By William Hill
Last Updated: 18th January 2019
Arsenal haven’t lost a London derby at the Emirates since Chelsea visited in January 2016, winning nine of the 12 they’ve contested since, but a leaky rearguard offers the visitors hopes of ending that unbeaten sequence.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Odds and Predictions
The Gunners are 2/1 match-betting outsiders despite boasting the third-best home record in the Premier League this season, with their west London guests 13/10 jollies off the back of three away league wins in succession. What would be a fifth draw in the sides last seven meetings is a 5/2 pick.
With Unai Emery’s men having held Liverpool and beaten Spurs at the Emirates already this term, our Arsenal vs Chelsea predictions duck the question of the destination of the points in favour of tips involving both sides finding the net.
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Arsenal vs Chelsea predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Correct score prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea, betting @ 5/1
The Gunners’ respective home and away results against Liverpool, 1-1 at the Emirates and 1-5 at Anfield, illustrate they form a far firmer proposition in north London than elsewhere.
However, only Fulham (two) have kept fewer Premier League clean sheets than Emery’s side (three) this term and our Arsenal vs Chelsea predictions for correct score see the Blues finding a way through.
While the Stamford Bridge side have won their last three away games in the top-flight, they’ve shipped once in two of them and may find it difficult to shut out hosts only Man City have blanked on home turf in domestic action this term.
Chelsea’s last two trips to the Emirates have ended in a 2-1 defeat and a 2-2 draw, while the sides’ most recent showdown was nine minutes away from this bet copping when Marcos Alonso netted the winner.
The Goalscorer predictions: Marcos Alonso our pick to score first or last @ 10/1
Alonso has scored more times versus the Gunners than any other opponent in his career, with his three strikes against them coming inside their last eight clashes.
With two of those goals being the last of the game and one being the first, it could be worth chancing our Arsenal vs Chelsea prediction over odds of 6/1 about him netting anytime.
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- Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12) and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (10) are the two players whose goals have been worth the most points for their sides in the Premier League this season.
- Gunners goalie Bernd Leno has kept just one clean sheet in his first 15 Premier League starts – only three keepers (Gavin Ward, Julian Speroni and John Ruddy) have kept fewer in their first 15 starts in the competition (all none).
- Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could become the second player to score for both clubs in Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Chelsea, after Cesc Fabregas.