Chelsea vs Peterborough betting tips and predictions for the FA Cup tie on Sunday 8th January including the best odds, team news, head to head stats and enhanced odds.
Chelsea may have lost their 13 game winning streak in the Premier League, but can they make up for it with an FA Cup victory? They host League One side Peterborough in the third round, and the Premier League leaders are heavy favourites to book a place in round four.
With no European football, Chelsea have no excuse not to take the cup seriously this season. They suffered a poor defeat at West Ham in the EFL Cup, but can they do better in the FA Cup? They should ease Peterborough, given their excellent record at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have won 90% of their league games here, scoring 2.8 goals per game, conceding just 0.6 in return.
That’s against Premier League opposition, now they face a League One side who are without a win in three games. The Blues will make changes here, but with no European distractions they can afford to name a strong side, as they look for progress in the cup. Given their excellent defensive record, we’re backing a win to nil at 10/11 with Bet Victor for our first Chelsea vs Peterborough prediction this weekend.
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The Blues should win this by a comfortable margin, given the gulf in class. That’s why we’re also going with the hosts to win with a -2 handicap, at 11/10 with ComeOn and that’s our second Chelsea vs Peterborough betting tip.
Peterborough are expected to have a full strength line-up available for this game. They’re likely to continue with their first choice 11 for this trip. We expect changes to be made by Antonio Conte, especially at the back. John Terry and Kurt Zouma have been waiting for chances at centre-half, and they should make an appearance here.
These two sides have never met in a competitive fixture. However, the Blues do have a strong record against lower league opposition, and they’ll be hoping to continue that here. Posh will be dreaming of pulling off a Bradford-like shock with a victory in this clash.
Chelsea are obviously heavy favourites, they’re as short as 3/20 with Betfair to make the next round. While there isn’t much value in the match betting, it’s often worth going for the goalscorer markets on a game like this. With a heavy win expected and changes for the favourites, we could see some high-priced scorers. Willian has been unlucky to miss out of late, and he should make an appearance here. Ruben Loftus-Cheek should also get a run out, he scored in this round last year. We’re backing both to score any time, at 7/4 with 888Sport and 3/1 with Betfred respectively to complete this weekend’s Chelsea vs Peterborough bet tips for the FA Cup.
Chelsea to win to nil – 10/11 with Bet Victor: free £60 bet.
Chelsea -2 handicap – 11/10 with ComeOn: free £10 bet.
Willian to score any time – 7/4 with 888Sport: treble odds first bet.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek to score any time – 3/1 with Betfred: £50 bonus.
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Paddy Power – 5/1 Chelsea win (£10 wins £50).
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Coral – 3/1 Chelsea to win (£10 wins £30).