Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview – 27/01/2019

Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview – 27/01/2019

Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday

Chelsea welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Stamford Bridge this Sunday for their second cup fixture of the week. Maurizio Sarri’s men have booked themselves a spot in the final of the Carabao Cup after overcoming a one-goal deficit against Tottenham Hotspur and going on to win 4-2 on penalties. This will be by far Sheffield’s toughest game in their FA Cup run with their previous opponents featuring in League One. the last time these two sides met Chelsea lost 1-back in 2000 when the Owls featured in the Premier League.

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have performed well for the majority of the Premier League season, but they had been showing signs of their form dipping in recent games. After questioning his side’s motivation they put out a much more impressive performance, on Thursday, against Tottenham Hotspur, in the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals. Their efforts saw them end the 90 minutes 2-1 up which saw the game be decided by penalties where the Blues were victorious. The hosts arrive as clear favourites for this cup clash and you can find odds of 2/9 with Bet365. If you are confident in their ability then Chelsea to win with a -2 handicap is priced at 11/8 with SkyBet.

The Blues last two defeats have come when playing away from home and this has been the story for them throughout the season, with the majority of their losses coming in away games. All three of Chelsea’s last three home games have seen them win and score two goals. Bet365 have Chelsea to score two goals once again priced at 5/2. Eden Hazard picked up another goal against Tottenham which places him on 13 for the season and he continues to provide the main threat for his side. Betway has him to add to his tally priced at 17/20. This cup clash may be Gonzalo Higuain’s first match as a Chelsea player and Betway has offered odds of 4/5 to bag a goal.

The FA Cup is Sheffield Wednesday’s only chance of securing any silverware this season with their Championship campaign going poorly. Wednesday’s chance of progressing past the Fourth Round look minimal with them only just beating Luton Town 1-0 in their Third Round replay. The Owls do head into this fixture off the back of a win that they picked up against Wigan Athletic. If you fancy Sheffield to pull off a shock result in this cup clash then Bet365 are offering odds of 12/1.

Sheffield will need big performances from all their players in this meeting if they stand a chance of progressing onto the next round, but especially big ones from Lucas João and Adam Reach. Joao and Reach have 15 goals between them and with only 33 goals scored as a side, they have provided almost half their sides entire goals this season. Bet365 has priced Joao to score at 9/2, while Reach sits at 5/1 to add to his tally.

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