As we take on the Blues at Stamford Bridge, we look at some Chelsea vs Spurs betting tips for our must-win Premier League clash.
Nothing short of three points will do tonight for Mauricio Pochettino and the boys. That could mean an all-action, high-octane, high-scoring thriller or a tense, nervous and cagey affair. With the high stakes in mind, we take a look at some Chelsea vs Spurs betting tips for this evening’s clash.
With us having to go for broke, most bookmakers had us as favourites to win, but this has since flip-flopped with money flooding in for the Blues. This is no surprise given we’ve not triumphed at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League since 1990. Chelsea have won 17 matches with 8 drawn since then, but this should be our best chance to right that record.
And there is reason for optimism. In our last 20 Premier League away games, we’ve won 10, drawn 7 and lost just 3. Also, Chelsea aren’t in good form right now. They’ve conceded 5 goals in their last two home matches and looked very susceptible to the counter attack, something we’ve excelled in recently.
Spurs have drifted which makes getting on us enticing, but given each team’s penchant for the draw, that result is a distinct possibility.
Recommendation: Tottenham win (draw no bet) at 1.93 with Betfair.
Offer: If you fancy Spurs to win outright, then 888sport are offering new customers 8/1 on a Tottenham victory.
This may be better to back in-play as the flow of the game could go either way. It may be a high-scoring thriller that we are used to in Chelsea vs Spurs matches over the years or it may well be a tense, cagey affair as there is a lot on the line.
Recommendation: Back in-play.
We’ve scored 34 goals in our last 20 away Premier League matches and 15 of those have come from Harry Kane. Six of those strikes have been first on the score sheet and he is the standout leader in this market at 5.5 (9/2).
Dele Alli is the only Spurs player that comes close with 3 first goals in our away matches this season. However, without him tonight, only Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason have notched a first goal in our away games this season. Having hit the post and also been clean through against Stoke when he elected to pass, Lamela does seem primed for a goal and scoring anytime may be a route in to backing him.
Chelsea have Diego Costa registering 8 times at home with 4 of those being first goals, so it looks set to be a battle of which centre forward can strike first.
Offer: If you fancy Harry Kane to score in the opening 15 minutes then BetVictor are offering an enhanced price of 6/1 on him doing so.
Chelsea’s last 20 home Premier League matches have yielded 3.15 goals per game and our last 20 on the road have seen 2.6 goals per game.
This is reflected in the odds with most bookmakers favouring over 2.5 goals and giving it a 57%-59% chance of happening. 888sport are a best-priced 1.74 on that outcome.
Recommendation: Back over 2.5 goals at 1.74 with 888sport.
Other Chelsea vs Spurs betting tips
Bookings are a market I like to delve in to in derby matches and serial offender Erik Lamela is a good-priced 3.75 (11/4) to see a card of any colour here with Paddy Power.
Recommendation: Back Erik Lamela to get booked at 3.75 with Paddy Power.
This will be a tense and nervy encounter, but hopefully a profitable one for those that bet on Spurs. COYS!