Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Tips Community Shield Cup Aug 2nd 2015
Tip #1: Back Draw No Bet Arsenal @ 2.00 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72 with bet365.com
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Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Tips: Match Preview
Arsenal finished their pre-season warm up before the season started with a flawless record. First the team participated in the Premier League Asia Trophy 2015, winning both games against Singapore Select XI with 4-0 and the final against Everton with 3-1. The Gunners then moved on to the Emirate Cup 2015 event, demolishing Lyon in the first match with 6-0 and beating Wolfsburg in the final with 1-0.
A perfect performance record of 100% in the pre-season winning all 4 games, Arsenal is ready for the Community Shield Cup 2015. The team has 13 titles in its history starting from 1930 when the tournament was still named FA Charity Shield (until 2002). Follow titles in 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared with Tottenham), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2014.
The team will be defending their cup title from last year, when they faced Manchester City and comfortably won with the classic 3-0. New players in the team so far: Petr Cech from Chelsea for 14 million, but still over a month of transfer window for Wenger to make his picks. Rumors are that he has at disposal over 200m for transfers, but time will tell.
As a team with traditions in Community Shield, we believe Arsenal are a favorite in this match despite the odds of the books, giving them @ 3.00 for a victory. Alexis Sanchez will be back for this game after his extended vacation due to Copa America 2015.
Overall record against Chelsea since 1993: W19-D16-L18, just a victory more. However Arsenal has won none of the last 5 meetings, losing 3 and drawing 2 in the process.
Chelsea started their pre-season 2015/16 a bit clumsy losing their first friendly match in the International Champions Cup with 2-4 against New York Red Bulls. A draw followed against PSG, where Chelsea won with penalties afterwards with 7-6. Another draw against Barcelona 2-2 and another victory after penalties with 6-4.
Despite of the unconvincing results, we saw a powerful attacking Chelsea, weak in defense which could be explained with starter goalkeeper missing and a few other key players. Overall performance rating for the team 71%, winning 5 of their last 7 games.
Record against Arsenal W18-D16-L19, however the team has won 3 of the last 5 meeting, avoiding defeat since 2011, that emblematic 3-5 match. Just 4 Community Shield titles for the Blues, one in 1955, 2000, 2005 and 2009. The team is priced as a favorite in this game by bet365.com with odds to win @ 2.30
Would be interesting to see if Chelsea will go all out in this London Derby, considering they hae another friendly match coming up next against Fiorentina on August 5th, 3 days later.
New names in the team so far: Asmir Begovic from Stoke City for 11.2 million, Radamel Falcao on a loan from Monaco, Nathan from Atletico PR for 6.2 million and Danilo Pantic from Partizan as a free agent.
Arsenal is the team in this match with more titles and traditions. Arsenal is also the team that seems to be in better shape, judging on the pre-season games. Chelsea has a better record, avoiding defeat against the Gunners for over 4 years now.
Four of the last 5 games between both teams saw 2 or less goals. An Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.85 can only be anticipated, therefore back it up with bet365.com.
Despite favoring Arsenal as the team in better shape, you never know what a great tactician like Mourinho will come up with to counter his opponents. The Draw No Bet Arsenal @ 2.00 would be our second choice on the betting market, hoping that Arsenal will finally overcome the Blues.