Chelsea-Swansea City Betting Preview: Hosts to triumph in the race for a Champions League place

After a vital win in the Europa League, the Blues turn their attention back to the Premier League, with Hugh Wilson backing the hosts to cruise to victory with a 7/1 value bet
Chelsea host Swansea on Sunday after a fantastic win away in Europe on Thursday.

These two sides have already met on three occasions this season, with Swansea coming out on top over the two legs in the Capital One Cup semi-final, as well as the two teams drawing 1-1 in the league earlier this season.

Rafa Benitez’s men currently sit in fourth position in the league, one point behind Arsenal and leading Tottenham by a point ahead of this weekend's fixtures.

The race for the Champions league places has never been tighter, and this match against Swansea is a must-win game for the Blues, who cannot afford to slip up at this stage of the season.

William Hill price the home side at a short 4/11 (1.36) which comes as no surprise with them winning their last six home games.

The visitors Swansea come into this clash in the middle of a sticky patch of form. Michael Laudrup’s men haven’t won in their last five matches, and haven’t won away from home in their last seven.

The Swans currently sit in ninth position in the league, on course for a top 10 finish. William Hill price them as outsiders at 7/1 (8.00) to carry on their good form against Chelsea. The same firm has the draw at 4/1 (5.00).

With one result pretty much assured, the price is too short to back, therefore it’s worth looking round for value.

The half-time/full-time market seems to offer a fantastic price. Chelsea have started home games well recently, with four out of their last five games seeing them leading at the break and the end of 90 minutes.

Therefore, backing the European champions at 4/5 (1.80) to be winning at half-time and full-time seems like a fantastic bet.

For those looking for more value, the correct score market is worth investing in. Before Swansea’s 0-0 versus Southampton last weekend, the Swans had conceded two goals in each of their last four matches.

Add into a fact Chelsea have netted exactly two goals in four of their last six home matches, the correct score to be 2-0 to Chelsea at 7/1 (8.00) with William Hill is certainly worth investing in.

Chelsea Half time and Full time at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
Chelsea to win 2-0 at 7/1 (8.00) with William Hill

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