West Brom v Chelsea Betting Predictions – Back Chelsea at 12/1 with SkyBet
Now is finally the time for Chelsea, with their trip to the Hawthorns on Friday offering up the chance to finally clinch the Premier League title. Monday night’s victory over Middlesbrough was a crucial step closer to glory for Antonio Conte’s men.
In some ways, they couldn’t be facing a tougher task than West Brom away, because it is a fixture that has proven problematic in the past for the Blues, particularly when it comes to sacking managers. Tony Pulis’ men have had an excellent season and currently sit comfortably in the top half of the table, with the most goals from set pieces.
But as so often happens with Pulis teams, the Baggies have dropped off somewhat in the last few weeks. They ended a run of four straight defeats with a draw at Burnley last weekend, but whether they are in the right mindset to stop Chelsea’s title celebrations is doubtful.
The Blues are the masters of game management, winning games by any means necessary all season. For that reason it has been tough to find any value for them whatsoever, with almost every market stacked against them. But a 2-0 win is very consistent with their form throughout the campaign, while Diego Costa will be in confident mood after netting his 20th goal of the term on Monday. That is why our Premier League betting tip for this one combines these two options.
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The Spanish striker is also at 5/1 with Skybet to score first alone. More open bets including goalscorers that could be of interest include Eden Hazard to score and Chelsea to win at 13/8 with a SkyBet free bet.
From a West Brom point of view, Salomon Rondon is at 3/1 with SkyBet to score in the 90 minutes, as is Hal Robson Kanu, but the regularity of Rondon’s playing time suggests that is a good bet.
For a safer, but less valuable option in relation to our tip, Betfair are also offering Chelsea to win at any score and Costa first goalscorer at 11/4, seeing £10 return a tasty £37.50. See our betting offers page for more options.
Either way, you have to fancy Chelsea to clinch this title as soon as Friday night.