The Premier League has a massive match-up on Saturday, when Arsenal will host Chelsea in, you guessed it, yet another London Derby this season. Arsenal will be furious about their loss to the other London rivals, West Ham, over the weekend. Chelsea did great to beat Newcastle in their last match but they were eliminated from the Carabao Cup prior to that.
Date/Time: 1-19-2019, 12:30 EST
Spread: Arsenal +0.25
Total: 2.75 Goals
Arsenal (12-5-5) are coming off a really balanced and quite uninteresting away match against West Ham, where they lost by 0-1. After a goal-less first half, it was their opponents who took the lead at the 48th minute and held on till the end. Prior to that, Arsenal easily bet Blackpool in the FA Cup and moved to the next round. But that was just their second win in their last five matches in all competitions (2-2-1). The Gunners are now sitting at the 5th spot of the league table with 41 points, six behind Chelsea. A loss here would be catastrophic for their hopes of a top-four finish. They have been really solid at home so far in the league (8-1-2), where they have scored 24 goals and have conceded just 10.
On the other hand, Chelsea (14-3-5) played a pretty solid match at home against Newcastle over the weekend and emerged victorious. They took an early lead at the 9th minute with Pedro but their opponents pulled even at the end of the first half. Even so, Chelsea scored another goal at the 57th minute with William to win that match by 1-2. But prior to that they lost by 0-1 on the road against Tottenham and were eliminated from the Carabao Cup. Even so, that was their only loss in their last six (4-1-1). Chelsea are now sitting at the 4th spot with 47 points, six ahead of Arsenal and just one behind Tottenham and six behind Manchester City. Chelsea have also been really good on the road so far (7-2-1), where they have lost just once in their last five matches in all competitions.
Chelsea overcame Arsenal by a tough 2-3 at home earlier in the season and have been excellent in Premier League matches against the Gunners lately, losing just once since 2011 (8-1-5). But Arsenal have been slightly better at home over the past five years (3-1-3).
Matches between the two sides usually feature a lot of goals so the Over 2.75 Goals is the way to go here. Four of the last five matches between the two sides in this venue have had Over 2.5 Goals and these two rivals usually produce high-scoring matches.
Premier League Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction: Over 2.75 Goals (-114)
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