League leaders Chelsea look to widen the gap on West Ham when they go up against each other this Saturday. Defending their position at the top is of course a high priority. West Ham will, of course, relish the chance to spring a surprise, though. Ranked as number 4 West Ham have scraped together 24 points from 14 matches. With 33 points, The Blues earned themselves a place as number 1 in the Premier League following 14 encounters.
West Ham will be out to cut short the lead in the Premier League table which upcoming opponents, The Blues currently possess.
West Ham go into their next Premier League match, averaging a humble 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 15 goals, while also conceding 12 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Chelsea are brimming with confidence before the upcoming away match in the Premier League. When it comes to goals, they are capable of showing off very handsome numbers from their previous 10 games. The visitors scored 2.4 times on average per match for a total of 24 goals. They also let in 5 goals, leaving an average of 0.5 per match. They fought their way to 5 clean sheets. Shall we look at some betting predictions?
Facts and figures for West Ham vs Chelsea in Premier League.
- West Ham did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- West Ham unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- West Ham scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- West Ham conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches.
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Chelsea has won the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away.
Current form — West Ham v. Chelsea
The Hammers looking for more
In has been a bit of everything for West Ham in their previous 3 matches, where they first beat Rapid Wien by 2-0. This was followed by a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Manchester City, before an encounter with Brighton produced a 1-1 draw.
Chelsea keep the target in sight.
Chelsea look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Juventus by 4-0, before drawing 1-1 with Manchester United. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Watford by a 1-2 scoreline.
Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for West Ham here. Siding with Chelsea at odds 1.72 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying. Should this price be a tad on the low side for your preferred betting strategy, consider adding it to a nice accumulator.
West Ham v. Chelsea — fixture history
The latest match between Chelsea and West Ham was a close affair, with Chelsea grabbing a small 1-0 victory. West Ham have been able to win 30% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming The Blues in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 3-2-5 recent record, with the latter winning 50% of the matches. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 4 times in the past 10 matches between West Ham and Chelsea. Both teams found the back of the net 4 times in those 10 matches. When looking for value bets with your betting strategy, adding both teams not to score to accumulator look like the smart move.
Current standings in the Premier League
Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 9 points. West Ham cannot squeeze past Chelsea in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Chelsea, number 1 on 33 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.
Primary goal getter
Pablo Fornals has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, West Ham are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to Mason Mount in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 4 goals in his latest games.