Chelsea vs Arsenal – Carabao Cup: Fourth meeting of the season between Chelsea and Arsenal
This time on a match counting towards the 1st leg of the Carabao Cup’s semi-finals.
Chelsea is currently in 2nd place of the Premier League with 46 points conquered, having a record of 14 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.
Their goal ratio shows 41 goals scored and 16 goals conceded so far, which results on an average of 2.6 goals per match.
Their record at Stamford Bridge is positive, with the team getting 8 victories in 11 rounds.
The Blues are in a good moment of form, not having suffered a single loss on their last 8 matches. On the previous rounds, the team led by Antonio Conte has eliminated Nottingham (5-1), Everton (2-1) and Bournemouth (2-1).
Arsenal is in 6th place of the Premier League with 39 points conquered, thanks to a record of 11 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses.
When it comes to goals, the Gunners have 40 goals scored and 28 goals conceded (almost double what Chelsea has), which therefore results on an average of 3.1 goals per match.
Arsenal’s away record is weak, with the team only getting half the points they got at the Emirates.
Wenger’s team, despite only having suffered 1 loss on their last 5 matches, doesn’t give any signs of confidence or consistency. On the previous rounds, Arsenal has eliminated Doncaster (1-0), Norwich (2-1) and West Ham (1-0).
Chelsea vs Arsenal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This season, Arsenal has already played 8 matches against the other better teams in England (Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham, Chelsea e Liverpool), and they have only won once.
Regarding the teams’ head-to-head record in Stamford Bridge, Arsenal has only won 2 of the last 16 trips to Chelsea’s ground.
Playing at home, the Blues have every condition to win this first leg, because they are right now a stronger team, collectively more consistent.
They have only conceded goals in 1 of their last 5 matches, which contrasts with the poor defensive moment of form that the Gunners are on, recording 12 goals conceded on their last 5 matches.