Reasons for betting on Chelsea vs Burnley tip
Chelsea, the reigning champion will start the new season against the visitors from Burnley. The club from Stamford Bridge wants to defend the title and make a significant success in the European scene. Antonio Conte and the boys had some major changes in the roster. It seems that they were not shining during the preseason, and the fans have many worries. Meanwhile, Burnley will have a tough year ahead of them, and the only thing on their mind is to secure the Premiership status once again.
We already mentioned the Blues are currently in a difficult situation. They have 3 straight defeats after a victory against Arsenal at the beginning of the preseason. The Gunners got even in their most recent game played in the Community Shield. Chelsea had one goal advantage, and they were controlling the tempo. But after a reckless challenge by the Spanish international Pedro things had changed. The champions lost after the penalty shootout, and have extended the winning less span. All games but last one they played have ended with over 2.5 goals. In 3 of 4 events this season, we have seen both teams to score. The obvious thing is that the most expensive signing Alvaro Morata, is still far away from the desired form. Diego Costa’s departure has made an incredible impact on Chelsea’s offense.
The Clarets are coming to London in search of a sensation. Two years ago, Burnley managed to snap one point, and they would be delighted if such an outcome repeats this Saturday. The guests had a very good pre-season, and in 7 meetings, they haven’t suffered a loss. 5 victories and 2 draws, is a pretty solid record, and when we add the fact that on 3 occasions they kept a clean sheet, we see that Burnley had an outstanding period. 4 of games ended with over 2.5 goals, and also the Clarets scored at least two goals in the same number of matches. Sean Dyche is a talented manager, and he often likes to adjust to the style of game of Burnley’s opponents.
Head to head matches
During the previous season, Chelsea grabbed one victory, and one game ended without a winner. At Stamford Bridge, the Blues displayed a confident performance and recorded a 3-0 win, with Eden Hazard, Willian, and Victor Moses scoring. We had the same situation in the season before, only that time Chelsea was victorious at Turf Moor. In the previous 6 matches the champs haven’t recorded a defeat, and in 4 of the last 5 clashes, both teams have scored.
Chelsea is the absolute favorite in this match. The Blues have to win games like this, in order to defend the title, especially at their home. The odds on Chelsea’s victory are too low, and because of this, we will suggest playing the hosts to win with a handicap -1,5 goals.
We also think that it is time for Morata and the rest of the offense to start playing at a high level. It is why we suggest you playing over 1.5 goals in the first half time. 3 of the last 4 meetings between these two sides had such an outcome.