Chelsea take on Tottenham in a London derby just days after losing against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final at the Wembley Stadium. There have been numerous issues surrounding Chelsea over the last few weeks and the club simply cannot keep themselves away from the limelight. Meanwhile, Spurs have had a major blow in the title race but Mauricio Pochettino needs to pick up his players quickly with a difficult run of games coming up. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea were able to come up with a stubborn defensive performance against Manchester City, but they ended up losing 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw. Chelsea have picked up only two wins in the last five games with both wins coming against Malmo in the Europa League.
Tottenham were beaten 2-1 by Burnley at Turf Moor as the club’s poor away record extended even further. The recent set of matches for Spurs has produced a couple of big wins – including a strong success over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Chelsea were able to claim a 2-1 success in the recent meeting with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. This meeting was in the League Cup but the last league meeting between these two teams at Stamford Bridge produced a 3-1 win for Spurs. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Tottenham enter into the match with a disastrous away record and they have lost three consecutive away games on the bounce. Chelsea have been on a very poor run of form but the team will be motivated by the strong game – even if it ended in a defeat – against Manchester City. Chelsea’s motivation levels and the focus on the match will depend greatly on Maurizio Sarri’s way of handling Kepa’s situation. Still, our preview would go with a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Tottenham draw odds: 3.50
Tottenham win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been able to concede a lot of goals in recent weeks but the goalless draw against Manchester City hinted at a much more concentrated approach from the team. The Blues are unlikely to change their approach for this match. Spurs will always carry an offensive threat as long as players like Harry Kane remain in the team. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Both teams in the game come with scoring prowess that will make them quite a handful on various stages. Chelsea need to make a strong start in order to avoid letting Tottenham get a grip on the game, and there is a high possibility of Sarri pushing the players towards a strong performance. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Gonzalo Higuain has not been able to create much of an impact in the Chelsea team but he will continue ahead of Olivier Giroud, who has now scored in back-to-back games in the Europa League. Higuain’s only goals since making the switch from Juventus have been against Huddersfield. Still, our first goalscorer prediction would back Gonzalo Higuain.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gonzalo Higuain at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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