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Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

11:03 BST 31/07/2018
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With Sarri's style still in its early stages, Al Hain-Cole expects a better prepared Gunners side to come out on top at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Arsenal will be looking to end their International Champions Cup campaign on a high when they take on Chelsea in Dublin on Wednesday.

Unai Emery has got off to an encouraging start as Arsene Wenger's successor, overseeing a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid and a 5-1 victory over PSG in the ICC so far.

Latest Odds

The Spanish boss is available at 13/10 (2.30) with dabblebet to maintain that strong form by masterminding another win over his new club's Premier League rivals.

Maurizio Sarri saw his new side beat Inter on penalties after a 1-1 draw last time out, and can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) to follow that up with a victory at the Aviva Stadium.

This pair met five times last campaign and shared four draws, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out once again.

Team News

Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny all returned for the Gunners against PSG, although new signing Lucas Torreira may have to wait for his debut despite linking up with squad this week.

Cesar Azpilicueta, Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Victor Moses and Andreas Christensen all made their first pre-season appearances against Inter.

However, Olivier Giroud, N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are all still yet to return from post-World Cup breaks.

Advantage Arsenal

Having appointed Emery back in May and signed five new players by early July, Arsenal have acted quickly as they look to make a fresh start in the post-Wenger era.

In contrast, the Blues have spent most of the summer reportedly wrangling over Antonio Conte’s severance package before finally appointing Sarri, and Jorginho remains the only new signing so far.

Considering the stark contrast in his playing philosophy with Conte’s, it is hard to see the former Napoli boss getting the team up to speed in such a short space of time.

Predictions

With important players like Hazard and Kante still absent, those 13/10 (2.30) odds look like solid value on Chelsea coming up short against their better prepared opponents.

Arsenal to win at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1.5pt stake with dabblebet