Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Premier League preview: Chelsea vs. Tottenham

Premier League preview: Chelsea vs. Tottenham

Tottenham make the short trip across the capital to Stamford Bridge this Sunday, with Chelsea looking to make ground up in the race for the Champions League spots. Looking for value in the Chelsea vs. Tottenham odds? Read on to inform your Chelsea vs. Tottenham prediction.

A look at the Chelsea vs. Tottenham odds

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Chelsea go into Sunday’s clash as favourites as they look to make their home advantage count.

With Tottenham’s over 1 goals priced as high as 2.060*, the odds may be pointing to a clean sheet for Chelsea on Saturday.

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Chelsea vs. Tottenham stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday, April 1, 16:00 GMT kickoff

Venue: Stamford Bridge

  • Tottenham have the best recent form in the Premier League, winning five and drawing one
  • Chelsea have the 6th worst recent form in the league, winning two and losing four
  • Chelsea have won nine of their last 11 home matches
  • There have been over 2.5 goals in six of Chelsea’s last seven matches

Team news:

Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois (hamstring) a doubt after withdrawing from Belgium squad, along with Andreas Christensen who withdrew from Denmark’s squad with fatigue.

Tottenham: Harry Kane (ankle) not expected to return to training in time for the clash, Harry Winks (ankle) withdrew from the England U21 squad.

Inform your Chelsea vs. Tottenham prediction

As the International break comes to an end and we welcome back the Premier League, players turn their focus to the final sprint to next season’s Champions League.

For Chelsea, the likelihood of a second season in three years outside of club football’s most illustrious competition looks likely.

With eight games left in the Premier League Chelsea are five points away from Sunday’s opponents Tottenham who currently sit in the final Champions League spot. Sunday’s game feels like a must-win for Antonio Conte’s Blues.

Tottenham’s recent run in the Premier League has been nothing short of outstanding; they haven't lost since the December 16. The month coming is looking to be their most difficult test, however, as star striker Harry Kane’s injury will no doubt cause Mauricio Pochettino concern.

Without their 35-goal forward, Heung Min Son has been utilised in a central attacking role and has shouldered the burden well; scoring seven times in his last five Tottenham appearances.

The signing of Fernando Llorente has not quite worked out for Tottenham, so striker options are at a minimum. Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for his creative sparks to offer their goalscoring hands in the final run-in of the season, and options like January signing Lucas Moura could also help with the matter.

At the other end, Chelsea have the lowest expected goals number than any of the top six. Alvaro Morata has returned to fitness and should help quash many of these attacking woes, an Willian has found some form over the last few weeks. The Brazilian has five goals and four man of the match performances in his last five, and will likely be a danger man for Tottenham on Sunday.

Chelsea vs. Tottenham betting: Where is the value?

Despite their injury worries, the price for an away win might offer value; particularly for a team that hasn’t lost away from Wembley since December.

The winner here is a difficult one to call, so the handicap market may offer some appeasement for those looking to cover themselves if the match ends in a draw. Tottenham’s 0 handicap is currently priced at 2.460*.

Although the odds seem to be pointing to a Chelsea clean sheet here, Tottenham’s over 1 goal price of 2.060* offers value for a side that has found the net at least once in all of their Premier League games since November 5.

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