Chelsea are up against Arsenal in their first London derby of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. The blues endured a disappointing 2017-18 season with the team finishing in a lowly fifth-place – even if the team went on to lift the FA Cup. This resulted in the departure of Antonio Conte to be replaced by Maurizio Sarri. Arsene Wenger departed Arsenal after more than two decades at the club and he was unable to help oversee a top-four finish last season. Wenger has been replaced by former Valencia boss Unai Emery. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea gave Maurizio Sarri a perfect start to life in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Huddersfield. The match also witnessed summer signing Jorginho scoring on his debut.
Arsenal lost 2-0 reigning champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery became the first new manager in an Arsenal dugout after more than two decades.
Arsenal were able to beat Chelsea in the recent meeting between the two clubs. This League Cup match witnessed a 2-1 win for Arsenal. The last league meeting on this ground produced a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Arsenal are given a price of 4.50 despite winning the latest encounter with Chelsea and staying unbeaten in the last six meetings against the blues. The North London outfit travel to Stamford Bridge having just suffered a loss against Manchester City. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s mood is significantly better than at the start of pre-season, as the club has been able to bring in a couple of names in the market while they have also produced a strong performance on the opening day. Our preview would back a win for Chelsea due to this positive mood and confidence.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Arsenal draw odds: 4.00
Arsenal win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Chelsea may have scored three against Huddersfield but Maurizio Sarri will know that vast improvement can be made in terms of attacking performance. This improvement will come when the likes of Eden Hazard hit top fitness levels. Arsenal were quite mediocre on all fronts against Manchester City and our correct score prediction expects a Chelsea 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game is perfect to experience more than 2.5 goals, as both teams have players capable of finding the back of the net even under extreme pressure. Chelsea will be expecting more out of Alvaro Morata, but there are several other players who can end up scoring for both clubs. Our total goals prediction would go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard is expected to make his first start of the season in this game. The Belgian international had a tremendous World Cup and he is looking to build on his return of four goals in 12 league matches against Arsenal. Hazard has scored in two out of the last three league matches against Arsenal. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Hazard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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