Another intriguing derby game in the Premier League awaits this weekend, and this time we have a city derby on Sunday, November 6, so make sure you read the best Chelsea vs. Arsenal betting pick and odds.
Arsenal are looking to stay at the top of the Premier League after this game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while the hosts are hoping to come closer to their city rivals, who are ten points ahead in the standings. Chelsea are +155 favorite on BookMaker Sportsbook; a draw is at +240, while Arsenal can be backed at +170. These foes met twice last season, and each time, the visiting side got a victory.
Chelsea looking to respond
Chelsea suffered their first defeat under Graham Potter, and it was a massive 4-1 road loss to Brighton, Potter’s previous team. Although it was the first loss in ten games in all competitions for the Blues, they are winless in the last three Premier League games. Now, Chelsea dropped out from the top four and are currently 6th with 21 points, ten behind Arsenal.
Chelsea are without a victory against a ‘big six’ opponent this season, but their mood is a bit better following a 2-1 victory against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. Defeating Arsenal at Stamford Bridge won’t be easy, though. The Gunners are not only atop of the table, but they are also undefeated at this venue since 2018 (W2, D1).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a former Arsenal captain and striker, who scored 92 goals in a red shirt, is a man to watch for the hosts. Graham Potter will be without Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ben Chilwell (thigh), Wesley Fofana (knee), Reece James (knee), and N’Golo Kante (hamstring). Mateo Kovacic (muscle) is questionable.
Arsenal secured a top spot in the EL after destroying Forest
Arsenal dismantled Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the Premier League before securing first place in the Europa League group ahead of PSV by defeating Zurich 1-0 at home. Right now, the Gunners are two points in front of the reigning champions Manchester City, but a loss against Chelsea would probably send the Citizens to the top.
Mikel Arteta wasn’t very happy with how his team performed in a win over Zurich, but Arsenal still emerged victorious. Arsenal did drop four points on the road in the PL, but they were successful recently at Stamford Bridge, so this short trip shouldn’t be a problem for the visitors.
Gabriel Jesus registered a pair of assists in a win against Forest, but he is without a goal in the last eight games in all competitions, so the Brazilian striker is surely a player to watch for Arsenal. Arteta doesn’t have a lot of injury-related problems as he cannot count only on Emile Smith-Rowe (groin), while Takehiro Tomiyasu is questionable to play on Sunday against Chelsea.
- Unbeaten at home this season (eight games in all competitions)
- Scored in every home game this season in all competitions
- Scored in each Premier League game this season
Chelsea vs. Arsenal Pick
Arsenal are playing better football and the fans can certainly hope for the first league title since 2004 and the Invincibles. Still, there is a lot of games to be played as we’re closing the opening third of the campaign. Chelsea definitely improved since Potter took over, but failing to win in the last three PL games will put pressure on the Blues to deliver against city rivals. I think a draw is the most possible outcome and each side should be satisfied with a point in their pockets.
Pick: Draw (+240)
Arsenal are scoring for fun in the Premier League. They scored 30 goals in 12 games, only Manchester City have more – 37. Considering the fact that Chelsea found the back of the net in each home game this season, I cannot resist backing both teams to score in this one. Both teams scored in five of the previous seven H2H duels.
Pick: BTTS YES (-133)