With the Unai Emery effect not looking like having an immediate effect on Arsenal as yet, and Chelsea’s facile 3-0 win at Huddersfield last week, the bookies are making the Blues very hot favourites to inflict more pain on the Gunners in Saturday’s late kick-off. The home side are odds on to win the game outright while Arsenal are as big as 7/2 to give Emery his first win as our coach. Many Gooners may prefer to spend the evening looking for the website for highest casino bonus to while away their time instead of wasting their money on backing Arsenal!
After seeing City easily take Arsenal apart in last Sunday’s game, it is difficult to have any confidence, but we all know that Arsenal are always more likely to win if we are expected to lose easily (well, we used to think that!) so the big price on offer could be a little tempting in a London derby so early in the season.
Although we haven’t actually won at Stamford Bridge in the League since 2011, our head-to-head record since the Community Shield a year ago has actually been quite respectable and they haven’t beaten us (not even on penalties) in the last six meetings. Let’s have a look.(courtesy of Soccerway)…
Looking at that record with the amount of draws at 90 minutes, you could argue that betting on it to be a stalemate would look like good value at around 3/1, and perhaps that would be the best we could hope for at the moment. I would certainly be happy with that right now, and of course a spirited performance from the Gunners.
Because of the Bergkamp effect (see my logo at the top of the page), Arsenal have always been favoured on Dutch betting sites, but even they don’t fancy our chances either. But all is not lost, as I am looking for a big value bet. Although Chelsea may be hot favourites to win the game, I don’t believe that Alvaro Morata or Oli Oli Oli are as good as our hitmen of Aubameyang and Lacazette, and a price of 6/1 for Pierre-Emerick to score first is a very good 6/1. It only takes one moment of brilliance…..
What do you think is a good bet?