The second game on 'Super Sunday' this weekend sees the league's two remaining unbeaten sides square up at Stamford Bridge. It's Mourinho against Wenger, Chelsea against Arsenal, tune in at 2:05PM and here are some free football betting tips.
Several months on from his infamous "specialist in failure" jibe, Jose Mourinho welcomes Arsene Wenger to South-West London with both their teams yet to taste defeat in the league this season. With a truly wretched record of no wins in eleven attempts – 6 losses and 5 draws – Wenger will be desperate to register a victory as he celebrates his 18th year at Arsenal. Whatever happens, neither will want to end up with egg on their face.
With both sides on Champions League duty this week, team news will be intriguing. Having previously stated Diego Costa is only able to start one game in a week, it will interesting to see if Mourinho deems his star striker fit enough to play his third match in nine days. Despite nursing a dodgy hamstring that's seemingly on the verge of rupture, the Spaniard continues to make a mockery of this prognosis having plundered eight goals already this campaign. With the international break looming, I would expect the Chelsea boss to hit the gamble button this weekend.
Arsenal continue without long-term absentees Theo Wallcott, Olivier Giroud and most recently Mathieu Debuchy. The Frenchman is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines having rolled his ankle last weekend. His replacement is likely to see summer signing Calum Chambers fill in at right back. Despite some fine performances so far in an Arsenal shirt, the young Englishman has still managed to pick up five bookings in seven games already this season. Now I'm not normally one for delving into the cards market, but at 15/8 with Betfred this will be my first addition to the betting slip this weekend.
As previously mentioned, both teams head into Sunday's clash unbeaten in the league. Chelsea sit top of the table with five wins and a draw, whilst their opponents sit forth having picked up two wins and four draws, albeit from a tougher run of games. However, Arsenal were absolutely battered by Borussia Dortmund recently in the Champions League and this will certainly be a match in Jose Mourinho's DVD collection this week. On that evening Arsene Wenger's men were completely overrun in midfield as the Germans relentlessly attacked with pace. This will certainly be an area Chelsea will look to exploit on Sunday.
Clear favourites this weekend are Chelsea who are trading across the board at a best price of 4/6. Arsenal are big underdogs at 9/2, fantastic value considering the calibre of team. However, they find themselves that price for a reason and it would take a far braver man than me to back Arsene Wenger notching his first win in twelve against Mourinho. The draw is always a very frequent outcome in these fixtures between top sides. Already this season we have seen the points shared between many of the big-hitters and I'm sorely tempted to follow in this trend with a price of 16/5 on offer.
However, given Arsenal's defeat in Dortmund last month and the 6-0 thumping they took at Stamford Bridge last year, I expect Mourinho to leave the bus keys at home on Sunday. With odds of 4/6 a little short for comfort, back Chelsea to win and BTTS at 12/5 with Bet365 and the 2-1 scoreline at 15/2 with Betfred. Although correct scores can be a bit of a lottery, considering 75% of their combined league matches this year have seen both teams scoring and 100% have seen over 1.5 goals, this is a decent opportunity to back such a bet. Especially when Betfred refund your stake in the event of a 1-1 draw.
Finally, heading into the goalscoring market and although I'm desperate to throw the kitchen sink at Diego Costa, I do have some doubts over his game time. Therefore, I'm turning my head towards Eden Hazard. Despite a fairly unremarkable start to the season, the Belgian has just the pace and guile to cause the Arsenal defence serious problems on Sunday and also retains the penalty kick duties from last season. Having starred in the corresponding fixture last season, back him to score anytime at 15/8 with Bet365, and if you're feeling particularly frivolous, scooping the man of the match award at a tasty 15/2 with Betfred.
Chelsea v Arsenal Betting Tips
Callum Chambers to Be Booked – Bet Here at 15/8 with Betfred
Chelsea to Win and Both Teams to Score – Bet Here at 12/5 with Bet365
Chelsea to Win 2-1 – Bet Here at 15/2 with Betfred
Eden Hazard to Score Anytime – Bet Here at 15/8 with Bet365
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