Chelsea vs Everton – Betting Preview
In the Premier League match on Saturday night at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea welcomes Everton in an effort to maintain their recent run of success.
Last Saturday, Sean Dyche’s own team in blue defeated Brentford 1-0 while the Blues defeated Leicester City 3-1.
Graham Potter, who is leading the West London giants out of their slump and seemed to be having success with his new three-at-the-back formation, has defied numerous calls from fans to be fired. Most recently, he oversaw an impressive victory at struggling Leicester.
Ben Chilwell opened the scoring before Patson Daka and Mateo Kovacic sent Chelsea back to their starting point with the victory. Ben Chilwell responded to the jeers of the crowd by scoring a stunning volley at the near post.
Chelsea now seeks to win three straight Premier League games for the first time since Potter’s early days in charge in September and October. The Blues have allowed just one goal in their last 360 minutes of league football at Stamford Bridge, and they are waiting to find out the fate of their quarter-final opponents following the draw on Friday morning.
Dwight McNeil scored the game-winning goal for Everton against Brentford just 35 seconds after the Goodison Park fans had taken their seats, ironically stinging the Bees whose efforts for the next 89 minutes proved fruitless.
Since the relegation struggle is so unpredictable, it only takes one disappointing result for Dyche’s team to slip back into the bottom three. McNeil was the hero on the day at both ends, saving an Ethan Pinnock shot and helping the Toffees get above the line once more.
Dyche’s task is far from finished because even though Everton is comfortably occupying 15th position right now, they are only one point ahead of Bournemouth, West Ham United, and Leicester, all of whom have a game left to play.
Additionally, all three of the Toffees’ victories under the former Burnley manager have occurred at Goodison Park, and they arrive in the capital having gone 11 games in all competitions without a victory on the road.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
With Potter’s skill now being showcased both domestically and internationally, the resurrected Blues may be able to escape the anonymity of 10th position with an easy victory in the capital.
Chelsea to win at Stamford stands @ 1.54.
Everton’s poor road performance has not been improved by a recent run of 1-0 victories at Goodison, and Dyche’s team may find themselves back in the relegation zone by the end of this weekend’s games.
Everton are not given much of a chance with long odds of 8.10.
The market odds of a stalemate stands @ 4.40.
Total goals over/under
Let’s check the over/under scenario
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.14.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.83.
The market expects this one to be a tight game where one or two moments will decide the game.
On paper, Chelsea are a much better side, and we expect that to translate onto the pitch!