Chelsea have already won the group and have nothing to play for on Thursday night. So they can make plenty of personnel changes. Vidi meanwhile do have a target in mind. If they can earn more points than BATE can on the night, then they will get through. So will they come and attack or hope to simply avoid defeat? Read our Vidi v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 2:17 p.m.)
Vidi can make it through to the next round of the competition but it is going to be tough for them. They have to try and better whatever BATE do on the night to achieve that, as they are level on six points with BATE after their five games. So far at home in the group, Vidi lost 2-0 against BATE and then beat PAOK 1-0. In none of their group stage games so far have both teams scored. The only previous encounter with English opposition was against Man Utd in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup. Vidi won 1-0 at home and beat United in a penalty shootout.
They are the current champions of Hungary and they were close to getting to the Champions League but slipped out in the playoff round to drop into the Europa League. This is their second campaign in the Europa League group stage. They have won four of their previous 13 European fixtures. They ended a six-match winless streak in European action with a 2-0 success over PAOK on match day two. They also snapped a three-match European home streak without a win when they beat the Geeks at home on matc hday four. Vidi’s overall record against English opposition is W1 L2
Alvaro Morata scored the only goal of the game at Stamford Bridge in their first ever meeting
Chelsea have topped the group easily with five wins from five in a pretty easy campaign as expected. Chelsea are just one of three clubs in this season’s group stage with maximum points after five games. They have won four of their group stage games with a clean sheet so that’s a decent trend there. On their travels, they took 1-0 wins at PAOK and at BATE. That is the first time that they have won back to back European away games since the 2013/14 Champions League group stage
The Blues have tallied ten goals in their five games, conceding one in their group campaign so far. With just the one goal against, that is the best defensive record in the group stage currently. This is their first ever Europa League groups stage campaign. They have won three of their last four games in all conceptions now (L1) after beating Man City in the Premier League on the weekend. Their overall away form in all competitions is W7 D1 L2 for the season. The Blues have lost their last two away games (both EPL fixtures).
There could be a decent shot at the draw in this one. Vidi could get through to the next round if they avoid defeat on the night. Chelsea are likely to send out nothing more than a second string in a total dead rubber for them. Draw.
11th December 2018 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
It is a heavyweight clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening as Chelsea play host to the reigning champions. The Blues haven’t looked as sharp as they were at the start of the season and could face another tough battle against the Citizens. Man City won both of their league meetings with the Blues last term. Read our Chelsea v Man City betting tips for more.
Man City 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Chelsea had a bit of a surprising setback in midweek as they blew a 1-0 lead at Wolves to suffer a 2-1 reverse in the end. They are still unbeaten at Stamford Bridge through this season having picked up a W5 D3 record there. Chelsea are actually unbeaten in eleven league home games going back to last season. They have scored 17 goals at the Bridge this season in the top flight which is an average of over two per game. They have conceded seven at home with a clean sheet in 38% of games at the Bridge. 50% of their home games this season have made it to at least four goals. The Blues have produced at least two goals in three for their last four home games in the top flight. Chelsea are one point worse off than they were at this stage last season
The Blues have not been trailing at half time on home soil this season (W5 D3). In four of their games at the Bridge this reason the Blues have been 1-0 up at half time. Their last two games have actually ended under 2.5 goals at home and each of Chelsea’s last three games against Man City have gone under the goal line in all competitions. The Blues have scored in each of their last three league games and have opened the scoring in six of their eight home games this term. Only Man City and Arsenal have scored more league goals than Chelsea have done. The Blues have the third-best home record in the top flight behind Man City and Liverpool. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored in back to back league games.
Man City took back to back 1-0 EPL wins over Chelsea last season
Man City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield in August
Man City are W4 L2 in their last six EPL games against Chelsea
Four of the last six league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
City have won two of their last three league visits to Stamford Bridge
Manchester City had a nervy end to their game at Watford in midweek but still picked up a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. That was their seventh straight top-flight win in their current form. The Citizens have actually won eleven of their last thirteen road games in the top flight in a fantastic run of form. Out on their travels, this season in the Premier League Manchester City are at W5 D2 L0. The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak on their travels and the reigning champions have produced at least two goals in each of their last five league games. In total, the Citizens have come up with 15 away goals. Defensively their record is impressive as well having conceding only twice away from home this season. That’s a clean sheet in 71% of their away games earned
The two away goals they have conceded this season have been in the second half of games. Less than half of Man City’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have opened the scoring in five of their seven Premier League away games this term. Home and away combined they are on a seven-match scoring streak in league action. Manchester City have not been trailing at half time in any of their road games (W5 D2). They have won their last three games against Chelsea all to nil (all competitions). Sergio Aguero is a doubt and Kevin de Bruyne looks set to miss the contest.
Chelsea just haven’t been overly convincing lately and are probably going to be there for the taking. They haven’t had the best of times against sides currently in the top seven this season and we can see Manchester City’s expertise getting the points. Away win.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Wolves badly need to snap themselves out of their current slump of form which has seen them lose five of their last six games. They couldn’t make the most of taking a lead at Cardiff last weekend, suffering a loss in the end. Chelsea will arrive at Molineux on the back of a 2-0 home win over a spirited Fulham side in the West London derby on the weekend. Read our Wolves v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
Wolves were dealt another blow as they threw away a lead at Cardiff to end up losing 2-1 in South Wales. That is just one point which they have earned in their last six games. They have picked up W2 D2 L3 record at home this season but they have lost each of their last three at Molineux. Both of the home wins that they have managed to take this season were against sides currently sitting in the bottom three (Southampton, Burnley).
In their seven home games, Wolves have come up with eight goals. Only 29% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). Wolves are without a clean sheet in their last six league games and they have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home games.
A Chelsea 2-0 correct score is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). Of the goals that they have returned at Molineux, Wolves have scored 88% of them after the half time break. They have been trailing at both half time and full time in each of their last three home games. They have not conceded a home goal in the final fifteen minutes of a match
Chelsea are on a four-match winning streak against Wolves
The Blues have won the last two Premier League meetings (2011/12 season)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings
The Blues have scored at least two goals in 9 of their last 10 against Wolves
Wolves have lost their last two at home against Chelsea
Chelsea took a 2-0 home win over Fulham in the West London derby on the weekend to give themselves a lift after having lost 3-1 at Spurs the weekend before. The defeat against Spurs is Chelsea’s only loss in all competitions this season. The Blues have W4 D1 L1 for the season away from home. They have scored well on their travels, picking up 13 goals and conceding just the four. Chelsea to win to nil is at 15/8 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm)
The Blues have banked a clean sheet in 67% of their road games. Still, 83% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals which is a nod towards their scoring power. All but one of their away games have gone over the goal line. A Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time bet is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm).
There’s a trend to support that as the Blues have been winning at half time in three of their six road games. Nine of their thirteen away goals this season have been in the second half of games. Chelsea have scored the opening goal in all but two of their road games this season.
It has been a tough time of things for Wolves and that defeat against Cardiff was a huge blow to their confidence. Chelsea haven’t looked as good as they were earlier in the season but should have enough quality about them to secure the three points at Molineux.
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Ahead of the Guiseley v Fleetwood FA Cup second round fixture on Monday night, the draw for the Third Round of the tournament was made. That of course, is when the teams from the top two tiers in the country enter the fray.
Woking caused one of the upsets of the second round as they battled their way to a win against an understrength Swindon. Their reward for that is Premier League opposition in the form of Watford.
Third round ties will be played on the weekend of January 4th – 7th, 2019.
Man City 10/3
Man Utd 13/2
West Ham 33/1
Crystal Palace 33/1
West Brom 66/1
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2018 at 8:13 pm)
Solihull Moors are facing a reply against League One side Blackpool and the winner of the gets a bit prize. There is the hosting of Arsenal up for grabs in that one. Tottenham will be out on the road as well. They could be going to National League side Southport if the underdogs can get the better of near neighbours Tranmere in their replay.
Non-League side Barnet are also through to the next round, while League One side Gillingham get to host Premier League side Cardiff after seeing off plucky non-leaguers Slough. Reigning FA Cup holders Chelsea start at home against Championship side Nottingham Forest. Rotherham gets the toughest draw of all, a trip to Manchester City.
Bolton v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull
Gillingham v Cardiff
Brentford v Oxford
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln
Tranmere or Southport v Tottenham
Preston v Doncaster
Newcastle v Blackburn
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby
Derby v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich
Bristol City v Huddersfield
Wrexham or Newport v Leicester
Fulham v Oldham
Shrewsbury v Stoke
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham
Bournemouth v Brighton
West Ham v Birmingham
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
QPR v Leeds
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich v Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood v Wimbledon
West Brom v Wigan
Middlesbrough v Peterborough or Bradford
Wolves v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Blues will be looking for a big response on home soil here against their near-neighbours Fulham. Chelsea suffered their first loss of the season as Spurs tore them apart at Wembley last weekend. Fulham are still bottom of the league but collected three points last weekend in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. Read our Chelsea v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 28th, 2018 at 6:40 p.m.)
The Blues took a heavy hit last weekend as they suffered a 3-1 loss against Spurs. That was their first loss this season in any competition. They are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge though still with a W4 D3 record in the Premier League this season. They have averaged over two goals per home game as well this term. 57% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals and they have scored at least two goals in five of their seven at Stamford Bridge. Their defence hasn’t quite been at it through with only the one clean sheet in their last five at the Bridge. Both teams to score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm)
The trend is there as both teams have scored in 71% of Chelsea’s home fixtures. They have won just one home game to nil this season in the league. The Blues have not been losing at halftime at home this season and overall this term they have averaged exactly a goal per game against them at Stamford Bridge. A Chelsea 3-1 correct score option is at 11/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm). Chelsea are the second-highest scorers in the league this season, only Man City having netted more. Only Man City and Liverpool have a better defensive record than Chelsea this season.
This will be the first meeting since the 2013/14 EPL season
Chelsea are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham
The Blues have scored at least two goals each of their last three against Fulham
Fulham have failed to score in three of their last four against Chelsea
Chelsea are unbeaten at home in 13 previous Premier League games against the Cottagers
Fulham took a nervy 3-2 home win over Southampton last weekend but it was a win that they badly needed. The victory snapped a six-match losing streak they were on. Fulham were winless in nine league outings before that success (D2 L7). Their form out on their travels though still makes for some miserable reading as it is just D1 L6. They have lost their last five games away from Craven Cottage this season. The Cottagers have conceded 18 goals in their seven away games this season. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm).
Fulham have scored in just one of their last five road games in the top flight. This season’s campaign has already seem them suffer a loss at four of the current top six. They have been losing at halftime in four of their seven road games as well. With that in mind a Chelsea/Chelsea halftime/fulltime option is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm). Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight and the joint worst away record. The win last weekend in what was Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge was a massive boost. They have a massive challenge in trying to follow it up with another win.
This looks to be just the kind of game that the Blues need after their mauling by Spurs last weekend. Fulham still have major problems despite their much-needed win last weekend. Chelsea to win to nil will appeal as they have to be so much better than last time out.
28th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea have already qualified for the knockout phase of the competition. They are playing for top spot on Thursday night in the group. They have to just avoid defeat to that. PAOK are still alive in the group but they have some work to do to say in it. Read our Chelsea v PAOK betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.)
Chelsea have had a fairly easy time of things so far in the Europa League group stage this season. They have produced 88 shots in total so far in their four games, more than any other team at this stage of this season’s campaign. With four wins from four in the group, three of those were with a clean sheet. Chelsea to win to nil is at 20/21 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 9:11 pm) which does include their 1-0 away win against PAOK on matchday one.
Interestingly, despite being the top shot-producers in the group stage so far, three of their four wins have been 1-0 victories only so they haven’t been clinical up front. Chelsea have won their two previous home games against Greek opposition, the most recent of which was in 2008 against Olympiacos. Chelsea are unbeaten in Europe at Stamford Bridge since a 2-1 loss against Basel in 2013. From their following thirteen matches, they are W10 D3. They were on a run of three straight home draws in Europe before beating Vidi on matchday two.
The matchday one meeting was the first-ever game between the two clubs
The Greeks have their qualification hopes still hanging in there. They stay alive unless they lose and Vidi don’t or if they draw and Vidi win on Thursday night. PAOK are W1 L3 in the group so far and their only win was in a 4-1 success at BATE. Those are their only goals in the group as well incidentally. Following that win they then lost back to back against Vidi to ruin their campaign. Their 1-0 loss at home to Chelsea on matchday one was their first loss in five games against English sides.
From their two previous trips to England, they took a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in 1997 and a 2-1 win at Tottenham in 2011. Their overall away record in the Europa League is W9 D6 L5. Having come through the qualifiers they are W2 D2 L1 in five away games this season, their loss coming against Vidi in the group stage, snapping their unbeaten run. Both teams not to score is 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 9:11 pm) should appeal as they are taking on a Chelsea side who have the joint best defensive record in the group stage so far.
We can only see another routine win for Chelsea happening in this one. Given that they have three clean sheets and PAOK have failed to score in three games so far, a Chelsea to win to nil option has to leading our betting tips.
28th November 2018 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
Chelsea are defending their unbeaten run of form for the season and they have a tough challenge ahead of them to hang on to that on Saturday evening. They make the trip to Wembley to face Spurs, with the Lilywhites just a point and a place behind them inside the top four. Will it be Spurs who are the first to inflict a league defeat on the Blues this season? Read our Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.)
Spurs landed a 1-0 victory on the road at Crystal Palace last time out in league action. That leaves the Lilywhites at W2 L1 in their last three games. Their overall home form in the top flight this season is W2 L2 from four games. The two defeats in that sequence, perhaps tellingly ahead of this game, was against the current top two of Man City and Liverpool. Both of those defeats were one-goal margin defeats. Spurs have come up with five goals in their four home games this season and half of those games have gone over 2.5 goals. This game is 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 6:08 pm) to go over the goal line.
Tottenham have taken the one clean sheet in their four home games so there could be chances for the attack-minded Chelsea. Spurs haven’t played out a league draw at all this season. Only Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City have conceded fewer goals than Spurs have done this season. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 6:08 pm). Overall this season Tottenham have produced seven fewer goals that Chelsea have done in the top flight
Chelsea won last season’s corresponding fixture 2-1
The two traded away wins last season
Things are even at two wins each and two draws in their last six EPL meetings
Spurs are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games against Chelsea
Both teams have scored in each of the last five league meetings
Chelsea have yet to taste defeat this season and they picked up a 0-0 draw against Everton in their last home game, in what was a frustrating afternoon for the Blues. Out on their travels, Chelsea are W4 D1 for the season. That is worth putting into context though as their away games have all been against sides currently in the bottom half of the table. This is their first away test in against one of the other big six. Chelsea have conceded just the one goal on their travels this season
The shortest-priced option in the correct score market is a 1-1 at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 6:08 pm). Chelsea have scored well on the road, netting twelve times in their five away fixtures. Two-thirds of the away goals that Chelsea have scored this season have been in the second half of game. The Blues have netted first in all but one of their away games this season. They have earned a clean sheet in each of their last three away from Stamford Bridge. 80% of Chelsea’s away games this season have made it over 2.5 goals.
Spurs have not had the best of time at home against the top sides this season, but this will be the first chance that we get to see how the Blues handle themselves in these big away games. The draw looks the best option in the outright.
22nd November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This has the makings of being a good, entertaining and open game on Sunday. Chelsea just like to get on the front foot and attack and they have produced an undefeated run of form this season. Can they keep it going as they host the Toffees? Everton are not in bad shape themselves really having won four of their last five league outings. This would be a massive haul of three points if they could get them. Read our Chelsea v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 8th, 2018 at 7:56 p.m.)
It was a comfortable 3-1 home success that Chelsea took over Crystal Palace last weekend in the top flight. That moved them onto an unbeaten W8 D3 record for this reason in the Premier League. They collected a 1-0 away win at BATE in the Europa League on Thursday night as well, putting themselves through to the next round with two games to spare in the group. Chelsea’s EPL home form is at W4 D2 L0 for the season. The Blues have managed an average of 2.5 goals per home game this season, and at Stamford Bridge, there have been an average of 3.6 goals per fixture. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm).
Alvaro Morata has three goals in his last two games for Chelsea in the league so has hit a bit of goalscoring form. There has only been the one home clean sheet for the Blues this season in the top flight and none in their last four at the Bridge. Chelsea have been winning at both half time and full time in four of their six home games this season. A Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time option is at 21/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm).
In each of their last four games in the top flight, Chelsea have produced at least two goals. Chelsea have come up with at least two goals in each of their last four league games at Stamford Bridge against Everton as well. The Blues have enjoyed getting on the front foot under the new manager this term and they have opened the scoring in 82% of their matches this season. They can put a bit of pressure back on Manchester City, who kick off later in the day in their derby against Man Utd, by collecting three points in this one.
The Blues took four points against Everton last term
Chelsea haven’t lost a league home against Everton since 1994
The Blues have a clean sheet in four of their last five against Everton in all competitions
Four of the last six league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Everton have won just one of the last nine league meetings against Chelsea
Everton came up with a 3-1 home success over Brighton last weekend in the top flight and that is four wins in their last five games which they have picked up. So it’s not been too bad for them really. Although, overall this season the Toffees have won just one away game in the top flight (D2 L2). They have not won any of their three games played against sides currently sitting in the top seven in the league either, taking a D1 L2 record from those three such games. Everton have tallied seven away goals this season, scoring in all but one of their road fixtures.
Again pointing to a high scoring game is the fact that there has been an average of 3.2 goals in each of Everton’s away games this season. 80% of Everton’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). Richarlison netted a brace last weekend against Brighton but is just a little bit of an injury doubt for the weekend. Everton will be vulnerable at the back as they don’t have an away clean sheet so far this season. 67% of their conceded away goals have been in the second half of matches. To the credit of boss Marco Silva, the Toffees are a good seven points better off than they were after eleven games of last season’s top flight campaign.
Even though Everton are likely to turn up and challenge, Chelsea still look more than good enough to create the chances to open up the visitors and take the win. Chelsea look very strong but we will predict the Chelsea to win and Both Teams To Score option
10th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea had a comfortable time of things at home against BATE in their last European outing and more of the same will be expected from the Blues. Chelsea can win the group with a victory on Thursday night and if the other game in the group between Vidi and PAOK on the night is drawn. Read our BATE v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 5:44 p.m.)
BATE sit in second place behind Chelsea in Group L having collected three points, which is the same tally as both PAOK and Vidi have also managed. So there is a tight race for second place. The Belarusian side were in the Champions League play offs but ended up here for their fourth straight season in the Europa League group stage. On match day one BATE collected a 2-0 win over Vidi before losing heavily on home soil against PAOK.
Their previous two home games against English sides have ended in defeats. Those games were against Everton and Arsenal in Europa League group stage games, losing 2-1 against the Toffees and 4-2 against the Gunners. Their game against Arsenal was in last season’s Group Stage. Both teams to score, based on their two previous home games against English sides, is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:19 pm).
BATE’s home record is W4 D1 L5 from their previous games in the Europa League group stage. They have collected only one victory in their last eight European home games (D4 L3) including qualification. They have failed to win any of their four European home games this season, suffering back to back defeats on home soil.
Their first meeting on October 25th was the first game between the two
It was Chelsea’s first game against a team from Belarus
It was a hat-trick from Ruben Loftus-Cheek at Stamford Bridge which saw Chelsea collect a 3-1 win over BATE on match day three. Chelsea were dominant, to say the least. This is Chelsea’s first ever group stage campaign in the Europa League but are three wins from three so far. A Chelsea 2-0 correct score is the shortest-priced option in the market at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:19 pm). Interestingly, in their last seven European games, Chelsea have alternated between a win and a loss, a run which started with a 4-0 win at Maccabi Tel-Aviv on match day five of the 2015/16 Champions League.
If the sequence were to continue then Chelsea would lose on Thursday night. Out on the road in their only away game so far in the group stage, Chelsea took a 1-0 win at APOEL, doing a professional job. Chelsea are one of six clubs in the group stage to have won their opening three games. The Blues are 4/11 odds-on to make it four wins from four* (betting odds taken on November 4th, 2018 at 3:19 pm). Chelsea are W6 D1 so far in all competitions away from home, scoring at least two goals in all but one of those games.
Chelsea were so comfortable and really should have won with a clean sheet in that first game against BATE. We are going to back them to actually do just that out in Belarus on Thursday night. It should be easy for them.
6th November 2018 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
Chelsea will be looking to secure another three points this weekend to keep up the pressure inside the top four. They will be defending their unbeaten record for the season in the top flight and will be heavily backed for a win here. Palace ground out a point at home against Arsenal last weekend, but haven’t won in their last five league outings. Read our Chelsea v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.)
Chelsea eased to a big 4-0 win at Turf Moor against Burnley last weekend. So that was a win which extended their unbeaten form for the season. They get back to the Bridge this weekend where they have drawn their last two games in the Premier League. Those were against Manchester United and Liverpool. Chelsea have found the back of the net in all of their home games this term, scoring twelve in five games for an average of 2.4 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm)
60% of Chelsea’s home games this season have made it over the 2.5 goal line and a lot of that has been down to their powerful attacking play. Chelsea though have conceded six goals in their home games with just the one clean sheet picked up at the Bridge. With that in mind then we can take a look at Chelsea to win and both teams to score which is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm) in our Chelsea v Crystal Palace betting tips.
Both teams have scored in four of Chelsea’s five home games. Chelsea have been ahead at the halftime break in three of their five league games at home this season. They have come up with 24 goals in their 10 league games so far this season (home and away combined) and only current leaders Manchester City have produced more than that total. Chelsea currently have the third-best defensive record this season as well. They will have plenty of backing for a win.
Chelsea and Palace traded 2-1 home wins in the EPL last season
Each of the last three have ended in a 2-1 scoreline as has four of the last six
Things are even with three wins each in the last six league meetings
Chelsea are W1 L2 in their last three EPL home games against the Eagles
The Blues are on an eight-match scoring streak against Palace
Crystal Palace got their first home point of the season last weekend as they dug out a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Selhurst Park. Both of the goals from them in that game came from the penalty spot. This season Palace have picked up a W2 D0 L3 record on their travels in the Premier League this season, but they have put together back to back losses on their travels. Those defeats were against Bournemouth and Everton.
In each of their three losses away from Selhurst Park this season, Crystal Palace have shipped exactly two goals in each. So that’s a trend and a Chelsea 2-1 correct score is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 3:35 pm). Each of the three losses that Palace have suffered on the road have been against sides currently sat in the top half of the table.
Crystal Palace have scored five away goals in their five games while none of their fixtures on the road have gone above the 3.5 goal line. Palace have scored in four of their five away games this season. 83% of the goals that Crystal Palace have conceded away from home this term have been in the second half of matches. The Eagles have scored a total of seven league goals this season in their ten games. Only three sides, Newcastle, Southampton and Huddersfield are the only sides in the league to have scored fewer.
We can only see one winner coming up in this game and that is, of course, the home side. Chelsea can cruise to a win here but as Palace have given them some troubles and have been better away than at home this term, we are backing Chelsea to win & both teams to score.
1st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting