Chelsea take on rivals West Ham at Stamford Bridge in the latest London derby meeting between these two clubs. Chelsea are back in the race for a top four finish after a string of good results put them within a point off Spurs in the third place. Chelsea were also able to open a two-point advantage over Manchester United after the midweek results. Meanwhile, West Ham remain with an outside chance of finishing in Europe with the team five points behind Wolves. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea were able to come up with a 3-0 success over Brighton in one of the best league performances over the last few weeks. This happens to be the second successive victory for Chelsea in the space of a few days.
West Ham’s inconsistent spell continued with the team losing 2-0 against Everton at home. This prevented the club from picking up five successive Premier League victories at home for the first time in almost 2 decades.
The reverse meeting between West Ham and Chelsea produced a goalless draw back in September when the home team frustrated Maurizio Sarri’s men with high pressing across the pitch. The last game between the two clubs at Stamford Bridge also ended in a draw but with a 1-1 score. Our betting tips and predictions would back a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
West Ham come into the game with little to play for in the remainder of the campaign and it was displayed in the manner of the performance against Everton. The Hammers were poor in various sections of the pitch and they committed too many mistakes. Meanwhile, Chelsea appear to have put behind the difficult form of a few weeks ago. The club are playing brilliant football and players like Eden Hazard are getting back on form. Our preview would pick a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs West Ham draw odds: 5.50
West Ham win odds: 8.50
Correct Score odds
The games between West Ham and Chelsea have been very tight in recent years and it is to be expected from a feisty London derby. The two teams have managed an aggregate score of 6-6 over the last six meetings in all competitions with 2-1 being a favourite score – occurring in 50% of the last six encounters. 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 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Blues have been able to come up with a decent return of goals (10) in the last six matches. West Ham have been let down by too many individual mistakes and Chelsea have the same kind of players to exploit the channels, where West Ham were found wanting in the recent clash against Everton. Our total goals prediction would opt for a game 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 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard came up with his 14th league goal of the campaign in the 3-0 win over Brighton. The Belgian international has now come up with two goals in his last four games for Chelsea. Crucially, he has been playing much better and his ability to find spaces is once again back. Even though Hazard has not scored in his last three games against West Ham, our first goalscorer prediction would back the Belgian international.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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