Arsenal v Chelsea betting tips – are Blues a double money opportunity?

How did things go so badly for Arsenal FC? At the time of writing, the Gunners are sitting fifteenth in the Premier League table and the north London side have amassed just fourteen points so far this season.

What makes things even worse is that Arsenal won their opening two matches against Fulham and West Ham, which means that only eight points have been landed from twelve games and that is clear relegation form for any team in the English top flight.

Are Arsenal Too Good to Go Down?

Right now, the bookies aren’t prepared to seriously consider Arsenal for the drop and they would comfortably be the biggest club to be relegated given the budgets and quality of player that is in place at the Emirates Stadium, although the Gunners are rank outsiders to win this Boxing Day clash.

Some bookies are prepared to go as big as 3/1 about Arteta’s side winning this Saturday teatime encounter, with the Spaniard hoping that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns from injury to make an impact against a Chelsea side who have lost their past two away encounters this season.

Arsenal’s last EPL victory came on 1 November when the Gunners landed a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford, although this was a false dawn considering that the visitors left Manchester with a victory due to an Aubameyang penalty, with scoring goals from open play now being a serious problem for this outfit.

Chelsea Evens to Win London Derby

Frank Lampard appeared to have a Chelsea team capable of challenging for the Premier League title a few games ago, although defeats at Everton and Wolves have tempered this view and it will be imperative for the Blues to arrest this slump in away form if the visitors are to challenge for a top-four berth this season.

Previously to those two defeats, Chelsea had won three and drawn two of their five games played and this is a squad dripping with quality, with Lampard having the ability to rotate players for different challenges and attack opponents with pace.

It might be the case that the visitors have plenty of possession in this game and it’s Arsenal who play like the away team, with Arteta wary of the pace that Timo Werner can provide from the wide left position and it’s plausible that Tammy Abraham will be preferred over Olivier Giroud.

What Are the Best Bets for Arsenal v Chelsea?

We really wouldn’t put anyone off the idea of backing Chelsea to simply win the match. There will be no spectators in the stadium and there’s little reason not to back a team who are significantly better than their opponents, with a couple of defeats against decent opponents no particular reason to desert them.

The Blues have averaged two goals per game this season, with the goals fairly evenly spread around and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Chelsea prosper from set pieces, with Kurt Zouma an attractive price to break the deadlock, with the Frenchman dangerous from corners.

One wonders whether motivation alone will serve its purpose for an Arsenal team who have wobbled so much in recent matches and this might take the form of a must-win clash for the Gunners considering that their manager could be close to exiting stage left right now.

While the bookies think we could see both teams find the net in this clash, we’re actually of the opinion that Chelsea might win this game without conceding a single goal and the Blues have previously ran a tight ship and you’re able to get odds over 5/2 about a win to nil for Chelsea.


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