West Ham vs. Chelsea: central match of the League

West Ham United vs. Chelsea: England Premier League forecast (April 24, 2021)


West Ham

West Ham

24/04/21 18:30 CET
Chelsea F.C.

Chelsea F.C.

Place Olympic Stadium (London)
West Ham United vs. Chelsea English Premier League football match on April 24

In the central match of the 33rd round of the English Premier League, "West Ham" will host "Chelsea" on Saturday, April 24. We assessed the opponents' chances of success and prepared a forecast.

West Ham

In the last matches of the championship, David Moyes' wards showed quite effective football. Before being defeated by the "Magpies", "West Ham" defeated "Leicester" and "Wolverhampton" with a 3:2 score, and ended in a 3:3 draw with "Arsenal".  

The "Hammers" are now in the fifth position in the standings. They have 55 points on their balance and they lose the fourth position to their future rival only by additional indicators. Besides, "Liverpool" and "Tottenham" are already chasing them, lagging just two points behind, as well as "Everton" do. Although the "Toffees" are six points behind, they still have one more game to play.

In terms of playing in their home arena, "West Ham" are one of the best teams in the current championship of England. At the moment, the "Hammers" are the second-best team in the Premier League. They won 9 of the 16 home matches. Moreover, David Moyes' wards have won six victories in eight previous home meetings.

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Chelsea F.C.

The fight against "West Ham" will be the fifth for Thomas Tuchel's guys during the last two weeks. The London club also successfully played in the FA Cup semi-final confrontation with "Manchester City", which "Chelsea" beat 1:0 to become the finalist of the tournament. In the Premier League during this period, the "Pensioners" beat "Crystal Palace" (4:1) and have ended in a draw the match with "Brighton" this week (0:0). 

Tomas Tuchel's team can also fight for third place, from which it is now only one point behind; however, the "Blues" played a match more. On the road, the London club is now fifth in the Premier League. "Chelsea" have won eight out of the 16 away matches, lost four matches and drew the same number of times.

There are practically no personnel losses for Thomas Tuchel’s team. Due to injury, only midfielder Mateo Kovačić will not play in the match.

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  • In seven of the previous nine head-to-head matches in the Premier League at "West Ham", the first goal was scored before the 30th minute.
  • In five of the previous six head-to-head matches at "West Ham", there has been a draw in the second half.

Our Prediction

"Chelsea" are not in optimal shape right now. Still, the tight schedule will affect their game. Besides, "West Ham" rarely allow anyone to win them at home, and the tournament motivation will only add confidence.

Our forecast is a draw for 3.90 odds on 1xbet.

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