It is the game of the season for the Hammers who are on the verge of falling into the relegation zone. They have a massive derby against the local, and fierce rivals, in which they can’t afford to lose. On the other side, the Blues are in a bit more relaxed situation, but still, if they suffer a defeat here, it could complicate many things. Apart from having a massive stake on the table, the rivalry between these two sides is huge, and that will add more fuel to this event.
West Ham (+400) has 27 points, the same as Aston Villa and Bournemouth, two sides who are below the red line, which separates the relegation and the safety. The Hammers aren’t looking good at all since coming back to the pitch after a pause, and they lost both contests.
At first, Wolves broke them in the last quarter of the match, posting a 0-2 win, while Tottenham defeated David Moyes’ team with the same result last Wednesday. With 54 goals allowed, and 35 scored, this team is among the worst in the Premiership one looking at these two categories, which is pretty disturbing for all of their fans.
Chelsea (-180) beat Leicester on the road in the FA Cup quarterfinals, overcoming a massive obstacle on their way towards the only available trophy for them this year. The only scorer in that event was Ross Barkley who seemed solid on the pitch.
The Blues played three games since football came back in England, and they won all three. The opener was against Aston Villa on the road 1-2, after a big comeback inspired by Christian Pulisic. Then Lampard’s boys defeated Manchester City, 2-1, handing the title to Liverpool, before eliminating the Foxes in the FA Cup.
Overall, counting the matches before the COVID-19 outbreak, this was their 6th victory.
Robert Snodgrass won’t play for the home team because of the lower back injury. Also, their striker Sebastian Haller is questionable, the same as Masuaku.
On the other side, Pulisic is doubtful about this event. Ampadu as well. Musonda, Tomori, and van Ginkel are out for sure.
Head to Head Games
Chelsea has a slightly better record in the overall H2H meetings. The Blues posted 50 wins, West Ham has 41, and 22 games ended without a winner. However, the opening clash of this campaign ended 0-1 in favor of the Hammers who won at Stamford Bridge. The sole scorer in that event was Cresswell.
By the way, four of the previous five games between these two sides ended without scores on both sides.
Chelsea needs to win here, and after beating Man City and Leicester, it would be a complete disaster to lose against West Ham. We understand that the hosts are in a difficult situation and have to give their best, but we don’t believe that is enough. Therefore, betting on Chelsea’s win is perfect, as they are a better team in this matchup. Moneyline is -180, which is not very much, yet it is pretty fair in these circumstances.
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