Chelsea Relegation Betting

The unthinkable surely can’t happen can it? After last night’s 2-1 defeat away at Leicester, Chelsea currently sit in sixteenth place, just two places and one point off the bottom three, but does anybody realistically think they are going to go down?

At the moment there is a lack of togetherness in the bookies odds on Chelsea going down. Some bookies are as short as 33/1 or 50/1, but there are still a few offering 100/1 on the Blues going down as defending Champions.

At the moment Totepool, Betfred, Coral and Betfair are all offering 100/1 on Chelsea going down. If you haven’t already got accounts with any of these, you can open them here and get the following free bet offers…..

Personally, I don’t think they will go down. I only have one slight doubt in my conviction that Chelsea won’t go down, and that is because it does look to me that Mourinho has lost certain elements of the dressing room, if not nearly all of it.

He criticised the players quite emphatically after the Leicester defeat, using words like ‘betrayal’ and claiming that maybe they overachieved the season before, because of Mourinho himself, rather than the players. Talk like that is hardly going to win back the dressing room.

So if the owner continues to back Mourinho, is there any real sign of the current situation changing? That said, I can’t see the current situation being allowed to run until the end of the season.

So rather than Chelsea going down, it’s far more likely that Mourinho will be sacked well before that days arrives. This is backed up in the betting, with Mourinho 10/11 to be next manager out, and Chelsea at 100/1 to be relegated.

Mourinho also looks lost as to what he can do to put things right. He’s tried dropping players, and giving them a kick up the backside, and that hasn’t really worked. His one big weakness to me though is that he looks too stuck in his ways to have a really radical shake up. He recently went with the false number 9, but beyond that there has been no real change in formation, and still seems so reluctant to put any real trust in some of the squad players.

There was some fight in the second half against Leicester last night, but the damage was already long done. Some of the defending was awful, which it totally unlike any Mourinho side. In fairness to Chelsea though, they did create a number of good chances in the final 30 minutes, and on another day could easily have fought back for at least a draw.

It was probably the events after the match that were more telling though. Mourinho’s criticism of his players was stinging, and it’s hard to see how that is going to help repair what already looks a fractious relationship between manager and players. It’s starting to look like the writing’s on the wall for the so called Special One!

Vardy To Score Again Betting

This weekend sees Jamie Vardy, the Premier League’s top scorer, look to extend his goal scoring record when his Leicester City side visit South Wales to take on Swansea City.

Vardy has now scored in 11 successive Premier League matches, and in total has 14 Premier League goals, 4 ahead of closest rival Romelu Lukaku. With Vardy in such hot form, there is a lot of interest in the odds on him continuing with his excellent goalscoring run.

With interest and headlines, tends to come a new betting account offer, and Betfair have duly obliged. Anybody opening a new Betfair account here can get a massive 7/1 on Jamie Vardy to score anytime vs Swansea and £100 in free bets.

This is a new Betfair accounts only offer. The maximum bet at 7/1 is a tenner, and you will get your £10.00 back as a free bet should Vardy not score.

Swansea are in no form of late, they have won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches, drawing three, and losing the other six. Leicester have only lost once all season, with current form showing four wins and two draws, on paper there only looks one winner.

What Are The Odds On Jamie Vardy To Score Against Swansea?

As you would imagine after an eleven match goal scoring streak, the odds on Jamie Vardy to score again today aren’t very long. The best price on Vardy to score anytime against Swansea is 11/8, the bookmakers offering this price are William Hill, Betfred, and Totepool.

The match is being played at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium, and kick-off is at 3pm. Last season Swansea won the corresponding fixture 2-0.

Recent form also suggests there could be goals in this match. In Swansea’a last 6 matches, there has been Over 2.5 Goals in three of them, while there has been Over 2.5 Goals in four of Leicester’s last 6 matches. The lowest score in any of these games was 1-0. The best price on Over 2.5 Goals in this match is 10/11 with the Betfair Sportsbook.

Liverpool to win Premier League Betting

Ahead of their fixture away at to Newcastle at St James’ Park this Sunday, there has been a rash of bets on Liverpool to win the Premier League.

The top price on Liverpool to win the league is 10/1, this price is available with a good few bookmakers including bet365, Totepool, Betfair, Unibet and 10bet.

You can open accounts with those bookmakers and get 10/1 on Liverpool, and also claim their welcome bonuses here……

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power reported on Thursday (following Liverpool’s 6-1 demolition of Southampton in the Capital One Cup) that the Reds were cut to 10/1 overnight, and then following a flurry of bets throughout Thursday, the price was cut again to 9/1.

Liverpool face Newcastle on Sunday, so another 3 points looks a strong possibility. Newcastle are in a woeful run of form, manager Steve McClaren is looking under increasing pressure, and their defence in all over the place.

Contrast that against Liverpool’s form, and there only looks one winner. Liverpool have won 7 out of their last 8 in all competitions. Confidence seems sky high, and they have just seen Daniel Sturrridge return to the team with a brace.

Two of those recent wins have come away from home at Manchester City and Chelsea, which suggests Jurgen Klopp’s style of play may suit counter attacking football, so if we see another impressive performance on the road from the Reds, I expect that 10/1 to be long gone on Monday morning.

Man City Quadruple Betting

Manchester City are currently top of the league, have already qualified out of their Champions League group, and are now into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, in which they will play Everton over two legs in January.

All this means that City currently sit in good health in three of the four competitions they are entered into this season, with participation in the fourth competition (the FA Cup) not due to start until the new year.

To win all four competitions, Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, City are a best price of 325/1 with Ladbrokes – also get a £50.00 Free Bet Here..

Also offering odds on the Man City Quadruple are Coral and Skybet, who both currently have them at 200/1.

If you are more realistic about City’s trophy chances this season and can’t really see them toppling Barcelona to win the Champions League, you can get price on a Manchester City domestic treble.

The best price on City to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Capital One Cup is 22/1, also from Ladbrokes.

Skybet are offering 18/1 on the treble, and Coral are offering 14/1 on the same bet.

Man City Even Money Title Favourites After 3-1 Win

Yet another odd weekend of Premier League football, resulting in another change at the top, with Manchester City becoming the latest leaders in the league that everybody seems to be doing their best not to win.

First we had defending Champions Chelsea capitulating at the start of the season, and since then we have seen a combination of Manchester City and Arsenal doing their best to make a hash of things and keep others interested.

This has seen Manchester United come back to the forefront as title contenders, Leicester City becoming the surprise package, and even talk now of possible title challenges from Liverpool and Tottenham.

Of the main contenders (at the moment), the bookmakers still see Manchester City as favourites, in the latest football betting City are currently a best price of Even money with a handful of bookies, they were heavy odds on favourites earlier in the campaign.

City bounced back to form with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Southampton at the Etihad on Saturday, this though, comes on the back of a 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool the weekend before!

Meanwhile fourth placed Arsenal could only manage a 1-1 draw away at Norwich, and they have now gone 3 league matches without a win, and an injury to Alexis Sanchez will further add to manager Arsene Wenger’s woes.

Arsenal are now in the middle on an injury crisis, but luckily for them, the inability of the other teams at the top seems to be keeping the Gunners well in the championship race.

Goal shy Manchester United not sit third, and questions seemed to be getting asked all the time about Wayne Rooney’s form and position in the team. Rooney looked well of the pace again at Leicester, and was totally outshone by Leicester’s man of the moment, Jamie Vardy.

I honestly thought that Vardy’s goal run was going to come to an end against United’s miserly defence (they have only conceded 10 league goals this season) on Saturday, but it didn’t, and Vardy’s run now goes on.

Leicester currently sit second in the league table, and have only lost one match in the league season, that’s less than the other three members of the current top 4 (Man City and Arsenal have lost 3 matches, Man Utd have lost 1).

The leagues surprise package are also one of the most entertaining teams this season, scoring 29 goals, while conceding 21 in the process. So far this season, the Over 2.5 Goals bet has come in, in 10 of Leicester’s 14 Premier League matches.

When will Leicester’s bubble burst? Well that’s what most pundits are thinking, well, while the league’s top scorer keeps banging in the goals, who knows when or if this run will come to an end.

Despite the Foxes poor position in the league – when they looked a relegation certainty – with about 8 matches to go last season, they hadn’t been getting hammered out of site. Yes they were getting beat, but only really by the odd goal, and they looked competitive in most of their matches.

All this says to me that they already had a half decent side last season, but lacked a bit of confidence, and maybe self belief. They seem to be well over that now. The biggest threat to Leicester, could be the Premier League big boys sniffing around Vardy in the January transfer window.

Manchester United look short up front, Chelsea could be looking for a replacement for Costa, Spurs need some support for Harry Kane, and Arsenal always need a striker, although rarely (some would say never) bid for one!

Betfair Enhanced Acca For New Customers – 30/1 4-Fold

Another round of Premier League action is upon us again this weekend, with 6 fixtures being played on Saturday, and the remaining 4 taking place on Sunday.

Of the 6 Saturday fixtures, Betfair have an enhanced odds accumulator on four of the teams featuring in today’s play. They are Man City (at home to Southampton), Crystal Palace (who host struggling Newcastle), Everton (away to Bournemouth), and Man Utd (who are visiting leaders Leicester).

Anybody opening a new Betfair account here can get a massive 30/1 on Man City, Crystal Palace, Everton and Man Utd to all win. The maximum bet (at 30/1) is £10.00, and you will get your tenner back as a free bet should your acca lose. This offer is available up to 3pm today.

I’ve just checked the odds on the Betfair Sportsbook, and the 4-fold is currently paying just a touch over 15/1, so this offer is effectively doubling the odds.

It’s not just new Betfair customers that get the offers. All Betfair customers can get their usual array of price enhancements on today’s football, they include 14/5 on a Manchester double, and 7/4 on a Man City/Crystal Palace double. Both these, and plenty more offers, can be found on the home page of the Betfair Sportsbook.

As it’s Saturday, don’t forget to visit our acca insurance page to pick out the best money back (if you miss by one) offer, or the best enhanced bonus to be paid on top of your winning acca bet.