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Chelsea vs Preston prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 6th January 2024
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Preston: Top free betting tips

Can Preston inflict more damage on Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino in the FA Cup this weekend? Our Chelsea vs Preston prediction is for the Blues to win three consecutive football matches for the first time this season to put themselves into the hat for the next round.

Chelsea are the favourites here which is no surprise when you consider there are 23 places between the two clubs in the English football pyramid. What's more, both teams are experiencing different kinds of results at the minute. Chelsea have won their last two matches while Preston have lost four of their last five.

Match result prediction: Chelsea to win

Our first Chelsea vs Prediction is for a home win. The form guide is with the Blues which may be the first time this season we have been able to say that. In many ways, this is a match to build on the momentum they have been building in recent weeks to set themselves up for a strong second half of the season. 

Total goals prediction: Under 3.5 goals

Chelsea played out a five-goal thriller with Luton Town on Saturday afternoon and they very nearly blew a 3-0 lead in the dying minutes of the match. After hanging on, Pochettino will be looking for more defensive solidity. Preston have rarely been involved in high-scoring games this season and their last four matches have all seen fewer than four goals.

​​​Correct score prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Preston

Under normal circumstances, Mauricio Pochettino would probably rest several first-team players for this tie given they are facing lower-league opposition but the chance to keep hold of momentum could mean the former Spurs boss goes with his strongest eleven here. Either way, Chelsea should have too much for Preotn and we expect a comfortable home win.

Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea | Chelsea vs Preston predictions
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How far will Preston fans travel to Stamford Bridge?

Preston supporters have a long trip down south on Saturday. In total, the distance between Preston and West London is around 230 miles and it will take the travelling Lilywhites around four hours if they are going via car or coach. By train, Preston supporters can take a direct train to London Euston from Preston Railways Station before getting an underground service to Fulham Broadway.

Chelsea vs Preston: Tickets

Chelsea are still selling tickets for the match against Preston on their website. Tickets are now being sold on general sale which means anyone with an account on the ticketing website is able to purchase tickets. Official members are now also able to purchase additional tickets for friends and family. Preston were allocated 6,033 tickets for the match and all of these have been sold.

FAQs: Chelsea vs Preston

  • Who is the referee? The match between Chelsea and Preston will be refereed by Thomas Bramall.
  • Who is Chelsea's top goalscorer? Chelsea's highest goalscorer this season is Cole Palmer who has eight Premier League goals to his name.
  • What was Preston's last result? Preston lost 2-0 to Sunderland on New Year's Day.
  • Who are the favourites? Chelsea are the overwhelming favourites at 1/6.
  • What is the capacity at Stamford Bridge? Stamford Bridge has a capacity of 40,343.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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