Odds on Chelsea to beat Arsenal 2019-01-1918th January 2019 / lee
The top game in the Premier League on the weekend comes from the Emirates Stadium in North London with Arsenal playing host to London rivals Chelsea. This is a game of high importance, perhaps more so for Arsenal than Chelsea.
The Gunners start the game in fifth place, six points behind Chelsea who are occupying fourth place. Arsenal can ill afford to lose more ground in the race for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.
Arsenal v Chelsea Odds*
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 17th, 2019 at 6:14 pm)
Arsenal’s recent wobbles
It is Chelsea who are kicking off the game as favourites for the fixture. The odds-on Chelsea to beat Arsenal are 13/10 and that is a reflection of the wobbles in form that Arsenal have been having recently. Arsenal had that massive 14 match undefeated streak of form earlier in the season, including a seven-match winning streak.
It has all been a bit hit and miss for them recently though as they have won just two of their last six Premier League fixtures (D1 L3). Earlier in the season Arsenal suffered a 3-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. While Arsenal’s home form has at least stayed intact through their current slump of form, they have failed to earn a clean sheet in any of their last six Premier League outings.
Blues carry strong stats
Chelsea are the ones who have been carrying the better form recently. They have won five of their last seven Premier League fixtures. Chelsea are also on a three-match winning streak away from home and while that has been earned against sides currently outside of the top six, the Blues still have shown a bit of grit and winning steel. The Blues will know that they are up against a good scoring home side but Chelsea have been on-point in defence.
The Blues have earned a clean sheet in 50% of their away games this season, and have conceded at under a goal per game on average. Chelsea are currently on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels in the top flight. Going into the game Chelsea have also have only found themselves trailing at the halftime break once on their travels this season.
Chelsea have opened the scoring in eight of their 10 away fixtures in the English top flight this season which is another superb stat. Granted while they are carrying a bit of form with them, including a four-match undefeated streak at the moment, their performances haven’t been full on thrilling displays of power. They have stuttered at times and largely that is because of them not having a genuine out and out striker who is in any kind of form.
Getting it done
But they have been getting the job done at the of the day. They are perhaps the more organised of the two sides, and the balance could be tipped in the midfield area where the Blues look to have a competitive edge. With the brilliance of Eden Hazard in their ranks, they will of course always have a chance at pulling something out. But will that translate into a huge three points of them which would open a massive gap over the Gunners?
The odds on Chelsea to beat Arsenal at 13/10 will have a lot of appeal for punters on the away side* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 17th, 2019 at 6:14 pm). It’s no easy game of course but the Blues have an away scoring streak going and they are facing an Arsenal side who have looked less and less assured of themselves at the back.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!