The End Could Be Nigh For Conte
Antonio Conte is the favourite at 1/2 with Betfair in the market for the next Premier League manager to leave his job and it could be no offers for the Chelsea manager if the team get beaten by West Brom at Stanford Bridge tonight. A pattern is emerging of Chelsea winning the title and then being hopeless the following season. The last time it happened Jose Mourinho got fired and the same fate awaits Conte. The Special One lost the players two seasons ago and Conte is a man treading water and it could be all over if Chelsea don’t win tonight’s match against the team who are bottom of the table. Chelsea must beat West Brom or Conte is probably losing his job.
In normal circumstances a home team should beat opponents who are 15 places and 30 points below them in the Premier League. A home win would be a banker bet but if the players are not 100% committed that is not guaranteed. West Brom have scored just seven goals in 11 league fixtures away from home and nobody have found the net fewer times on their travels. However, they have scored in all but one of their last eight matches and Chelsea look vulnerable at the back. The Blues have lost their last two matches conceding seven goals in the process. Desperate times call for desperate measures and class should prevail tonight so the standout bet is CHELSEA to win and BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 11/5 with Ladbrokes.
England must beat New Zealand early tomorrow morning to have any chance of playing Australia in the final of this T20 Tri-Series. The sides have only met at the Wellington ground in this format once before and England won the match by 10 wickets in 2013. However, much of the personnel has changed so that match has little relevance as a form guide. Both teams have lost their last three matches in the shortest format of the game but England have won the last two T20 meetings. It’s virtually a playoff to determine who plays Australia in the final and latest form can be key which means ENGLAND should be backed at 10/11 with William Hill.