Betting Tips and Predictions: Arsenal vs Chelsea, FA Community Shield – Final. In the final of the FA Community Shield, Arsenal will play against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Arsenal vs Chelsea.
Arsenal want to improve their performance this season in Premier League, so the match against Chelsea could be the great chance for them to win the FA Community Shield and boost their confidence before the league start. Their manager Arsene Wenger brought Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais, so he hopes that he could make the difference in the attack and help his teammates to make better results this season. Except him, Sead Kolašinac should help Arsenal’s defence to be much stronger, so we will see is it the right choice. There are some rumors that Alexis Sanchez could live the club, but according to BBC, he will stay in the club this season. With him in team and other good players, such as Ozil, Walcott and Ramsey, Arsenal could make even better results that in the previous season when they finished as 5th on the table.
Chelsea won the title last season in Premier League and their main goal for the upcoming season is to repeat that success. The match between Arsenal vs Chelsea in the final of the FA Community Shield could be the real test for both sides before they start the competition in the best football league in England. Chelsea’s striker Diego Costa is still in the club, but he will probably leave the club in this transfer window, so he won’t be able to help their teammates against Arsenal. These two teams have already met in the friendly game in July and Chelsea smashed them 3-0, but both managers made some changes in team. This game is more important for both sides, so I personally expect better football. Álvaro Morata joined the club and he should replace Costa in the attack, but we will see is he able to adapt to English style of football.
Arsenal will be without Sanchez and Mustafi. They both got extended summer break following the Confederations Cup. Francis Coquelin, Gabriel and Jack Wilshere are all injured, while Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are both doubtful. On the other side, Chelsea will be without Tiemoue Bakayoko and Eden Hazard, while Pedro is doubtful. Diego Costa will not play on this match.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups
Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Mertesacker, Koscielny; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Ozil, Welbeck, Lacazette.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Morata.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction
This will be the first official match of the season for both teams before the Premier League starts, so they both will be fully motivated to win this trophy and start the new season full of confidence. Arsenal will be formally home side, but in the matches like these, it’s not big advantage, but without any doubt Arsenal is closer to lift the trophy. However, I expect very interesting match between Arsenal vs Chelsea and goals in both nets. If this game finish without winner we will watch penalties with the new “ABBA system“.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Betting Tip: BTS/Yes @ 1.62 (Bet365)