England: Premier League
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Modern English Premier League consists of five capital clubs. These are Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace. And here, with due respect to the defending vice-champion Tottenham, the main London derby is every new battle between Arsenal and Chelsea.
We will remind you that meeting that the teams of Antonio Conte and Arsène Wenger that was held on Stamford Bridge in September ended with a goalless draw. And by the way, very soon Chelsea and the Gunners will hold two matches fight in the Football League Cup semi-final.
Arsenal (the head coach Arsène Wenger)
Thus, in January we will enjoy 3 main London derbies’ matches in a row. Though, the match of two top clubs is the most important one, especially for the hosts of Emirates. The Gunners can't be included into number of stable participants of the big Champions League quartet and all the time is considered to be the team that is only trying to catch up the leaders.
Chelsea (the head coach Antonio Conte
The tournament situation of the defending champion is much better. And though the question of the title’s defense isn't relevant for Chelsea any more but Chelsea and Manchester United are the main favorites in fight for the second total position:
Manchester City - 58, the MU - 43, Chelsea - 42, Liverpool - 38, Tottenham - 37, the Arsenal - 37...
To tell the truth, the guests of Emirates in the forthcoming London derby will be pleased also with one point while the hosts need only the victory. Otherwise the main challengers can move forward.
As a result we will enjoy next classical option - W1 or D2? Bookmakers give insignificant preference to Arsenal in the forthcoming battle though in general, the chances of participants of London derby to win the match are almost equal. It is obvious that in this situation we choose the golden mean that is the hosts of Emirates won’t lose.
Arsenal – 2.30, draw – 3.40, Chelsea– 3.00;
Arsenal to win or draw (Asian Handicap +0.5) - odds 1.62 SBOBET