Fancied Blues to make slow start

With changes expected for the home side it may take them time to gel

The last time these two sides met in the FA cup was in the 2010 final. A lot has changed since then with Chelsea struggling to land a blow in the title race and Portsmouth languishing in the Championship. The FA cup may be a nice distraction for both sides as they look to get their seasons back on track.

Chelsea will be without Didier Drogba and Saloman Kalou after failing to delay the pair’s departure to the African Nation’s Cup. Captain John Terry is struggling with a knee injury and may not be risked against what is seen as weaker opposition. Greg Halford and Joel Ward return from suspension for Portsmouth and Ricardo Rocha should be fit again after missing the last two matches through a calf strain. Luke Varney however is struggling with a knee injury and faces a late fitness test.

Most would think that this should be a walk in the park for Chelsea and they could be right. But with so much unsettlement at the club with players wanting to leave etc. you wouldn’t want to be putting too much money on them at odds of 2/9. With changes expected for the home side it may take them time to gel so our selection will be more goals scored in the second half than there is in the first half. Of Chelsea’s last 13 matches, eight of them have seen more goals scored in the second half. In Portsmouth’s last nine games, seven have also seen more second half goals than strikes before the interval.

If we divide each match up into 15 minute segments Chelsea will have shipped most of the goals during the 76th - 90th minutes and they have also scored the majority of their goals during the same period of time. Portsmouth have also scored by the majority of their goals at some point during the 76th- 90th minute.

Recommended Bet:

More goals scored in the second half @ 5/4 Bet365


Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 06/01/2012 - 19:29 PM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Chelsea


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