IT’S NO surprise to see title favourites Chelsea sitting atop the Premier League, but a few eyebrows would have been raised if you’d suggested that last year’s 12th, Swansea, would be fighting for top-spot, having also claimed three wins from three.
The two sides face off at Stamford Bridge tomorrow and you might be surprised to see Sporting Index traders have predicted Chelsea will beat their rivals by a margin of 1.75 goals.
Surprising because the Welsh side have conceded just once so far, while the Blues played out an entertaining, but defensively shambolic, 6-3 win over Everton last time.
Jose Mourinho’s team also conceded against Burnley and it’s no certainty they can win by the two-goal margin needed to reward supremacy spread buyers at 1.85 ─ particularly as only once in the last seven meetings between the pair have tomorrow’s favourites achieved that feat.
Those last seven games all featured under 2.5 goals ─ indeed three of them had under 1.5 ─ so punters may want to sell total goals at 2.95. Only once in those encounters has a goal been scored before the 39th minute so those looking for a thrill may want to buy the time of the first match goal at 34.
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