Chelsea-West Bromwich Albion Betting Preview: Back the Blues to edge out the Baggies

The Baggies have already won at Old Trafford this season and our tipster is anticipating goals when Jose Mourinho's men meet Steve Clarke's side at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will look to maintain their perfect Premier League home record when they host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues have taken maximum points from their five home league fixtures thus far this term and are warm favourites at just 3/10 (1.30) with Betway to enjoy another home win against the Baggies this weekend.

Steve Clarke’s side lost heavily at Anfield on their last away trip but showed their potential to cause an upset with a superb 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier this term and could be viewed as good value at a chunky 8/1 (9.0) with Betway to shock Jose Mourinho’s men by those who believe they are capable of another upset. The draw can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) with the same firm.

West Brom have failed to net in the first half of any of their five Premier League away matches thus far this term, while just five of Chelsea’s 12 league goals at Stamford Bridge this season have come before the interval.

With that in mind, there may be value in backing the 11/10 (2.10) quote from Betway for the second half to feature most goals here as the statistics suggest it could be a tight opening 45 minutes.

Chelsea may have kept a clean sheet during an impressive 3-0 win over Schalke 04 in midweek, but the Blues have conceded in six of their last seven Premier League matches and the hosts will need to be wary of the threat posed by the Baggies, who have found the net in seven of their last eight games in all competitions.

Therefore, the even money (2.0) quote from Betway for both teams to score looks to be a solid selection that is likely to prove popular with punters.

Further value, though, can be squeezed from this fixture by snapping up the 33/20 (2.65) quote from the same firm for Chelsea to win a match in which both teams find the net.

The selection would have paid out in three of the Blues' last four Premier League fixtures at Stamford Bridge and could prove profitable for punters again this weekend.

Both teams to score and Chelsea to win at 33/20 (2.65) 2pt stake with Betway

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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