Sunderland vs Chelsea by Glittering11
Tip based on Asian handicap. Not familiar with handicaps? Read our Asian handicap betting guide
The home team is currently in 20th place with 11 points earned after 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Leicester City by (2-1). In the last match, lost out to Swansea City by (3-0). For the championship, Sunderland won 7 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in their last 7 games at their stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively.
The Sunderland side arrives at this game with a defeat at the Swansea field, 3-0, thus adding the second consecutive away defeat of the house. However it is important to note that the home team adds two consecutive victories in their stadium. In this match against powerful Chelsea coach David Moyes should keep the team in the usual 4-4-2 with Defoe and Anichebe being the most offensive references of Sunderland: the first player is the team's top scorer with 8 goals scored. For this game the coach can not rely on Cattermole, Rodwell, Watmore and McNair, players who recover from injury.
Didier Ndong is suspended for Wednesday's clash with Chelsea after reaching five yellow cards for the season in their 3-0 defeat to Swansea last time out. Jan Kirchhoff is the most likely to deputise in his absence.
Fabio Borini is an option to face off against his former club, although he has not been featured since August and any involvement would usually come from the bench after such a long time sidelined through injury.
Paddy McNair, Lee Cattermole, Lynden Gooch and Duncan Watmore are long-term absentees, while Jack Rodwell is still injured.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Sunderland's last 9 home games (Premier League).
The visiting team is currently in 1st place with 37 points, after 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won away to Manchester City by (1-3). In the last match, won at home to West Bromwich by (1-0). In the championship, Chelsea clinched 16 points in 21 chances, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 7 away games.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 4 victories in the last games like visitor. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has conceded only 3 of the last 10 games and his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition.
Antonio Conte should line up an eleven very similar to the last game, namely the 3-4-3 being Hazard the great responsible for tormenting the defensive line of the home team. However, the highlight so far is offensive Diego Costa: 12 goals and 5 assists. Obi Mikel, Óscar, John Terry and Loftus-Cheek,, are reported to have been injured.
Nemanja Matic, Pedro and Diego Costa all overcame minor injuries to feature in Chelsea's 1-0 win against West Brom at the weekend and there are no fresh concerns for Antonio Conte ahead of Wednesday's trip to Sunderland.
Willian and Cesc Fabregas are the obvious candidates to get game time here, whereas lack of options at the back means David Luiz may have continued playing through the pain in midweek.
Chelsea have won their last 9 matches (Premier League).
Sunderland have seen over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 17 matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Sunderland in all competitions.
Chelsea are expected to have more initiative in the game and create the best opportunities to score, but Sunderland's fastest players will take advantage of the back spaces of the opposing defensive line. Having said this, I see a very open game and with clear goal opportunities for the teams, making betting in favor of the goals of great value.
|over 2,5||Bet365||1.65||10||0-1 LOST (-10 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.