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West Ham v Chelsea Betting Offers and Tips
When David Moyes was announced as the new West Ham manager, the news went down like a lead balloon with the club’s fans.
Having built his reputation with Preston and then Everton, Moyes’ last three jobs in football have been disasters. The Scotsman hopes that by he’ll win over the West Ham fans by rescuing the team from relegation while at the same time overcoming some of the damage done by his spells at Man Utd, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.
Unfortunately, Moyes has started poorly and it’s not about to get any easier.
West Ham have lost three and drawn one of their four matches under Moyes’ stewardship and they face Chelsea on Saturday at the London Stadium.
Chelsea have put their inconsistent early season form behind them and Antonio Conte’s team are confident of a win in this fiercely contested London derby.
Chelsea to Break Down Stubborn West Ham Resistance
Clubs will take any crumb of positivity when they’re scrambling about towards the bottom of the Premier League table. Just look at West Ham – a strange sense of optimism has fallen on the club after last weekend’s defeat against Manchester City.
For the first time in a long time, the Irons were organised at the back and they even took the lead at the Etihad Stadium. In the end, a late David Silva goal secured the points for Man City but Moyes and his players took heart from their battling performance.
We expect a similar approach from Moyes, with the same outcome.
Just as West Ham’s valiant efforts were not enough to keep Man City’s attacking superstars at bay, so Chelsea will surely be able to break through and secure all three points.
Ever since Antonio Conte made a subtle change to the shape of his team, Chelsea have looked stronger at the back and more frightening in attack. They’ve also got the fight to come out on top in the heat of a derby match and so back the away side at $1.50 with Centrebet.
West Ham to Give Their Fans Something to Cheer
While Moyes is content to build from the back, eventually West Ham will have to offer an attacking threat if they are to amass enough points to avoid relegation.
Some horrible finishing and a bit of bad luck has seen the Irons score just two goals under Moyes’ leadership so far but we think they’ll be able to grab at least one goal at the London Stadium.
The return of Javier Hernandez from injury and West Ham’s increased threat from set pieces makes a bet on both teams to score look tempting at $2.04 with Unibet.
We also think West Ham will have enough about them to make the match at least competitive.
The players have been talking a good game of late about working harder and having more belief so we expect them to at least be in with a shot come the closing stages.
To capitalise on more effort from the home side, a bet on Chelsea to sneak over the line with a one goal win could pay dividends at $3.40 with Crownbet.
Hazard to Do the Damage for the Blues
Whatever happens at the end of the season, fans of both West Ham and Chelsea will come together in the summer to cheer England on at the World Cup.
For Chelsea fans, that’s going to mean cheering against one of their own, Eden Hazard.
Hazard is playing as well as ever for the Blues this season and the only thing that will stop him from hurting England in the World Cup group stages is fatigue. For now, that’s not an issue and he’ll be fit and raring to go for the West Ham game where he is $5.00 to score first with Sportsbet.
West Ham v Chelsea Top Betting Tips
Chelsea to win at $1.50 with Centrebet
Both teams to score at $2.04 with Unibet
Chelsea to win by one goal at $3.40 with Crownbet
Eden Hazard to score first at $5.00 with Sportsbet