Chelsea v West Ham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 08/04/19

Chelsea v West Ham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Chelsea v West Ham and provides us with his best bets for Monday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Chelsea v West Ham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 08/04/19
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

Monday night gives us a London derby under the lights at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and West Ham. Chelsea come into the game in search of another win to continue their march toward the top 4.

The Blues produced a professional performance last time out as they brushed Brighton with a convincing 3-0 win. A win for the Blues on Monday night would move them up to 3rd position in the league and in the box seat for Champions League Qualification.

West Ham come into this game kin a very comfortable position in 11th with 42 points. They were convincingly beaten last time out by Everton, and they’ll be looking to play with a bit of freedom on Monday with not much to lose or gain.

Team News

Chelsea have only one injury concern ahead of Monday’s game with Marcos Alonso struggling with a hamstring issue.

Davide Zappacosta has recovered from a muscle injury and could be involved as well.

West Ham will still be without long term injury Andriy Yarmolenko and they’ll be without Jack Wilshire and Andy Carroll who both have potentially season ending ankle injuries.

Potential Chelsea Starting XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard

Potential West Ham Starting XI: Fabianksi, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Rice, Obiang, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Perez

Head To Head

  • The last nine competitive games between these two have all been draws or victories by a one-goal margin.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Just 3 of Chelsea’s last 10 Premier League home games have featured 3 goals or more.

Betting Odds

  • Celtic 3/4
  • Draw 13/5/
  • Rangers 4/1

The Verdict

This game is always a fiercely contested affair and I can’t see any reason for that changing in this game. Chelsea desperately need the Champions League next season and with the position they’re currently in I think that will come true. The Blues will look to get off to a fast start in this game and put West Ham on the back foot early. Chelsea are currently unbeaten at home in their last 3 Premier League home games and they are 1/3 (Bet365) to win on Monday.

Now that price is far too short for the working man so I think we will look to another market. Chelsea have a good home record and they face a West Ham side that have only scored once away from home in their last 4 Premier League games. Chelsea to win to nil on Monday night is 11/8 (Betvictor) and I fancy that to come in with Chelsea having a good recent defensive record in the Premier League conceding just 1 goal in their last 3 home league games.

Another angle I like is for winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to find the back of the net. The youngster got his first Premier League start of the season in the last game and I fancy that he’ll get enough time on the pitch to find the back of the net. Odoi is 9/5 (Paddy Power) to score at any time in the match.

Chelsea’s attack should be able to get some joy out of a creaky West Ham defence that contains some ageing players. One player I fancy to find his way into the note book is Left-Back Aaron Creswell. Now this season the he hasn’t been booked as much as his last season in the Premier League but I think if he has to do a lot of defending he could be one to find his way into the referees notebook. He is 6/1 (William Hill) to be shown a card in the match and I think that’s a big price considering he could be up against the likes of Hazard, Odoi, Willian and Pedro.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Chelsea to win to nil – 11/8 (BetVictor)
  • 1pt – Callum Hudson-Odoi to score at any time – 9/5 (Paddy Power)
  • 1pt – Aaron Creswell to be shown a card – 6/1 (William Hill)