Chelsea vs Preston prediction, odds & betting tips 06/01/2024

Chelsea
06/01/24 - 17:30

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Preston

Chelsea - Preston

England FA Cup - Stamford Bridge

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Chelsea will host Championship side Preston in the 3rd round of FA Cup on Saturday, 6 January.

Will the Blues continue their solid form they've shown in recent games or will Preston cause a big upset in this game? Read our Chelsea vs Preston prediction to learn more about it, but don't forget to check out more of our FA Cup predictions.

Chelsea vs Preston prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Chelsea to win and lead at half time

  • Chelsea have done well recently, winning four of their last five games (including a win over Newcastle in EFL after penalties).
  • Preston have lost four of their last five matches.

Furthermore, while these teams have last met in 2010, Chelsea did beat Preston in their last two duels after leading at half time in both, so that's one of our top Chelsea vs Preston betting tips.

Latest odds

Head to Head

06/01/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Chelsea

Chelsea

Preston

Preston

0

0

Last Five - Chelsea

02/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

2

D

28/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Leeds

Leeds

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

3

W

25/02/24

Others Others

Liverpool

Liverpool

Chelsea

Chelsea

0

0

D

25/02/24

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Liverpool

Liverpool

Chelsea

Chelsea

1

0

L

20/02/24

Others Others

Liverpool

Liverpool

Chelsea

Chelsea

0

0

D

Last Five - Preston

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Preston

Preston

0

0

D

23/02/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Preston

Preston

0

3

W

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Preston

Preston

2

2

D

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Preston

Preston

1

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Preston

Preston

0

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.30%
  • DRAW: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.50%
  • AWAY: 18/1 (19.00) – 5.30%

We can clearly see from these Chelsea vs Preston odds that the Blues are the expected winners in this game, but there are other markets and football betting tips to explore here. For example, over 2.5 total goals comes at 4/9 (1.44) odds, which is the same as a 69.20% probability. You can also back Raheem Sterling to score at any time at 5/4 (2.25) odds and 44.40% probability.

Chelsea vs Preston prediction – Other tips

Correct score: 2-1

  • 2-1 was the final score in two of the last four Chelsea matches in all competitions.
  • Preston have conceded exactly two goals twice in their previous four games.

Both teams to score – yes

  • Chelsea's defence this season has struggled as the team only kept a clean sheet in 20% of their PL matches.
  • Both teams have scored in 60% of Chelsea's and 62% of Preston's games in their respective leagues.

Chelsea vs Preston prediction

Chelsea vs Preston team news

Chelsea

Things have been looking a bit brighter for the Blues lately with Chelsea winning four of their last five games, including a win on penalties over Newcastle in the EFL Cup, which put Chelsea into the semi-finals of the competition. Meanwhile, Chelsea's odds to lift the FA Cup are certainly not as great as they are for the EFL Cup, but the team does have a relatively easy job in this round.

The Blues have a long injury list, which includes Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Lesley Ugochukwu. On top of that, Nicolas Jackson is away on international duty.

Predicted LineupPetrovic – Gusto, Silva, Gilchrist, Colwill – Fernandez, Gallagher – Madueke, Sterling, Nkunku – Broja

Preston

With four losses in their last five games in Championship, Preston's form at the moment clearly leaves a lot to be desired. That being said, Preston are still just five points behind the playoff zone, so while their chances of actually beating Chelsea in their upcoming FA Cup duel aren't high, they shouldn't be underestimated either.

Meanwhile, Robbie Brady is the only injured player at Preston at the moment.

Predicted LineupWoodman – Storey, Lindsay, Hughes – Potts, McCann, Ledson, Browne, Millar – Keane, Evans

Confirmed Chelsea vs Preston lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kick-off.

Chelsea

Chelsea
8
Enzo Fernandez
ar
2
Axel Disasi
fr
28
Djordje Petrovic
rs
26
Levi Colwill
gb
19
Armando Broja
al
10
Mykhailo Mudryk
ua
27
Malo Gusto
fr
7
Raheem Sterling
gb
42
Alfie Gilchrist
gb
25
Moises Caicedo
ec
20
Cole Palmer
gb
Substitutes
29
Ian Maatsen
nl
47
Lucas Bergstrom
fi
23
Conor Gallagher
gb
11
Noni Madueke
gb
38
Dylan Williams
gb
6
Thiago Silva
br
68
Michael Golding
gb
36
Deivid Washington De Souza Eugenio
br
13
Marcus Bettinelli
gb

Preston

Preston
16
Andrew Hughes
gb
28
Milutin Osmajic
me
7
Will Keane
ie
8
Alan Browne
ie
44
Brad Potts
gb
23
Liam Millar
ca
1
Freddie Woodman
gb
13
Ali McCann
gb
14
Jordan Storey
gb
6
Liam Lindsay
gb
4
Ben Whiteman
gb
Substitutes
10
Mads Frokjaer-Jensen
dk
19
Emil Riis
dk
9
Ched Evans
gb
20
Ben Woodburn
gb
18
Ryan Ledson
gb
25
Duane Holmes
us
3
Gregory Cunningham
ie
21
David Cornell
gb
33
Kian Best
gb

Player to watch: Raheem Sterling

With 5 goals and 3 assists in Premier League this season, Raheem Sterling has been one of the team's top contributors on offence and he will have an even bigger role in this match with the team's top scorer Nicolas Jackson away on international duty.


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