STAR PREVIEW Chelsea v Stoke

first_img[dropcap]G[/dropcap]ood result last night with the ‘both teams to score recommendation’ which was safely ticked off by half-time in the Derby v Watford game.The Premier returns today and at 5.30pm Chelsea have the chance to pull clear on the turn for home when they welcome Stoke to Stamford Bridge.I called Trevor Harris on the Star Sports trading desk at lunchtime to ask for the prices on this one – but before getting the price-I played a little game.I guessed what the price was on Chelsea.I said 2/9 and it was 2/7, so better than I thought.There is a little moral to this story…. and that is TAKE A VIEW yourself. How many punters get the prices FIRST and THEN try and work out where the value is ???If you don’t already – do it the other way round. Work out what prices you think a team/player/horse should be and then bet accordingly when you get the actual prices. It’s much more fun and puts the skill back into sports betting.On the basis that I think Chelsea should be a 2/9 shot and I’m getting 2/7 that should probably be my bet for today but it’s a little skinny (even for me !!).However, I can’t see anything other than a Chelsea win – Stoke have lost all six of their previous Premier League trips to Chelsea.Chelsea v StokePremier League5.30pm SKYHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2015 Premier Hull 2-3 ChelseaDec 2014 Premier Chelsea 2-0 HullJan 2014 Premier Hull 0-2 ChelseaAug 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-0 HullFeb 2010 Premier Hull 1-1 ChelseaAug 2009 Premier Chelsea 2-1 HullFeb 2009 Premier Chelsea 0-0 HullOct 2008 Premier Hull 0-3 ChelseaSep 2007 Carling Cup Hull 0-4 ChelseaDec 1999 FA Cup Hull 1-6 ChelseaTEAM NEWSChelsea (from): Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cuadrado, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Blackman, Loftus-Cheek.Stoke (from): Begovic, Butland, Shawcross, Wilson, Wollscheid, Muniesa, Bardsley, Pieters, Teixeira, Cameron, Whelan, Adam, Nzonzi, Sidwell, Ireland, Arnautovic, Diouf, Walters, Crouch.In terms of a bet HT/FT Chelsea at around 5/6 on Star Sports looks too tempting to resist.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK CHELSEA TO BE WINNING AT HT/FT for 10 points at around 5/6 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 101.22 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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