Chelsea v Tottenham Tips and Betting Offers, Premier League, Saturday 26th November 2016
Tottenham pit their undefeated record this term up against league leaders Chelsea this weekend. Can the Blues hold on to top spot, or will they suffer a first loss at home to Spurs in 26 years? These two shared a heated 2-2 draw back in May, which should make this a fiery clash. With four points and four places between these two title-chasing sides, this is a game not to miss. And be sure to make use of the many free bets and bonuses the bookies offer!
Tottenham are 21/5 outsiders with BetVictor to end their long wait for a win away to Chelsea. The hosts are 3/4 favourites with Coral, while Ladbrokes make the draw 13/5. Clearly Antonio Conte’s team are the favourites, it’s hard to deny that when you look at the form of both teams heading in to this game. Going by recent results, it’s easy to see why the home side are odds on for the points on Saturday evening.
Chelsea come in to this game having scored 12 times in their last three at home. They’ve now won six in a row, without conceding a goal in that time. Their record of six straight wins to nil has only been beaten four times in Premier League history. Two of those were Chelsea teams from Jose Mourinho’s first spell. The fact that Antonio Conte is doing it with Cesar Azpilicueta as a makeshift centre-half beside David Luiz and Gary Cahill says a lot.
Spurs need to find a way to stop that run if they’re to get anything here this weekend. However, they’ve looked short on goals in recent months. Can they find a way around that against the most in form side in the division? Seems like it’s a bit of a stretch, especially given their long wait for a victory at the Bridge.
A key part of Chelsea’s strong scoring form is Diego Costa, who tops the scoring charts with 10 goals in 12 games. His manager said he’s one of the best in the world last weekend, and he’s got a point. Despite the excellent form that Costa is in, 888Sport have priced him at 13/12 to score a goal this weekend. He rarely fails to score in league matches this term, so we think that is a great value bet.
Chelsea needed a half to get used to their new formation when they won at Hull, but they’ve not needed any adjustment time since. Their last five games have seen them lead at the end of each half, which should be expected given their high scoring form and solid defensive base. We’re backing them to take complete control here too, the Blues to win both halves is 9/5 with Coral.