Chelsea v Tottenham tips – Blues favourite for EPL clash

It’s hard not to be excited about the prospect of Chelsea clashing with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 29 November, with the two London teams sitting third and first in the Premier League table and there’s been little to separate them in terms of performance level so far.

Chelsea will leapfrog Spurs in the table if they manage to secure a victory in this clash, although the visitors would open a five-point gap over their opponents with a win of their own. It’s going to be exciting seeing Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho’s tactics on the field, with the pair having previously engineered some big successes together for the Blues.

Should Chelsea Be Strong Favourites For Spurs Clash?

The bookies are erring on the side of caution with their betting odds about Chelsea winning this game, with no bigger than 11/10 available about a team who have won their past five matches in all competitions going into Tuesday’s Champions League away to Rennes.

We might expect Lampard to rotate his squad for the European clash considering that the Blues don’t need to beat their Ligue 1 opponents and that Sunday’s game takes on far more significance, although it’s noticeable how strong Chelsea have suddenly become from a defensive point-of-view.

Indeed, since a 3-3 draw with Southampton on 17 October, the Chelsea defence have conceded just one goal in seven matches, with Sheffield United the only team to find the net against them and you can be sure they will run a tight ship against opponents who have shown themselves to be deadly on the counter-attack.

Can Tottenham Provide a Sting in the Tail?

Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying a similarly successful campaign and few could have expected to see Spurs sitting at the top of the Premier League table at this stage considering that Jose Mourinho’s side lost their opening EPL clash against Everton by a single goal and looked fairly toothless in the second half.

However, there have been a subsequent spate of wins and the copybook has only been further blotted by Newcastle and West Ham who both somehow managed to land unexpected draws from losing positions at White Hart Lane, although Tottenham come into this clash off the back of a 2-0 win over Manchester City.

Harry Kane is excelling in the deeper role that has him creating a glut of assists this season, with Son Heung-Min and Steven Bergwijn running off the Spurs skipper and Chelsea will be on guard to make sure they are not sucker-punched in this match.

What Are the Best Bets for the Game?

We would certainly warn against betting on Chelsea to win this game at short odds although we’re not sure we feel any more confident about a Tottenham win and perhaps the best bet on the 1x2 betting market is the draw considering that 0-0 and 1-1 could be big runners.

Naturally, you can look at backing these options on the Correct Score betting market and anyone going for a goalless draw should look at punting No Goalscorer for this clash rather than 0-0 as you can make a profit if the only goal of the game is an own goal.

On a similar note, we quite like the idea of going for Under 2.5 Goals and you can get around even money that there are two goals or less scored in the match. An alternative view is to go for the “No” betting option on the Both Teams to Score betting market and that means we just need one team to fail to find the net.

There’s also the chance to bet at 13/10 that the game will be level at half-time and we think that Lampard has previously taken a cagey approach against higher quality opposition such as Liverpool and Manchester United.

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