West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea 02/11/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Westbromwich Albion (4-11-10) Chelsea(17-5-3)
Tuesday 11th February 2014 20:00(GMT)
The Line: WestBromwich Albion 8/1 Draw 9/2 Chelsea 1/2 See the Latest Odds
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Funny thing football, to look at West Bromwich Albion's recent form and its is possible that one would immediately say this game has an away win written all over it. But then a closer examination of the form and you'll see that West Brom have not lost in their last four home games in the league and three of their opponents Newcastle, Everton and Liverpool are all in the top half and all doing well this season. West Brom have also beaten Chelsea at home in the last two meetings at the Hawthorns, so are West Brom worth a bet to upset the Premier League leaders? Well the stats sure seem to point in that direction. Add in that West Brom really should have beaten chelsea in the league game earlier this season and it's hard to say West Brom are not worth a punt here. But this is a different Chelsea side right?
Maybe, Chelsea have been awesome defensively of late and have only conceded two goals in their last eleven games in all competitions. Jose Mourhino has guided his team to the top of the league with brilliant defence rather than flair and attacking offence. Eden Hazard is arguably the best player in the league right now and his brilliant hat trick at the weekend capped off a terrific start to the 2014 year for the young Belgian. I find it hard to bet against this Chelsea team right now they are really playing some fantastic stuff. But then I remember the West Brom home game, the West Ham home game, the losses to Basle, the loss' to Stoke and Newcastle.
There is plenty of evidence to say that backing West Brom on the handicap is the smart bet here but looking at West Brom I just dont see where the goals are going to come from. Selling Shane Long looks like a horrible mistake to me and Victor Anichibe may turn out to be the man but I cant rely on him to net me the goal I think will be needed to win the handicap bet. All in all I think Chelsea win this game 1 or 2 nil and I am taking the unders. Dont be surprised though if we see West Brom pull off a shock 1-1. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo