Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – Betting Preview



Tottenham Hotspur Summary

With Antonio Conte watching on in his Italy home until around early April, the players are demonstrating more freedom in the capable hands of assistant Cristian Stellini.

Albeit with instructions sent remotely including over training methods by Conte, under Stellini’s charge, Tottenham has a 100% winning record.

With Newcastle playing a cup final this weekend against Liverpool, it’s a fantastic chance to beat a big rival and generate further distance between them and the Geordies.

A draw would not be a disaster but the atmosphere in the group is optimistic, and there is a sense this could be the year they finally defeat their bogey club Chelsea.

A loss would be a massive setback, particularly considering Chelsea’s horrible form.

Team news wise Tottenham have four absences but none of them are new. The biggest loss is creative midfielder Bentancur who will not be back until next season.

Lloris remains out but adding to the centre midfield loss of Bentancur is that Bissouma is also missing.  Skipp is likely to begin next to Hojbjerg.

Sessegnon is also out.


Chelsea Summary

On the back of a shock 1-0 loss to basement club Southampton at home last weekend, the season has hit rock bottom for Chelsea.

The morale and confidence is extremely low at the club coming into a game that the already frustrated fans would hate to lose.

Chelsea haven’t progressed under Graham Potter and they remain without a league win since the middle of January.

They currently sit in 10th place and even if they beat their biggest rival then they cannot move up the EPL table. This as the West London neighbour Brentford are 9th and 4 points above them.

Looking at team news, Cezar Azpilicueta is the only new absence after a horrific facial injury sustained in the loss to Southampton.

Mendy is nearing a return but Potter will stick with Kepa regardless.

Broja, Pulisic, and Kante remain out, the latter the only one which may be considered a regular in his best form.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first where Tottenham is the favourite to win @ 2.50.

Chelsea have an excellent record in this venue but for the first time in a long time, they arrive as outsiders due to horrible form.

Chelsea is @ 2.90 to win and the draw is @ 2.95.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Spurs are giving away a -0.5 handicap @ 2.45 but the line is likely to move to -0.25 closer to kick off.

Chelsea is @ 1.5 @ 1.57.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. Over 2.5 is @ 2.04 and Under is @ 1.80.