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Chelsea vs Arsenal - 8/18/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Date & Time Saturday August 18, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chelsea -125 / Draw +300 / Arsenal +300 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
NBC
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Soccer | Arsenal vs Chelsea

Chelsea and Arsenal have had a long rivalry which will continue this weekend as the two London based clubs play each other at Stamford Bridge. The season is still new and both teams will be desperate to get some points on the board which should mean that we will get two teams that will play to win. This should ensure that we get a great game of soccer.

Arsenal lost their opening round match to Manchester City and although it was not an ideal start, there were many positives that could be taken away from the fixture. This will be another tough match but this is a more realistic fixture for the Gunners to win so I am expecting Unai Emery to be desperate to get some points on the board. There are many top players at Arsenal with the likes of Ozil and Ramsey playing really well against Manchester City. These players will look to repeat their form in this fixture with the desired result of getting a win away from home.

On the other side of the coin, Chelsea will feel that they should win considering they are at home. There were many questions related to Chelsea at the start of the season but after winning last weekend, many were answered. It seems Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea and that means that the new manager will get the team he wanted. This will be the first time that the Blues will be tested this season and if they lose, the questions they answered last weekend will be asked again. That being said, I think they should be good enough to win, considering they are at home.

This should be a close match but I see Chelsea winning thanks to their home advantage. The Blues and the Gunners are very evenly matched this season but at home, I think Chelsea are the better side. We are getting a good price wagering on the outright result of Chelsea winning so that is the bet which I am going to suggest we make.

 

Pick:
Chelsea

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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