With Manchester City and Arsenal not in action until Sunday and Monday respectively, the Blues know that victory over Steve Bruce’s side will see them reach the summit for at least 24 hours.
Jose Mourinho’s men are chalked up as 4/7 (1.57) favourites with Paddy Power to claim a fifth victory in six Premier League matches by beating the Tigers.
Steve Bruce’s men, though, have a solid home record, having lost just two of their 10 Premier League matches on home soil thus far this term while the hosts have already claimed the notable scalp of Liverpool at KC Stadium this season.
The Tigers can be backed at a chunky 5/1 (6.0) with Paddy Power to stun the west Londoners and claim another three points at long odds while the draw is available at 14/5 (3.80) with the same firm.
Hull have conceded just six goals on home turf in the league thus far this season and Steve Bruce’s side will be keen to keep things tight again when Jose Mourinho’s men visit this weekend.
The Blues, too, boast an impressive defensive record of late, having claimed four clean sheets in their last five matches in all competitions.
Therefore, there may be value in snapping up the generous 10/11 (1.91) quote from Paddy Power for Saturday’s clash at KC Stadium to feature fewer than three goals and it is this price that is the recommended play for punters here.
Brazil international Oscar has enjoyed a fine season for Chelsea thus far this term, netting eight goals for Jose Mourinho’s men including in his last two outings against Southampton and Derby County respectively.
Mourinho likes to rotate his side but the 22-year-old midfielder has made 18 league appearances so far this season and, should he start against the Tigers this weekend, then there would be value in backing the chunky 5/2 (3.50) quote on offer from Paddy Power for Oscar to score at any time and continue his rich vein of form.
The Tigers can keep things tight but Chelsea’s superiority should tell in the end and the juicy 13/2 (7.50) quote from Paddy Power for Jose Mourinho’s men to enjoy a 2-0 victory certainly carries appeal for value hunters but the 10/11 (1.91) on offer for under 2.5 goals is the bet that offers the best value when these two stubborn sides go head-to-head in the first Premier League game of the weekend.
|Under 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) at 2pts stake with Paddy Power
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