The final match of this weekend’s English Premier League programme takes place on Monday night with Chelsea hosting West Brom and we take a look at the game and suggest a bet.
Chelsea v West Brom – click here to bet
Chelsea go into this fixture in 5th position on the table after successive 3 goal defeats, away at Watford and at home to Bournemouth. They have only taken 1 point from a possible 6 in their last 2 home games but prior to that had won 7 home matches on the trot. Only one team has scored in 7 of the last 8 Chelsea home games.
West Brom are currently rock bottom on the table and 5 points adrift of the team just above them, Stoke. They started the season with successive victories but since then have only had 1 win in 24 matches, most recently going down 3-2 at home to Southampton. West Brom’s most recent away match was a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City. They have only taken 4 points in their last 12 away matches. West Brom away matches have only averaged 2 goals this season, one of the lowest in the division.
Chelsea had few problems in beating West Brom 4-0 away earlier in the season and they did the double over West Brom last season winning both fixtures 1-0.
West Brom 15/2
Suggested bet: Chelsea clean sheet, YES, at 19/20.
Chelsea are under serious pressure at the moment and I expect them to adopt a more conservative approach in an effort to tighten up at the back. West Brom battle to get goals on the road and they have a very poor scoring record against Chelsea and I am hoping they draw their 4th successive blank in head to head encounters.
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