Chelsea v West Ham Betting Tips, Prediction and Preview

Chelsea play West Ham on Boxing Day and we have free football betting tips and a prediction for Chelsea v West Ham.

When the Boxing Day fixtures were initially published, this match was the standout, mainly because of the distance between the two clubs and the weight of history. But few would have predicted it would have genuine consequences for both sides. Chelsea looking to maintain a gap at the top of the Premier League, sure, but West Ham looking to consolidate fourth? West Ham being touted as genuine Champions League contenders? Get out of it.


Chelsea v West Ham Prediction

But it’s true. They are. Having lost once in their last eleven matches, and having played entertaining and enterprising football throughout, Chelsea will be expecting a serious test. 29 goals in 17 games is a decent return by anyone’s standards and Messrs. Terry and Ivanovic are going to have their work cut out to stop that figure ticking over into the thirties.

The resurgence of Stewart Downing has been a large part of West Ham’s success. His four goals and six assists have seen the 30 year old force his way back into the England team. On Monday, Chelsea dealt extremely well with Stoke’s wide threat, though it must be said that the Potters’ subsequent distribution from corner kicks was largely poor. If Downing can maintain his superb form, at least one breakthrough feels likely. Combine this with Chelsea’s aerial ability from set pieces, aptly demonstrated by John Terry on Monday, and 15/4 (Bet365) for the first goal to be scored from a header looks tasty.

Our first Chelsea v West Ham betting tip is for the first goal to be a header at odds of 15/4 with Bet365.


Following on from this, some kind of BTTS action must be taken seriously for a betting tip on Chelsea v West Ham. West Ham have scored in every league away match this season and, while their record at Stamford Bridge is largely dreadful, this feels likely to continue. The problem is that it’s unclear which Chelsea are going to turn up. They were soundly beaten by Newcastle in their last 12:45pm outing and it’s not improbable that West Ham may also do a number on them here. You’re politely advised to ignore the best price of evens for straight-up BTTS markets and instead plump for West Ham to score at 4/5 with Betfred for our next football betting tip.

The second Chelsea v West Ham betting tip for Boxing Day is West Ham to score a goal at least at 4/5 with Betfred.


Chelsea are obviously big favourites. And that makes us even more uncomfortable with backing a match result, the above notwithstanding, as it’s hard to extract much value. Nevertheless, Eden Hazard has scored in each of Chelsea’s last five home league matches, and 8/5 (BetVictor) for him to score anytime is about as good an investment as you’ll get for Chelsea to get it done on the day. We’re not saying that they will, though…

Bet on Edin Hazard to score anytime for our last West Ham v Chelsea prediction at the best odds of 8/5 with Bet Victor.


Chelsea v West Ham Betting Tips


First goal to be a header – bet here at 15/4 with Bet365. Open a Bet365 account and get £200 free and losing bets on any match that ends 0-0 refunded. Open a new account using this link.


West Ham to score – bet here at 4/5 with Betfred. Open a new Betfred account and get double the odds for your first bet. Open a new Betfred account using this link.


Edin Hazard to score anytime – bet here at 8/5 with Bet Victor. Open a new Bet Victor account and get a £25 free bet to use on Chelsea v West Ham. Open a new Bet Victor account using this link.


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