Profitable Premier League Soccer Pick: West Ham United +525 vs. Chelsea

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:40 PM GMT

Can the West Ham Hammers spring a surprise on the Chelsea Blues? Find out as we preview this pivotal top flight clash slated for midweek Premier League betting.

West Ham United Massive Long Shots
West Ham United host league-leading Chelsea on match day 28, a game in which the Soccer Odds are stacked heavily against them. As it is, sportsbooks are trading a West Ham United win at Upton Park at hallucinatory +525 soccer odds from Bet365 Sportsbook, a market outlook underscored by a recent dip in form that features a winless run in their last six overall games across all competitions.

Overall, the Hammers are sat comfortably in the top half of the table with a 10-9-8 record and 39 points. Relegation isn't a concern but the worry is the rest of their season is on the verge of derailing behind poor form. At home, the Hammers are 7-3-4 but they are without a win since January 18 when they beat Hull City 3-0. Their last two top-flight fixtures settled on a 1-1 draw to Manchester United and a 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

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Chelsea Overwhelming favourites
Jose Mourinho's Blues lead the league with an 18-6-2 record and 60 points. They also have the advantage of a game in hand over Manchester City, sat pretty in second place, five points adrift. Most recently, the Blues are coming off a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday's Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

The win over the Spurs extends their unbeaten form in all competitions to seven games, since a shocking and inexplicable 4-2 loss to Bradford City in FA Cup on January 24. In Premier League betting, Chelsea are riding a six game undefeated streak comprised of four wins and two draws. And on the road, the Blues have won two of their three games since the New Year: 5-0 over Swansea City and 2-1 over Aston Villa. The only hiccup came at White Hart Lane when the Blues were demolished by the Spurs at White Hart Lane in a 5-2 loss all while Jose Mourinho did an excellent impression of a blowfish on the sidelines.

Predictably, Chelsea are trading as the road favourites at -163 soccer odds to win on the road. Current form and the overall gap in quality and depth makes them the appropriate favourites. Still, the danger of a letdown at Upton Park after a momentous win on Sunday over the Spurs in the Capital One Cup final is very real. It's not uncommon for teams to suffer a hangover effect. It remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho's Blues will avoid it.

 

Soccer Betting Verdict
While plenty of games fall in line with soccer betting outlooks, it's not always so logical. Many soccer betting enthusiasts and experts are predicting a dip in concentration by Jose Mourinho's Blues on Wednesday. The thinking is that they having won the Capital One Cup on Sunday with a convincing win over the Spurs, it's a call for celebration if ever there was one. To have to refocus so soon afterwards (only a couple of days really) can be a bit challenging, even for the best of teams. It's a glorified hunch is all, but well worth the tickle when West Ham United are trading at +525 soccer odds to win outright and at +300 soccer odds to force the draw at Upton Park. Surely, we can agree it has a nice ring to it, no? Cautious soccer bettors may prefer the double chance odds on their picks at +130, hedging their Soccer Picks on both the home win or draw.

Soccer Picks: West Ham United to win at +525 or the double chance bet West Ham to win or draw at +130.

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