TAB Betting Blog: Chelsea to sink United at the Bridge

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard knows several teams have designs on the Blues' top-four place Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images


Sunday morning, Carrow Road

I am anticipating a highly entertaining clash between Liverpool and Norwich in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Despite their vastly differing positions on the Premier League table at present, this fixture always seems to throw up goals so that is where the value sits for me in this game.

Liverpool ($1.28) are way too short to do anything with in the result market, unless you use them as an anchor for your multis. They are 22 points clear at the head of the league while Norwich are battling relegation and are running last with just 18 points.

The Canaries need points, and quick, although I doubt they will find them here.

An average of 27 goals have been scored in their past five encounters so the goalkeepers are usually busy in this one.

In the opening matchweek, Liverpool got the better of Norwich 4-1 at Anfield but the last time they travelled to Carrow Road a tick over four years ago, saw a thrilling 5-4 encounter go the way of the Reds.

Considering the history between the two sides and the fact Norwich can spring a surprise on occasions (remember the Manchester City result?), I fancy a wager in the Result / OverUnder market.

The Reds will win, there is little doubt about that, and there will be plenty to do for both custodians so I am anticipating a goal fest in this.

TIP: Liverpool to Win AND Over 3.5 Goals ($2.70)


Tuesday morning, Stamford Bridge

There could be a little payback on the cards when these sides clash on Tuesday morning at Stamford Bridge.

In the reverse fixture in the opening matchweek of the season, Manchester United pummelled Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford but it was a little flattering to the hosts in the end.

Chelsea certainly had their chances to score but couldn't capitalise which is something United didn't have an issue with in the second half, as they rattled off three goals within 16 minutes to kill off the match.

The main instigator that day was Marcus Rashford who has clearly been United's best player all season, however, they will have to do without his services as the hitman is out injured.

Since that day it has been Chelsea who have gone on with the job but they have stumbled of late. They sit fourth on the table but are only two points in front of the chasing pack headed by Sheffield United while the likes of Spurs, Everton and United are within two wins of the Blues.

Chelsea's home record hasn't been great this season under Frank Lampard and their form has been patchy of late, coming into this encounter with a couple of 2-2 draws against Arsenal and Leicester.

If Chelsea can take their chances they will win because they create more than enough opportunities to score. United, on the other hand, don't and with Rashford out of play and Paul Pogba still missing through injury, I am willing to throw a few dollars on Chelsea to secure the three points.

TIP: Chelsea (Result) @ $1.85