Goals on the Cards as Tottenham go Head-to-Head with Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday aiming to prove they are genuine contenders for this season’s Premier League title.
Just five points covers the top four teams heading into the weekend, with only one point separating Chelsea and Spurs in third and fourth place.
Spurs have won four games in a row in all competitions, but their record this term against their title rivals is a cause for concern.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost 2-1 against Liverpool earlier in the season and were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at the end of October.
Those results left many pundits questioning whether they can mount a serious title challenge and Spurs will be out to show they can compete with the big clubs this weekend.
Bookmakers rate them as 7/4 shots to pick up three points on Saturday and using this 888sport online bet calculator punters would make a £17.50 profit from a £10 stake at those odds.
Spurs secured a gutsy 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace in their most recent league outing, with Juan Foyth’s second-half goal proving the difference between the two sides.
Chelsea have yet to suffer a top-flight defeat this term but will have been disappointed to only draw 0-0 with Everton at Stamford Bridge last time out, their fourth stalemate of the campaign.
The Blues will undoubtedly provide stiff opposition to Spurs having gone 18 games unbeaten in all competitions under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea have dominated their rivals in previous Premier League meetings, winning 27 and drawing 19 of their 52 matches played since the league was formed in 1992.
The two sides split their two league encounters last season, with Chelsea winning 2-1 away from home before Spurs gained their revenge with a 3-1 success at Stamford Bridge later in the campaign.
Midfielder Dele Alli scored twice in the latter game and he could be worth an interest at odds of 16/5 to get on the scoresheet this weekend.
Alli has a great record against the Blues, netting five times in the last four meetings, and he can be backed at 17/2 to open the scoring.
With both sides desperately needing a win to keep pace with the leading teams, Sunday’s clash could be an entertaining affair.
Over 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 19/10 and they look generous odds for two teams who have racked up 47 league goals between them this season.