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Arsenal - Chelsea
Premier League
Sat, 26.12.2020 – 7:30 PM GMT+2
our main tip:
1st Goal Chelsea

Arsenal vs Chelsea 26.12.2020

These are tough times for Arsenal and a Boxing Day fixture against London rivals Chelsea only makes things tougher. Arsenal are winless in their last 7 league games, having lost 5 and drawn twice. This has left them languishing in 15th place, their worst position at this stage of the campaign in over two decades. Chelsea are coming from a big 3-0 win over another London rival in West Ham and will fancy another derby win here. Arsenal have conceded first in 3 of their last 4 matches while Chelsea have opened the scoring in their last two fixtures. We therefore fancy Chelsea to score first in this game and the match to produce more than 2 goals in total.

Main tip: Chelsea to Score 1st Goal (go to tip details)

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Head-to-Head stats Arsenal vs Chelsea

Considering the last 62 meetings between these two teams:

  • Arsenal have 20 wins. Chelsea have 23 wins. 19 matches ended in a draw
  • On average these matches scored 2.76 goals per match
  • Arsenal won 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams

Latest results Arsenal

  • Just 1 win in the last 5 matches. 1 draw and 3 losses
  • 7 goals scored in the last 5 matches. Average of 1.40 goals per match
  • They were thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City in the EFL Cup in their last match

Latest results Chelsea

  • 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • 8 goals scored in the last 5 matches. Average of 1.60 goals per match
  • They hammered West Ham 3-0 in their last match

EPL Table Standings and Latest Results

Arsenal: rank 15th – 14 matches – 4 wins – 2 draws – 8 losses – 14 points
Form Guide (most recent first): L-L-D-L-W

Chelsea: rank 5th – 14 matches – 7 wins – 4 draws – 3 losses – 25 points
Form Guide (most recent first):  W-L-L-D-W

Possible squad Arsenal

Arsenal: Leno; Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Willian

Out: Ozil (Unknown), Partey (Thigh)

Doubtful: Aubameyang (Calf), Martinelli (Shin)

Coach: Mikel Arteta

Possible squad Chelsea

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Mount; Werner, Abraham, Pulisic

Out: Chilwell (Ankle Injury)

Doubtful:  James (Knee), Ziyech (Thigh)

Coach: Frank Lampard

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Our tip(s) and odds in detail

According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:

1) Bet on Chelsea to Score 1st Goal

Betway offers the best odds for the bet “Chelsea to Score 1st Goal”
The odd of 1.65 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 61% that Chelsea will score the first goal in this game

Odds comparison for Chelsea to Score 1st Goal

Betway – odd 1.65
Betfair – odd 1.64
22Bet – odd 1.63

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2) Bet on Over 2.5 Goals

  • Arsenal’s last 2 games had over 2.5 goals
  • Chelsea’s last 2 games had over 2.5 goals
  • The last 4 meetings between these teams all had over 2.5 goals

Odds for this bet

Odibets offers the best odds for “Over 2.5 Goals”

The odd of 1.95 means that the bookmaker is calculating with a likelihood of approx. 51% that more than 2 goals will be scored in this game

Odds comparisons for Over 2.5 Goals

Odibets – odd 1.95
Interwetten – odd 1.93
Bet365 – odd 1.90

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