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Nairabet Preview: Chelsea – Arsenal: Back Conte’s men to score first

03:44 EAT 10/01/2018
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Cup action will see the two heavyweights come up against each other barely a week after clashing in the Premier League

London outfits Chelsea and Arsenal will renew their rivalry when they take to the field in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Blues were on FA Cup duty at the weekend but they could not find their way past Championship outfit Norwich City in their own backyard, playing out a goalless draw thus forcing a replay.

Antonio Conte’s side overcame fellow Premier League side Bournemouth in the previous round of the EFL Cup and are (1.70) with Nairabet to get the winning advantage here.

For the Gunners, it was misery as they fell to another Championship side in Nottingham Forest, losing 4-2. The north Londoners will be without boss Arsene Wenger who continues to serve a three-game touchline ban, putting them at the disadvantage at odds of (5.00).

These two giants played out to a 2-2 draw in their league encounter last week at the Emirates Stadium and another stalemate is priced at odds of (4.20) with the same betting firm.

Chelsea have won four of their five League Cup ties against Arsenal and look good to avoid defeat at odds of (1.16).

The Gunners have won just one of their last nine visits to Stamford Bridge which was way back in 2011. It is very likely they concede which has been a norm and its (1.12) for that to happen.

The Blues have progressed from four of their last five League Cup semis and with playing on their turf set to give them an advantage, they are the favoured team to get the game’s opening goal at odds of (1.50).

Just as it was in their last encounter, both sides to find the back of the net is valued at (1.65) with Nairabet.

Olivier Giroud is the favoured player to score anytime for Arsenal at odds of (2.80) while Chelsea’s best pick for the same outcome is Alvaro Morata which is priced at (2.00).