Our resident betting expert reckons Chelsea will win by two goals or more against Tony Pulis’ side, while also backing over 2.5 goals in Southampton v Aston Villa and tipping Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov to net against Wigan.
Lampard has been in superb form this season, scoring against Wigan Athletic and Reading in the Premier League. Furthermore, he has netted three times in two games for England. The 34-year-old has scored three goals in Chelsea’s last four home games against Stoke, so The Tipster is backing Lampard to net against Stoke at any time at solid odds of 13/8.
Chelsea have an excellent record against Stoke City at home. Since the 2008-09 season, the Blues have won five successive games against the Potters, scoring 14 goals and conceding just once. With this record in mind, the Tipster is backing Chelsea to beat Stoke by two goals or more at 21/20.
Southampton’s defensive woes have been well documented after they conceded 14 goals in their opening four Premier League games. However, the Saints are dangerous going forward, netting five times in the top flight so far. So over 2.5 goals in Southampton v Aston Villa is a solid shout at Evens.
Berbatov capped his Craven Cottage debut with a sparkling brace against West Bromwich Albion last weekend. Fulham’s £3m summer signing appears to be back in top form following the end of a miserable spell at Manchester United. He scored a hat-trick against the Latics last season, and the Tipster is backing Berbatov to net against Wigan at any time at brilliant odds of 2/1.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard won six penalties last season after being fouled a staggering 145 times. The Blues have already converted three spot-kicks in the Premier League this season. So the Tipster’s ambitious long shot for this edition is Chelsea to net from the spot against Stoke at 9/2.
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