Following a disappointing exist from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United on Tuesday, Chelsea will be looking to bounce back against an in-form West Brom side this weekend.
The Blues, who currently lie third in the Premier League, have been far from convincing in their recent Premier League fixtures, but despite this they remain unbeaten in six matches.
Punters willing to stake £10 on Carlo Ancelotti’s men to add a win to this run will see returns of £16.50.
However, since Roy Hodgson took control, West Brom have strung together a run of good form themselves. Albion have climbed into the top half of the table, taking 12 points from their last six games.
This includes a draw with Arsenal and a win against Hodgson’s former charges Liverpool, so the prospect of taking on last season’s champions is unlikely to seem too daunting.
Home fans confident of stealing a victory this weekend would see a £10 bet return £52.50, while those expecting them to contain the visitors can back the draw at 5/2.
Chelsea fans, meanwhile, will be hoping that this is the week that £50 million flop Fernando Torres rediscovers the form that saw him light up the Premier League.
The Spaniard remains goalless since his big-money move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge and will be hoping to banish his demons with a talismanic display on Saturday.
bwin is currently offering odds of 4/1 that the forward will score the last goal at the Hawthorns, which could prove a good bet as he is likely to come on later in the game as a replacement for Didier Drogba.
Punters looking to get in on the first goalscorer bets could, however, be more enticed to back the prolific Peter Odemwingie, who has already equalled Albion’s top-flight scoring record.
And the Baggies striker, who can currently be backed at 7/1 to open the scoring against Chelsea, has set himself a best-ever scoring target for a season of 15 goals.
“My target is still to beat my best season of 14 goals. With six games to go still, it is possible to get to the 15 mark,” the Nigeria international said.
Drogba or Nicolas Anelka are the main alternatives for away fans and can be backed at 4/1 and 9/2 respectively to break the deadlock.
The former is Chelsea’s top scorer in the league this season with ten goals to his name and looked sharp against United in midweek, briefly giving the Blues hope with an equaliser after replacing Torres at half-time.
A successful £10 bet on Drogba to grab the first goal of the game would return £50. New customers can register here to claim a free £25 bet.