Arsenal vs Chelsea betting
Arsenal take on Chelsea on Saturday knowing they need to return to winning ways if they are to cement third place in the league. The defeat last time out to Wigan was a poor one, but the loss of Mikel Arteta for the rest of the season made it even worse. Despite this, Arsenal only have the league to play for now, and so that’s the reason they are slight favourites going into the tie and best priced at 2.05 with Coral. Chelsea’s hectic fixture period should play in the home sides favour, so a correct score of 2-1 Arsenal is looking even better at 9.0 with Betfred. Robin Van Persie has been on fire this season, with 27 goals in the league, so betting on the striker to score the opening goal is showing good odds of 5.5 at Stan James.
Arsenal vs Chelsea odds
Chelsea are on a great recent run, they’re unbeaten in their previous 8 games in all competitions and have beaten Spurs 5-1 and Barcelona 1-0 in their last 2 matches. They have though, played a lot of games in a short space of time, a huge 5 games in 14 days. This will clearly affect the team, and is possibly the reason they are as long as 3.9 with Stan James. If they can find some freshness though, a 1-0 away win is showing good odds of 12.0 with Bet365. It also looks unlikely that Didier Drogba will play his third game in a row so Fernando Torres should start in his place. The Spaniard is looking good then, at 3.25 with Ladbrokes to score at any time. The last 3 games between Chelsea and Arsenal have produced 12 goals. So betting on over 2.5 goals is showing good value with 1.8 from William Hill.
Chelsea’s sheer amount of games should be starting to catch up with them. Because of this, a 2-1 home win for Arsenal is looking like the best bet. Chelsea do though, have the ability to get on the score sheet.
2-1 Arsenal – 9.0 Betfred
Van Persire 1st scorer – 5.5 Stan James
Over 2.5 goals – 1.8 William Hill
Torres anytime scorer – 3.25 Ladbrokes
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