Premier League Champions Chelsea vs. Stoke City

Stoked for Chelsea and Much More EPL Soccer Betting

September 21, 2017 Football Soccer

Current reigning and defending Premier League Champions Chelsea will visit, as soccer betting favourites, Stoke City. Chelsea extended their undefeated streak to four games with a 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Sunday, the first time that the Blues failed to score in a competitive home match under manager Antonio Conte. Pedro had Chelsea’s best shot at taking the lead but Arsenal goalie Petr Cech denied him. The Blues’ frustration was perfectly illustrated by David Luiz’s challenge on Sead Kolasinac, which earned the Brazilian an automatic red card, though Conte disagreed with the referee’s assessment.

“I don’t like to comment about the referee,” Conte said per BBC.com. “We have great respect for officials, but it is strange to finish a third game in a row against Arsenal with 10 men.” Stoke City, meanwhile, is coming off a 1-2 loss to Newcastle. Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri scored, as is his wont, from outside the box to pull Stoke level, but the Potters conceded a second goal, and with it, the three points.

  • Chelsea vs. Stoke City
  • Date: Saturday, 23rd September
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Venue: bet365 Stadium
  • Sportsbook online football spread betting odds:

Chelsea -1 (+106) 2½ (-117) -153

Stoke City +1 (-121) 2½ (+102) +478

Chelsea/Stoke City Draw +316

Meanwhile in Manchester, City, will host Crystal Palace. The Citizens extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 6-0 routing of Watford on Saturday, yet another confirmation of their status as soccer betting faves to win the league. Argentine strike Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to lead the City to the top of the league table.

The Glaziers, on the other hand, prolonged their losing and scoreless streak, a first in Premier League history, to five straight losses with a 0-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday. Guess the Roy Hodgson era didn’t get off to the auspicious start that chairman Steve Parish might have been expecting. The Eagles have been reduced to reminiscing better times.

 

  • Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
  • Date: Saturday, 23rd September
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
  • Football spread betting odds:

Crystal Palace +2½ (-124) 3½ (-104) +1980

Manchester City -2½ (+109) 3½ (-111) -649

Crystal Palace/Manchester City Draw +857

Tottenham Hotspur will be favoured by soccer betting when they visit West Ham United. The good news is, for the Spurs, that, even though they have yet to win a game in their temporary Wembly home and failed, on Saturday against Swansea, to score at home for the first time in 30 league home games, they are 2-0 on the road this season. “I am happy with [Saturday’s] performance although it is another game we drew here at Wembley and that is no good,” manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

The Hammers rescued a point and, for the second week in a row, did not allow goals, against Albion on Saturday. “Two clean sheets in two games is important progress. I am not extremely delighted but there are a lot of positives to build on,” Hammers manager Slaven Bilic said.

  • West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
  • Date: Saturday, 23rd September
  • Time: 7:30 AM
  • Venue: London Stadium
  • Football spread betting odds:

Tottenham -1 (+102) 2½ (-140) -162

West Ham +1 (-117) 2½ (+125) +502

Tottenham/West Ham Draw +328