Chelsea v Arsenal - Aussie Soccer Betting Tips

Published: 14.09.2017

Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Offers and Tips

Arsene Wenger needed a big performance from his Arsenal team last weekend. After consecutive defeats against Stoke and Liverpool, the Arsenal faithful were getting restless and anything other than three points against Bournemouth just would not do.

Thankfully they dispatched of the Cherries at the Emirates but they’ve got a very tough task next up against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have recovered from their shock opening day defeat to Burnley and are looking good for a sixth straight home win over the Gunners when they meet on Sunday.

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Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Analysis

Chelsea are the favourites with the bookies and are available at a best price of $1.80 with Centrebet. For many reasons, we believe that is a price worth taking.

Most teams have a poor recent record at Stamford Bridge given the strength of Chelsea at home. That is certainly true for Arsenal who have not won at the Bridge since 2011.

Arsenal also have a poor recent record against the Premier League’s best teams. They only claimed one win against the league’s top four last season (a 3-0 home win over Chelsea) and were battered by Liverpool when they visited Old Trafford.

There is also the number of disaffected players at Arsenal, including their star man Alexis Sanchez who is desperate to leave the club.

Then you’ve got the Europa League to factor in. Arsenal are not used to the Thursday-Sunday rhythm which has sapped the strength of plenty of sides before them.

Chelsea played their European match this week on Tuesday so have plenty of time to recover and should therefore win. They may find it tougher to secure a clean sheet though.

The Blues have just one shut out to their name so far this season and with Arsenal’s attacking talent a bet on both teams to score could pay off at $1.60 with William Hill.

If you’re looking for a bigger return from a game in which there are goals for both sides, the Chelsea 3-1 correct score is tempting at $15 with Bet365.

Eden Hazard has been slowly reintroduced to first team duties following his injury problems at the start of the season. The Belgian started on the bench in the Champions League so should be fresh enough to start against Arsenal.

He scored a wonderful goal against the Gunners in this fixture last season and can do so again so back Hazard to score at $2.80 with Sportsbet.

Chelsea v Arsenal Top Betting Tips

Chelsea to win at $1.80 with Centrebet

Both teams to score at $1.60 with William Hill

Chelsea 3-1 correct score at $15 with Bet365

Eden Hazard to score at $2.80 with Sportsbet

Key Battles

Almost nothing went well for Arsenal during their 4-0 defeat against Liverpool but the performance of their midfield was picked out as particularly pathetic.

Aaron Ramsey’s lack of positional sense that day caused his team all sorts of problems and if he doesn’t play much better against Chelsea, the Blues will be able to take full advantage.

Chelsea employed at combative midfield combination of N’Golo Kanté and Tiemoune Bakayoko against Leicester and those two will fancy their chances of dominating the Arsenal midfield at Stamford Bridge.

If Arsenal lose the midfield battle as expected, they will hope to make up for it in attacking positions. The Gunners have pace, power and guile up front and will try to stretch the Chelsea back line. Arsenal have enough about them to cause Chelsea problems but their own lack of a settled defence is sure to cost them the three points.

Match Stats

  • Although Arsenal have beaten Chelsea in their last two encounters, you have to go back to October 2011 for the last time that the Gunners won at Stamford Bridge
  • Combined, these two have won five of their eight Premier League games but have only secured two clean sheets
  • Chelsea’s strong home form has seen them win 16 of their last 18 league games at Stamford Bridge
  • Arsenal haven’t amassed fewer points after four games in the Premier League for six years

Predicted Line-Up

Chelsea – Courtois; Cahill, Azpilicueta, Luiz; Kanté, Bakayoko, Moses, Alonso; Hazard, Pedro, Morata

Arsenal – Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Mertesacker; Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Bellerín; Ozil, Sánchez, Lacazette

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