Stadium: Olympic Stadium (London)
The London derby opens the 15th round as the rich west travels to the proletarians from the east, West Ham versus Chelsea. Will the Hammers break their winless streak, or will they drop out of the top four?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
West Ham somehow miraculously hold on to their place in the top four but have been unable to win in the last three rounds, meaning zero victories after the national break. First, there was the 0-1 defeat to Wolverhampton at Molineux. This was followed by a 1-2 loss to Man City at a snowy Etihad. And in this midweek encounter, the Hammers were close to breaking that black streak. But they couldn’t hold on to victory over Brighton, conceding a goal in the 89th minute. The result was a 1-1 draw. Oddly enough, Arsenal did not take advantage of the misfires of their east London neighbours. But Tottenham have one game in hand against Burnley - a win against them would be enough to edge out the Hammers.
Chelsea continue to hold on to their lead in the English league. After a 1-1 draw with Man Utd, where the Blues dominated and deserved to win, they beat a prickly Watford in midwicket 2-1. Victories over such teams regularly best confirm Chelsea’s championship aspirations. However, the gap to Man City is only one point, while Liverpool are two points behind. Therefore, in another defeat, Chelsea could be pushed down from first place.
Expert Betting Tips
Another key moment has arrived for both teams. One of the losing sides will for sure lose their place. And it won’t be Chelsea, who are far more resilient in the face of such adversity than West Ham with the pathologically unstable David Moyes. Therefore, we recommend betting on a win for the Blues for 1.75.
We also believe that Chelsea will control the flow of the match, which will result primarily in more corner kicks being served. You can bet on handicap 2 (-1.5) on corners for 1.82.
In conclusion, we assume that Chelsea will score more than one goal, as they do not tend to stop halfway. Therefore, we recommend betting on the visitors’ Total Over 1.5 goals for 1.90.