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Bet on Arsenal vs Chelsea – Deadly Drogba to down Gunners again

| 26.12.2010

Arsenal may be in the midst of a dreadful run against Chelsea, but they may not be presented with a better chance to exercise their demons against Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

Match Odds

Arsene Wenger has struggled to mastermind an Arsenal victory over Chelsea in recent seasons, with the Gunners on a five-game losing streak against their London rivals.

However, with Chelsea failing to win any of their last five Premier League games and scoring just four in their last seven fixtures, it is arguable whether there has been a better time to take on Ancelotti’s team.

Arsenal’s betting odds of 11/8 make them the slight favourites to beat Chelsea, with the visitors priced at 8/5 to take the three points.

Correct Scoreline

There are two factors that could turn the game in Chelsea’s favour as inspirational midfielder Frank Lampard is set to make his first start since August, while Didier Drogba will be playing against arguably his favourite opposition.

Chelsea have missed Lampard’s influence and goals from midfield, while Drogba has never lost against Arsenal since moving to London from Marseille.

Drogba may have just three goals in his last 12 Chelsea appearances, but he has eight goals in six games against Arsenal and a 100 per cent winning record.

With Chelsea also having kept clean sheets in their last three games against Arsenal, a 2-0 prediction in the correct scoreline betting odds market in Chelsea’s favour could prove profitable at 9/1.

Furthermore, this was the result when the two clashed at Stamford Bridge earlier this season.

But with Chelsea having kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 games, a 1-0 victory for Arsenal represents good value at 7/1.

A £10 bet on Chelsea beating Arsenal 3-0 could result in a payout of £280. New Ladbrokes customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.