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Chelsea v Tottenham: Arsenal will celebrate Stamford Bridge draw

| 08.05.2013

Chelsea gave their hopes of a top-four finish a huge shot in the arm by beating Manchester United last time out, and are 19/20 favourites to follow up with home victory over Tottenham here.

Blues support will stem from the fact they haven’t lost to Spurs within their last six encounters across all competitions, which in turn should deter punters from the 13/5 odds regarding the away side.

At 13/5 though, the draw looks an appealing match betting call, and would appear to have significant chances of recurring for the fourth time in the last six league meetings of this pair, even if that result would be ideal for fellow top-four hunters Arsenal.

And more specifically, backing a 2-2 draw has the scope to reward punters to the tune of 12/1.

Chelsea’s last draw came via this scoreline, whilst between them, the two teams have been involved in five league matches that have seen four goals equally shared this term.

Add in that four of Tottenham’s last six outings across all competitions have finished 2-2, and those 12/1 odds look yet more tempting.

Alternatively, more cautious punters will like the 31/10 that both teams notch in a stalemate, and total result markets could also prove the source of profit.

It is 8/1 that a level-ending match sees the net bulge on at least 2.5 occasions, a very plausible outcome in light of the sides notching 130 top-flight strikes between them this season.

Meanwhile, if this match is to be decided in favour of one club or the other, there are particular players in either squad whom it is easy to envisage proving the catalyst for success.

Blues trequartista Juan Mata has been instrumental in making the hosts a free-scoring outfit this season, and is 9/4 to get his 19th seasonal goal in this Stamford Bridge contest.

For the visitors meanwhile, PFA Player, PFA Young Player, and FWA Player of the Year Gareth Bale is showing no signs of allowing his blistering form to cease.

The electric winger has struck in his last four league appearances, and is 7/4 to do so again, and 11/2 to break the deadlock.

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



John Klee