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
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 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 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
Burnley were starting to put some much better form together until their unbeaten streak came crashing down in a visit to the Etihad to face Man City last weekend. Chelsea pay a visit to Turf Moor this weekend and the Blues will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the new season and to keep up the pressure on Liverpool and Man City at the top. Read our Burnley v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
Burnley had put together a three-match unbeaten streak (W2 D1) before losing heavily at Manchester City last weekend. That has left them with a W2 D2 L5 overall record this season in the Premier League. They have lost four of their five games this season against sides currently sitting in the top half of the table which could be telling ahead of the weekend. At Turf Moor Burnley are W1 D1 L2 for the season and are unbeaten in their last two on home soil.
Three of Burnley’s last four league games have seen at least three goals. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). The Clarets though have failed to hit the back of the net in four of their nine league fixtures this season. But they have scored consistently against Chelsea in the recent Premier League head to head so both teams to score is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm).
The Clarets will be without Aaron Lennon because of injury. So that is a bit of pace lost. Four of the six home games they have scored this season have been in the first half of matches. They have opened the scoring in half of their home games. To their credit, they have actually only been losing at half time one in the Premier League at Turf Moor this term (W2 D1). So the half time draw at least may offer a little bit of appeal on the fixture.
There was an away win for each in last season’s meetings
Both teams have scored in the four previous EPL meetings at Turf Moor
Chelsea are W5 D2 L1 in eight previous EPL games against Burnley
Six of the previous 8 EPL meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Chelsea are W3 D1 in four EPL visits to Turf Moor
Chelsea just about managed to keep their undefeated season going as Ross Barkley popped up with a dramatic late equaliser at home against Manchester United last weekend. Ross Barkley has scored in back to back league games for the Blues and is an 11/4 anytime goalscorer option* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm)* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm)
The Blues have come up with at least two goals in seven of their nine league games this season and in three of their four road games. A Chelsea 2-1 correct score option is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). They have a bit of an injury doubt over Premier League top scorer Eden Hazard. At the time of writing though he is the 3/1 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm).
The Blues have conceded just the one away goal this season and despite that good defensive return, 75% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. The Blues have produced 62% of their away goals in the second half of matches this season. Chelsea to win and both teams to score is at 9/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). Can they bank more points to keep the pressure on at the top?
Chelsea have shown such fine form this season and they are just on the prowl for goals. They are fluent and carry a big attacking threat and it should prove to be too much for the hosts. We are looking at Chelsea to win & both teams to score.
26th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
As usual, the Premier League returns from an international break with a cracker of a fixture. On Saturday lunchtime it will be a massive showdown at Stamford Bridge between the undefeated Chelsea and the struggling Manchester United. Can Jose Mourinho put a bit of shine on his season at his old stomping ground, or will his former club heap more problems on him? Read our Chelsea v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
It has been a long time since Chelsea lost at home in the league against Manchester United and they will fancy their chances here. Chelsea are undefeated across their eight games this season in the top flight, posting a W6 D2 record. They posted a comfortable 3-0 win out at Southampton before the international break with Eden Hazard once again the star of the show. He is in red-hot scoring form this season and while that continues he has to be worth backing at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). If he can help lift Chelsea to a win they would move ten points clear of Manchester United.
The Blues have posted a W3 D1 record so far on home soil, their winning streak ended in a tie against Liverpool in their last home game. Chelsea have been showing a very strong offensive hand this season and they have scored at least two goals in each of their victories in the top flight this season. They have earned a clean sheet in four of their eight league fixtures so far. A Chelsea 1-0 correct score option is appealing at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) but you could, of course, cover everything with a Chelsea to win to nil option.
The Red Devils hold a W4 D1 L3 record for the season and narrowly bagged a 3-2 win at home over Newcastle just before the international break, having been 2-0 down at half time. They got the result but the defensive frailties of their set up were again exposed. Manchester United did lose their last away game which was at West Ham leaving them with a W2 L2 record away from home. They have scored exactly two goals in three of their four away games. However, we are going to side with this one going under 2.5 goals at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm).
Across the course of the season, the Red Devils have managed to take just the one clean sheet so there are clear problems at the back there. Only Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff have conceded more goals than United have done this term. Away from home, they have conceded an average of 1.75 goals per game. They have scored 71% and have conceded 71% of their away goals in the first half of away matches. Romelu Lukaku has failed to score in his last three league games and he is down the pecking order at 5/2 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). Currency Manchester United are seven points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
Last season there was a home win for each in the Premier League. On top of that, Chelsea won the FA Cup final against the Red Devils. Looking specifically at the premier league form between the two recently, none of the last ten have produced an away win. Chelsea are W4 D1 in their last five league home games against the Red Devils. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings in all competitions. Just two of the last ten in all competitions have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
Chelsea look more organised, far more committed and energetic and upbeat than Manchester United do. We have to side with the form team in this one for our Chelsea v Manchester United predictions. Home win.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints need to dig deep to try and turn the corner as they are in pretty bad shape with just the one win on the board this season. They go into this one after back to back defeats in this one and this is a tough game for them. Chelsea have dropped points in their last two league games in back to back draws. Read our Southampton v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)
The Saints are having a really rough time of things and have failed to win in three league outings now. They have suffered back to back defeats against Liverpool and Wolves and Southampton failed to hit the back of the net in either of those. Overall this season Mark Hughes has seen his troops win just once in a W1 D2 L4 record.
Their home form stands at D2 L1. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games which leaves them vulnerable for the visit of the powerful Chelsea attack. Both teams to NOT score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm)
After their struggles last season, Southampton are actually three points worse off than they were at this stage last term. So there is a decline from them. They have produced only the six league goals this season and just four teams have come up with fewer than that, three of those are sat in the relegation zone.
Surprisingly though, despite their lack of output, the Saints have had 14.6 shots per game on average this season so far in the Premier League, the fifth best. In context, Spurs average less than 14 per game but have scored 14. Southampton have concede an average of 13.6 shots per game against them this season
The Blues have been in great form this season in the top flight and will be defending their unbeaten start under Mauricio Sarri. The Blues have a W5 D2 record for the season, the draws have happened in their last two games against West Ham and Liverpool. The Blues are W2 D1 away from home this season in the league.
Their only failure to win away from home was in a 0-0 draw at West Ham in their last road game. Chelsea have two clean sheets in three away games. Chelsea to win to nil at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm).
Eden Hazard has been on another level this season and he is at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm). The Blues have conceded only the one away goal all season and that was in the second half of the match.
For your Southampton v Chelsea betting tips it may be worth looking at a Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time option to push for some extra odds. They have been level at 0-0 in two of their three away games, but are facing a relatively weak Southampton side here.
There was back to back wins for Chelsea over Southampton last season and both of those successes were by a one-goal margin. The Blues are on a six-match winning streak against Southampton in all competitions. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight Premier League meetings.
Chelsea have looked so sharp and full of attacking intent that it is hard to see the Southampton defence holding out against them. Even though they are out on the road, this may be just about as routine as it gets for the Blues. Away win.
5th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This will be a big battle between two unbeaten Premier League sides this season. Liverpool holds a two-point advantage at the top of the table over the Blues and so if they could land three points at Stamford Bridge then that would be a significant result for them. Can the Blues leapfrog them with a big home performance? Read our Chelsea v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:33 p.m.)
Forget whatever happened in the League Cup meeting in midweek at Anfield. That’s not going to have a bearing on this competitive fixture. The Blues have made a fine start to the season having dropped just the two points, which was out on the road in a frustrating game against West Ham last season. So they are a perfect three wins from three on home soil and the Blues have returned nine goals in those three games. We are going to take the obvious option of 13/20 odds on over 2.5 goals* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Chelsea’s three home games this season have averaged four goals per game. So the stats are there to even push that to 3.5 goals if you fancied.
Chelsea still looks short of a quality, prolific goal scorer but Eden Hazard has been carrying responsibility well with a five-goal haul this season and four of those goals have come at home. Hazard is at 7/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Chelsea are looking so much more exciting under Maurizio Sarri and it will be interesting to see how much they can trouble Liverpool. For sure we are going to back both teams to score as it is hard to see this being a conservative match up.
Liverpool are perfect in the top flight after six games and they are the early pace-setters. They banked a big 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend in an easy affair for them. It means that they have scored at least two goals in all but one of their games this season in the Premier League. They have also conceded in just two of their six games this term but they haven’t faced any side as powerful in attack as Chelsea this term yet. Because we see Liverpool having the edge over the Blues but not by much the Liverpool to win by a one-goal margin is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.).
That’s the same margin by which they have won three of their last four games by, including their successes over Tottenham. Sadio Mane is their top scorer for the season with four goals and two of those have been out on the road. Roberto Firmino has scored his two goals of the season away from home. All of Mo Salah’s have been at Anfield. We’re putting that together and looking at the value of 2/1 odds on Mane to get on the scoresheet for the Reds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). This would be another massive three away points for them if they could land them all.
Chelsea bagged a home win in the league last season in this corresponding fixture and earned a draw at Anfield. That was a good return from them and they are unbeaten in three now (W1 D2) against the Reds. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven league meetings and there have been four 1-1 draws in the last seven Premier League clashes.
We like the appeal on the away side for value in the match outright. Liverpool just look more the complete package then Chelsea do at the moment. Neither of these have faced as good of an attacking team this season as they will go up against in this. Liverpool look to just have the edge and they can get the win.
26th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting