Premier League Betting Preview: Chelsea heavy favourites

The Blues are being backed in to make short work of struggling Norwich this weekend, forcing punters to work hard to find value

Chelsea are expected to account for Norwich with ease on Sunday as they look to close in on Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho's team will be hurting after exiting the UEFA Champions League in a 3-1 semi-final loss at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

They are still in within a chance domestically after beating Liverpool 2-0 away last Sunday to close within two points of the Reds, who are in action at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Manchester City, one point back in third and with a game in hand, may have already climbed above Chelsea and into second place if they win away to Everton on Saturday.


Back Chelsea to lead at half-time and full-time at $1.57

Take a chance on a draw at $7.50

Chelsea are $1.20 favourites at bet365 to see off the visit of Norwich to Stamford Bridge, where an upset victory for the relegation-threatened away team is paying a lengthy $17.00. The draw is available at $7.50.

If past results are anything to go by, it doesn't look good for Neil Adams' team, who 18th on the table, level on points with Sunderland in 17th going into the weekend action.

The Canaries' last win away to Chelsea came in October 1993. A repeat of that 2-1 victory in the visitors' favour is paying a huge $41.00, as is a 1-0 Norwich win.

Chelsea have led at half-time in all four of their most recent wins over Norwich home or away, and are priced at $1.57 to be in front at the break and the full-time whistle in this one.