
Inter is in the process of building up at the moment. They bought a lot of new players in the summer and the hesitant results mean that they still have not enough balance. Nerazzurri showed that they fail, when are under pressure in UCL against PSV. Sevilla are always one of the favorites, but this time the fight for the top 4 in Spain seems to be quite important to them. Although it is very likely that Lazio will be eliminated, we do not think they will go far enough. If they play at 100%, Napoli are certainly one of the main contenders, but we believe that Ancelotti’s team still have ambitions for the title in Italy and after they are out from UCL, Europe is no longer their priority for this season. Chelsea is the favorite of the bookmakers and the biggest contender for the cup. In direct matches we expect Emery to outplay Sarri. Of the other teams we see Salzburg as a team that is likely to make mess in the plans of the big sharks. It will not be surprising if they go far this season.
For this short period, it seems that this Arsenal has nothing to do with Wenger’s team recent years. Again we see enormous passion, huge effort, great handing, spirit, team play and ambitions in this team. Emery can change, but he can adapt to the changes, too. Gunners have a big enough squad to make it at two fronts. They have the ambition to win cup in the first Emery season and that’s their huge chance. Let’s not forget the most important thing – Emery is the man who won 3 times Europa League. If we compare him to Sarri, for example, the Spaniard has a lot more advantage, as Sarri has no trophy in his career. These are important things that can not be crucial in any moment. Emery’s experience is huge and Arsenal have quality. Gunners got eliminated in the semifinals last year, but now are stronger and will want to make it to the end.