The Daily Acca: Gunners to make it number four for Emery

Arsenal manager - Unai Emery
Unai Emery won this trophy in 2014, 2015 and 2016

The Europa League Final takes centre stage today and Paul Robinson is predicting a good night for the North of London. Here are his selections:

- Back Arsenal @ 21/10
- Back Atlanta United @ 4/9
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Montreal Impact v Real Salt Lake @ 9/10

The Acca pays approximately 15/2

Emery to get his hands on another Europa League

Bet 1: Back Arsenal @ 21/10 - KO 20:00 BST

It seems slightly inconceivable that an all English European final would be met with so much apathy, but there really hasn't been much hype behind this fixture, and while the logistics of the venue itself are from ideal, I am genuinely surprised how much this match has slipped under the radar in terms of the media coverage you would expect.

Arsenal are the selection for me. They are the bigger odds and they have more to gain by winning. Chelsea have already qualified for the Champions League, whereas The Gunners haven't. That is just as big a carrot as the trophy itself, and it could prove the difference.

I would also add that there were only two points between these two clubs at the end of the season, and Unai Emery's side threw away a lot of points. They have much more firepower than the Blues, and they beat them 2-0 when they last met in January.

Champs to earn another W

Bet 2: Back Atlanta United @ 4/9 - KO 00:00 BST (Thurs)

The hosts are the reigning MLS champions and while they haven't made a great start to this campaign, they should have more than enough to beat Minnesota United.

The Five Stripes do come into the game on the back of two road defeats, but prior to that they had recorded five straight wins, and at home it's three victories to nil in a row.

The visitors have won their two latest outings - both 1-0 - but they were at home, and their away record is pretty dire. Last year they lost 14 of their 17 matches on their travels, and while they started this campaign with wins in Vancouver and San Jose, they have since gone on to lose four of their next five - conceding a dozen goals in the process.

Few goals in Canada

Bet 3: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Montreal Impact v Real Salt Lake @ 9/10 - KO 00:30 BST (Thurs)

Montreal Impact were involved in a six goal game at Los Angeles last weekend, but things have been much different at the Saputo Stadium as all four of their home matches this season have seen Under 2.5 backers collect - three of which had one goal or less.

It was a similar kind of story in 2018 as they only outscored the lowest scoring home side in the Eastern Conference by three goals, and when they last met Real Salt Lake, the game finished 1-1.

Mike Petke's visitors have put back to back defeats behind them by winning their last three games, and all five actually had at least three goals.

My angle here however is that they have only scored more than once in two of their seven away matches this season, so coupled with Montreal's struggles in front of goal, a low-scoring affair seems likely.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 291pts
Returned: 182.15pts
P/L: -108.85pts

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