Arsenal vs Chelsea: Gunners and Blues facing EFL Cup extra-time

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Odds: Arsenal 2/1, Draw 12/5, Chelsea 27/20

Kick Off: 2000, 24/01/2018

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Arsenal and Chelsea go into the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final all square and we reckon another close contest is on the cards at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners and the Blues have already faced each other four times this season, with the scores being level at the end of normal time on each occasion.

That makes 12/5 for a stalemate again here look great value for our Arsenal vs Chelsea betting predictions.

A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds

Arsenal ended a run of five games without a win when beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at this venue on Saturday, netting all of their goals in the first 22 minutes.

The pre-match build-up was overshadowed by talk of Alexis Sanchez’s imminent departure, but Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette made up for the Chile star’s absence.

“It was very important because the last few games we didn’t play well and we didn’t give as much as we need to,” Koscielny told Arsenal Player.

“We were focused on what we want to achieve together. We know we have the quality technically and physically, but mentally we needed to push ourselves more.

“It was important for our confidence and confidence comes with results and wins.”

With no FA Cup fixture to worry about over the coming weekend, Arsene Wenger should be able to avoid making too many changes here.

Looking at the Arsenal vs Chelsea odds, 4/1 for a draw at half-time and full-time takes the eye.

A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds

Chelsea improved on a frustrating run of five straight draws when outclassing Brighton in a 4-0 romp at Amex Stadium.

The Blues were without the suspended Alvaro Morata and Pedro but Eden Hazard was on top form with a double strike, while Willian and Victor Moses also hit the target.

Hazard told ChelseaTV: “The combination between Michy (Batshuayi), Willian and me, and the midfield, was brilliant, so we need to do more like this week after week.”

Antonio Conte will have been equally impressed with that display but he will still be tempted to bring Morata back in now he is available again.

We’re on the Spain forward to score first at 4/1 in our Arsenal vs Chelsea betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

ARSENAL 4-1 Crystal Palace – Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette

Brighton 0-4 CHELSEA – Eden Hazard (2), Willian, Victor Moses

Head-to-head: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea, Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

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Best bets for Arsenal vs Chelsea

Match to be drawn @ 12/5

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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