Monday EPL Props: Can Chelsea Bounce Back at Watford?
Chelsea is looking to bounce back after a shocking 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth last time out, and they’ll do so with reinforcements.
For one, former Arsenal striker and new signing Olivier Giroud is expected to make his Chelsea debut.
Also back in contention is midfield playmaker and set-piece magician Willian, while defender David Luiz is expected to come back from injury, with another Brazilian, new signing Emerson Palmieri, also likely to be in the lineup.
Watford hasn’t won a game in five attempts in 2018, and they’ve conceded at least two goals in all but one of those matches, which doesn’t bode well for tonight’s game against one of the EPL’s big hitters. That, along with Chelsea’s need to bounce back, makes the over 2.5 goals prop worth a look at odds of -110.
While the away win seems most likely, this article is here to try to unearth some value picks to supplement your standard win/draw/win match bets. So as well as the goal prop above, I’ve picked out two big-price goal-scorer selections who could potentially deliver a healthy return to kick off your week.
Willian scored in his last Premier League appearance, Chelsea’s 4-0 away win at Brighton on Jan. 20, and he’s always one to watch away from home, when defenses tend to back off, leaving him space to work in deep-lying areas. He’s also a threat from set pieces. The Brazilian is +200 to score at any time.
And if you’re looking for a long shot who’s actually in form, Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has scored in each of Chelsea’s last two games against Watford. He’s the longest shot in the book from a Chelsea standpoint, at +1400.
Over 2.5 match goals @ -110
Willian to score at any time @ +200
Cesar Azpilicueta to score at any time @ +1400
All odds via William Hill.
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