Chelsea v Arsenal Odds, Tips & Preview
Game time & date: 1200 BST, Sunday November
Location: Stamford Bridge, London
Last result between the two: Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal, Premier League, April 2022
Broadcast: BT Sport 1 & 4KUHD
There is no doubting the game of the weekend in the Premier League, with leaders Arsenal making the short trip across the capital to take on Chelsea, who suffered a big defeat at Brighton last time out.
Graham Potter endured a miserable return in his first match against his old club and the Blues will be desperate to bounce back, especially as they also lost 4-2 at home to Arsenal last season in the league.
Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 5-0 thrashing at Nottingham Forest, meaning they maintained a two-point lead from Manchester City, so what do the Chelsea v Arsenal betting odds look like here?
Can Blues bounce back at the Bridge?
Chelsea will want to forget a 4-1 loss at Brighton as soon as they can, with a return to home comforts on the agenda. Chelsea have not lost any of their last nine home league games, which is a fine record.
At home to Arsenal is a different story, though. Chelsea have not won any of their last three home Premier League games against the Gunners in front of their own fans. This makes it almost impossible to side with them in the Chelsea v Arsenal betting odds, especially considering how poor they were at Brighton last time out. Chelsea were also held 1-1 at home by Manchester United in their last home game, indicating that Potter’s honeymoon period at the Bridge is now definitely over.
Defensive issues have been evident at Chelsea for a while. In a run dating back to last season when Thomas Tuchel was still in charge, they have kept a single clean sheet in eight home league games. That was against Wolves, who have one of the worst attacks in the Premier League. It seems safe to say Arsenal will score on Sunday, then, but Chelsea have not drawn a blank in the league at home for over a year. This all adds up to the 13/20 at 888Sport on both teams to score being a solid selection here.
Arsenal facing tough test
One of the criticisms of Arsenal is that their schedule has been relatively soft so far. However, wins over Liverpool and Tottenham indicate that their burgeoning title challenge might well be the real deal.
With 11 wins out of their past 13 Premier League games, Arsenal have momentum on their side. Their strong record at Stamford Bridge, where they won 4-2 in the league last term, also counts in their favour when checking out the Chelsea v Arsenal betting odds for this one.
While Arsenal drew with Southampton and lost to PSV in the Europa League recently to suggest their start to the season could fizzle out, last weekend’s 5-0 win over bottom side Nottingham Forest restored hope that this could be an unforgettable season for fans of the Gunners. The 13/8 on Arsenal to win at 888Sport is too big to ignore considering their fine form and good record in games against Chelsea.
At 19/5, Arsenal to win with both teams scoring is an even better way to side with the visitors here.
League leaders Arsenal are facing one of their toughest tests of the season so far, with Chelsea needing to bounce back from a 4-1 loss at Brighton last week. Chelsea’s strong start under Graham Potter could be over and Arsenal’s excellent recent record at the Bridge must be taken into account when browsing the Chelsea v Arsenal betting odds – the Gunners won 4-2 on their last visit to take on the Blues.
The 13/8 at 888Sport for an Arsenal win looks to be too big, while the 13/20 for both teams to score is another strong selection. Combining both bets provides a price of 19/5 at 888Sport for Sunday’s clash.
Author: Jamie Smith