We’re back here at BettingTips.net with a an-extra special festive Premier League predictions weekend for this year’s Boxing Day fixtures. As we’ve done throughout 2020, we’ll bring you the very best in quality when it comes to Premier League tips, betting info & predictions.
For our Premier League predictions today, we’re focussing on the North West London Derby as Arsenal host city rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Arena. Once again, no fans will be present this Boxing Day,but we’ll still bring you our top Premier League tips & predictions.
There’s been no secret made of the fact that this is Arsenal’s worst start to a top flight campaign in 39 years. The Gunners sit in 15th place, just 4 points off the drop zone leading many Premier League predictions pointing towards a potential relegation battle. Naturally, the attention seems to be strongly on the future of manager Mikel Arteta, however he appears to have the backing of the board and his players for the moment. Arsenal have lost 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, and haven’t won in the league since they beat Manchester United on the 1st November.
Frank Lampard’s side won impressively at the weekend with a 3-0 win over a West Ham side that have surpassed expectations this season. However they still sit a point outside the top 4 thanks to back to back losses against Wolves and Everton. Chelsea have already bounced back from dips in form twice this season, and taking on their struggling neighbours could be just the fixture they need to put together consecutive league wins in the league and re-enter the top 4. Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is said to have fallen out of Lampard’s favour and is headed for the exit in January.
The most recent match between these sides was the FA Cup final back in August, which Arsenal won 2-1, leading many Premier League predictions experts to believe the Arteta Era had begun in earnest. Fast forward 4 months and a repeat of that result looks highly unlikely. Arsenal hosteled Chelsea almost a year ago to the day of this match and lost after going ahead at half time. Given that they’ve averaged less than 1 goal per game so far this season, Arsenal would do well to replicate the feat of even scoring against Chelsea.
Below, we’ve provided the results from the last 5 games between these two sides as well as 3 statistical highlights. We’ve used all of this information and other expert analysis to bring you this Premier League predictions weekend here at BettingTips.net.
Having analysed the above information and considering recent form, our Premier League predictions today unsurprisingly point to an away win with a clean sheet for Chelsea.
While claims that Arsenal are already in a relegation battle can easily be brushed aside, this doesn’t look like the fixture that will see Arteta’s side pick up the win they need to kick-start some form of revival. Despite their FA Cup loss against the Gunners back in August, Chelsea will likely be viewing this a game they can not only win, but keep a clean sheet for the second game on the bounce. If they can shut out the impressive attack of West Ham over 90 minutes, then keeping out a team who have scored just 12 goals in 14 games should be achievable for Lampard’s side. Arsenal’s poor discipline this season could further aid Chelsea in achieving this goal. Our betting tip for this match is therefor to back an away clean sheet with Bet365 at odds of 2.75.