West Ham United vs Chelsea Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET at the Olympic Stadium, London.
The Blues have a great chance to finish in the top-four this season, and if they keep up this form, they even could target a podium spot. On top of that, the third-placed Leicester have a tough match-up this game week, while the fifth-placed Wolves have played an extra game.
As such, the fourth-placed Blues could further improve their position with a victory this Wednesday. It helps that they are in awe-inspiring form, and on top of that, they are taking on the struggling Hammers, currently hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off.
Moreover, the Blues have performed well over the years against this opponent as well. Considering these factors, expect Chelsea to post the three points at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 17 of the prior 22 wins had gone to the Blues.
- The Hammers have scored a total of one goal from the prior three encounters.
- The last time these two locked horns, the Hammers recorded a 0-1 win on the road.
- Eight of the preceding twelve wins at this venue had gone to the guests.
- It’s been three years since the home team have scored a goal at this venue.
West Ham vs Chelsea: Prediction
The Hammers lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against the Spurs. After a goal was disallowed for the hosts in the first half, they came back strongly after the break.
Meanwhile, the Blues recorded a 2-1 win at home the past game week, against none other than Manchester City, effectively putting the Premier League trophy into the Liverpool cabinet.
As things stand this Wednesday, the Blues are easily the favorites. They are the 2016-17 champions of this competition, and are actively targeting a spot on the podium this campaign. On the other hand, their counterparts are struggling to stay above the relegation line.
Going on, the Blues are on a six-match winning run, and scored two or more goals in five of the preceding seven match-ups. On the road, they have lost just four times this entire campaign (of which two had come against both of the Manchester teams, and one against Everton).
On the other hand, the Hammers were winless in eleven of their last twelve overall games, and had lost nine of their past eleven fixtures too. And at home, they have won just twice in the past eight months, and both wins had come against teams who were in the relegation zone then.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Chelsea this Wednesday.
West Ham vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.60 (3/5).