Chelsea are red-hot 1/4 favourites to sink West Brom as the Premier League wakes from it’s internationally-induced slumber.
It’s plenty short enough given their historic struggles against the Throstles, who are an enormous 19/2 for three points, with the draw a similarly XXL 19/4.
Black-browed Scotsman Alan Irvine has assumed the controls at a club that have lost just one of their last five meetings with FC Abramovich.
Read on for the best ways to profit from this near unique ability to match the Stamford Bridge side.
West Brom double chance @ 14/5
As mentioned above, the Baggies have grown adept at cheating defeat against Chelsea – a record that began under Roy Hodgson and continued under first Steve Clarke and even Pepe Mel.
Last term only a dubious 90th-minute penalty award prised victory from the Midlanders at Stamford Bridge.
West Brom to win with a +3 handicap @ 2/5
Even allowing for Diego Costa’s arrival to sharpen the Blues’ attack a three goal-cushion should be enough to see West Brom home.
It would have done in all bar one of their away games this season, in fact the price doesn’t seem that short at all given it’s a bet that’s failed to cop just twice in the Throstles’ last 25 road trips.
Chelsea only foiled the +3 handicap once on home turf this term too.
West Brom to score @ 17/20
Alan Irvine’s side have found the net in all bar one of their last seven throw downs against the Stamford Bridge outfit.
This season has seen a distinct relaxation in the Londoners’ miserly defensive record that will only increase the likelihood this wager will cop.
Jose Mourinho has had an opposition goal to curse in each of their last five outings, with QPR and Crystal Palace among the hopeless cases to do the damage.