The new year starts with a highlight in the Premier League. Arsenal FC is expecting Chelsea in a London-derby. The two teams are not only rivals but also top football teams. Arsenal can be found behind the Blues in the standings, but they are still our fancied team in the betting tip, not only because of their home field advantage. The game whistle will sound at 8:45 pm CET. in the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal with outstanding home field record – fancied team
Arsenal is currently in 6th place of the Premier League. Not enough for the strong Gunners. Last season, Arsenal in the first time of many years did not made the qualification for the Champions League. This year they want to make up for that. The international places are not easy to get this season. Meaning, only one point is the gap between Arsenal and the 4th place. The new year starts with an unbelievable game. The Gunners are expecting Chelsea at home. Even though the Blues are in better position by only considering the standings, Arsenal played an incredible good season at home so far. Out of 10 home games only one was lost. Therefore, we expect a win of Arsenal. Cazorla and Ramsey are meanwhile on the injury reserved list.
Chelsea put themselves in good position – Luiz is going to miss out on the game
FC Chelsea is the former Premier League winner of last year. The Blues are this year once again at the top of the standings and want to stay up there. Unfortunately for them, it is going to be hard to hold on to their title. Manchester City is 16 points ahead of them. The Blues are currently in 3rd place and managed to keep a little distance to the direct teams behind them. 4 points are quite good considering the close field. In the upcoming derby against Arsenal, Chelsea will have a tough task to accomplish. The first match-up this season ended in a draw. The Gunners are, nevertheless, the fancied team. Coach Conte will have to miss out on David Luiz which is a crucial factor in the derby.
Betting tip Arsenal vs. Chelsea
The home strong Gunners are the fancied team with betting odds between 2.22 and 2.52. Chelsea is only the underdog considering their odds which are reaching from 2.60 to 3.00. In case this game ends in a tie as well as their first match-up, betting odds between 3.15 and 3.65 can be found. However, In our betting tip we expect a high-class London-derby with a lot of tension and emotions between the rivals. Nevertheless, we expect a win of Arsenal.