Sports Betting. Chelsea vs Bournemouth [26.12.16] : who will strike without Diego Costa?

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Sports Betting. Chelsea vs Bournemouth [26.12.16] : who will strike without Diego Costa?

Premier League

Matchday 18

26.12.2016

Bet: Total Match Goals Under 2.5

It is Boxing Day and Chelsea is in confident leading position in Premier League with 43 points. Sports betting experts admit that the team as much as six points ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City has one more point less. As to Pensioners, they are in very good mood being unbeatable for three months. Moreover Antonio Conte’s side have already won 11 games in a row overcoming such big clubs as Man City, Tottenham and Man Utd. So placing bets on Chelsea win within 90 minutes is on obvious matter with odds of 1.40.

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At the same time Bournemouth has proved itself as club of average means. While betting take into consideration that Cherries currently occupy tenth place with 21 points in their hands. But their results are very unstable, they have been rotating wins with loses for two months. For example, in last six matches in Premier League three victories were fixed alongside with three defeats. So when placing bets consider that bookies named Eddie Howe’s side as clear underdog with odds of 8.50. Even a Draw (4.80) is evaluated as unrealistic.

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Sports betting experts note that on the Boxing Day Chelsea will be without its main striker Diego Costa and central midfielder N'Golo Kanté. Spaniard and Frenchman are suspended for excess yellow cards. It’s a great problem for Antonio Conte because Diego Costa was very effective in recent games and his shiftman Michy Batshuayi isn’t in good mood. So main role in attack will be on     Eden Hazard’s, Victor Moses’ and Willian’s shoulders. That’s why placing bets you may try this players on Goalscorer markets with odds 1.95, 4.80 and 2.62 respectively.

As to goal performance it needs to be said that Chelsea has won three last games with one goal margin without conceding a single goal. West Bromwich, Sunderland and Crystal Palace were beaten by 1-0 each. So on Boxing Day we may suppose that such bets as Total Match Goals Under 2.5 with odds of 2.25 will go through. However, Bournemouth regularly concedes in away matches more than one goal at the same time striking at least one into the rival’s net. So “Both Teams To Score: Yes” (1.91) is also possible. For risky-lovers we can propose “Chelsea Win and Under 2.5” with odd of 3.75.