West Ham vs. Chelsea Betting Tips: Best bets for capital clash
West Ham and Chelsea kick-off an action-packed weekend of Premier League matches in the Saturday lunchtime slot, live on BT Sport at 12.30pm.
Dean Woodward has previewed the capital clash and picked out his two top tips from the best betting sites.
West Ham vs Chelsea Odds
Premier League football kicks off this weekend at 12:30 on BTSport where West Ham host Chelsea at the London Stadium.
A solid point for the Hammers last weekend against the best defence in the Premier League (Newcastle) keeps them in 17th place and just one point outside of the relegation zone, with the task of facing Chelsea not being any easier.
Thilo Kehrer picked up an injury at St James’ park last weekend where he was forced off at halftime and will likely miss out here against Chelsea - Ben Johnson is likely to fill in as a replacement for Kehrer in the back three. Maxwell Cornet and Kurt Zouma remain sidelined through injury, with Gianluca Scamacca closing in on a return but may not be fit enough to make an appearance.
More points dropped last time out as the pressure builds in the Chelsea camp, sitting 9th in the table after twenty-one games. Just one win in their last seven games in all competitions for Graham Potter, he will be looking to turn things around against 17th-place West Ham, taking all three points is a must if they have any hope of achieving European football next season.
After his red card on his debut for Chelsea, the Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix will be available for selection here after facing a three-match ban. A whole host of injuries in the Chelsea camp as Edouard Mendy, Christian Pulisic, Ngolo Kante, and Armando Broja remain sidelined, with Denis Zakaria, Wesley Fofana, and Mateo Kovacic all being assessed in the coming days.
West Ham vs Chelsea Tips
A line that looked fairly high for Chelsea on Bet365 is their goal-kicks, and combined with West Ham shots gives us a nice bet that offers nearly doubles your money.
Chelsea have had seven or fewer goal kicks in 9 of their last 10 matches in all competitions (90%), only losing when facing Liverpool towards the end of January. In those other nine games, Chelsea faced Man City three times and Newcastle once, with Chelsea holding firm and only conceding twenty goal-kicks across those four (5 average per game). Traveling to a shot-shy West Ham who only forced Chelsea into two goal kicks in the reverse, this bet builder looks like a very solid play.
When covering the West Ham game last week I sided with Newcastle to win to nil which unfortunately lost, but at 27/10 for Chelsea to beat 17th-place West Ham without conceding looks rather generous.
Chelsea have had issues of their own, dominating the ball but struggling to come out with all three points. Chelsea are priced around 5/4 which looks kind of fair, but not a price I'd like to bet. Badiashille has been impressive since joining Chelsea, partnered with Thiago Silva at the back they have managed to keep a clean sheet in all of their last three games. Facing West Ham who have failed to score in 9 of their 12 losses this season, 27/10 looks worthy of a small play if you're looking to get Chelsea on side with some value.