Chelsea London are now at the top of the Premier League table, seven points behind and the fate of the title race will rely solely on their shoulders. This Wednesday, Chelsea host Everton on Stamford Bridge in an attempt to keep the lead at the top as well as put an end to the speculations about their inability to score without Diego Costa.
Filipe Luis is still absent, while Jose Mourinho has given signs Fabregas might be fit to play against Everton. Diego Costa is serving the last match of the three he was suspended for, which will most likely see Remy up front to offer the hosts extra offensive power. In the latest win against Aston Villa, it was Ivanovic who rescued the team on the 66th minute after the Blues where unable to keep the lead Hazard gave in the first 10 minutes. At Stamford Bridge Chelsea is looking mighty confident despite falling to an embarrassing 2-4 defeat against Bradford City in League Cup.
In Premier League, Everton is unable to win at Stamford Bridge in 20 years, and with Baines, Naismith, McGeady and Besic all set to undergo fitness tests to see if they are able to make the trip, Everton might find themselves in a difficult position to score. The Toffees are on the 12th place in Premier League and with Tim Howard still sidelined with injury it is very unlikely they will be able to get more than a draw, like they did in the match against Liverpool. The visitors managed to keep a clean sheet in their last three clashes in Premier League, but Stamford Bridge might just put an end to that.
Everyone remembers the 6-3 Chelsea win from last season and Titan Bet gives 176.00 odds for a repeat of the aforementioned score. A Chelsea win has 1.33 odds, Everton 9.50 and a draw has 5.25 odds. Over 2.5 goals has 1.75 odds, Remy and Drogba both have 1.93 odds to score, Mirallas and Naismith both have 5.50 in the same market. Goals to be scored in both halves has 1.60 odds, an odd number of corners has 1.85 odds and we’re betting 7 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.50 odds from Titan Bet.
Chelsea London: Team’s Formation
Everton: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score in the second half
Liverpool seek to abandon the seventh Premier League place in a match against one of their favorite opponents, Tottenham Hotspurs. The Reds do not have as much time to reflect or change something from their performance at Goodison Park, as they host the fifth placed team that has a good time winning against the Premier League elite teams.
Tottenham won against Arsenal during the weekend, which put the Spurs at just one point behind Manchester United. They started 2015 with a generic and unexpected 5-3 win over Chelsea London and with the amazing form Harry Kane has at the moment, expect goals in the first half. The squad is fit, and Mauricio Pochettino is expected to field more or less the same team as against Arsenal, because you do not change something that works so well. Eriksen is the Spurs’ man with the assists and Bentaleb will have to protect Tottenham’s backline from Liverpool’s attacks from the wings.
Liverpool’s goalless draw against Everton might have ended up being a rather costly affair. Sterling and Coutinho will have to undergo fitness tests to see if they will be fit to face Tottenham. Lucas Leiva who had to be subbed off on the 16th minute due to a thigh problem, will undergo special scans to give a definite answer about his injury. The good news is that Lallana is tipped to return against Tottenham and Liverpool’s prospects are not looking as bleak. At home Liverpool have an unbeaten run of eight matches where they also are 4 matches without conceding.
The Reds are being given the advantage over Tottenham, but mainly due to the fact that they play at home and will be looking forward for a 5th consecutive win. Bet365 gives Liverpool 1.85 odds to win, Tottenham got 4.33 and a draw has 3.90 odds. Both teams to score has 1.66 odds, Liverpool with a winning margin of one goal 3.75, Tottenham for the same betting market 5.50 and the visitors to score in the second half have 2.37 odds. Sturridge has 2.20 odds to score, Sterling and Lambert 2.50 and Borini 2.75. We are going to bet 7 units on Harry Kane to score anytime with 3.00 odds from Bet365.
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
Tottenham: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Harry Kane to score
Result: -5 units, bet lost
Result: +10,36 units, bet won