Chelsea and Arsenal will renew their rivalry on Saturday afternoon in a Premier League clash. Here are four attractive bets to if you fancy a flutter.
A match between Chelsea and Arsenal does not normally require extra factors to spice things up. However, for those fancying a flutter on the big game, we’ve picked out four attractive punts that could come through.
All odds taken from Sky Bet and were correct at the time of writing.
Francis Coquelin or Diego Costa 1st Player Carded – 9/2
It is unlikely that this game will pass without a few feisty moments. Most of these will probably involve Diego Costa. Bearing that in mind, this 9/2 shot looks like a decent deal. Costa will go into the referee’s book at some point, but the inclusion of Francis Coquelin essentially give you a double chance.
The Frenchman will line up in a defensive midfield role – one that will involve breaking up Chelsea’s play. If the Blues are to break with any sort of pace, Coquelin could easily pick up a booking for a cynical tackle.
Full Time Result and Both Teams To Score: Chelsea and Yes – 7/2
This is a bet for the Chelsea fans who want to put their money where their heart is. On paper, this looks like an even contest and a Blues win will be seen as a great result for the club. However, Arsenal have once again shown frailties and it would be classic Arsenal to implode.
Riding the high of the comeback win against Leicester City, the visitors can exploit their hosts and secure three points. The Gunners, though, will likely get one goal due to the absence of John Terry in defence.
Although you may not naturally associate Diego Costa with headed goals, the Spaniard can nod them in when required to do so. This is highlighted by the brace he bagged for Spain in their recent clash with Liechtenstein. Both of his goals came via his head.
Furthermore, he will likely get under the skin of centre-backs Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi. Against the former, he certainly has the edge from a physical point of view so out-jumping the Frenchman for a header is not improbable.
Sanchez to score, Chelsea to win and Monreal, Costa & Kante to be carded – 300/1
This is the bet that is only worth that one quid you found down the back of sofa. Having said that, we like to make sure that it is somewhat feasible.
Arsenal will almost certainly hit the back of the net against a shoddy Blues defence. Who better to grab the goal than their top scorer, Alexis Sanchez? Chelsea to win, meanwhile, is as likely as any other result.
Nacho Monreal is a distinctly average defender who will be teased and tormented by any of the Blues’ wingers. Diego Costa will be booked, fact. The N’Golo Kante part is the risky bit of the bet, but his position as a defensive midfielder does not make this prospect insane. One mistimed tackle on an Arsenal counter-attack is all it takes.