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Chelsea v West Ham United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

20:05 BST 07/04/2018
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After a difficult run of fixtures, Al Hain-Cole is backing Conte's men to bounce back with a high-scoring win against a Hammers side they usually beat

Chelsea will be desperate to get their Premier League season back on track when they welcome West Ham to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Antonio Conte's men are eight points off the top four after losing at home to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, their fifth defeat in seven league fixtures.

Latest Odds

However, having won eight and lost none of their last 11 home league fixtures against this opposition, they are 2/7 (1.29) favourites with dabblebet to return to winning ways here.

Meanwhile, the Hammers bounced back from three consecutive defeats by beating Southampton 3-0 last time out, and are on offer at 10/1 (11.00) to follow that up with a shock victory in this one.

Two of the last four league meetings between these sides on this ground have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 9/2 (5.50) available on them cancelling each other out once again.

Team News

Thibaut Courtois, Pedro and Davide Zappacosta are all back in contention after missing out against Spurs through injury, while Ross Barkley is also nearing a return.

Michail Antonio has joined Pedro Obiang, James Collins, Winston Reid, and Andy Carroll on the sideslines after suffering a hamstring injury against Southampton.

Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini have returned to full training and could feature here.

Strong Chelsea record

Although the Blues' recent performances have clearly been well below par, this could be partly explained by a difficult recent fixture list that has seen them take on Spurs and both Manchester clubs in their last four matches.

They are likely to have far more joy against a team they have regularly beaten at Stamford Bridge over the last few years, and who have lost each of their last four consecutive away matches.

Predictions

In fact, David Moyes' team could be in for a heavy defeat after conceding 13 times in those four games, making odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on Chelsea coming out on top in a match that features over 2.5 goals.

That bet looks particularly safe as there have been at least three goals in eight of West Ham's previous nine away league games, as well as seven of their hosts' last eight in the Premier League.

Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet