Seeley’s Selections – West Brom v Chelsea Stats & Tips
The Premier League Monday night football comes to an end this week and with nothing to play for at the top of the table this match-up might not be as clear cut as the BoyleSports odds compilers will have you believe, when Jose Mourinho takes his champions Chelsea to The Hawthorns to face West Brom.
The Blues are even money favourites with BoyleSports to win, but you know what, I’m not sure if that is the right price and I think anybody backing them will be feeling the Blues themselves on Monday night.
Mourinho’s side have been the best team in the country by some margin this season and deserve to be crowned champions in what, in my opinion, has been a very poor Premier League but with the title already wrapped up and nothing to play for I’m just not convinced about them in this one.
Chelsea have had their problems at the Hawthorns in previous years, and haven’t won here in the last three, and I’m very confident they will struggle again.
The champions are expected to make a whole host of changes on Monday, and a few unknown youngsters are set to feature and players who need appearances to gain a Premier League winner’s medal will also make up the starting XI and that puts me off them greatly at the prices available.
The Londoners haven’t won in their last three visits to the Black Country and despite their 17 match unbeaten run I can’t see them winning this one.
The home side are 16/5 with BoyleSports for the shock win and that may look decent value about a side that has won on two of the last three occasions the champions have been in town.
I would much prefer to hedge my bets though and I will be backing the West Brom or Draw Double Chance market which is at 5/6 with BoyleSports.
If pushed I would take the draw at 5/2 with BoyleSports – last season the pair played out an entertaining 1-1 stalemate – and at 11/2 with BoyleSports that would be my idea of a correct score again.
Tony Pulis has done what he was brought in to do at The Hawthorns and that was to avoid the drop, and against any other mid-table team you would be all over the away win. Pulis though will want to go out on a high, he might just fall short on that, but I can’t see them lying down and having their tummies rubbed by the champions in this one.
West Brom skipper Chris Brunt has a mixed rapport with the Baggies faithful, but I’m a massive fan of the Northern Ireland international and at 14/1 with BoyleSports I’m very happy to take a chance on him scoring the first goal with his wand of a left foot.
Remember Double Bubble – if Brunt or your first goalscorer winning selection scores inside the opening 20 minutes in this one BoyleSports will double the odds on your player.
An early Brunt opener will be doubled up to a whopping 28/1 and that will be a lovely way to end what has already been a fantastic season.
Double Chance: West Brom or Draw @ 5/6
Draw @ 5/2
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 11/2
Chris Brunt First Goalscorer 14/1 (28/1)
*Prices correct at time of publication.