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West Ham vs Chelsea Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips

As the eyes of the world once again swivel towards the Premier League for the second time this season, one of the most enticing games of the early fixtures may take place this weekend as West Ham welcome Chelsea to the London Stadium.

With both teams rounding off their opening days with 1-1 draws, this fixture that has so many times provided fireworks seems set to do so again on Sunday afternoon. To help you along with your view of the action, we’ve studied the betting sites and compiled our best West Ham vs Chelsea predictions and tips.

West Ham vs Chelsea Prediction Correct Score 

While both sides came away from their first clashes of the season, against Bournemouth and Liverpool respectively, with 1-1 draws apiece, both West Ham and Chelsea showed their attacking potency throughout.

Where Chelsea saw plenty of the ball in their methods to carve out chances, West Ham sought instead after counter-attacking chances that bore fruit for their 51st-minute scorcher from Jarrod Bowen.

However, Chelsea’s fluid retention of possession and overbearing attacking wealth may prove too much for West Ham to handle on Sunday, but we too think there’s a goal to be found on the break for the hosts, leaving our score prediction as a 2-1 win for visitors Chelsea at 81/10 on BetKing

West Ham vs Chelsea Predictions 1X2

Whilst they may have only headed home from Stamford Bridge with a point in their first game, Chelsea looked far improved from their dismal showings last season, with new life breathed into them by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

While West Ham’s start to life in the 2023/24 season may have gotten off to the exact same start, we think the class that Chelsea showed in their draw to Liverpool gives them more value for a win on the road in this fixture at 51/50.

West Ham vs Chelsea Draw no Bet Prediction

As we mentioned before, West Ham’s potential in counter-attacking scenarios could spell difficulty on Sunday for Chelsea. 

While their passing and comfortability in possession should see them walk to their spot in London with all three points under their belt, West Ham will remain very encouraged throughout at the prospect of stealing something for themselves.

We back The Blues all the way to win this one, but at odds of 13/25 against a potentially threatening Hammers side, a little security on your builder could prove a viable option with this one.

West Ham vs Chelsea BTTS Prediction 

With the home crowd behind them for the first time this season, and with Chelsea seeing problems on the road in the one gone by, we can see West Ham at least getting one back despite not being favourites for the victory.

Mix that in with a dangerous counter-attacking plan that will seek to undo all of Chelsea’s careful possession, which for themselves will likely bring goals, then we can certainly predict that both teams will find the net on this occasion. That’s our next tip at 71/100 on BetKing

Our analysis of the West Ham vs Chelsea predictions match

Whilst it may only have been their first competitive action of the season, what Chelsea showed against Liverpool last Sunday bodes well for their chances in the season ahead.

Clumsy and bereft of ideas during their previous season under Graham Potter and his replacement Frank Lampard, The Blues have looked like a new team under Mauricio Pochettino and were undefeated across their pre-season fixtures and opening game.

Adopting a back-three that features veteran Thiago Silva orchestrating youngsters Axel Disasi and Levi Colwill on his sides, Chelsea looked far more comfortable and precise in and out of possession, surrendering few opportunities to their Merseyside visitors that were, albeit, taken.

With Enzo Fernandez running the show in midfield, and with new £115m man Moises Caicedo set to link up alongside him, individual passing bets and shots on target for Chelsea may be the order of the day for our player tips.

When it comes to West Ham, more favourable statistics do follow them too, but in a different fashion to their neighbours-come-opponents on Sunday.

Where Chelsea seek to overwhelm the possession front and carve out chances through frustration and presence, West Ham found theirs through surging counter-attacks at moments of weakness away at Bournemouth last week. Against a side like Chelsea, they may do so again on Sunday.

Key matchups in this one will be the wingers against the full-backs. With both full-backs adopting attacking roles (a shot on target for Ben Chilwell is one to keep an eye out for), it will be interesting to see how the likes of Said Benrahma and Jarod Bowen fare in finding those gaps in behind them when pushing forward.

West Ham vs Chelsea Predictions Top scorers

Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson came so close to marking his debut with a goal on Sunday, seeing one saved by Alisson and another close range shot going over the bar. We can see him breaking that duck this weekend in the poacher role handed to him. He’s at 7/4 to score anytime on BetKing.

West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen recorded no fewer than 6 shots overall in his goalscoring performance against Bournemouth. He will certainly be their main outlet if they are to get anything out of this one and is at an excellent price of 21/5 to score any time here.

Previous results (last four)

West Ham

  • Bournemouth (A) | 1-1 D
  • Leverkusen (N) | 4-0 L
  • Rennes (N) | 3-1 L
  • Dag and Red (N) | 2-2 D

Chelsea

  • Liverpool (H) | 1-1 D
  • Dortmund (N) | 1-1 D
  • Fulham (N) | 2-0 W
  • Newcastle (N) | 1-1 D

West Ham vs Chelsea Predictions and odds

  • West Ham to win at 53/20
  • Draw at 29/10
  • Chelsea to win at 51/50

Odds via BetKing

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