Chelsea host the Baggies – The Odds

Chelsea are 1.44 with Betfred to beat West Brom at Stamford Bridge in what is likely to prove a tougher game than the odds suggest.
The Blues have lost their last two league games against West Brom and they were the final matches in charge for Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo respectively.
Rafa Benitez will certainly be hoping that history does not repeat itself, and the Baggies are probably the one side he doesn’t want to face given his outburst after Chelsea FA Cup win in midweek against Middlesbrough.
The visitors also come into the game on the back of two wins in a row, including a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, and will certainly not be lacking confidence.
However prior to last two losses against the Midlands’ side , Chelsea had won each of their previous 11 encounters with West Brom and you would like to think that they should be more than capable of getting the job done and securing all three points.
They certainly don’t haven’t had any trouble finding in their last six league home games against West Brom, scoring 17 in total.
That makes over 2.5 goals looks a banker bet in this at odds of 1.57 with bet365 and Betfred.
Both teams to score also looks well worth considering at 1.8 with Betfred given that Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six PL games.
In the goalscorer markets Frank Lampard, who has now scored 199 goals for Chelsea and is three away from equalling the 202-goal club record set by Bobby Tambling, looks the value play.
He is a 6.5 shot with bet365 and Betfred to net the opener and can also be backed at 2.5 with Betfred to net anytime.
I am going to take Chelsea to come out on top 2-1, and that scoreline is priced up at 8 with Boylesports.

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