Premier League betting – Spurs vs Chelsea
Spurs vs Chelsea betting preview
Tottenham League Position: 5th League Form: DWWWD
Tottenham’s midweek display against FC Twente definitely showed us one thing; Jermaine Defoe is back, doping what he does best for the Yid army. Scoring goals. The obvious bet in this game then with Chelsea struggling defensively will be for the English International striker to score, Jermaine Defoe is priced at 6/1 with Bet365, and at 2/1 on Coral to score anytime.
Defensively Tottenham are a mixed bag, they do ship goals away from home but are luckier at the Lane. A surprise inclusion in the last two fixtures has been Michael Dawson sitting on the bench, the return of Dawson after such a lengthy absence will be something Redknapp doesn’t want to rush however he may be tempted to pick him for such a big fixture. Rafael Van De Vaart, Tom Huddlestone, Niko Kranjcar, Ledley King and Jonathon Woodgate are all defainetly missing for the fixture however Alan Hutton, Luka Modric and Younes Kaboul should be re-instated.
Chelsea League Position: 3rd League Form: WLLDD
Chelsea are not enjoying the best of form lately, well that may be an understatement. A loss this weekend really could seal the end of Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure as Chelsea gaffer, with their last league triumph coming over a month ago at home to Fulham. John Terry’s return is making the blues look a lot more stable at the back however it still isn’t doing the trick.
The attacking trio of Florent Malouda, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka seem to have lost the potency they had at the beginning of the season that gave Chelsea their invincibility, scoring only 3 goals in their last 6 league fixtures. Goals could normally be relied on through midfield dynamo Frank Lampard; however his absence is set to continue into the New Year meaning that the preferred midfield trio of Michael Essien, John Obi Mikel and Lampard cannot be played.
If the midweek displays in Europe are anything to go by, a Tottenham win should be on the cards and with odds of 19/10 on BoyleSports and Chelsea in such poor form it could be a shrewd investment. One thin g is certain though, both teams suffering at the back means that there will be goals in this game. The odds of there being over 3 goals in the game are a handsome 9/4 on Bet365 and can’t be sniffed at
Jermaine Defoe First Goalscorer 6/1 Bet 365
Jermaine Defoe Anytime Goalscorer 2/1 Coral
Tottenham Win 9/5 Bet Fred
Over 3 Total Goals 9/4 Bet365
By John Fernandez
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