Chelsea Can Beat Burnley Tonight
We are coming to the end of the Premier League season and most of the major issues have been decided. There are some minor subplots but the current state of play means there are many meaningless fixtures. Incentive and motivation is key and there are some good betting opportunities from season scenarios. Burnley are safe while Chelsea are still just about fighting for the fourth place. The teams meet at Turf Moor tonight and the HOME team are 7/2 with bet365 to win the fixture. Burnley have won their last five league fixtures and could still qualify for the Europa League.
Chelsea would do anything to avoid playing in that competition next season. The business plan of the champions is based on playing in the Champions League every season and Roman Abramovich won’t tolerate missing out. Antonio Conte was the best thing since sliced bread when he became manager of the club but his days are numbered. Conte will probably get the sack in the summer and Chelsea are back to square one. JOSE MOURINHO is 40/1 to be the next Chelsea manager and stranger things have happened. Howard Kendall managed Everton three times.
Burnley have not been the best team in all of the five matches they have won but have been clinical in taking chances and dogged in defence. That strategy cannot be sustained and sooner or later the possession stats will translate into the match outcome. Burnley have conceded at least one goal in their last seven home fixtures and a Chelsea win means Champions League qualification is not a forlorn hope. On balance there is more at stake for the London club so CHELSEA are the bet at 10/11 with William Hill but Conte’s still gone soon.
The Craven Stakes is one of the major trials for the 2,000 Guineas, the first Classic of the season in which colts predominantly compete. That race is run over the straight Rowley Mile at Newmarket and the Craven is run over the same course and distance. Roaring Lion has the form and ratings to prevail but the price is too short. MASAR has some good 2yo form and is a viable alternative at 5/1 with Paddy Power.