Chelsea v Grimsby Town Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th September 2019

Comfortable win for the Blues

Chelsea v Grimsby Town Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 25th September 19.45pm

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea kick off their Carabao Cup campaign with a home game against Michael Jolley’s Grimsby Town on Wednesday night. The Blues have had a difficult start to their season, winning just two of eight league and cup matches so far. However, the Londoners are the overwhelming favourites to win this one. Grimsby, meanwhile, have won four, drawn three and lost three of their ten EFL League Two matches to sit in ninth spot.

Chelsea v Grimsby Town Betting Odds*

Chelsea 1/10
Draw 9/1
Grimsby Town 22/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 15:30 p.m.)
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Chelsea News and Form – Easy win for Lampard’s Blues?

Frank Lampard has had a mixed bag of results since taking over at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea’s ongoing transfer ban, things were never going to be easy for the Blues this season. In the Premier League, the London outfit currently sit in 11th position on eight points having won two, lost two and drawn two.

Last Sunday, Chelsea fell to a narrow defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. Lampard’s men found themselves 2-0 down after just 30 minutes, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino getting the goals for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. However, Chelsea rallied in the second period, with the excellent N’Golo Kante pulling one back with 20 minutes left.

 

Both teams to score
Yes3/2
No47/100

Bet at 22Bet

 

Chelsea have fond memories of this competition, winning the EFL Cup on five occasions. Their most recent League Cup triumph came in the 2014-15 season, when Jose Mourinho’s Blues beat Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in the final.

Having lost back-to-back games in the UEFA Champions League and Premier League, Chelsea will be desperate for a comfortable cup victory in midweek. The bookies have them priced at 1/10 to secure a win and book their spot in the fourth round draw.

Chelsea v Grimsby Town Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in over 23 years

Back in 1996, Grimsby Town held Chelsea to a 0-0 home draw in the FA Cup. However, the Blues won the replay 4-1 at Stamford Bridge, with Mark Hughes among the scorers

Town have not beaten Chelsea since December 1983

Three of the last eight league and cup meetings between Chelsea and Grimsby have ended in draws

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Grimsby Town

  • The Blues have yet to win at home this season
  • Grimsby have lost two of their last four on the road
  • Chelsea have won the EFL Cup five times

 

Grimsby Town News and Form – Long night for the League Two outfit?

After ten games in League Two, Grimsby Town currently sit ninth on 15 points. Michael Jolley’s boys have won four, drawn three and lost three up until now.

After going three games without a win in League Two (losing two, drawing one), Town returned to winning ways at the weekend, beating Macclesfield Town 1-0 at Blundell Park. Grimsby will be hoping to be dark horses in the race for promotion from the fourth tier this season.

The Mariners beat EFL League One side Doncaster Rovers in the first round of this term’s EFL Cup back in mid-August, with Jordan Cook scoring the only goal of the game. Grimsby then beat Macclesfield 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Grimsby will no doubt enjoy the occasion at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. However, the bookmakers are giving them virtually no chance, with bet365 pricing the League Two side at 22/1 to cause an almighty cup upset in the capital. In truth, it could be a long night for Jolley’s Mighty Mariners.

Chelsea v Grimsby Town Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win -3 at 7/4
Tammy Abraham to score & Chelsea to win at 4/9
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 15:33 p.m.)

Chelsea v Grimsby Town Predictions

Chelsea win: Jolley’s Grimsby Town will do their best to frustrate Chelsea for as long as possible on Wednesday. However, the home team’s qualities should shine through in the end. Chelsea have not really got going under Lampard so far, but they will be expecting to pick up their first home victory of the season in this one. The Blues could run riot in midweek, so have a punt on the hosts to win -3 at 7/4.

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has made a blistering start to his season. The striker has been sent out on loan on numerous occasions during his Blues career, but Abraham is enjoying a breakthrough campaign at Stamford Bridge. So far, the 21-year-old has netted seven times in eight league and cup appearances, including a Premier League hat-trick in a 5-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers a couple of weeks back. Back Abraham to score in a Blues victory on Wednesday at 4/9.


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