Blues clear favourites in cup tie: The odds

Chelsea are a top priced 1.3 with Betfred to win their away game at Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup and a wide margin success could well be on the cards.
The Blues will be hurting after their semi-final defeat to Swansea in the Capital One Cup, and the Bees could well be the ones to feel the backlash and get stung.
Rafa Benitez looks sure put out a strong side to get the job done at the first time of asking, and the stats are certainly heavily in Chelsea’s favour.
They have won 15 of their last 16 fourth round ties in the competition, and only lost one of their last 35 FA Cup games outright.
The holders have also shipped just nine goals in their last 13 away FA Cup games combined, and face a team that have won just one of their last 13 FA Cup games against Premier League sides.
The home side will surely be under immense pressure right form the first whistle, and if Chelsea can bag an early goal then the floodgates could open judge on recent wide margin away wins at Stoke (4-0) and Southampton (5-1).
If that proves to be the case then Chelsea at 2.88 (-2) on the handicap with Paddy Power could be terrific value.
As far as the goalscoring markets are concerned Juan Mata and Frank Lampard look the two to concentrate on.
Mata has now scored four goals in just eight FA Cup appearances and is 5.5 with bet365 and Paddy Power to score the opener.
Lampard has scored six in his last nine FA Cup appearances, and is a best priced 7 with Betfred to bag the first and 2.63 – also with Betfred – to get on the scoresheet during the 90 minutes.
Of the pair, Lampard looks the better value from a punting perspective.
I fancy Chelsea to win 4-0, and that scorline is priced up at 13 with Betfred.

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