Chelsea Road Favourite on Wednesday Evening

Published on February 2nd, 2016 9:39 pm EST
Two teams who are already looking ahead to next season, Watford and Chelsea, will be doing battle in English Premier League action on Wednesday, February 3rd.

When the season started, practically nobody would have expected that Watford would have been 4 points ahead of Chelsea at this point in the season. Watford has surpassed expectations so far this year, compiling a record of 9-5-9 after a total of 23 games, while Chelsea has bombed. Heading into the season, Chelsea was considered one of the favourites to win the EPL title, though their season went off the rails early and the team was never able to recover.

Neither team has terribly much to play for right now, besides a possible appearance in Europa League next year. Both teams are well clear of relegation.


Here are the odds heading into Wednesday's game:

Watford, 4.50
Draw, 3.50
Chelsea, 1.95

According to these odds, Chelsea is a virtual coin flip to win away from home, while Watford is a significant underdog to win straight up.

The King is analyzing the upcoming match between Watford and Chelsea FC.  English Premier League

Watford has been mediocre at home this year, compiling a total of 17 points over 12 home matches. Chelsea, on the other hand, has been dreadful away from home, managing just 12 points in 11 games. For a team that was considered one of the favourites to win this season, 12 points in 11 away games just won't do.

Watford has won just once in their last 5 games, while Chelsea has not lost in their last seven.

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