It’s a critical London Derby matchup in the English Premier League when Chelsea hosts Arsenal on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. The Blues (18-8-4) are pretty comfortably in the third spot in the EPL table, while Arsenal (17-3-11) is fifth and scrambling to get into the top four to earn a Champions League bid. Chelsea is five points ahead of current No. 4 Tottenham, while the Gunners trail Spurs by three. The teams have been going in opposite directions, with the Blues on a confident run and Arsenal having lost three straight league games. The Gunners have won three of the last four meetings, though the Blues took a 2-0 victory at the Emirates earlier this season.
Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the -122 favorite (risk $122 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Chelsea vs. Arsenal odds, with Arsenal the +350 underdog. A draw is priced at +260 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Arsenal vs. Chelsea picks, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down Chelsea vs. Arsenal from every angle and just revealed his coveted picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Chelsea:
- Chelsea vs. Arsenal spread: Chelsea -0.5 (-120
- Chelsea vs. Arsenal over-under: 2.5 goals
- Chelsea vs. Arsenal money line: Chelsea -122, Arsenal +350, Draw +260
- CHE: Chelsea held the ball for 65 percent of the last meeting, a 2-0 win
- ARS: Arsenal averages 15.4 shots per game, third-most in the league
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Why you should back Chelsea
The Blues are playing with a lot of fire, following up a 6-0 hammering of Southampton in its last league game with a 3-2 win against Real Madrid. Then they powered to a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday. They lost the Champions League quarterfinal matchup with Real Madrid on aggregate, but it was still a rousing road performance at the Bernabeu. Mason Mount scored four times in those three games and has 12 goals and 14 assists in all competitions. Timo Werner scored three in those matches and has 10 overall.
Werner and Kai Havertz (12 goals) have the pace to trouble any back line, and Arsenal has allowed six goals in its last three games. Chelsea is third in the league in goals scored (64), while conceding the third-fewest (23). Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is second in the league in save percentage (78.4) and has 12 clean sheets in EPL games and 20 overall.
Why you should back Arsenal
The Gunners should come out with a real sense of desperation, and they have the talent to compete but have been having depth issues. They have a 1-0 win and 2-2 draws in their past two trips to Stamford Bridge, and they have not lost both games in a season since 2015-16. The Blues also have had some troubles at home, losing their past two in all competitions and winning just half their league games there (seven of 14). Chelsea has been one of the top defensive teams all season but has conceded nine goals in its last five games overall.
Bukayo Saka (nine goals, five assists), Emile Smith Rowe (nine goals) and Martin Odegaard (six) are players who can trouble even the best defenses. Smith Rowe scored the lone goal when these teams last met at Stamford Bridge, and he is due for a goal after not scoring since February. In fact, the whole team is due to break out of a slump, with Odegaard’s goal in a 2-1 loss to Brighton two weeks ago the only one this month.
How to make Arsenal vs. Chelsea picks
Green has scrutinized Arsenal vs. Chelsea from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets, including a strong play on one side, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Chelsea vs. Arsenal? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Arsenal vs. Chelsea, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.