Chelsea face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Saturday afternoon kickoff of the English Premier League at Stamford Bridge. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips for the game.
Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea have lost two of their last three games ahead of their meeting with Brighton. Frank Lampard finally got his first Stamford Bridge win as Chelsea manager mid-week, when a shuffled Blues pack put seven goals past a hapless Grimsby Town team in West London.
Having failed to win any of their first four fixtures at home since Frank Lampard’s appointment, that first victory should help to alleviate some of the pressure on their players ahead of their latest Premier League test there against Brighton this weekend.
Despite their mid-week hammering of League Two’s Grimsby, Chelsea have shown enough vulnerability at home to suggest that a Brighton side, who are rapidly improving, can cause upset at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Leicester and Sheffield United both left Stamford Bridge with a point this season, while Valencia and Liverpool left with three each, in the Champions and Premier League respectively.
We think Brighton have the tools to once again make life difficult for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and we feel there is value in backing them in the double chance market this weekend. the blues are the favourites to win the game at odds of 1.42, while both teams to score and the blues to win are at odds of 2.75. There is an enhances odds offer of 6.00 for Tammy Abraham To Score 2 Or More. Our top pick is Over 2 Goals, Over 3 Cards and Over 10 Corners at odds of 10.00.
Brighton Betting Tips
The Seagulls were also involved in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday, though Graham Potter’s decision to field a team largely made up of teenagers backfired when they were turned over 3-1 by Aston Villa. That result extended Albion’s winless run to four matches, but even though the results have been underwhelming, Brighton’s football and style of play seems to be making huge strides. The Seagulls racked up an incredible 922 touches of the ball in their 0-0 draw against Newcastle at St. James’ Park last weekend, shining a light on the major tactical reinvention the team has undergone under Graham Potter.
That was the highest number of touches made by any Premier League team last weekend, even surpassing possession kings Man City, who had 909 touches in their 8-0 battering of Watford. But while the improvement in their football is measurable, Brighton are still waiting for their result to turn. The Seagulls have however, lost only one of their four competitive away games this season, and that solitary defeat came at the home of the aforementioned defending champions, Manchester City.
Manchester City result aside, Albion conceded only once in total across their other three away games this season, and we think their ability to keep things tight on the road should give them the platform they need to secure a win or draw and the bookies are offering the odds of 8.00 for the Seagulls to win and 4.50 for a draw. Our top pick is for both teams to score and Brighton to win at odds of 11.00.
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