Tuesday’s London derby at the Emirates Stadium sees two teams with their confidence shot to pieces go head to head. Arsenal have taken just three points from their last four Premier League outings and are fresh off a 4-1 shellacking at Manchester City. A deeper look at the Gunners’ recent form reveals they have dropped points in seven of their last 14 matches compared to failing to win in just three of their first 19, including a 1-1 draw with Southampton. Chelsea, meanwhile, are experiencing a torrid time of their own and are on a six-game losing streak in all competitions – their worst run in 30 years.
Arsenal can take some solace by piling the misery on forlorn Blues followers and returning to pole position. Bukayo Saka has scored just once in his last five matches and can open the scoring with his 14th league goal of the campaign at 6/1 with Sky Bet, while midfielder Martin Odengaard is 11/4 with bet365 to score at any time. The Gunners have not failed to score in any competition since the 1-0 defeat at Everton 16 games ago, while Chelsea have found the net just once in their last seven matches.
William Saliba will again be unavailable for Arsenal, but they can still keep a clean sheet and a 2-0 home win is 15/2 with William Hill. Other bets include Britain’s John Ryder, the WBO mandatory challenger, to be stopped in rounds seven to nine of his world super middleweight duel with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Mexico this weekend (Bet Victor) and Tottenham to finish in the top six (SpreadEx).