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Tottenham and Chelsea to both score prior to Wembley extra-time

| 12.04.2012

Tottenham and Chelsea meet for the third time this season at Wembley on Sunday, and another stalemate looks on the cards, with a second score draw of the season an appealing prospect at 3/1.

The most recent meeting of the sides ended in a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, and that was no great surprise bearing in mind that three of the last four encounters of the Londoners have ended level.

It is also worth noting that of the last four stalemates the sides have played out, three have featured goals from either side, with 1-1 the scoreline on each occasion.

That outcome can be backed again here at 6/1 and may be of interest to some punters.

However, each team’s FA Cup ties of this season have tended to incorporate more goals than just one apiece, making a bet on the score draw seem the preferable option.

Indeed, the quarter-finals that these respective outfits featured in contained 11 goals between them, with both Chelsea and Tottenham scoring and conceding en route to this Wembley date.

Meanwhile, the only time the Blues have been taken to a replay in this year’s competition came as a result of a score draw, where they and Birmingham cancelled each other out by scoring a goal each at Stamford Bridge.

What is also interesting to note is that the last FA Cup meeting of these sides resulted in a narrow Chelsea win, after the teams had initially played out a thrilling 3-3 draw to ensure a replay.

In addition to this, the last time the two appeared at Wembley together ended with Spurs lifting the Carling Cup after eventually triumphing 2-1 in extra-time, back in 2008.

The 1-1 draw that was played out in normal time on that day would have gifted returns to score draw punters, and the same could be said this weekend when the London clubs renew acquaintances.



John Klee