Chelsea are the last of the top-four choosing outfits to kick off this weekend and they are up against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. The Blues have dropped to 5th place in the table but they are still just one point away from the third position. Meanwhile, Burnley are just a point away from hitting the 40-point mark, which is often considered as the barometer for safety. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Despite a strong performance, Chelsea came away from the visit to Anfield with a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool. However, the Blues ended up reaching the semifinals of the Europa League after a 4-3 second-leg victory over Slavia Prague. Chelsea have defeated the Czech team 5-3 on aggregate.
Burnley did not have any midweek match and their last encounter saw them pick up a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City to move closer towards safety. This was the third successive victory for the Clarets.
Chelsea picked up a 4-0 success over Burnley in the previous meeting between the two clubs and it was at Turf Moor. The Clarets were able to stun Chelsea with a 3-2 victory in the last meeting between these two teams at Stamford Bridge. Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off for Chelsea. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Burnley are likely to have a relaxed approach to the match after having almost achieved safety. The Clarets may have form with three successive wins, but Chelsea have been quite brilliant when it comes to games at Stamford Bridge in recent times. The draw with Wolves is the only blemish for Chelsea in the last six home games. Our preview would go with a victory for the Blues.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Burnley draw odds: 6.25
Burnley win odds: 15.00
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been able to come up with less than 1.5 goals per game on average in the Premier League. This is down to a squad rotation policy by Maurizio Sarri in favour of the Europa League. Now, however, he may field a full strength team. Chelsea have had trouble with set pieces this season and Burnley can exploit the opposition on this front. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last three meetings between Chelsea and Burnley have ended up producing more than 2.5 goals. There is a strong case for this trend to continue with Burnley having scored more goals (11) than Chelsea (8) in the recent six matches. Since both teams are expected to score, our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard has been in exceptional form of late. The Belgian could have scored a brace against Liverpool at Anfield. Even though Hazard has been unable to score in his last three matches, he has come up with a good performance in all of these games. The 28-year-old has one goal in his five matches against Burnley. Still, our first goalscorer prediction would back Eden Hazard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
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