Chelsea V West Ham United betting preview

| March 16, 2013 | 1 Reply

A big game coming from the Premier League on Sunday sees Chelsea entertain West Ham United at Stamford Bridge. These two of course share a bitter rivalry and after the Hammers won this fixture 3-1 earlier in the season, the Blues will be out for revenge.

Stamford Bridge is sure to be rocking on Sunday afternoon and we should be treated to 90 minutes of competitive action in the English top flight.

Chelsea have had a frustrating campaign so far, but if they can claim all three points this weekend, they could move back into third position and increase their chances of reaching the Champions League next season.

Rafael Benitez needs to use his squad to its full here as the West Londoners have had a hectic schedule during recent weeks and were in Europa League action on Thursday night.

Fernando Torres did score on Thursday, but Demba Ba could come into the starting eleven for this encounter and would love to grab himself a goal against his former employers.

Betting on the home side is sure to be popular and it is no surprise that they are the big favourites to come out on top here at 5/2 with Betfred.

As for West Ham, they have adjusted well to the Premier League in their first season back in the big time and sit on 33 points with ten games to play.

No one is expecting the Hammers to be heading into any sort of relegation trouble, but Sam Allardyce won’t allow his men to relax until they get to the all important 40-point mark.

Unlike their opponents, the away side here have had a two-week break and should be refreshed coming into this one.

As long as West Ham can stay within touching distance until the latter stages of this encounter they have a chance as in the final few minutes, their fresh legs could prove to be vital.

A bet on a victory for the visitors gives you odds of 17/2 with Sportingbet, which shows you the way the bookmakers think that this one is going to go.

When placing bets on this clash on Sunday, it might be worth heading into the first goal-scorer market, where Demba Ba is available at to break the deadlock at 9/2 with Coral.

Then, Andy Carroll looks like decent value for West Ham as he is being offered at 13/1 with BWIN.

We like the look of heading into the correct score market here though and can see a bit of a surprise result. We think that a 1-1 draw is a good bet for this match and it can be backed at 11/1 with BetVictor.

As ever we these two meet, it isn’t a game you want to be missing.

Category: Football Betting Previews

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