Arsenal - Chelsea Betting Preview: Wenger's men to battle into the next round at the Emirates

Two giants of the English game meet in the Capital One Cup this evening, with our tipster Hugh Wilson backing the Gunners to beat an under strength Blues side
Chelsea make the short trip from South to North London tonight to face Arsenal for a place in the quarter finals of the League Cup. Both sides have started extremely well in the Premier League, and sit in the top two positions after nine matches.

Arsenal come into this match after a solid victory away at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Gunners had to work for their three points, with Palace asking many questions of their defence, but they eventually came out 2-0 winners at Selhurst Park despite going down to 10 men just after the hour mark.

Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the result after their loss midweek against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Paddy Power price the home side at 13/8 (2.63) to progress in 90 minutes.

Chelsea will be full of confidence coming into this match too after their late victory against Manchester City on Sunday. Fernando Torres scored the winner to keep the pressure on Arsenal in the league.

Despite being full of confidence, Chelsea will heavily rotate in this fixture, with Jose Mourinho coming out this week to slam the fixture list with Chelsea playing their last match just two days prior.

With this in mind, he's said that players who played at the weekend are unlikely to feature this evening. Paddy Power price them at 13/8 (2.63) as well, with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

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With the squad rotation in mind, it's certainly worth backing Arsenal to win this match at 13/8 (2.63) with Paddy Power. Before their loss against Dortmund, the Gunners had won their last five fixtures at home and will fancy their chances against a second string Chelsea side.
Arsenal to win for a 1.5pt stake at 13/8 (2.63) with Paddy Power

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