Chelsea vs. Tottenham EPL Odds Preview and Pick

Posted by Joe Solari on Thursday,April 28, 2016 1:02, EST in

The Tottenham Hotspurs, Leicester City’s biggest title rivals in the EPL soccer betting lines, all but blew up their chances of sneaking away with the trophy after squandering many winning chances and recording a disappointing 1-1 draw against West Brom on Monday. The home stalemate against West Brom left the Foxes 7 points clear atop the league standings—three points away from clinching the title. All is, however, not lost as the Spurs are still placed second in the table and have an opportunity to rack up more points in their remaining games en route to a second-place finish, which would be a great achievement for the club that has spent the better part of the last two decades finishing below the fourth position.

In their quest for that commendable finish, Tottenham will be traveling to Stamford Bridge to face bitter rivals Chelsea FC, who would love nothing better than to dagger the Spurs’ title hopes once for all. Can Tottenham get an unlikely win at the Bridge or will Chelsea continue its dominance over the Spurs at home? Find out as we preview this mouthwatering Monday Night Football clash below.

How to Bet Chelsea vs. Tottenham Premier League Soccer Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Monday, May 2, 3:00 PM ET
Where: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea
TV: Sky Sports
Soccer Lines: TBA

Why Bet on Chelsea

The long-standing dominant history of Chelsea over Tottenham is one that tortures Spurs fans every passing day. Numerically-speaking, it has been 26 years since Spurs beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with the last win there coming on Saturday 10th, February 1990. Since then, the Spurs have made 25 Premier League trips to the Bridge without a win, making it the worst record for a team in the top flight against another top-flight opponent. The majority of those games, mind you, came when Chelsea wasn’t at its best. With the Blues currently being true elites in English football and interim coach Guus Hiddink calming the Chelsea FC ship after a stormy time with Jose Mourinho earlier this season, you can expect the in-form Chelsea to come out with guns blazing against Tottenham this week. This should be particularly encouraged by the fact that many Chelsea fans and players, led by Eden Hazard, want to ruin any remaining chances for Tottenham to clinch the EPL title this year.

Why Bet on Tottenham

Tottenham, as earlier mentioned, are having one of their best seasons, so the fact that they failed to beat West Brom on Monday doesn’t make them a bad team. In fact, with a bit of some luck, they’d have beaten West Brom, given that many of their shots-on-target hit the post or were either saved by West Brom’s goalkeeper. And to affirm their strength, they are logged second in the league standings with 69 points, which is 22 points better than defending champions Chelsea who are placed 9th in the standings with just 47 points. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s striking department (which has been solid all season) will have an easier task, facing Chelsea’s second-choice goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who is expected to start in goal as Thibaut Courtois serves the second match of his suspension. With that, you can expect Harry Kane and his fellow Spurs players to be all over the place with their strong counter-attacking and dangerous set-play skills, while Tottenham’s rigid defense frustrates Chelsea’s attacks.

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Expert Soccer Picks and Predictions

It’s been long since Tottenham won a game at Chelsea, so you wouldn’t be wrong to go with the home team for the win or at least a draw here. But just two weeks ago, Manchester City hadn’t won a game at Chelsea in a long stretch, yet when all was said and done, the Citizens walked out of Stamford Bridge with a 3-0 win. Keeping that in mind, I am willing to trust the visiting Spur to take out their frustrations of not winning the title in this game, playing well enough to claim a famous win over their hosts in a thrilling encounter.

Final Score Prediction: Tottenham 3, Chelsea 2