Chelsea vs Brentford Odds – Saturday 28th January 2017 – 15:00
Chelsea are 2/11 with the draw at 6/1 and Brentford are 14/1
Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup
Chelsea welcome Brentford to Stamford Bridge in the fourth round of the FA Cup, this the second meeting between the sides in four years.
The Blues come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win against Hull, with the Blues continuing their incredible season.
Diego Costa (45+7), scored a late first half goal, to put a week of transfer speculation behind him.
Gary Cahill (81) put the horror incident with Ryan Mason behind him, to score Chelsea’s second and the winner.
With all the controversy surrounding Diego Costa, this was the perfect response from Chelsea’s forward line.
Chelsea Target Domestic Double
The Blues have had an excellent season so far, they have no European commitments so domestic glory will be the target for Conte.
They are top of the Premier League by a distance, with 8 points separating them and Arsenal, who have Champions League commitments coming up.
Antonio Conte will know that the league isn’t guaranteed it is theirs to lose though, an FA Cup would be another great addition as well.
The Blues come into this match as favourites, with their excellent form and home advantage key.
This will be a tough fixture for Conte’s side, despite the league’s gap Brentford will come to the Bridge under no pressure.
Chelsea will be looking to continue their overall record against Brentford, they have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 4 of their 12 meetings.
Bees In Mixed Form
Brentford come into this match on the back of a narrow 2-1 defeat, away against struggling Wigan.
Sam Morsy (28) had an excellent game and he opened the scoring for the Lactics, who desperately needed this win.
Wigan doubled their advantage just four minutes later, with an unfortunate own goal from Harlee Dean (32).
Substitute Jota Peleteiro Ramallo (86) ensured a nervy finish for Wigan, with the consolation goal coming four minutes from time.
That was their second 2-1 defeat in succession, with Championship chasing Newcastle also beating them at home.
They did have an excellent result to progress to the fourth round, thumping Eastleigh 5-1 at Griffin Park.
That along with the 3-1 result against Birmingham had seen Brentford come into the game in great form, that has slightly deserted them of late.
Brentford find themselves 15th in the Championship, comfortably away from the relegation places for now.
The Bees come into this match as the underdogs, with the gap between the two sides enormous, but anything can happen on the day.
They will be looking to gain their third win in five matches, they will also be looking to end a run of successive defeats.
The Bees will be looking to register their first win against Chelsea in 78 years, with the last win a 3-1 result in 1939.
Both teams are 1/1 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Chelsea are Diego Costa at 9/4 with Michy Batshuayi at 3/1. For Brentford, Scott Hogan is at 17/2 with Lasse Vibe at 12/1.
The last time that these two sides Chelsea won 4-0 and the odds of the same result are 17/2.
Chelsea vs Brentford Odds
Tip 1 – Batshuayi to score first @ 3/1
Tip 2 – Chelsea to win 4-1 @ 17/2