22nd August – 17:30, Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal will host Chelsea in the first London derby of the season, which takes place on Sunday afternoon. The home side wants to bounce back with a win, while the visitors seek another victory.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Match Preview & Team News
The hosts had a disappointing start of the campaign, as they lost 2:0 against the newly-promoted Brentford. Arsenal looked pretty poor on the pitch, and they also failed to score in their season-opener. It seems that a lot of work is ahead of Mikel Arteta, and a much tougher challenge is ahead of them this weekend. The Gunners will have selection troubles, as Alexandre Lacazette is out, while Pierre Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard are doubtful for this clash. These two sides already faced each other in the preseason clash, and Arsenal lost 2:1. The hosts need to improve their performance if they want to pick up some points from this match.
On the other hand, Chelsea had a confident start to the season, as they booked a convincing 3:0 victory against Crystal Palace. Thomas Tuchel’s side picked up where it left off after winning the UEFA Super Cup on the penalty shootout. This time, the Blues want to challenge for the title after barely finishing in the top four last time. The defense seems to be pretty disciplined, and that has been the case since the German head coach took over the bench. Chelsea has been undefeated for the last eight games, including friendlies, and they want to continue that streak. However, the visitors cannot count on Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for this clash, while Ngolo Kante and Hakim Ziyech are questionable.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Anything can happen in derbies, and they are always tough to predict. However, Chelsea seems much more confident, and they are definitely in a better momentum than their rivals. Therefore, we believe they will grab all three points from the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Goals Market Prediction
Neither side managed to keep the clean sheet in seven of their last eight encounters at the Emirates Stadium. Although Arsenal will have selection troubles in the final third, we think they might score in this one. We’ll rely on the tradition and go with BTTS Yes as well.
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Chelsea to Win @ 1.80 ? Place a Bet Now!
BTTS Yes @ 2.05 ? Place a Bet Now!
Correct score 1:2 @ 9.50 ? Place a Bet Now!
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