West Ham - Chelsea Betting Preview: Profit to be made in backing a high-scoring game

Our tipster Hugh Wilson is expecting over 2.5 goals when the Blues take on their London rivals at Upton Park in the latest round of Premier League action
West Ham host Chelsea on Saturday evening and, with both sides fighting at the opposite ends of the table, the battle for three points will be fiercely contested.

The hosts come into this match with an extensive injury list, with the likes of Andy Carroll, Matty Taylor, Ricardo Vaz Te and Alou Diarra all sidelined. The Hammers have struggled of late and sit in 16th position, winning only once in their last five outings.

Last time out they started well against Norwich away, but three second-half goals cancelled out the Hammers' first-half opener. Betway price them at 9/2 (5.50) to bounce back with what seems like an unlikely win.

Chelsea managed to secure a controversial point last time out in the league, scoring a late penalty against West Brom. This followed up a loss against Newcastle in the Premier League, with Jose Mourinho far from happy with his side.

The Blues sit in fourth position in the league, four points off leaders Arsenal. Betway price them at 3/5 (1.60) to take all three points. The same firm price the draw at 11/4 (3.75).

With Chelsea too short to touch, it's worth backing goals in this fixture. Despite Sam Allardyce's side lacking forward players, they have been involved in some high-scoring clashes of late at home, with over 2.5 goals paying out in three of their last four home matches. With this bet also paying out in seven of Chelsea's last nine games, the price of 4/5 (1.80) with Betway is worth backing.

Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with Betway

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