West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea Match Betting Preview

Mid-table West Brom will draw the curtains on their home games this season when they welcome the Champions Chelsea to the Hawthorns on Monday.

West Bromwich Albion Betting News

Tony Pulis’ side secured their status in the last four games, winning two and drawing two to climb to 13th in the table on 41 points, 7 above third from bottom Hull. Wins over Crystal Palace and Manchester United, sandwiched in between draws with Liverpool and Newcastle United means they head into their final two games with the pressure off. The club are almost at full strength for their home farewell with only Ben Foster missing out.  Victor Anichebe will hope to continue his fine end of season form having scored two goals in his last 6 games while Saido Berahino will hope to score his first goal since March.

Chelsea Betting News

The Champions, without Brazilian midfielders Ramires and Oscar through injury, will wind down their season with a number of fringe players getting the opportunity to play. The likes of Felipe Luis, Kurt Zouma, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and John Obi Mikel all started in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend and the quartet could once again get their chance with Juan Cuadrado, a 2nd half sub against the Reds, Nathan Ake, Mitchell Beeney and Didier Drogba also hoping for run-outs. Diego Costa is fit and available following a hamstring injury and could make his first appearance since the start of April. The Blues are unbeaten in their last 18 games in all competitions and have not lost in the Premier League since their 5-3 defeat to Spurs on the opening day of 2015.

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea Match Prediction

Chelsea were comfortable 2-0 winners earlier on in the season with Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scoring the goals. Claudio Yacob was sent off for the visitors on that occasion. The win extended the Blues recent unbeaten run over the Baggies to four games with WBA’s last win in this fixture coming in 2012 when they won back to back games in the league, both by a single goal margin.

Match Betting Tip: WBA and Chelsea are @3.50 with Bet365 to draw

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 06.05.2015