2016-17 EPL: Chelsea vs Arsenal Betting Tips

February 4, 2017 by Posted in Soccer Tips

Wenger & Conte
Run-away leaders Chelsea will have a chance to add daylight to their comfortable lead when they take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. This super Saturday English Premier league fixture will have a huge impact on the ailing title ambitions of the Gunners while the Blues will strive to shut them out with a win.

Season so far
There isn’t an iota of doubt that Chelsea are the clear favourites for the title now. After 23 games, they have 56 points and have a nine-point cushion over their nearest rivals. What more, with this win over a direct title rival they can pocket a huge psychological advantage.

Arsenal have flattered to deceive this season – again! They have 47 points from 23 games and are third on the table. There was a brief period when the Gunners’ fans thought they would challenge for the title but now it looks like a distant dream. The message isn’t out in the open but the visitors would be looking to avoid defeat.

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Can Wenger breathe life into the title race?
Chelsea have shown great resilience this season and look a class apart from the other contenders. Ironically, it was the Gunners’ 3-0 win in the reverse fixture in September that spurred them to switch their system – since when the Blues have become unstoppable.

Regardless of their frailties, the beauty of Arsene Wenger and his side lies in the fact that Arsenal always stays in the title fight. A win on Saturday will be a huge boost not just for them but also for the other contenders – Tottenham and Manchester City.

Prediction
The Blues may have received a drubbing in the reverse encounter but this is one fixture they have dominated in the recent past. They were unbeaten in their last nine league games against Arsenal – prior to the loss in September. Wenger has lost on his last four visits here. Also, Arsenal haven’t won since 2011 and worse still, they haven’t even scored since 2013. If that doesn’t make Chelsea the favorites, then nothing else can! Back the Blues to win the match at odds of $1.95 (William Hill).

Diego Costa has a frosty relationship with many clubs and Arsenal would definitely top that list. The top-scoring striker may have missed a penalty but shouldn’t miss a chance to score this weekend. Back him to score a goal anytime at odds of $2.20 (Sportsbet).

TIP: Chelsea to win – $1.95 at William Hill

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