Betting. Arsenal vs Chelsea [24.09.16] : the Gunners open fire[ 22.09.16 ]
Match week 6
Bet: Total Goals by Home Team over 1,5
Arsenal had some troubles at the start of a new season. The Gunners were defeated (3-4) in the terrific match by Liverpool. And then Arsen Wenger’s side drew blank with the last-year champion Leicester. However, as it was conjectured by sports betting experts the North Londoners managed to cope with the pressure and found their game. In the next 3 fixtures Arsenal overcame Watford (3-1), Southampton (2-1) and Hull City (4-1). Apart from that, confirming betting predictions the Gunners beat Nottingham Forest (4-0) in the League Cup and drew (1-1) with PSG in an away Champions League game.
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As it was assumed by betting companies, Chelsea were quite convincing at the beginning of a new Premier League season and started to prove their claim for the title right from the match week 1. Under the direction of Antonio Conte the Blues won 3 matches in a row (2-1 against West Ham, 2-1 against Watford and 3-0 against Burnley). However, after a successful start Londoners slowed down and lost 4 points. Despite all sports betting predictions, Antonio Conte’s team drew (2-2) with Swansea and lost (1-2) to Liverpool. Moreover, Chelsea made a very exhausting trip to Leicester, where they got a hard-fought win (4-2) in the extra time of the League Cup match.
While choosing a bet you should take into consideration the fact that this fixture is very important for both teams who have 10 points each. Neither Arsenal, nor Chelsea wants to give a big handicap to Manchester City. So they will try to get 3 points no matter what. Giving betting tips we should mention that Wenger as well as Conte has some selection concerns. Wenger can’t rely on Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker while Olivier Giroud is doubtful. At the same time Chelsea is deprived of Zouma and Terry. But if the Gunners have adequate subs, the Blues do not. Chelsea’s defense is not rigid, but rather leaky. In the first 7 matches of the season they allowed 10 goals.
It is absolutely logical that the bookmakers do not name a clear favorite: Arsenal – 2,35, Draw – 3,60, Chelsea – 3,10. The Gunners are rated a bit higher because they have a home field advantage. So you can choose Arsenal (draw – no bet) (1,69). At the same time let us take a look at the head-to head stats. Wenger’s side has not overcome Chelsea at home since 2010. So we can expect an extremely tough game with lots of fight and irresistible desire to win. Both teams have the chances to get 3 points, so it is better to pay attention to the goal-scoring bets. So you can choose Both Teams to Score (1,60) as they have troubles in defending lines. Moreover you can bet on Total Goals over 2,5 (1,77). Also there is a good bet Total Goals by Home Team over 1,5 (2,06).