Fulham v Chelsea Betting Odds and Money Back Special – 09.04.12

Tough London derby for Chelsea at Craven Cottage


Fulham v Chelsea betting has great coverage being provided on the game by popular online bookmaker Paddy Power. The highly rated bookie is offering a Money Back Special for Monday’s match, a game which Chelsea have to win in order to keep up their challenge for a top four finish. But they will find Fulham in a confident mood, after Martin Jol’s men have racked up back to back wins in the league. Chelsea do seem to be riding their luck lately, scraping through a home Champions League quarter final against Benfica, before controversially beating Wigan in the Premier League on Saturday. Will they get another break as they continue to strive for dominance over their London rivals in the head to head?

If there is a penalty kick scored in the match, then Paddy Power will refund any losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. That provides some great coverage for your Fulham v Chelsea betting. In the First Goalscorer market, Fernando Torres is trading at 5/1 favourite alongside Didier Drogba, but the Spaniard is looking the sharper of the two players at the moment. Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, who has two goals in three games and scored an equalising goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in December is very well priced at 15/2. Chelsea have a strong record against Fulham, and 1-0 Correct Score for the visitors in Fulham v Chelsea betting is trading at 7/1 with Paddy Power.

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Fulham v Chelsea Odds at Paddy Power
Chelsea 6/5, Draw 23/10, Fulham 13/5

Well Chelsea are riding their luck at the moment, and with a very tough and busy fixture list ahead of them, do they have the stamina to get the job done on all fronts? Apparently a top four finish is a higher priority to them than the FA Cup and the Champions League semi final against Barcelona, so again we may see Roberto Di Matteo shuffle his squad. He made seven changes on Saturday to the side which had faced Benfica during midweek, and in both matches, Chelsea were outplayed and looked lack lustre. But the difference is between Di Matteo’s and Villas Boas’s Chelsea, is that Di Matteo is producing results with what he has at his disposal This, on paper, is one of the easier fixtures left for Chelsea, and with just one defeat against Fulham in the last 21 league match ups, can the Blues drive on another step forward?

The hosts will play a big part Fulham v Chelsea betting, because Martin Jol’s men are on a two game winning streak. Fulham have been good at home this season, playing neat, tight football and racking up a healthy goal tally. Clint Dempsey is in good form at the moment, scoring a brace on the weekend against Bolton, and he scored at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season as well. It would be a timely effort from the Craven Cottage crew to upset their London rivals on their quest for a top four finish. They are playing good enough football to do it, and they will give Chelsea a very awkward time on Monday.