Match: Chelsea vs. West Ham United Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Monday, 15 August, 2016
Start time: 20:00 UK
The London derby between Chelsea and West Ham will be the last game from the first round of Premier League at “Stamford Bridge ” on Monday, 20:00 UK time.
The big news for Chelsea will be the debut of Antonio Conte in Premier League who did a great job in Euro 2016 and lost in quarterfinals against Germany after penalties. He already bought two expensive players: N’Golo Kanté from Leicester for around 30,00 Mill. € and the centre forward Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for 25,00 Mill. €. The expectations from the Italian are high and it’s very interesting to see how will Chelsea play in their first official match from the new season.
After the amazing last season from West Ham, all eyes are on them. They kept their biggest star Dimitri Payet so far who played amazing in Euro 2016 and bought also the left wing André Ayew from Swansea and the right wing Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia. The other transfers that we should mention are the left back Arthur Masuaku from Olympiacos and the defensive midfielder Havard Nordtveit from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Conte is popular with his ability to make his teams play amazing in defense and I expect the same thing to happen with Chelsea. West Ham will want to start the new season with positively and try to win at least a point at “Stamford Bridge”. That’s why I think that both teams will play cautiously in the start and we will not see more than two goals in this clash.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 1/1 (2.00) with Bet365