Betting. Chelsea vs Stoke City [31.12.16] : The Blues keep on winning

[ 29.12.16 ]

Betting. Chelsea vs Stoke City [31.12.16] : The Blues keep on winning

Premier League

Matchweek 19

31.12.2016

Bet: Asian Handicap Chelsea -1,5

As it was predicted by sports betting experts, Chelsea have overcome the initial difficulties they have experienced at the beginning of Antonio Conte’s era in London. The Blues are on fire with 12 wins in a row. So at this moment Conte’s side is a confident leader in the Premier League table – 6 points ahead of Liverpool. Betting companies expect Chelsea to carry on their success as the team had more time to relax because they weren’t involved in the European competition this season.

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Confirming some sports betting experts’ skeptical opinions, Stoke City have demonstrated poor results from the start of the season. They now sit on the 13th position with 21 points – 7 points away from the relegation zone. But they definitely are not in the best of shape, their performances are far away from being impressive. After falling apart under the pressure of Liverpool (1-4) the Potters haven’t become stronger, that’s why they are considered to be an underdog on the betting markets.

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Before choosing a bet it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 12 Premier League fixtures. This time the Blues will be even more dangerous as N’Golo Kante and Diego Costa has joined the team. As for Stoke City, they were happy to welcome back Ibrahim Afellay last time out, but he isn’t 100% fit, so he is likely to enter the game from the bench. According to the sports betting predictions, Chelsea’s winning strike won’t come to an end against the Potters. What’s more, in case of a win the Blues will equal the record for the number of victories in a row in a single campaign.

Despite Pedro’s absence due to a suspension, the bookmakers consider the host to be a favorite: Chelsea – 1,27, Draw – 6,15, Stoke City – 13,50. If we take a look at these clubs’ head-to-head statistics we’ll see that Stoke are unbeaten in their last 3 encounters. Besides, the Blues have scored only once in their last 4 meetings at Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea seem to be unstoppable at this moment, that’s why it is recommended to bet on “Asian handicap Chelsea -1,5” (1,81). Apart from that there is a good option “Home Team to Win without considering a goal” (1,95). Also, a bet “Total Goals by home Team over 2” (1,65) seems to make it through.