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Arsenal v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th January 2019

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Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League, 19th January 5.30pm This is a game of huge importance now for Arsenal in the top flight. They kick off the weekend in fifth place, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. So the Gunners have some catching up to do and they can’t afford to let the Blues get further ahead. Chelsea are the ones with the form though, but will they be able to come up with maximum points at the Emirates? Read our predictions for Arsenal v, Chelsea.

Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 13/10 Arsenal 19/10 Draw 5/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Arsenal News and Form

The Gunners suffered a 1-0 away loss at West Ham last weekend and that continued their poor form out on the road. But the flip side of that is that they are going so well at home. So it’s balancing out for them at the moment in a way. Arsenal are undefeated in their last ten Premier League home games. That’s where they are at at the Emirates. On home soil in the top flight, they have averaged over two goals a game. Less than half of the games at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals though which is a not to their defence. They have conceded at under a goal per game on average on home soil in the top flight this term. They have actually taken a clean sheet in three home games this season, although home and away combined they have not managed one in any of their last six. Arsenal’s overall home record in the EPL this season is W8 D2 L1 and that does suggest they are going to pose some problems to their London rivals in this one. So far this season Arsenal have faced each of the current top three at home in the league. They drew against Liverpool, lost against Man City and beat Spurs. So it’s not been terrible at home from them in the big games. Six of their eight home wins this season have been by a two-goal margin so that could be a little trend worth having a look at. The Gunners do pose an attacking threat as they are on a ten-match scoring streak at home. Arsenal have scored 10 and conceded 0 goals in the final fifteen minutes of home matches this term

Arsenal v Chelsea Head to Head

The Blues earned a 3-2 home win over Arsenal earlier this season The Blues are unbeaten in four EPL games against the Gunners (W2 D2) Arsenal are undefeated in two at home against the Blues in the League (W1 D1) Four of the last five league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals  
Key-Facts - Arsenal v Chelsea
  • Arsenal have not conceded a home goal in the final fifteen minutes of a match this season
  • The Gunners have hit the back of the net in each of their last ten home games going unbeaten in that sequence
  • Chelsea are on a three match winning streak away from home in the Premier league
 

Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea pulled out a 2-1 home win over Newcastle last weekend, although it wasn’t the most convincing of displays, at least not in the first half. They are still badly missing an outright number nine. Still, the three points collected from the game has left hem on a four-match undefeated streak of form with the Blues having won three of the games in that sequence. They have only suffered one defeat in their last seven league fixtures now in a W5 D1 L1 record so are doing alright. Chelsea’s overall away record is pretty strong at W7 D1 L2 this season. Chelsea have only been away at one of the current top-five sides this season and that didn’t go well for them. They lost 3-1 at Spurs. Currently Chelsea have put together a three-match winning streak away from home in the top flight and each of those victories were by a one-goal margin. In total Chelsea have scored 19 and have conceded 8 away goals this season. They have picked up a clean sheet in five of their ten on the road so have had their defensive strengths as well as luck along the way. Those clean sheets have not been as frequent lately though as they have taken just one in their last five games. 80% of Chelsea’s road games in the EPL this season have ended over 2.5 goals. In just one away match this season as Chelsea been losing at the halftime break. Chelsea do have scoring form on the road as they have netted in each of their last seven games. They have actually opened the scoring in eight of their away games in the Premier League this season. They are pushing on for a top-four finish, only Tottenham and Liverpool have managed to post better away records in the top flight this season than Chelsea have. On top of that Chelsea have the joint second-best defensive record in the league

Arsenal v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Arsenal draw no bet 11/10 Both teams to score at 8/15 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)

Arsenal v Chelsea Predictions

Arsenal to win: The Gunners may be able to find themselves an edge in the attacking department on home soil. Things haven’t been great from them lately, but Chelsea, even though they have been getting the results, haven’t been playing all that great. Home win.
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Manchester United cut to 9/4 odds for EPL top-four finish

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The Red Devils continued their winning streak under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, making it six wins from six since he took over. Of all the games in that sequence, this was the biggest as Manchester United raided Wembley to take a 1-0 league win over Tottenham. A goal at the end of the first half from Marcus Rashford and a whole string of saves from keeper David de Gea got the Red Devils the three points. It answered a lot of questions about whether or not, in that first real test under Solskjaer, that Manchester United could be competitive. They were and they continued their rise up the Premier League table. Their win moved them to level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal, the Gunners having suffered a 1-0 on Saturday in a London derby against West Ham. They are now positioned six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and that is the gap which they have to try and reel in over the second half of the season to secure Champions League football next term. The Red Devils are now 9/4 at bet365 to get a top-four finish following their win over Spurs* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 8:43 pm). With Arsenal having fallen away in form, the resurgent Red Devils are suddenly looking like the ones who are going to closely challenge Chelsea for that fourth spot. Maurizio Sarri’s Blues, who earned a 2-1 home win over Newcastle on the weekend are 1/3 odds-on to land a top-four finish* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 8:43 pm).
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Chelsea v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th January 2019

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Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Tips - Premier League, 12th January 5.30pm Chelsea’s lack of clinical finishing cost them in their first league game of 2019 as they were held to a draw by Southampton. Will they be able to drive home three points as they welcome Newcastle to the Bridge on Saturday evening? The Magpies start the weekend now only the two points from safety. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Newcastle.

Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Chelsea 1/4 Draw 9/2 Newcastle 11/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues could only manage what for them was a disappointing home draw against the struggling Southampton to start the new year. That has left them without having scored a goal in their last two league games at Stamford Bridge (D1 L1). Overall this season at the Bridge in the top flight Chelsea are W6 D4 L1 at home. The Blues have averaged 1.7 league goals at home this term but have been having their scoring issues without question lately. Just 36% of games at Stamford Bridge have gone over 2.5 goals. Each of the last five there have gone under the goal line. Defensively they have done alright though as they have conceded just eight goals in their eleven Premier League home games. They have only shipped just one goal in their last five EPL home games. In 45% of their home games, this season Chelsea have collected a clean sheet. In no home fixture played this season in the EPL have Chelsea found themselves trailing at the half time break. Chelsea have opened the scoring in 7 of their 11 home fixtures and there is only one side who have conceded fewer Premier League goals than Chelsea have this season, that is leaders Liverpool.

Chelsea v Newcastle Head to Head

Chelsea earned a 2-1 win at St James’ Park back in August The Blues have won five of their last six at home against the Magpies Chelsea have scored at least two goals in each of their last six at home against Newcastle in all competitions Newcastle's last win at Stamford Bridge was in 2012

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle lost another Premier League home game back at the start of the year, as they went down 2-0 against Manchester United. To be fair Newcastle played really well in the game. But that loss leaves the Magpies winless in four (D2 L2). They have actually only picked up the one win in their last eight top-flight games. Overall this season they have come up with a W2 D5 L3 record away from home, which is significantly better than their home record. They have tallied the eight away goals, conceding 12 on their travels. Just 40% of their away games this season have ended over 2.5 goals. Newcastle have taken a clean sheet in 40% of their away games so they haven’t done bad at the back at all. In fact, home and away combined, seven of their league defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Only once this season away from home in the EPL this season have Newcastle been trailing at the halftime break. They have actually opened the scoring in half of their away games. Newcastle have conceded 67% of their away goals in the second period of games. They are the second-lowest scorers in the top flight.

Chelsea v Newcastle Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win to nil 10/11 Chelsea 1-0 correct score 13/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

Chelsea v Newcastle Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues are lacking up front without question, but they should have the edge in this one. Newcastle are not always that easy to break down so we can look for a low scoring home win in this one. Chelsea to win to nil fits.
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Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th January 2019

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Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Tips - EFL Cup, 8th January 8.00pm It is home soil advantage for Tottenham then in the first leg of this EFL Cup semi-final. What a great clash it should be as well between the two rivals. Chelsea lost out at the semifinal stage last season in the tournament, so will they be able to find a way to go a step further this time? Tottenham will be looking to drive home the advantage before heading out on the road for the second leg. Read our predictions for Tottenham v Chelsea.

Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Tottenham evens Draw 11/4 Chelsea 12/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Tottenham News and Form

Tottenham have been in such strong form lately. They sent out an under-strength side for their FA Cup trip to Tranmere on Friday night and Spurs produced a 7-0 win at Prenton Park. Naturally, they are facing tougher opposition in his one, but they have already gotten the better of Chelsea this season. Back in November, they met at Wembley in the Premier League and Tottenham absolutely destroyed the Blues in a 3-1 win. It was a powerful, dominant performance which the Lilywhites came up within it. Spurs have now won six of their last seven games, the only blip their shock league defeat at home against Wolves at the back end of last year. That is the only defeat which they have suffered in their last dozen games as well. Spurs have scored at least three goals in four of their last five games. They have also bagged themselves a clean sheet in four of their last six. Tottenham were on a six-match winning streak at home before that upset against Wolves. Tottenham lost in the quarterfinals of last season’s EFL Cup.

Tottenham v Chelsea Head to Head

Spurs have won the last two meetings with Chelsea by a 3-1 scoreline Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings Five of the last six clashes have gone over 2.5 goals Chelsea lead the EFL Cup head to head with a W4 D2 L2 record over Spurs

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues eased to a home win over Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on the weekend. That extended their current form to four unbeaten (W3 D1). They have only suffered the one defeat in their last nine fixtures across all competitions now. The Blues are currently on a three-match winning streak away from home well. Chelsea have scored exactly two goals in three of their last four games on the road. They have scored at least once in each of their last ten games away from Stamford Bridge. They did pass a huge test out on the road in this season’s EFL Cup. They took a 2-1 win at Anfield against Liverpool earlier in the competition. The Blues have been struggling to pick up those clean sheets as they have only earned one in their last six away from Stamford Bridge. They are only W3 D1 L2 in their last six on the road. They know that Spurs are in strong form. What will their approach be? Keep it tight and take their chances back on home soil or drive for the away goals? The Blues lost against Arsenal in last season’s EFL Cup semi-finals.

Tottenham v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 odds Both teams to score 7/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions

Tottenham to win: Spurs tore Chelsea to pieces when they met in the Premier League at Wembley. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if they beat the Blues again. Tottenham are in such fantastic form at the moment. Home win.
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2018/19 FA Cup Fourth Round Draw & Winner Odds

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The fourth round draw of the FA Cup was made on Monday night following Wolves pulling off an upset by knockout out Liverpool. It completed a weekend of upsets in the third round, including the falling of a couple of Premier League side against lower-ranked opponents.

2018/19 FA Cup winner odds*

Man City 7/2 Chelsea 5/1 Tottenham 7/1 Man Utd 8/1 Arsenal 10/1 Everton 14/1 West Ham 14/1 Wolves 14/1 Brighton 33/1 Watford 33/1 Crystal Palace 50/1 Newcastle 66/1 100/1 bar * (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:21 pm) Oldham won away at Premier League side Fulham and League Two side Newport also took out a Premier League side in the form of Leicester. There is one non-league side left in the competition after Barnet pulled off a shock away win at Championship side Sheffield United. Coming out of the hat as the big attraction in the fourth round draw of the FA Cup is Arsenal v Manchester United. Outright favourites Manchester City also face Premier League opposition in Burnley.

Fourth-round draw

Swansea v Gillingham Wimbledon v West Ham Shrewsbury or Stoke v Wolves Millwall v Everton Brighton v West Brom Bristol City v Bolton Accrington v Derby or Southampton Doncaster v Oldham Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Newcastle or Blackburn v Watford Middlesbrough v Newport Manchester City v Burnley Barnet v Brentford Portsmouth v QPR Arsenal v Manchester United Crystal Palace v Tottenham
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Callum Wilson evens to go to Chelsea in January

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Chelsea needs a striker. That much is pretty clear. With Olivier Giroud nursing an ankle injury and Alvaro Morata looking pretty lost and short of confidence in his role, the Blues are lightweight up front. After their draw with Southampton in their first EPL game of the new season, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri hinted that the board are fully aware of his needs and desire for a striker. But this is the January transfer window now and it’s hard to secure players, at least the best in the world. That usually happens during the summer months. So do Chelsea gamble now? Who is available? Would they even dip into the market to just get a stop-gap until they get to the summer? It would be a boost for them to have someone who is going to come in and play with a bit of heart until the end of the season.

Will Wilson make the switch?

Callum Wilson is the perfect fit for the Blues. The 26-year-old Bournemouth striker is someone who puts himself about and can unsettle defences. He’s a good age, has proven Premier League experience and would be a great option for Chelsea to grab, even if he has to play second fiddle somewhat next season if Chelsea goes shopping in the summer. Following Bournemouth’s swoop for Dominic Solanke this week, it could open a window for a departure for Wilson. They have already agreed to let Jermain Defoe go to Rangers so maybe the Cherries are ready for a shakeup. Callum Wilson is at even money with BetVictor to be at Chelsea at the end of the January transfer window* (betting odds taken from BetVictor on January 4th, 2019 at 6:00 pm)

Icardi the main target?

Inter Milan Mauro Icardi is the one that Chelsea seem to be the most linked with in terms of bringing a world-class star striker to the bridge. The Argentine striker is clearly looking for a move and there are rumours of Barcelona going after him as well. He would bring a bit of fire to the Chelsea front line but the Blues would really have to play through the nose to trigger his release clause. Jamie Vardy wouldn’t actually be a bad stop-gap type of player for Chelsea. The Leicester man is quick and knows where the goal is. That is exactly what Chelsea need. The 31-year-old would be a decent enough fit and Chelsea could do a lot worse than picking him up. You can picture him being a pivotal part in those quick Chelsea counter-attacks. Vardy is a 6/1 option at BetVictor to be at Chelsea at the close of the January transfer market* (betting odds taken from BetVictor on January 4th, 2019 at 6:00 pm) West Ham's Marko Arnautovic would be the kind of player that divides Chelsea fans. Sometimes brilliant sometimes anonymous. He is probably wouldn’t be the big strong fit that Chelsea would require. West Ham spent a lot on him as well and the Blues would likely to have to overpay for the striker.
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Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th January 2019

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Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Betting Tips - FA Cup, 5th January 3.00pm This could be a good entertaining third-round clash at Stamford Bridge. While Premier League side Chelsea will be expected to win it, Nottingham Forest have the potential to make life a little tricky. While their form is hot and cold, they keep coming up with sudden bursts of high-scoring output. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Betting Odds*

Chelsea 2/9 Draw 5/1 Nottingham Forest 11/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 2nd, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Preview

Chelsea are obviously not going to be a pushover on home soil in this one. Each of their last three home wins over Forest have been in Cup competitions. Their most recent meeting ended in a 5-1 victory for the Blues at Stamford Bridge in the 2017 FA Cup. That’s actually a total of ten goals scored and one conceded in their last three at home against Forest. In all competitions, Chelsea are currently on a five-match winning streak against the Tricky Trees. So there may not be too much hint of an upset. Chelsea have been pretty strong on home soil this season in all competitions, with only the odd glitch here and there. The reigning FA Cup holders will be expected to progress. They have racked up the home clean sheets as well and in looking at Forest this is where the tie could get interesting. Championship side Forest are not particularly in great form. They have won only one of their last six games played, but that was a great win over Championship leaders Leeds on New Years’ Day. Forest have failed to score in four of their last six games played. But they had a crazy 5-5 draw against Aston Villa at the end of November, a 3-3 against Norwich and then that four-goal haul against Leeds. So they have the potential to bust out big score lines. It just hasn't happened often enough to improve their current form. Away from home they are winless in four and are just W1 D4 L2 in their last seven road games. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last six on the road. You basically just don’t know what you are going to get from Forest at the moment. Last season they pulled off a shock as they beat Arsenal in the third round at home.

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Predictions

Chelsea to win: Forest blow hot and cold but Chelsea should be savvy enough to keep their Championship opposition at arm’s length really. The Blues haven’t given up too much defensively at home recently and can survive this. Chelsea to win outright at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 2nd, 2019 at 7:10 pm)
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Chelsea v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd January 2019

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Chelsea v Southampton Betting Tips - Premier League, 2nd January 7.45pm After a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, Chelsea have solidified their place in the top four. That’s back to back league wins for them now and they will be hunting for more on home soil in midweek. Southampton have lost back to back games and their defence continues to leak goals. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Southampton.

Chelsea v Southampton Betting Odds*

Chelsea 2/7 Draw 11/2 Southampton 10/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 31st, 2018 at 1:08 a.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea collected a 1-0 success out at Crystal Palace on the weekend to leave themselves with back to back wins in the top flight. In their last five league games, Chelsea have taken the four wins (L1). Overall this season the Blues have posted a W6 D3 L1 record at home in the EPL so they have been fairly strong there. Their only loss of the season at home happened in their last home fixture which was against Leicester. Chelsea have tallied 19 goals in ten home games, conceding just eight. Less than half of their home games have gone above 2.5 goals this season and that’s down to their defence. The Blues have won 30% of their home games to nil this season. Each of the last five league games at Stamford Bridge have ended under 2.5 goals so there's a trend running. In no home game this season have Chelsea been losing at half time. They have conceded 62% of their home goals in the second period of matches. Chelsea have scored the opening goal in seven of their ten home games. The Chelsea/Chelsea hafltime/fulltime option could be worth a look.

Chelsea v Southampton Head to Head

The Blues eased to a 3-0 win at St Mary's in the season’s first meeting Chelsea are on a seven-match winning streak in all competitions against Southampton Southampton have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven against Chelsea The Saints are on a three-match losing streak at home against the Blues

Southampton News and Form

Southampton lost 3-1 at home against Man City on Sunday leaving them with back to back league defeats. That is five defeats in their last eight Premier League fixtures (W2 D1). So their mini-revival of back to back wins is over it would seem. The Saints did get a win in their last away game in the EPL, a success at bottom side Huddersfield. They were a four-match losing streak away from home before that. The Saints have averaged exactly a goal per game away from home. 60% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and that has not been because they have a been a powerful scoring side. Southampton have been trailing at halftime in five of their ten road games. They haven't taken a clean sheet in any of their last ten Premier League fixtures either. A positive for them is that they have scored in each of their last four games. Just three times away from home have Southampton got the first goal of a game. There are only four sides with a worse away record than that of the Saints. Only Burnley and Fulham have conceded more goals than they have

Chelsea v Southampton Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win to nil 21/20 Chelsea 2-0 correct score at 6/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 31st, 2018 at 1:08 a.m.)

Chelsea v Southampton Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues still badly need a striker, but they are looking a bit more well rounded. They have delivered back to back away wins in tricky games and have the quality to pick up three points on home soil against the Saints. Chelsea to win to nil.
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Crystal Palace v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 30th December 2018

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Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League, 30th December 12.00pm Crystal Palace had to settle for a point at home against Cardiff on Boxing Day. Will they have more space in attack when the Blues come to visit on the weekend? Chelsea have been blowing a little bit hot and cold lately but they earned a good solid win at Watford in midweek. Can they build on that? Read our predictions for Crystal Palace v Chelsea.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 8/11 Draw 29/10 Crystal Palace 17/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Crystal Palace News and Form

Try as they might, Crystal Palace couldn't find a way past Cardiff’s defensive setup at home on Boxing Day and had to settle for a 0-0 draw. That is a three-match undefeated streak of form though from the Eagles now. They are also undefeated in three at Selhurst Park in the EPL, winning two of those. Those are the only two home victories that they have recorded so far this season (D3 L4). In total Crystal Palace have only managed five goals on home soil this season but three of them have been in their last three games at Selhurst Park. Defensively Palace deserve credit as they have only shipped eight home goals. Just 11% of league games at Selhurst Park this season have gone over 2.5 goals. In total Crystal Palace have managed a clean sheet in 44% of their home games in the top flight this season. As a huge negative though, they have failed to hit the back of the net in 67% of home fixtures. The Eagles have been trailing at the half time break just once at home this term (W3 D5) which leans towards the half-time draw in his one. Of the goals which they have conceded at home, all but one of have been in the second half of games. Each of the last four games at Selhurst Park have gone under 2.5 goals

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea took a 3-1 home win over Palace in November Palace won their last league home game against Chelsea 2-1 Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings The two have traded two wins each over the last four EPL classes

Chelsea News and Form

Eden Hazard was the star of the show once against for Chelsea on Boxing Day as they took a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road over Watford. The result leaves Chelsea at W4 D1 L3 in their last eight games in the top flight. Just a slight concerns for the Blues is the two of those three defeats were away from home. Chelsea have won back to back league away games though now on their travels so are maybe turning things around. Those back to back away wins were both 2-1 successes over Brighton and then Watford. Chelsea’s overall away record this season is W6 D1 L2 The Blues have won all five away games against sides currently 13th and lower so that does put them in good standing for this one. Chelsea, despite crying out for a number nine, have come up with 18 goals on their travels this season. They have only shipped the eight goals away from home which is solid enough. 89% of their away games have managed to get above the 2.5 goals line. The Blues have managed to pick up just the one clean sheet in their last five league games (home and away combined). Chelsea have scored in each of their last six away games but are without a clean sheet in four. The Blues have been leading at the half time break in 5 of their 9 away games this season.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Both teams to score 4/5 Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: Palace have done alright against Chelsea in the last couple of seasons. But they are a little short up front and ultimately we have to predict the away win. But the Eagles won’t go down without a fight, so both teams to score does have appeal.
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Watford v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2018

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Watford v Chelsea Betting Tips - Premier League, 26th December 7.30pm This should be a really interesting contest now after Chelsea suffered a shock home loss against Leicester on the weekend. They looked shell-shocked after conceding the goal as well. Watford meanwhile picked up a good positive as they produced a solid away win at the in-form West Ham. Read our predictions for Watford v Chelsea.

Watford v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 13/20 Draw 11/4 Watford 17/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 2:12 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Watford News and Form

The Hornets got a really good win away at West Ham on Saturday, keeper Ben Foster helping them to a 2-0 win. That gives them back to back wins in the EPL too and they are undefeated in three. Watford have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three games. The Hornets are W5 L4 in nine home fixtures this season. They are currently sitting in seventh-placed and they are W1 L3 at home against sides currently above them. The Hornets have tallied 14 home goals while conceding 15. 89% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals so that’s a pretty strong trend. 67% of matches at Vicarage Road in the EPL have seen exactly three goals scored. Watford have come up with a clean sheet in just 22% of their home games. Of the goals which they have scored on home soil this season in the EPL, 71% have been after the break. Each of Watford’s last eight home games have gone over 2.5 goals so that could lead this to be a thoroughly entertaining affair. Home and away the Hornets have scored in each of their last four games. It may well be a good time for them to be meeting Chelsea as well.

Watford v Chelsea Head to Head

Watford and Chelsea traded home wins in the top flight last season Chelsea are W3 D2 L1 in their last six league games against Watford Five of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals Watford are W1 D1 L2 in four previous EPL home games against the Blues

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues lost 1-0 at home against Leicester on the weekend in what was an upset. After conceding in the second half, Chelsea just fell apart. The Blues are not in consistent form with a W3 D1 L3 record in their last seven league fixtures. The Blues have a W5 D1 L2 record away from Stamford Bridge in the top flight. They have suffered two defeats in their last three on the road, at Spurs and Wolves. Chelsea collected 2-1 success at Brighton in their last away game. On their travels, Chelsea have scored 16 and have conceded just the 7. So on the large part, they have been fine defensively. 88% of their road fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. Each of Chelsea’s last five away games have gone over the goal line. Both teams have scored in half of Chelsea’s away games this season. The Blues have actually been leading at the half ime break in five of their away games (D2 L1) this season. They are on a five-match scoring streak on their travels. 71% of their away goals conceded have been in the second half of games. Chelsea have netted the first goal in all but two of their eight road games. Only Liverpool and Man City have conceded fewer goals than they have.

Watford v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 7/10 Watford - Draw Double Chance at 13/10 * (betting odds taken on December 23rd, 2018 at 7:55 pm)

Watford v Chelsea Predictions

Watford Double Chance: Backing the Hornets in a double chance looks a solid option here. Watford are unpredictable, but Chelsea have been looking a little shaky on their travels lately. Watford double chance.
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