Brentford will be hoping to pull off an FA Cup upset when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Saturday.
Currently down in 15th place in the Championship, the Bees are available at 14/1 (15.00) with bet365 to make it through to the fifth round for the first time in over a decade with a shock victory over the current Premier League leaders.
With 13 wins to their name in the last 14 fixtures in all competitions, Antonio Conte’s men are clear 1/6 (1.16) favourites to come out on top yet again in this one.
The hosts required a replay to overcome this opposition after a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park when they last met in the FA Cup back in 2013, and you can get odds of 6/1 (7.00) on them cancelling each other out once more on this occasion.
After needing a late equaliser to secure a second chance with that 2-2 draw, the Blues ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in front of their own fans.
While four years have passed since then, it would be no surprise if this clash played out in similar fashion considering the home side’s current form, particularly in front of their own fans.
Since switching to the 4-3-3 formation that has turned their season around in such dramatic fashion, Conte’s team have won nine consecutive home matches and scored 28 goals in the process – an average of over three per game.
With this in mind, the Blues are unlikely to have too much trouble in breaking down a defence that has conceded 18 times in the last 10 matches on the road, including a 5-0 thrashing against a struggling Norwich City side.
In fact, odds of 10/11 (1.91) are surely not to be missed on over 3.5 goals being scored for Chelsea’s fifth FA Cup game in seven, as well as a third fixture in four on home turf.