West Ham v Chelsea Betting Predictions | Back a Draw or Away win at 16/5 with Betfair

Back a Draw or Away Win 16/5 @Betfair
Share this on

Betting Tip: Backing draw HT/away win FT at 16/5 with Betfair

West Ham have picked their form up overall since a dismal start to the campaign, but are still liable to struggle against Chelsea if the past is anything to go by. Other top teams, like Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, have all taken three points very easily from the London Stadium this season.

Bet £10 Get £30 with Betfair
Moving from Upton Park has given the Hammers a platform to grow as a club, but it has also taken away one of their main assets in previous years. The atmosphere, thanks to the noise of the fans and tightness of the stadium, made opposition clubs feel uncomfortable when they played there. But the size of the pitch at their current ground made it easier for the likes of those three clubs, used to playing in similar surroundings, to stretch the play and pick apart a team who are always encouraged to attack by fans and manager alike.

Chelsea do not play as openly as City and Arsenal particularly, so there won’t be the space for West Ham to exploit, meaning this encounter is already set to be more cagey than both of those. The Blues tend to control proceedings and will look to edge away with the game, just as they are with the league title, currently sitting ten points clear at the top.

Bet £10 Get £30 with Betfair

Michail Antonio’s sending off at Watford is a real body blow for Slaven Bilic’s men, because he was one of the men who could have stretched the play wide enough to possibly cause a threat to Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation, which very few clubs have found a way of countering.

When set up correctly, as Antonio Conte has done this season, that system ensures security all over the pitch. Two central midfielders mean there is no space to attack at the heart of the defence, and the wing backs help the flanking central defenders cover the wide areas. In attack, the front three are then afforded freedom to win the game. Eden Hazard vs Sam Byram will be a particularly interesting match up in terms of this.

Other than Antonio, West Ham don’t have many other wingers who like to attack on the outside with pace, reducing the chances of pulling the wide central defenders away and leaving Andy Carroll one-one-one with David Luiz, which will likely be the idea from the home side’s point of view. Chelsea are the masters of patience, and even if they have to wait for a chance, you’ve got to back them to take it when it comes.

Latest Betting Offers

New Offers 14
Enhanced odds Expires in 1 hours
Claim a Betfair Enhanced Free Bet Grab 25/1 on Fox Norton to win the Betfair Tingle Creek

Bet a maximum of £1 on this offer

Learn more
Offer
Bet365 Sport Betting Offer Bet365 50% Tennis Accumulator Bonus | Earn Up To 50% of Your Winn...

Earn a bonus of up to 50% of your winnings on tennis betting at bet365...

Learn more
Offer
Bet365 Sport Betting Offer Bet365 Euro Soccer Bonus | Earn A Bonus of Up To 100%

Earn up to 100% bonus with bet365's Euro Soccer acca offer on the Prem...

Learn more
Offer
Boylesports Best Betting Offer Boylesports Horse Racing Betting Special | Get your money back as...

Boylesports full free bet refund on horse racing

Learn more
Offer
Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Horse Racing: Daily Money Back Special!

Get refunded if your horse finishes 2nd with Paddy Power.

Learn more
Offer
William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Money Back Special on Horse Racing Betting

Get your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd.

Learn more
Offer
William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Horse Racing | High 5 National Hunt Betting Offer

Back a horse on National Hunt and earn a free bet at William Hill.

Learn more
Offer
Claim Betfred Betting Offer Betfred Horse Racing Betting Offers | Scoop6 & Placepot

Win big with Betfred on Saturday horse races.

Learn more
Betway Sports Betting Offer Betway Footbal Betting Offer | Football ACCA Boost

Increase your winnings on football accumulators.

Learn more
Offer
Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Football: Super Acca Insurance

One team let you down? Don't worry. Coral have you covered with their ...

Learn more
Offer
Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Horse Racing: Faller Insurance

Coral bookmakers covers you if your horse falls and refunds your stake...

Learn more
Offer
Betfair Sports Betting Offer Betfair Horse Racing: Back a 3/1+ Winner, Get A Free Bet!

Betfair offers a free bet on any Channel 4 horse race. Here are the fu...

Learn more
Offer
Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Money Back 5 Team Acca Insurance!

A Fivefold wager on selected football leagues can insure you your mone...

Learn more
Enhanced odds
Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting First Goalscorer - Double The Odds!

If your first goalscorer hits in the first 25 minutes, your price just...

Learn more
Odds of 16/5 @Betfair