Chelsea – West Bromwich [Prediction]

The English teams Chelsea London FC and West Bromwich Albion will meet this weekend on Saturday, March 2nd.
The last five direct confrontations saw Chelsea win three (6-0 in 2010, 3-1 and 2-1 in 2011) and West Bromwich have the upper edge in the two most recent ones (1-0 and 2-1 in 2012).

As far as the Premier League is concerned, the last 5 encounters look statistically the same for both teams, showing Chelsea with 2 games won (4-1 against Wigan Athletic and 2-1 against Arsenal), one tied (2-2 with Reading), and two lost (0-2 with Manchester City and 2-3 with Newcastle United). West Bromwich also won two (2-1 against Sunderland and 2-0 against Liverpool), tied one (2-2 with Aston Villa), and lost two (0-1 with Tottenham Hotspur and 1-2 with Everton). Momentum-wise, though, the Bromwich team looks like the favourite, having won its last two games and climbed to the 7th position in the championship standings.

But then, Chelsea has its morale rather high after managing to eliminate Sparta Prague and gaining access to the Round of 16 in the Europa League. And it will need a good result against West Bromwich in order to look optimistic for the game against Steaua Bucharest on March 7th. That, coupled with the fact that fourth-place Tottenham is trailing by only one point, thereby jeopardizing their sure-thing Champions’ League appearance next fall, will give Chelsea the necessary impetus to produce a good result.

Overall, judging by ratings and results, Chelsea has an advantage over West Bromwich. I place my bet on a Chelsea win, with the odds set at 1.40 at Bet365.

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3 Comments on "Chelsea – West Bromwich [Prediction]"

  1. Alin February 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Chelsea need to win this game

  2. DamianS February 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Check here a West Bromwich-Chelsea recap from the 17th of November 2012: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20278397 …so I think we shouldn’t neglect Bromwich’s latest performances either

  3. NuMaEnerva March 4, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    This guy Alan Shearer is a bit too arogant to my taste:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21642328 …moreover, sometimes I feel that he doesn’t really know what he is talking about 😐

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