Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town
|Date & Time||Saturday August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Huddersfield +450 / Draw +300 / Chelsea -175 -- Over/Under: 2.5
Huddersfield Town will start their second season in the English Premier League at home as they take on Chelsea. There is always a buzz around the opening day of the Premier League and the atmosphere tends to be huge is all the stadiums. It will be interesting to see if that can help life Huddersfield to cause an upset against Chelsea.
The home team had a great start to the season 12 months ago and the manager will look to use that as inspiration this season. The Terriers surprised many pundits by avoiding relegation and they will look to do a similar task this season. It has been a very good preseason for Huddersfield Town as they have won most of their games including a big win of RB Leipzig in their last match. This shows that the team is in really good form. With that being said, Chelsea is a very hard team to beat and it is hard to see the home side getting a result.
Chelsea started their season by playing the FA Community Shield final which they lost to Manchester City. While the loss is not a big issue, the fact that the team is still not settled is. The Blues are still unsure about many positions including who will be their goalkeeper and winger. Thibaut Courtois has said he wants to leave while Willian has provided similar messages. This is cause for concern as the transfer window closes soon and replacements need time to acquire. Having said all that, this is a match that Chelsea will expect to win since they have much better players than their opponent. If the Blues can get over the away crowd, they should get an easy win.
All in all, I am picking Chelsea to win. They are the better side and I think there is too much of a skill difference for an upset to happen. We are getting a decent price to wager on Chelsea to win so that is the best bet.