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Betting: Get Arsenal at 33/1 to beat 40/1 Chelsea

8:05 AM WAT 21/07/2017
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The Gunners are far ahead of their city rivals in their preparations for the new season, as Paddy Power boost both to huge prices for new customers

Arsenal take on Chelsea in a big friendly tie in Beijing hoping to consolidate their progress against their local rivals.

The Gunners saw off Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup final and Arsene Wenger’s men have gone on to reinforce in the transfer market since, signing Alexandre Lacazette who is proving an instant hit.

That, combined with the fact Arsenal have been able to keep hold of their key men, ensures they are favourites for once against their former bogey team, Chelsea.

And Paddy Power, out to provide new customers the opportunity to back the north Londoners with increased payout, have upped them to win at 33/1 (34.0) with £1 max stake.

Such a low price of entry means new players can back Arsenal at virtually zero risk, in a friendly tie with maximum variables that could swing the result in either way. To take up this enhanced quote, simply register using the link provided and place your first bet on the Emirates Stadium outfit at the usual odds. If they win, then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value after the final whistle. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.

Wenger’s side head into the tie having already played three friendlies - one of them against European giants Bayern Munich - and won all. The absence of Alexis Sanchez on extended holiday only makes that run all the more impressive.

Their advanced state of preparations automatically establishes them as likelier to have their way against a Blues team still trying to work the kinks out of the legs as Antonio Conte put them through the vigorous paces of pre-season conditioning. Chelsea are available at 40/1 (41.0) to win with £1 max stake for new Paddy Power customers.

Conte is expected to be unrelenting in his demands from his troops and will be eager for the Premier League champions to showcase exactly why they ruled the roost in England last term.

Impending signings Alvaro Morata is not expected to be available for this game and, combined with Diego Costa’s uncertain future, means it’s still unclear who will lead the line here.

However, they remain unchanged across the rest of the pitch and have added quality in the midfield department through the addition of Tiemoue Bakayoko to the centre of their midfield.

While boosted, the fact remains that facing Arsenal in their first outing this summer could be a step too far too early, and the Gunners are excellent value to back at 33/1 (34.0) with £1 max stake for new Paddy Power customers.

Get Arsenal 33/1 (34.0) or Chelsea 40/1 (41.0) to win for new Paddy Power customers