Reasons for betting on Chelsea vs Arsenal tip
The absolute derby of the round and London is scheduled for this Sunday. Chelsea is hosting Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, in the most entertaining match of the 5th week of the English Premier League. The Blues are looking good at the moment, and they have recorded 4 straight victories. Arsenal, on the other hand, is still searching for the right formula. Arsene Wenger’s boys are unstable and unpredictable, and the tension around the club is high.
The referee of this match is going to be Michael Oliver.
Chelsea is coming into this game after an incredibly confident win in the opening match of the Champions League. The Blues defeated Azerbaijan champions Qarabag with 6-0, completely smashing the opponent. It was their 4th victory in a row, in which they scored 12 goals allowing only 2. In each game, Chelsea netted at least twice, and on two occasions they kept a clean sheet. What boosts their morale is the fact that those two games were at home. One more positive new for the fans and Antonio Conte is the fact that Chelsea’s players are all fit for the encounter against the local rivals. The only one doubtful is going to be Danny Drinkwater, but even he is expected to be in the combination for the team.
The Gunners had a lot of difficulties against FC Koln during the mid week in the Europa League. After losing at the half time, they made a superb comeback, 3-1, but something is missing in this team. Alexis Sanchez is back, and that is a huge plus, but once again we have to say that the defensive part of this assembly is not so good. Arsenal allowed an opening goal of the match in 6 of the previous 8 encounters. Those same games ended with over 2.5 goals. Since the start of the season, the only game in which they kept clean sheets was the one against Bournemouth, and we are counting friendly games also. Francis Coquelin will be doubtful for this match.
Head to head matches
When Chelsea and Arsenal meet, goals are certain. When we look at the previous 5 games, 4 concluded with 3 or more scores. The most recent game took place in the Community Shield, and Arsenal was better after the penalties. The regular part ended with a draw, 1-1. Previously the Blues and the Gunners had one friendly game in China, and Chelsea smashed Arsene Wenger’s boys with 3-0.
Overall in history, the London teams had 170 battles, and Arsenal is better with 65 wins. Chelsea has 57, and 48 matches ended without winners.
The goal difference is slightly in favor for Arsenal 237:224.
Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger have an even record, with two wins apiece along with one draw.
Prediction for Chelsea vs Arsenal tip
The only logical solution for this game is to rely on tradition and bet on a high number of goals. Over 2.5 is our first choice here.
For the second one, we would take Chelsea to win. They started playing very well recently, while on the other hand, Arsenal is still struggling.