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Both will score, but Spurs and Chelsea won’t be separated

| 18.10.2012

Tottenham are preparing for the visit of Premier League leaders Chelsea, in what has the potential to be one of the games of the season so far.

And the score draw appears to be the call in the match, available to be backed at a generous 3/1.

Ladbrokes are struggling to separate fourth-placed Tottenham, who have home advantage in the tie, and table toppers Chelsea, who haven’t lost to Spurs in the past five meetings between the sides.

As such, either team is afforded a 6/4 price to claim all three points in the televised clash, whilst punters can choose to simply back the stalemate at 11/5.

It should be noted that three of the aforementioned past five encounters of these outfits have ended level, with just one of those draws finishing goalless.

Therefore, greater value can be found in that 3/1 score draw, which seems a very plausible scenario.

Also lending weight to this claim is the fact that these teams have notched 28 goals between them in just seven matches so far this term.

That would indicate that either side will breach the other in this clash, though it could prove wise to back each team to hit the net only once apiece.

1-1 has been the most regularly occurring scoreline from the past eight league encounters opposing each other, and that outcome may be worth a punt in correct score betting markets.

6/1 is the price regarding a 1-1 draw here, and should that scoreline emerge from this game, it will do so for the third successive season at White Hart Lane.

In team news, Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand, who have missed out on England appearances this past week, through injury and illness respectively.

For the hosts, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Jake Livermore are expected to be declared fit, but could struggle to instantly win starting berths, considering Spurs’ four consecutive victories in the pair’s absence.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee