Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction & Match Preview

Chelsea vs Brentford Premier League Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Chelsea vs Brentford
English Premier League
Date: 26 April 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).

Chelsea’s players return to action on Wednesday night when they host Brentford in Gameweek No 33 at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues did not play at the weekend due to their rivals’ FA Cup duties, meaning they were last in action eight days ago in the home loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg.

On a positive note, the players got an extra several days of rest and Frank Lampard had more time on the training ground.

The negative news is that the atmosphere on that training ground was far from ideal after a streak of four consecutive losses across competitions.

Lampard has lost all four games in charge and Chelsea are winless in seven subsequent matches across competitions.

It will be very interesting to see whether these additional days of rest have done anything to bolster the team’s performance in this midweek matchup against Brentford.

The Bees did not shine of late either as they extended their streak of winless affairs to seven games with a 1-1 stalemate to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

Thomas Frank’s men have been struggling for goals recently, netting just two in the last four league outings.

We all know about Chelsea’s attacking woes as the Blues managed to find the back of the net just once in the previous six matches in all competitions. Will we see another low-scoring scenario at Stamford Bridge?

Chelsea vs Brentford Head-to-head

  • We did not see a goal in the return game between these two sides, played in mid-October last year at Gtech Community Stadium.
  • Brentford destroyed Chelsea 1-4 when they last visited Stamford Bridge, exactly one year ago.
  • Just one of the previous six head to head matches between these rivals provided goals at both ends.

Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction

Chelsea have not been pulling up any trees of late but we expect them to be super-motivated to get a result on Wednesday evening and snap Lampard’s horrendous record in this short second spell at Stamford Bridge.

Brentford have nothing to play for here and they will also come into this winless in six successive outings. We’ll take the home win pick at the 1.70 odds, while you can also go for the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 1.90 odds.

Chelsea vs Brentford Betting Tips

  • Chelsea to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10) odd.