Football traders on Sporting Index have predicted that Chelsea will fall just short in their quest to set a record number of consecutive Premier League victories.
The spread betting firm expects Antonio Conte’s side to take three points against both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, but fail to beat Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on New Year’s Eve. The Blues would therefore fall two short of emulating Arsenal’s 14-match winning run.
However, Sporting Index has predicted that the current league leaders will go on to win the Premier League title by seven points. In a tight relegation battle, Hull City, Sunderland and Swansea City are expected to be playing Championship football next season.
Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “Antonio Conte has certainly worked his magic on a Chelsea side that looked all at sea in the early stages of the season. All good things must come to an end though, and we expect the remarkable winning run to be stopped by a stubborn Stoke side on New Year’s Eve.
“Though Arsenal’s record would appear safe, we think the damage to the other contender’s title chances has been significant and expect Chelsea to win the league by seven points.
“I’m afraid it isn’t good news for fans of Hull, Sunderland or Swansea though, as the three clubs are hovering over the trap door marked Championship football.”