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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:40 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 1:40 PM UTC

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.

<p style="text-align:center;"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>West Ham United Massive Long Shots</strong><br /> West Ham United host league-leading Chelsea on match day 28, a game in which the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Compare available Soccer Odds">Soccer Odds</a> 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 <a href=";book=in-article-bet365" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check out Bet365 for your soccer betting needs">Bet365 Sportsbook</a>, a market outlook underscored by a recent dip in form that features a winless run in their last six overall games across all competitions.</p> <p>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.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"><a href="" style="text-align:center;" target="_blank" title="Premier League Soccer betting odds"><em>Compare soccer odds on offer for Premier League matches.</em></a></p> <p><strong>Chelsea Overwhelming favourites</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p>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 <a href="" target="_blank" title="We backed Chelsea with our soccer pick vs. Aston Villa">2-1 over Aston Villa</a>. 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Soccer Betting Verdict</strong><br /> 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 <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free Soccer Picks &amp; Predictions">Soccer Picks</a> on both the home win or draw.</p> <p><strong>Soccer Picks:</strong> West Ham United to win at +525 or the double chance bet West Ham to win or draw at +130.</p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":299799, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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