FRIDAY PREMIER LEAGUE: The Striker previews Friday’s game between CHELSEA v LUTON TOWN with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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8pm The Premier League fixtures are coming thick and fast now, and Matchday Three begins with Friday Night Football on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. Chelsea host Luton Town after their new found club morale took a huge knock last weekend. Stamford Bridge was bouncing on the opening weekend and Mauricio Pochettino would have been happy with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool. One wonders what he made of the 3-1 loss against West Ham!

Chelsea have a nice fixture to bounce back with here though. Luton Town didn’t look up to Premier League standard in an opening weekend thrashing against Brighton, but let’s not judge them on one game against a top class side. Nevertheless, the home win is trading very short at 1.27. Luton Town are 14.0 if you fancy an upset, and the draw is 7.0 at the time of writing. We actually have plenty of short odds favourites this weekend. Chelsea here, Arsenal to beat Fulham at 1.25, Manchester United to beat Nottingham Forest at 1.33 and Manchester City to beat Sheffield United at 1.2. Who will let down that Acca!?

It would have been nice to see Luton Town in action last weekend, but their fixture against Burnley was postponed. As we’ve all saw on social media over the summer, Kenilworth Road needed extensive improvement works to bring it up to Premier League standard so Luton Town asked Burnley would they postpone to give them a little bit more time. At the moment, it looks like Luton will be able to have their first home game on the 1st of September, a fixture against West Ham, unless anything changes.

Chelsea will be fully expected to win here, and the market agrees with their pricing. Although they were beaten 3-1 by West Ham last weekend, they actually finished the game with a higher xG figure. I’m afraid that seems to be a tale as old as time for Chelsea – that was happening under Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter – they didn’t play well enough under Frank Lampard! Pochettino might not be unhappy with the performance overall, but they were bullied out of the game in the big moments. They had 76% possession – they must do better in terms of getting a result when you have that much of the ball.

Obviously Chelsea creating a lot of chances but failing to score would be a huge worry here when considering them at 1.27. I wouldn’t be rushing into any Handicap bets for that reason. However, Luton conceded an xG of 2.91 in their hammering away to Brighton on the opening weekend. I can see them conceding a lot of chances again here. I feel the best option is Both Teams Not To Score at 1.8. That takes the Chelsea goal element out of it, and I feel Luton won’t see much of the ball here so Chelsea can keep a much needed clean sheet.

The Striker Says:
Two points win Both Teams Not To Score at 1.8 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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