Last Updated: 2017-11-14
Match-up : West Brom vs Chelsea
Date : 18/11/2017
Time : 09:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)
Spread : West Brom +1
Total : 2.25 Goals
Chelsea entered the international break having recorded a solid win in the important match against Manchester United. They will now look to continue the strong performances, when they will be hosted by West Brom on Saturday, November 18th. West Brom might have started the season with a couple of wins, but they have been unable to win any of their last 10 matches in all competitions, and are now sitting dangerously close to the relegation zone.
West Brom Preview :
West Brom (2-4-5) actually started the season in a really positive fashion, as they won back to back matches in the Premier League, and an EFL Cup match. However, those were their only wins in their 13 matches in all competitions so far, as they are now win-less in their last 10 (0-4-6).
In their last match they suffered a really frustrating 1-0 loss on the road against Huddersfield. Their opponents were much better at the first half, where they took the lead at the 44th minute.
However, Huddersfield were left with 10 men at the 57th minute, and even though West Brom were dominant in the rest of the match, they were unable to salvage a single point. That was their 3rd consecutive loss.
West Brom are now sitting at the 16th spot of the Premier League with 10 points, just a single point ahead of the red line. They have the 3rd worst offense with just 9 goals so far, against 14 conceded.
They have been quite the hard nut to crack at home so far in the season (1-3-1), where they have only lost to Manchester City. Despite the final 2-3 score, they were not all that good in that match.
Chelsea Preview :
Chelsea (7-1-3) managed to record a really solid result just before entering the international break, as they overcame Manchester United by a slim 1-0 at home. Alvaro Morata scored the only goal in that match.
Prior to that they have suffered a really tough 3-0 loss on the road against Roma in the Champions League, as they are now sitting at the 2nd spot of Group C with 7 points.
However, that was their only loss in their last 6 matches in all competitions (4-1-1), having kept just a couple of clean sheets in that span.
Chelsea are now sitting at the 4th spot of the Premier League with 22 points, just a single point behind Tottenham and Manchester United, an 9 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
They have been really good on the road as well (4-0-1), where their only loss was an unexpected 2-1 reverse against Crystal Palace.
West Brom vs Chelsea Head-to-Head Stats :
Chelsea won both matches against West Brom last season, by 0-1 and 1-0 respectively.
They have of course had the upper hand in this match-up over the years (16-3-3), and have also been really strong in this venue (7-1-3).
Moreover, Chelsea have won each of their last two matches in this venue, but those were their only wins in the last 6 trips here (2-1-3).
West Brom vs Chelsea Prediction :
West Brom have been in tragic shape before the international break, and teams in similar situations tend to wake up after the break. However, Chelsea will be coming here with a full squad (except Moses), and I find it hard to believe that they will suffer an upset here.
West Brom vs Chelsea Betting Tips :
Chelsea have only recorded a single win by more than one goal so far on the road, and even though I see them grabbing all 3 points here, they might not destroy their opponents. I will not get involved in picking a winner here, but the Over 2 Goals @ 1.57 is a safe way to go here.