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Chelsea Top 26/1 Premier League Four-Fold

Alex McMahon
2018-01-29
A look at Wednesday’s best bets in England's top flight

With three Premier League games taking place on Tuesday evening, we’ve got seven fixtures to chose from on Wednesday night. 888sport punters may be intrigued by the various price boosts and specials available on the website but feel free to consider my 26/1 accumulator instead. Read on for the latest tips ahead of Wednesday’s action…

 

CHELSEA vs AFC Bournemouth

With just one defeat in 16 Premier League games, Chelsea probably aren’t going to lose this one - especially at Stamford Bridge. With the exception of Andreas Christensen, the Blues aren't as assured at the back these days and that brings the 17/10 for Chelsea to win with both teams scoring into play. It could be a high scoring encounter in west London.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in five top flight matches and Eddie Howe’s men will be quietly confident of extending that run here. Their away record against England’s top clubs is not exactly great but the Cherries have the capacity to frustrate Chelsea. Antonio Conte’s side should prevail but Bournemouth will see a few chances fall their way.

TIP: Chelsea to win and both teams to score @ 17/10

 

MANCHESTER CITY vs West Bromwich Albion

Pep Guardiola’s side were sublime against Cardiff City on Sunday; it really was a case of men against boys. The Premier League leaders are in control of their own destiny in the title race and Kevin de Bruyne, scorer of City’s first in that FA Cup triumph, could be the man to watch here. At 9/5 to score in 90 minutes, the Belgian is well worth backing.

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Alan Pardew’s men were fantastic against Liverpool at Anfield, running out 3-2 winners on Saturday evening – much to the dismay of Reds fans. On that form, I expect the Baggies to snatch a goal at the Etihad. It is hard to see West Brom winning this encounter as well but the 19/10 for a home win and goals at both ends carries plenty of appeal.

TIP: Man City to win and both teams to score @ 19/10

 

STOKE CITY vs WATFORD

Paul Lambert’s side will be quietly confident ahead of Wednesday’s contest – and with good reason. With no FA Cup commitments, Stoke have been able to focus on this clash for over a week and Lambert will have learned a lot about his side’s mental capacity. Having said that, expecting a thumping would be foolish – the under 2.5 line at EVS looks backable.

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Meanwhile, Javi Gracia has a difficult task on his hands at Vicarage Road. The Hornets are currently 10th in the table but keeping the ambitious owners happy is no easy feat. An FA Cup exit on Saturday was hardly the ideal start but staying in the top flight must be the main aim. A dull affair away at Stoke won’t tell us too much about Gracia's plan for survival.

TIP: Under 2.5 goals @ EVS

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs MANCHESTER UNITED

On paper, this is the game of the week. Spurs have slipped out of the top four but Mauricio Pochettino’s men are just two points behind Liverpool at the time of writing. Harry Kane is scoring for fun and he has a decent record against the Red Devils – punters will be backing the England man at 29/10 to open the scoring rather than United’s Romelu Lukaku.

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United will create opportunities though, even if Jose Mourinho decides to park the bus for most of the contest. At 3/4, there is plenty of value in the both teams to score market and punters should snap that price up. Both teams are capable of scoring goals and this may turn out to be a surprisingly open and expansive game of football.

TIP: Both teams to score @ 3/4

 

*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*