Betting tips: Why West Ham’s Andy Carroll will burst Chelsea’s bubble
Betting tips: The Tipster is backing West Ham United striker Andy Carroll to score against Chelsea at Upton Park on Saturday
Rafael Benítez takes his Chelsea side to east London to face West Ham United in pursuit of his first win as Blues boss, but the Tipster is backing Andy Carroll to score at any time at Upton Park.
Our resident betting expect can see the Blues securing their third successive draw in the Premier League against the Hammers and fall further behind in the title race.
Meanwhile, in the late kick-off, our man-in-the-know is tipping both Reading and Manchester United to score, and is ambitiously predicting Rafael Da Silva to net.
Carroll to score at any time for West Ham v Chelsea – 9/4
Carroll, on loan from Liverpool, finally netted his first West Ham goal with a header against Tottenham Hotspur last week. The England international was also inches away from netting at Old Trafford in midweek. With his confidence on the up, The Tipster is backing Carroll to score at any time at Upton Park at very solid odds of 9/4.
Under 2.5 goals in West Ham v Chelsea – 4/5
Chelsea have only managed three goals in their last five games, a run which includes back-to-back scoreless draws. West Ham have also only notched up a meagre three goals in their last five outings. With both sides struggling to score, the Tipster likes the look of under 2.5 goals in this one at 4/5.
West Ham and Chelsea to draw – 12/5
Chelsea are overpriced to win this game. The Hammers have only been beaten at Upton Park by a confident Arsenal this term. The Blues are winless in six league games and they are struggling to find the balance in their team. West Ham have drawn their last two at Upton Park, including a shutout against Manchester City. The draw, therefore, is great value at 12/5.
Both teams to score in Reading v Man Utd – 4/5
United kept a rare clean sheet in the midweek victory over West Ham – but the Hammers did have chances to score. The Red Devils have managed to keep just three clean sheets in 14 outings this term. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have conceded five goals in their last three games, while Reading have scored in all but one of their home games. The Tipster likes the look of both sides to score at 4/5.
The long shot: Rafael to score at any time – 9/1
Rafael da Silva has enjoyed a very impressive campaign, with the plaudits aimed at the right-back being led by Sir Alex Ferguson. The Brazil international has scored twice – including a spectacular strike against Liverpool – and with United set to field a narrow looking side, he will be encouraged to push forward. The long shot for this edition is Da Silva to score at any time at brilliant odds of 9/1.
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