Betting preview for Arsenal vs Chelsea

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The teams of Arsenal and Chelsea will open the football season in England, with their match for 2015 FA Community Shield. This is a traditional match in which against each other play the champion and the winner of the FA Cup from the previous season.

The champions from Chelsea will surely come out to win the match, although the tradition dictates that the team that won the cup is not going to be a champion at the end of the season. For Arsenal and Arsene Wenger this match is another great opportunity to achieve the so much desired victory over Chelsea of Jose Mourinho. That’s why, the final for 2015 FA Community Shield gives every reason to expect a real tough clash between two teams that are among the strongest in the world.

What do the bookies offer for this match? Bet365 placed Chelsea as the favorite in the match, as they offer for theirs victory in the regular time odds of 2.37. A possible draw in the regular time is estimated at 3.4, while the chances for Arsenal to win another trophy after 90 minutes are estimated at 2.87. In the goal markets, Bet365 offers coefficient of 1.95 for more than 2.5 goals scored by both teams and 1.85 for under 2.5 goals.

However, for me the most interesting possibilities for a bet are offered in the market for the result from the first half. Bet365’s proposal for Chelsea to lead after the first 45 minutes is 3, while the odds for Arsenal to be ahead after the first half is 3.4.

The proposal of the bookmaker for a draw after the first part is 2.2, which seems to me like a good option for a bet. Why do I think so? Firstly, traditionally both teams score most of their goals in the second half. Moreover, in the important matches Jose Mourinho uses slightly more defensive game plan which does not involve furious attacks from the first minute. Thirdly, we have the fact that Arsenal with Petr Cech as a goalkeeper, Beyerin, Mertezaker, Koshchielni and Montreal in the defense line and Francis Coquelin who was magnificent last season looks really solid in defense.

All this give us a hint for a more closed match and that’s why my betting prediction is for a draw after the first 45 minutes of the match. This with the odds of 2.2, proposed by Bet365 looks like a really good and worthwhile bet.