What are punters backing for the Arsenal v Chelsea game?

What are punters backing for the Arsenal v Chelsea game?

A tight game or goals galore?

Arsenal v Chelsea is always a London derby much anticipated by football fans and full of controversy. Both teams will see a top four finish as the main objective for the season and could be fighting it out for fourth spot if Liverpool’s most recent form continues. They are 4/5 and 8/13 respectively to do so.

Liverpool can also be used as a recent benchmark for this game. Both teams have lost at home to Klopp’s side where both went behind early and clawed themselves back into the game, without ever completing the comeback. Both defences were far from eye catching on those occasions paving the way for a short 4/6 price on both teams to score.

The 22 to take the field will be packed with international talent, though few would disagree with Sanchez, Ozil, Costa and Hazard being identified as the stand out talents. A trend backing Sanchez and Costa in goal scorer markets in the first five games of the Premier League has become apparent with Oddschecker users and initial stakes on this game are indicating the same trend.

Backed Goalscorer Markets

Sanchez Ozil Costa Hazard
First Goalscorer 6/1 21/2 11/2 15/2
Anytime Goalscorer 2/1 17/4 17/10 9/4

In contrast to the above, the last 6 Premier League matches these two have contested have ended in a clean sheet for one or both teams, so a bigger price of both teams not to score at 16/11 may appeal to punters who enjoy historical data.

Backed Game Markets

To Score First Winning At Half Time To Win And BTTS To Win To Nil
Arsenal 9/10 2/1 17/5 15/4
Chelsea 23/20 13/5 21/5 5/1

The visitors are unbeaten in five at the Emirates in all competitions and have not been beaten by Arsenal in eight Premier League games. Both managers have relatively full strength squads to choose, with Chelsea skipper John Terry and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey set to miss out.

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