After a dull 0-0 draw in the first leg, the tie will be set for the match at the Emirates for a spot in the EFL cup final. At VBet Sportsbook, Arsenal vs Chelsea betting odds are in favor of the visitors, to progress to Wembley stadium.
- Which team goes in with more chance?
- Who has had the better result so far?
- Will Arsenal have a different squad to the current players wearing the red kit?
Arsene Wenger will come up against Antonio Conte with confidence following his side’s clean-sheet away from home. With speculation floating around the Arsenal squad, this puts the question, will Alexis Sanchez be in the team selection for the 24th of January?
Funnily enough, Chelsea have also joined the race for the signature of the Chilean so possibly he could feature in the game wearing blue. Surely even Wenger could not be that thick to sell Sanchez to their semi-finalist rivals!
Defensive rock or a lack of goals? Let’s break down the first-leg
The EFL cup is not the same as most cups you would expect to find in a league. Sure it has two-legs in the semi-finals but the away goals are only counted after extra-time. This makes the tie all the more interesting.
The 0-0 draw showed some special characteristic to online sportsbook news in the UK:
- Arsenal can defend and cut out chances when they are properly motivated to
- Chelsea lack any real threat in front of goal
One week before that…
Moving away from the first leg, it was just a week before that when the teams faced-off in this identical situation, in the league. Arsenal took the lead in the second half, Chelsea then equalized and scored a late goal, in the dying seconds Arsenal then equalized in a 2-2 draw at the Emirates.
The London Derby: Arsenal vs Chelsea Betting Odds
At VBet Sportsbook, the best betting odds for the match-up can be found here:
- Bet on Arsenal to Qualify: 11/10
- Bet on Chelsea to Qualify: 4/6
- Bet on a Draw: 5/2
- Over/Under 2,5 goals in the game: 8/11 – Evens
- Both teams to score: 5/8;
Which City will the winner face?
Just as we are guaranteed a London club in the final, a City is also a guarantee. In the other semi-final, Manchester take on Bristol in the second leg at Ashton Gate, Bristol. Manchester City go to the game on the 23rd with a 2-1 advantage thanks to an injury time goal from Sergio Aguero. Take a look at Bristol City vs Manchester City betting odds:
- Bet on Bristol to Qualify: 9/1
- Bet on Manchester City to Qualify: 1/33
- Over/Under 2,5 goals: 1/2 – 7/5
- Both teams to score: 20/21
EFL Cup Final
As the ties are set for the second leg, the London derby is widely looked at as the bigger of the two games, especially considering how the great city’s club rivals hold pride in this special game. Check out online sportsbook sites in the UK for all the Arsenal vs Chelsea betting odds that are available for the battle of the capital city, keeping in mind that form and squad selection is thrown out of the window!