Tottenham vs Chelsea Betting Predictions
Tottenham play Chelsea at Wembley in a massive London derby early Sunday morning (430 a.m. AEDT), with plenty at stake for the two clubs. A solitary point separates 4th-placed Spurs (27 points) from 3rd-placed Chelsea (28), and both sides need a win to keep pace with Man City and Liverpool (32 and 30 points respectively).
Little Separating the Teams in EPL Betting Odds
The two sides will start almost even in online betting, although Spurs have injury concerns. A Tottenham win is paying as high as 2.75 at Palmerbet, a Chelsea win as much as 2.60 at Neds, and a draw is paying 3.40 at bet365.
Chelsea have an almost full squad to choose from, and manager Maurizio Sarri has hinted he won’t make too many changes ahead of this match. Striker Alvaro Morata has scored 5 goals in the Premier League this season, although he missed a sitter in Spain’s 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in an international friendly on Sunday.
Sarri suggested to media ahead of the Spurs clash that he would stick with Morata, saying: “Morata is a quality player, fast and technically gifted… he’s a sensible person and the difficulties (media criticism) had hurt him.”
Spurs will again have to make do without defenders Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Mousa Dembele, all of who are out with injury. Another defender, Kieran Trippier, missed England’s matches against the U.S. and Croatia due to a groin injury, and is in some doubt to face Chelsea.
Central defender Juan Foyth, who scored the winner in Spurs’ last Premier League outing against Crystal Palace and debuted for Argentina last weekend, is expected to be available despite suffering a facial injury at training.
Tottenham and Chelsea Expected to Deliver Goals
Spurs and Chelsea have played each other 52 times in the English Premier League, and Chelsea hold a commanding 27-6 lead with 19 draws. However, Spurs have won 2 of the past 5 encounters, winning 3-1 at Chelsea last season but losing 2-1 at home. Madbookie are offering 4.40 on Chelsea winning by 1 goal, the same margin they won by in this fixture last year.
Both sides have been stingy in defence but prolific in attack this season, and the stats point to there being at least a couple of goals. Spurs have scored 20 and conceded 10 from their 12 games, for a total of 30 goals or 2.5 goals per match. They’ve won 2 and lost 2 from just 4 home matches, conceding a goal per game at home, although this has included a 2-1 loss to Liverpool and 1-0 loss to Man City.
Chelsea have scored 27 goals and conceded 8, for a total of 35 goals and 2.92 goals per match. Incredibly, they’ve scored 12 goals and conceded only 1 in 5 away games, although Spurs will be their first visit to a team in the top half of the table. Topbetta are offering odds of 1.70 on 3 or more goals in the match, 3.80 on 2 goals, and 3.95 on 1 or less.