Brentford v Chelsea betting tips: Bees bid for more derby delight
Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash
There is a cracking London derby in prospect in the Premier League on Saturday so we look at the odds to find some Brentford v Chelsea betting tips.
Brentford stunned West Ham with a last-minute winner at the London Stadium last time, while Chelsea took their time before edging Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge to stay top of the table.
Saturday’s match, which takes place at the Brentford Community Stadium, kicks off at 5.30pm and is live on BT Sport.
Brentford v Chelsea match odds
Brentford have made a fine start to life in the Premier League and sit seventh in the table following their dramatic 2-1 win over West Ham at the London Stadium, with Yoane Wissa firing home in the fourth minute of added time.
They have 12 points from seven games and are four points behind leaders Chelsea. The Bees have already drawn with Crystal Palace, and beaten both Arsenal and West Ham this season.
They are the first team in Premier League history to remain unbeaten in each of their first three London derby matches in the competition and are 5/1 to beat Chelsea in the Brentford v Chelsea betting tips.
The Blues, who are two points clear at the top of the table, have won each of their last six away London derbies in the Premier League, and could become the first team in English Football League history (top four tiers) to win seven such games in a row.
Chelsea have lost just one of their 12 Premier League away games under manager Thomas Tuchel (W8 D3), having lost four of their last five on the road under his predecessor Frank Lampard.
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Brentford v Chelsea head-to-head
Brentford are winless in their last six meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D1 L5) since a 3-1 away win in February 1939.
This is the first league meeting between the sides since a 2-0 win for the Blues in March 1947.
The Bees, who drew 3-3 with Liverpool in their last home fixture, are 13/10 to win or draw the game on the Double Chance market in the Brentford v Chelsea betting tips.
Chelsea have won their last two meetings with Brentford by a 4-0 scoreline, with both of these fixtures coming in the FA Cup (February 2013 and January 2017). They are 25/1 to win 4-0 this time.
Five of their last seven meetings saw three or more goals scored in total and the odds for that to happen this time are 21/10.
Chelsea have won four of the last five meetings to nil and it is 29/20 that the Blues do so again.
Brentford v Chelsea key battles
Brentford have won seven of their nine top-flight matches against sides starting the day top of the table (L2), so avoiding defeat will be Tuchel’s priority.
The Blues have often looked vulnerable from set-pieces and Brentford caused a big West Ham side plenty of problems when the ball was put into their box from dead-ball situations.
They will have to keep an eye on Wissa, who has scored five goals in his last five appearances in all competitions for Brentford and he is 7/2 to score at any time, with Ivan Toney the leader in the Brentford anytime scorer market at 12/5.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication