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Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:30 PM WAT 30/08/2018
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Our tipster is backing the Blues to maintain their 100% record - and keep a clean sheet - when Eddie Howe's men visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday

Chelsea can continue their perfect start to the Premier League season by beating AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues left it late at Newcastle United last weekend left Tyneside with a hard-fought 2-1 win, meaning they are just one of four teams to have taken maximum points from their opening three games this term.

Bournemouth, too, have enjoyed a solid start, for Eddie Howe's side won their opening two matches before roaring back from 2-0 down to secure a share of the spoils against Everton at the Vitality Stadium last Saturday.

Latest odds

Chelsea are chalked up as dabblebet's 3/10 (1.30) favourites to maintain their 100 per cent record under Maurizio Sarri's stewardship, while the same firm offer 9/1 (10.0) that the Cherries inflict a first league defeat on the former Napoli manager.

The odds compilers offer 9/2 (5.50) that these two teams maintain their unbeaten start to the league campaign by playing out a draw in west London this weekend.

Team news

Sarri has a reputation for reticence when it comes to rotation and so the Blues could line up with the same starting line-up as faced Newcastle United.

Adam Smith is suspended after being sent off against Everton last weekend but Diego Rico could make his first Premier League start after serving a three-match ban, whilst record signing Jefferson Lerma could also come into contention.

Cause for Cherries' cheer?

The side from the south coast have happy memories of this fixture, for Howe's men claimed a sensational 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge back in January and were also 1-0 winners on their first Premier League visit to Stamford Bridge back in 2015.

Bournemouth can be backed at 16/1 (17.0) with dabblebet to win without conceding on their return to the venue this weekend.

Classy Chelsea?

Sandwiched between those two aforementioned meetings, though, were five consecutive Chelsea wins in this meeting and Sarri's side will be confident of claiming another victory on this occasion.

As such, dabblebet's 4/5 (1.80) quote for the Blues to be beating Bournemouth at both half time and full time could prove popular.

Prediction

Howe's men have started the season well and are worthy of respect, but Sarri's side are full of confidence and they could prove to be too strong here.

The 23/20 (2.15) quote for the Blues to win without conceding, then, could represent good value ahead of Saturday's clash.

Chelsea to win to nil at 23/20 (2.15) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet