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Arsenal - Chelsea
Premiere League
Tue, 02.05.2023 – 10:00 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Over 4.5 Bookings

Arsenal vs Chelsea 02.05.2023

Arsenal will be looking for a quick turnaround following their embarrassing 4-1 loss at the Etihad that for all intents and purposes put paid to their hopes of a first title since the 2003/2004 season. They were totally outclassed and bamboozled by City and the gulf in class and experience in such high-pressure situations was easy to see with the Cityzens controlling the match from start to finish. The Gunners still lead the table, two points clear of City but have played two more games meaning it’s only a matter of time before they get dislodged from the summit.

The visitors are in an even worse situation themselves. They lost 2-0 at home to Brentford in midweek, their 5th straight loss across all competitions under new manager Frank Lampard, and 6th league game without a win (2D, 4L). The Blues have been woeful and for all the talent they have, they could yet finish in the bottom half of the table given the dreary football they have exhibited particularly in this second half of the season.

With both teams desperate to get back to winning ways, we can expect a hard-fought and physical encounter here. This being a derby, tension is likely to be fever-pitch and we expect some cynical tackles here and there and bad blood between the two sides. As such we feel there is value in the cards markets and we are going for at least 5 total cards to be dished out here

Main tip: Over 4.5 Bookings (go to tip details)

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Head-to-Head stats Arsenal vs Chelsea

Looking at their last 10 encounters:

  • Arsenal have 6 wins, Chelsea have 3 wins and they have drawn once
  • These matches scored an average of 3.10 goals per match
  • Arsenal won the last meeting 1-0

Latest results Arsenal

  • 1 win and 3 draws and a loss in their last 5 matches
  • 12 goals scored in their last 5 matches. Average 2.40 goals per match
  • Got thrashed 4-1 by Man City in their last match

Latest results Chelsea

  • Lost their last 5 straight games
  • Only scored 1 goal in their last 5 matches. Average 0.20 goals per match
  • They lost 2-0 at home against Brentford in their last match
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Premier League Standings and Latest Results

Arsenal: rank 1st – 33 matches – 25 wins – 6 draws – 4 losses – 75 points
Form Guide (most recent first): L-D-D-D-W

Chelsea: rank 11th – 32 matches – 10 wins – 9 draws – 13 losses – 39 points
Form Guide (most recent first): L-L-L-L-L

Possible squad Arsenal

Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Magalhães, Tierney; Ødegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Out: Saliba (Back injury); Tomiyasu (MCL injury); Elneny (Knee injury)

Coach: Mikel Arteta

Possible squad Chelsea

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Fofana, Silva, Chalobah; James, Fernandez, Kovacic, Cucurella; Kante, Gallagher; Havertz

Out: Broja (Knee injury), Koulibaly (Muscle injury)

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 Over 4.5 Bookings

1xBet offers competitive odds for the bet “Over 4.5 Bookings”
The odd of 1.90 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 53% chance that there will be at least 5 yellow cards shown in this game.

Odds for Over 4.5 Bookings

1xBet – odd 1.90

Betway – odd 1.85

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2) Bet on First Half – Draw

  • 2 of their last 3 H2H league meetings have ended in a draw at halftime
  • A close contest is expected given the desperation in both camps

Odds for this bet

Bet365 offers competitive odds for the bet “First Half – Draw”
The odd of 2.25 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 44% chance that the opening half of this game will end in a stalemate

Odds for First Half – Draw

Bet365 – odd 2.25

Betboro – odd 2.20

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