Chelsea – Burnley seems like a game of pragmatism vs. Lady Luck. Will we see the Blues cruise to victory, maintaining Conte’s perfect record, or will we see another lucky-but-pragmatic game from the newly promoted team? Although the betting odds are heavily in the home team’s favor, we said the same thing about Liverpool last time around – and we all remember how that went.
Premier League Betting Previews, Odds & Tips – Chelsea vs Burnley
Thankfully for their fans, Chelsea are a very different team than Liverpool. Conte is quickly implementing a pragmatic, Italian, disciplined philosophy in his team. Both their wins so far came with the same 2-1 score, after games in which the Blues always seemed to be in control.
They will do whatever it takes to maintain their 100% record and gear up for a title challenge, especially because they don’t play in European competitions this year. Everything seems to be in their favor for this game – except one thing.
That thing is Burnley’s surprise victory against Liverpool last weekend, at the end of the game where they only had 19% possession – a Premier League record low.
Now, they play away from home, against a team which they never beat, which isn’t very encouraging for them. Essentially, Burnley is gearing up for a rather long and hard season, so a defeat against Chelsea on Day 3 wouldn’t be a tragedy – especially considering the unexpected 3 points they won last weekend.
From a betting perspective we have two bets: over 2,5 goals in the game or a handicap bet (Chelsea -1), which might have decent odds.
Total Goals – Over 2.5: 1.67 or 4/6
AH – Chelsea (-1): 1.67 or 4/6