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19/04/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Turf Moor V Predicted Score:1 - 1

Away Chelsea

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Cards. The last time the pair met, 10 cards in total were shown with the Blues seeing two of their men receive their marching orders. Over 3.5 cards in this game is 5/6 and that is one of the best football predictions of the week.

2 We fancy:

Both teams to score and the result to be a draw is 15/4. Twice in the last four encounters between the two the game has ended in a 1-1 draw and that is the most likely scenario once again.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Burnley to win 3-2 is 50/1. The Clarets did it Stamford Bridge back in August and on their current run of form, it is worth a look at that price.

Team News

Burnley's Last Six:

Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0

Defender Ben Mee looks like he is ruled out for the game and set for at least another week on the sidelines after missing the Leicester clash.

Aside from that, head honcho Sean Dyche will likely name the same starting XI that overcame the Foxes at the weekend as it is all hands to the pump for a Europa League spot.

Chelsea's Last Six:

Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 2

Question marks over David Luiz’s future mean the defender is likely to be absent once again from Antonio Conte’s squad.

Meanwhile, midfielder Danny Drinkwater also looks set to miss out with no date yet set for a comeback after suffering a calf strain.

Burnley vs Chelsea Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sean Dyche has guided Burnley to the brink of European football, and the Clarets can do the double over Chelsea with a victory in this midweek fixture

Burnley’s remarkable rise to the cusp of Europe this season is nothing short of a miracle. The unfancied Clarets find themselves just two points behind the mighty Gunners in the league and chasing European football for next season. For Chelsea, a sublime comeback against Southampton at the weekend masked serious behind the scenes issues with this Premier League preview making this a closer game than you might have thought 12 months ago.

Burnley are 3/1 to win and despite the Clarets’ lofty position, home form has not been as strong as Sean Dyche would have liked with more points being acquired away from Turf Moor this season. However, Chelsea have lost five times on the road and Burnley did beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, making one of the football predictions for this game that it’s set to be a fiery affair.

Chelsea are 10/11 to win and normally that would be one of the best football betting tips in a game like this. However, things are a little different and it is the home side who boast the strong form with five straight wins. Antonio Conte’s side look like they are heading to the beach early, meaning today’s football prediction would be to avoid a Blues win at odds on.

The draw is 12/5 and this could be where the smart money goes. Burnley boasts the joint-highest amount of draws this season of sides in the top 10, with four of them coming at home. The Clarets have also only conceded 13 goals at home this season which is a meaner defence than heavyweights Chelsea and the same as champions Manchester City.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/6 and could be one of the best football score predictions for this game. Burnley boast one of the best home defensive records and Chelsea have only scored nine times in their last seven, with three of those coming against Southampton last time out.

Chris Wood to score anytime is 9/4 and at that price is one of the best Premier League predictions for this week’s games. The Kiwi has netted nine times in the league for the Clarets this season, but more importantly has five in his last five.

Predicted Score: Burnley 1 - 1 Chelsea

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!