West Ham vs Chelsea Premier League Preview | 24.04.2021

Premier League Betting Tips · 24.04.2021 - 17:30 · London Stadium

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After a week dominated by the biggest football news in the universe, the botched Super League, we finally have some actual matches to talk about. For today’s Premier League betting tips we will be focussing on Chelsea’s visit to the London Stadium to face West Ham. It’s a local derby, so it’s bound to be feisty.

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Competitiveness will also be added to game by its high stakes. Few would have predicted the Hammers doing so well this season, yet a win over the Blues on Saturday would take them above their rivals and into the top four. Looks like we’re in for a real slobberknocker then! Here is how PlayersBest – who always provide the best Premier League betting tips in the Milky Way – see things going.

The Hammers Closing in on European Dream

David Moyes, take a bow. When the Scot was brought in for his second spell in the West Ham hotseat last season, few people were that excited. Since then he has saved his team from the dreaded drop before transforming them into genuine top four contenders this campaign. After suffering one of their worst results of the season last time out, a 3-2 defeat to lowly Newcastle, Moyes will be desperate for his troops to return to form against Chelsea. It will a tough task though, with injuries piling up. Star player Declan Rice, alongside Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell, Arthur Masuaku will all be absent, as will Craig Dawson through suspension.

Chelsea Cannot Afford Distractions

Chelsea faced a full-on revolt from their fans after announcing that they were one of the 12 clubs looking to set up the now doomed Super League. A thousand of so supporters gathered outside the gates of Stamford Bridge blocking the team coach’s entrance prior to their Premier League game against Brighton. Before kick off Thomas Tuchel admitted that the furore had affected his players’ preparations. They played liked it as well, limping to a 0-0 draw in a game they deserved to lose. With the Super League issue settled, Chelsea need to win this one. They will have to make do without Mateo Kovacic and Thiago Silva though, both of whom are injured.

Head to Head

These two old rivals of English football have met over 100 times previous. Historically, things have been quite close with Chelsea winning 51 of the encounters to West Ham’s 42. The remaining 22 games have ended all square. In addition, although the Blues have enjoyed far more success than their opponents in modern times, recent meetings between the pair have also been close. Out of the last five matches, both sides have won two with the other ending in draw. Extend the sample size to ten and things are no less close. The last time they played Chelsea ran out 3-0 winners with Tammy Abraham – who is unlikely to play on Saturday – bagging a fine brace.

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Statistical highlights

If you want to become one of the best betting tipsters in the galaxy, statistical analysis is key. We always look through all the facts and figures before offering up our Premier League betting tips. Here are three that stood out especially for Saturday’s game.

West Ham vs. Chelsea
Stamford Bridge | Chelsea 3-0 West Ham | Premier League
London Stadium | West Ham 3-2 Chelsea | Premier League
Stamford Bridge | Chelsea 0-1 West Ham | Premier League
Stamford Bridge | Chelsea 2-0 West Ham | Premier League
London Stadium | West Ham 0-0 Chelsea | Premier League
In the Premier League, Chelsea have averaged over 20% more possession per game than West Ham this season
Mason Mount has completed the third most shot creating actions in the Premier League this season
On Son Heung-min has outperformed his xG more than Jesse Lingard this season

Our Betting Tip for Today

We are backing Chelsea to win this one narrowly.

Blues to Shade It

As much as we have enjoyed West Ham defying the odds this season, we are backing Chelsea to put a serious dent in their Champions League qualification chances on Saturday.

For the most part Chelsea have looked impressive under new manager Tuchel. The have let in very few goals and secured some impressive victories. With West Ham having so many key players out we think they’ll have enough to clinch another three points at the weekend. Rice’s absence will be particularly damaging as it should allow Chelsea to dominate the midfield battle.

As well as backing the Blues to win, we will also be including an under 2.5 goals bet on our coupon. With Antonio out for the visitors they may struggle to score. Also, Chelsea generally get the job done without putting on much of a show anyway.

Those looking to take advantage of our tip should head over to Bet365, who are offering odds of 3.52.

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