The calendar year’s matches these two have been dense ones. The above, 0-0, we have from the first match in this double meeting, which is completely open before the return. When they met in September 2017, the Premier League, it also ended with a draw outcome – speechless.
A little surprising is Chelsea, which is featured favorite, despite the home-side advantage for Arsenal. However, how it can be motivated is understandable when “London’s Blue” is eight pins above “Gunners” in the Premier League and the latter have had a terrible nightmare around the turn of the year.
But Chelsea has also not performed well at all, if we look at the results. However, they both bounced back at the latest – with a message! Brighton & Hove was a mouthwash for Chelsea, who won 4-0 at the outskirts. Arsenal smashed Crystal Palace with four goals against one.
The question mark is good before the match. First of all, with the shape of the team – what time does it bark? Was the winnings just back in hand or is it turning now?
In addition, Chelsea has fewer than six players who risk losing the match: Ross Barkley, Thibaut Courtois, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater. Arsenal misses the new acquisition of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Trion consisting of Santi Cazorla, Oliver Giroud and Danny Welbeck. Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal – doubtful cards.
Fifty-fifty ahead of the match
Had the signature been an oddsetter, this would be a fifty-fifty story. It can end anyway and either party will not be seen with greater chance than the other. Thus, on the games to Arsenal’s favor, the value is found, when presented as underdogs by the gaming companies.
It is clear that Arsenal’s problems are playing, but at home, against top resistance, they have been relatively successful during the year.
The matches between these rivals have also been extremely tight all three: three crosses of three possible during the year. Because we have a draw, even straw, before this return, it would not surprise if it became a little wary and backward game.
The slightly better party is doubtless Chelsea – but those differences are neutralized by the home / away factor.
Our Prediction: Arsenal win @ 1.91