Bournemouth will be hoping to pull off a shock win when they welcome Chelsea to the Vitality Stadium for Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off.
The Cherries have made their worst ever start to a Premier League season after collecting just seven points from the first nine games, but are priced at 17/4 (5.25) with dabblebet to give themselves a major boost by coming out on top here.
Having won each of the last three encounters with this opposition, Antonio Conte’s side are 8/13 (1.62) favourites to make it four in a row with another victory.
None of the nine previous meetings between the sides have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on them sharing the spoils for the first time ever in this one.
The Blues have actually bounced back from consecutive league defeats against Manchester City and Crystal Palace by drawing with Roma in the Champions League before seeing off Watford last weekend and Everton in Wednesday’s EFL Cup clash, however, the champions are still struggling to rediscover the defensive form that saw them keep more clean sheets than any other Premier League side en route to last season’s title.
It has been over a month since Conte’s team kept a clean sheet, conceding in six successive matches since beating Stoke 4-0 at the end of September.
Nevertheless, nine goals scored in the last three games suggests they have more than enough to outscore Eddie Howe’s men, who have kept only one clean sheet in 12 league games themselves.
With eight wins to their name in the last 10 league matches on the road, odds of 5/4 (2.25) are not to be missed on Chelsea emerging victorious in their 12th match in 15 this season that features over 2.5 goals.
That bet would have paid out in each of the guests’ last three matches against Bournemouth, who have seen three goals or more in seven of their previous 10 league home games.