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Premier League Round 2 – Arsenal vs Chelsea: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Another intense London derby awaits at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal and Chelsea lock horns for the first time this season.

After a dismal opening-day defeat to Premier League newbies Brentford, Arsenal need a response. Despite their big-money summer signings, the Gunners were alarmingly poor. These are worrying times indeed for Mikel Arteta and his men.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are facing no such dilemmas. The European champions kick-started their Premier League campaign with a solid 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. To make matters worse for Arsenal, Thomas Tuchel could unleash Romelu Lukaku after the striker’s €115 million club-record arrival from Inter Milan.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis

Arsenal return to the Emirates with a mixed record from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. Mikel Arteta’s side have averaged 1.5 goals per game, scoring 15 goals in the process. In defense, they have conceded a goal 9 times, an average of 0.9 goals per game, and kept 4 clean sheets.

Chelsea boast somewhat similar stats from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Blues hit the target 1.7 times on average per game, scoring 17 goals along the way. They conceded 11 goals, an average of 1.1 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.

Stats and facts for Arsenal and Chelsea.

Fun stats Arsenal

  • Arsenal has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Arsenal’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Arsenal scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.

Fun stats Chelsea

  • Chelsea scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Chelsea’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Chelsea conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Chelsea’s last 3 matches in the row.

Form Guides

Results have been close to hopeless for Arsenal in recent months and a quick turnaround is sorely needed. Combining results from the old and the new season, the Gunners first achieved a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace and went on to a 2-0 win against Brighton. Their latest game produced a 2-0 defeat against Brentford.

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Chelsea with performances showing little sign of stability. Combining results from the old and the new season, Thomas Tuchel’s men first achieved a 1-0 win against Manchester City in the Champions League final and went on to beat Villarreal on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup after finishing 1-1. Their latest game produced a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal v Chelsea Fixture History

The latest match between Arsenal and Chelsea was a close affair with Arsenal grabbing a small 0-1 away win.

The Gunners have the following 4-3-3 meeting statistics with Chelsea.

Top goalscorer

Arsenal will hope Nicolas Pepe and perhaps Gabriel Martinelli can step up as last season’s top-scorer Alexandre Lacazette is out. All eyes will be on Romelu Lukaku on Chelsea’s side of the attack, although Marcos Alonso could be worth a tilt. The Spanish full-back has scored in his last two Premier League outings, including the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

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