Premier League betting – Blackpool v Chelsea
Blackpool v Chelsea betting odds, tips & free bets
These two sides go into the Monday night clash with differing ambitions. Chelsea will be looking to build on their win against Man United with a win to keep their title hopes alive. On the other hand Blackpool will be looking to gain some valuable points to steer themselves away from the relegation zone come the end of the season.
Blackpool were well beaten last time out against Wolves and will have to improve if they are to get anything against Chelsea. The Seasider’s form recently hasn’t been good either after just 1 win in their last 8 games has seen them slip from 6th down to 15th in the league. With both Dj Campbell and Charlie Adam suspended for the visit of the reigning champions, Blackpool might look towards Luke Varney for goals. The striker has already got 5 in the league and the on-loan Derby man is a decent bet at 6.0 with William Hill to score at any time. The Tangerine’s home form has let them down so far this season after winning just 4 of their 13 games and they have the second worst record in the league. This, alongside the loss of key players Adam and Campbell, is represented in the odds with the home side being firm outsiders and best priced at 11.0 with Betfair to win the game.
Big back to back wins for Carlo Ancelotti appear to have set his side back on course for success. It also seems the Italian has decided on pairing Nicholas Anelka and new signing Fernando Torres in attack with David Luiz also settling in well at the back. Although Chelsea’s away form has been a bit suspect this season, after losing 5 on the road, they should have plenty of quality to see them through against a struggling Blackpool and so a 2-0 away win is looking a good bet at 7.5 with Paddy Power. Fernando Torres hasn’t scored for Chelsea yet but he has already netted against Blackpool this season and so the Spaniard is a good bet at 5.0 with bet365 to score the first goal. Finally as the best defence in the league travels to the worst Paddy Power are offering good odds of 2.38 for Chelsea to win with a clean sheet.
2-0 Chelsea win – 7.5 Paddy Power
Fernando Torres first goal scorer – 5.0 Bet365
Blackpool win – 11.0 Victor Chandler
Luke Varney any time scorer – 6.0 William Hill
Chelsea to win with a clean sheet – 2.38 Paddy Power
By Sam Markham
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