Premier League Betting Tips for Swansea vs. Chelsea

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:16 PM GMT

Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 5:16 PM GMT

The Blues, fresh off their great European escape, hope to keep spirits high when they take on the Swans in Swansea this Sunday. We all know who the soccer betting odds will be favoring, but is there a chance we could see an upset?

Odds Overview
Similar to Everton and their away match at Sunderland, the Blues are favored in the -125 range for this weekend. You can side with Swansea at about +415 on the soccer odds board, while a draw is approaching +275 at a majority of sportsbooks.

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Swansea City
One of the more inconsistent sides in the Premier League this season has been Swansea City. They've been tough to get a read on, as they've been able to pull off some great results but then put forth some puzzling performances as well.

We've seen proof of that over their last five matches or so.

They dominated Norwich (3-0) and made life very difficult on both Everton (2-3 loss) and Arsenal (2-2 draw), but they've also lost at home to West Brom (1-2) and away to Hull City (0-1). Who knows which version of the Swans we're going to get on any given day?

The inconsistency has kept Swansea City in the relegation talk. They're six points clear right now, but stranger things have happened. The Swans need all they points they can get as the season winds to an end.

When we talk about home form, Swansea City has been decent, posting a 5-5-6 mark while scoring six more goals (29) than they've conceded. Wilfried Bony, who's scored 22 goals across all competitions for the club this season, will be the main danger man up against John Terry and company.

 

Chelsea
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Champions League is the best competition in the world.

What a fightback from Chelsea. Down 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain from the first leg, the Blues needed a great result back at Stamford Bridge to move on to the semi-finals, and things weren't looking so good, at least until Andre Schurrle scored in the 32nd minute.

That goal got the crowd even more into it and, more importantly, gave the players the confidence that they could still get the result they needed. Chelsea kept fighting and some shrew substitutions from Jose Mourinho eventually paid dividends.

Schurrle, after coming on for the injured Eden Hazard, scored the first and then, with under five minutes to go, Demba Ba delighted the home crowd with the second goal which would send the Blues through. It was a magical night, even for the most neutral of spectators.

We need not forget that Chelsea is still very much involved in the title race in the Premier League, so Mourinho certainly has his work cut out for him. His squad management will be tested over the coming weeks.

Soccer Picks: Premier League Betting Futures

Premier League Pick
OK, so Chelsea is the huge name and is sure to attract a lot of soccer betting interest at this short number.

But, we can't seem to shake this feeling that this could be a letdown spot for the Blues. They just had an unforgettable night against PSG, but it was also extremely draining both physically and mentally. Star player Hazard also picked up an injury and won't be playing this weekend.

Toss in the fact Swansea has had a full week to prepare and will be at home and we have an inkling they'll make a match of this. Take the Swans to scratch and claw their way to a hard-earned point for our soccer picks.

Soccer Pick: Swansea City 1 Chelsea 1

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