Chelsea vs West Ham (By: Saconex)
England Premier League
Chelsea (5) vs West Ham (11)
Chelsea are coming from 2 straight victories vs Cardiff (18) & Brighton (16). They are placed only 1 point behind Spurs (3) & 2 points above Man Utd (6), so winning a match like this is for sure important in the fight towards CL. Overall they should be able to win this if they play up against their best, but I dont think we can expect them to go for 2-3 goals more if they take the lead here. Remember that they are travelling to Prague in just 3 days. Pedro, Loftus-Cheek & Alonso doubtful.
West Ham isnt a team many of us trust on this season, and the reason is simple, they can win against the best teams on a good day and lose against anyone on a bad day. They are coming from losing 0-2 at home vs Everton (9), but managed to turn it around vs bottom team Huddersfield (20) before that, winning 4-3. Expect the guests to try to be as tight as possible taking in mind that 1 point is a good result for them. Anderson, Nasri & Arnautovic doubtful.
* Last 3 meetings ended under 2.5 goals total
* Both teams with average total goals per match of 2.78 (10th)
I dont think this match will end with that many goals. Chelsea are obviously going for the win, but they know how dangerous West Ham can be on their counters, so taking too many risks, specially with a lead, wont happen I think. West Ham are, as mentioned, hard to predict, but I guess they will try to frustrate the hosts here and they are normally better against the top teams. Overall I think chances are good for this to end under 3 goals total and the value is decent, 2-0?
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Chelsea vs West Ham predictions
|Under 3 goals||Bet365||2.02||7||2-0 WON (+7.14 units)|
Chelsea vs West Ham betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Saconex).