Terriers able to bite the Blues


Chelsea have a chance to get back on track after losing to West Ham at the weekend, but a Premier League trip to Huddersfield Town is no easy assignment.

The Terriers gained some valuable breathing space above the drop zone with a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday, while Town have only been beaten at home by Spurs and Manchester City so far this season.

Therefore 33/4 for Huddersfield to claim all three points on Tuesday is a decent price, although don’t expect too many goals, as Town have not scored more than twice in any home game.

Do bear in mind that Huddersfield have scored their last six home goals in the first half, so 6/1 to be winning at half-time is also worthy of consideration.

Having suffered a 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham at the weekend, Stoke City will be desperate to show a reaction at Turf Moor, but Burnley represent a major challenge for the Potters.

The Clarets have won five of their last seven league games and have only conceded three goals in the process, while Stoke have shipped 15 goals in their last six games.

Those figures would tend to suggest a home win, but not by too big a scoreline, so 11/2 for a 1-0 Burnley victory certainly has some merit, as does 7/5 for the home side to keep a clean sheet.

The final game of three on Tuesday sees Crystal Palace play host to Watford, with the Eagles eager to climb back off the foot of the table.

However, despite their lowly position, Palace are unbeaten in their last five games, although four of those have been drawn.

Therefore you might just look to 49/20 on the draw as a real possibility, with the Hornets also out of form in recent weeks.

Christian Benteke, in particular, will be desperate to make amends for a dreadful penalty miss which cost Palace two points at the weekend, so you might just be tempted with 7/2 for him to open the scoring.