Premiership – Chelsea vs Stoke City Betting Preview

April 3, 2015 | By

Premiership – Chelsea vs Stoke City Betting Preview , Sports Free Bets, Tips, Predictions, Offers, Promotions, Bet In Play, Live Streaming Info.

This exciting game is taking place on Saturday Evening from Stamford Bridge and can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 HD with a scheduled 17:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Premiership – Chelsea vs Stoke City Betting Preview

Chelsea head into this game not in their best form of the season, they haven’t actually lost a game for quite a while but were recently eliminated from the Champions League and have struggled to beat Burnley, Southampton and Hull City in recent league games. With all that being said Jose Mourinho’s team have the opportunity to go nine points clear at the top of the Premiership with Manchester City facing Crystal Palace on Monday Night.

Stoke City come into this difficult away game on the back of two consecutive defeats which will not provide the players with much confidence as they travel to London to face the side who look most likely to be crowned Champions come the end of the season which is next month. Mark Hughes has done a fantastic job at Stoke and has got them in the top half of the table and it would be considered a solid season if his side could finish in the top ten.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Head to Head Statistics

These two teams have played each other 69 times prior to this match, Chelsea have won 34 of those games, losing 20 to Stoke with the other 15 games ending all square. There has been 35 games played at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea winning 20 compared to Stoke winning just 6 and 9 games ending all square.

22/12/14 BPL Stoke City vs Chelsea 0 : 2
05/04/14 BPL Chelsea vs Stoke City 3 : 0
26/01/14 FAC Chelsea vs Stoke City 1 : 0
07/12/13 BPL Stoke City vs Chelsea 3 : 2
12/01/13 BPL Stoke City vs Chelsea 0 : 4

In the last five games played between these two teams it is Chelsea who have dominated proceedings beating Stoke in four of their last 5 attempts losing just once to Mark Hughes’ side in that time.

Chelsea Recent Form

22/03/15 BPL Hull City vs Chelsea 2 : 3
15/03/15 BPL Chelsea vs Southampton 1 : 1
11/03/15 UCL Chelsea vs PSG 2 : 2
04/03/15 UCL West Ham vs Chelsea 0 : 1
01/03/15 LEC Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur 2 : 0

Chelsea’s recent form hasn’t been too bad, they’re unbeaten in their previous 5 matches of which they have won 3 and drawn 2.

Stoke City Recent Form

21/03/15 BPL Stoke City vs Crystal Palace 1 : 2
14/03/15 BPL West Brom vs Stoke City 1 : 0
04/03/15 BPL Stoke City vs Everton 2 : 0
28/02/15 BPL Stoke City vs Hull City 1 : 0
21/02/15 BPL Aston Villa vs Stoke City  1 : 2

Stoke City have seen a dip in their own form as of late, they have lost their past two matches back to back after an impressive three game win streak.

Chelsea Team News

The hosts welcome back Petr Cech, Diego Costa and John Obi Mikel as they recover from their respective injuries, I expect all three players to be included in the matchday squad. Diego Costa is currently joint top scorer for the golden boot award alongside Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Stoke City Team News

The visitors will be without Krkic for the rest of the season as he has a cruciate ligament injury in his knee which is the same problem sidelining Peter Odemwingie until the 16th of May. Moses and Muniesa face late fitness tests but should feature.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 69 games these two teams have played against each other over the years there has been a total of 198 goals, which gives us an average goals per game statistic of 2.87.

In this match I expect to see over 2.5 goals with the home team scoring at least twice in this encounter.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Current Betting Odds Market

Chelsea are the clear favourites to win this match and are currently best odds of 3/10 with Betfred – Bet £10 & Get £30 Free Bets for New Customers. For me this seems to be a fair price looking at all of the statistics.

The Draw doesn’t seem too likely although Chelsea have drawn games recently where you would expect them to go on and win, I suggest covering the scored draw if anything. Bet365 offer the best value for the draw @ 5/1 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

Stoke City are in some average form right now and will quickly need to turn that around if they are to get a Europa League spot which already looks a big task especially with just 8 games left of the season. BetVictor provide the best odds for Stoke to win @ 14/1 – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

I would expect the hosts to win this game even with them having a slight dip in form recently, I think Diego Costa will return to the side with a goal which will take him up to 20 for the Premier League season. I cannot foresee Chelsea missing out on the chance to go nine points clear at the helm of the table.

Stoke City have lost their last two matches against teams below them in the table so I don’t think they stand much chance against the side that have been top of the table for the whole of 2015 and the vast majority of the season. Peter Crouch is the most likely scorer for the visitors in my opinion.

My Banker is going to be a score win double for Chelsea and Costa as he is a man in form right now and I think the Blues will win this game.

My saver is going to be Hazard to score the first goal of the match.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Banker & Saver Tips

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