While it recently advanced to the semifinals of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, Chelsea already has its sights on the 2021-22 competition. The Blues currently are two points out of third place and one away from fourth in the 2020-21 Premier League standings, with the top four finishers earning a spot in the Champions League next season. Chelsea attempts to strengthen its chances when it hosts Brighton in Premier League action on Tuesday. The Blues, who will face Real Madrid in this campaign's Champions League semifinals, have seven Premier League games remaining as they look to secure a berth in next season's competition.
Kickoff from Stamford Bridge is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Chelsea vs. Brighton odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Chelsea as 0.5-goal and -165 money-line favorites (risk $165 to win $100), while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Brighton vs. Chelsea picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Chelsea vs. Brighton and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Chelsea vs. Brighton spread: Chelsea -0.5
- Chelsea vs. Brighton over-under: 2.5 goals
- Chelsea vs. Brighton money line: Chelsea -165, Brighton +500, Draw +280
- CHE: The Blues have lost only two of their last 20 matches (four draws)
- BRI: The Seagulls have won just twice in their last nine contests (three draws)
Top predictions for Chelsea vs. Brighton
Green is leaning under 2.5 goals in Tuesday's matchup between Chelsea and Brighton. The Blues have allowed a total of nine tallies over their last 19 contests, with five coming in an uncharacteristic loss to West Brom on Apr. 3. They have posted 14 clean sheets in that span, including one in a victory over Manchester City on Saturday. Jorginho is tied for the team lead with six Premier League goals but hasn't scored in his last three league matches and six straight across all competitions.
Brighton also is no stranger to clean sheets as it has recorded 10 in the Premier League this season, including seven since the beginning of January. The total is the most the Seagulls have registered in a top-flight season since they posted 14 in 1981-82. Neal Maupay has scored a team-high eight goals during Premier League play but has tallied just once in his last 12 contests, which has helped Green in his decision to lean toward the Under on Tuesday.
How to make EPL picks for Brighton vs. Chelsea
Green has also locked in two other best bets, including one that comes with a plus-money payout. He's only sharing his top picks here.
Where does all the betting value lie in Brighton vs. Chelsea? Visit SportsLine now to see the top picks for Brighton vs. Chelsea, all from the European soccer expert who has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.