EPL Odds: Arsenal favored to beat first-place Chelsea in London derby
Since losing on the road to Tottenham Hotspur on Feb. 7, Arsenal is a perfect 8-0-0 over its last eight Premier League matches. The club will try to extend that winning streak to nine against the English Premier League's top team when it hosts London rival Chelsea this Sunday.
Arsenal is sitting as a +140 favorite to win at home according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Since Dec. 13, Arsenal has been one of the EPL's hottest teams with a 14-2-1 record over its last 17 games including a perfect 8-0-0 record in its last eight home games.
Of course, Chelsea has been dominant all season long, with a 23-2-7 record, and is unbeaten in its last 12 league games with a 9-0-3 record.
Chelsea is 5-0-0 in its last five league road games and is going off at +200 to defeat Arsenal, with the draw in this game paying +230. The Blues have enjoyed plenty of recent success against Arsenal with a 10-2-2 record in its last 14 games against Arsenal and a 5-0-1 record in its last six.
Everton hosts Manchester United in the early game on Sunday. After going just 1-7-4 over its previous 12 games, Everton has turned thing around of late, with a 4-0-1 record in its last five games, and is a +250 home underdog against Manchester United.
The Red Devils had a six-game winning streak snapped last week at Chelsea and will try to bounce back as a +110 road favorite on Sunday, with the draw going off at +245. Everton is 3-2-0 in its last five games against Manchester United, with two straight wins at home.
In Saturday's top matchup, Tottenham visits Southampton with only one point separating the two teams in the standings as they jockey for a potential Europa League berth. Southampton is just 3-4-1 in its last eight matches but 3-0-0 without surrendering a goal in its last three games at home.
The home team is a +105 favorite on the EPL betting lines at the sportsbooks, with Tottenham going off at +260 to win outright and +250 to force a draw. Two goals or less have been scored in 13 of Southampton's last 15 games.