Chelsea v Tottenham Odds
|Chelsea to win
|Tottenham to win
Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a massive fixture in the context of who qualifies for the Champions League. Manchester City are certainties and Liverpool look good things. West Ham and Arsenal are in the mix so it’s looking like any two qualifiers from four London teams.
Manchester United look too far off the pace to get in contention. That means fixtures that bring together teams from the capital are hugely significant and none more so than this meeting.
Chelsea v Tottenham Picks and Betting Analysis
Tottenham to beat Chelsea at (+400) with PointsBet
Tottenham are two places behind Chelsea in third place but eight points adrift. However, the visitors have four games in hand but a much inferior goal difference. If Tottenham prevail in this match, they would have a five-point deficit having played four fewer fixtures making them bigger favorites than Chelsea to claim one of the two Champions League places up for grabs.
Chelsea are on a poor run of form and nine dropped points in four matches is their worst spell of the season. Goals in the 95th and 97th minute earned Tottenham a 3-2 win at Leicester on Wednesday. Trailing deep into stoppage time, a damaging defeat was on the cards. You could have backed them at huge odds to pick up all three points but they turned it around in dramatic fashion for the win.
Chelsea look too short in the betting and we expect Tottenham to be the backed team leading up to the fixture this weekend. Since Antonio Conte became the manager, Tottenham have been showing top four form. They are unbeaten in nine Premier League matches. That run can continue because we are making Tottenham the pick in the meeting with Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Total Goals
Under 2.5 goals at (-115) with PointsBet
In massive meetings of this nature, you rarely see a goal-fest. An early score could open up the match but we anticipate a cagey initial spell. It’s not in Chelsea’s nature to adopt a gung-ho approach and one goal was enough to win those two recent huge fixtures. In fact, three of the last matches have produced just one goal and that trend can continue on Saturday.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – First Goal Scorer
Harry Kane first goalscorer at (+575) with PointsBet
Harry Kane’s worst run of scoring in seven seasons is now behind him. He scored just once in his first 13 Premier League matches this season. Kane has scored four times in his last five league outings and his total for Tottenham is now 234 in 365 appearances in all competitions. The striker has found in the net seven times in his last two internationals for England. Kane is therefore the obvious pick to score the first goal in Tottenham’s match against Chelsea.