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Chelsea v Spurs: 3 League Cup final trends to help turn a profit

| 28.02.2015

The Capital One Cup final sees a repeat of the 2008 matchup between Chelsea and Tottenham and here at news.ladbrokes.com we’ve leafed through the annals to pick out some trends from finals past to help Ladbrokes customers generate a profit.

Back both teams to score @ 17/20

Four of the last five League Cup finals have seen both sides find the net with the only anomaly in that sequence being Premier League Swansea’s 5-0 thrashing of lower League Bradford in 2013.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham have scored and conceded in four of their last five fixtures in all competitions as well.

Back Chelsea to win 2-1 @ 15/2 and Spurs to win 2-1 @ 16/1

There is such a rich recent history of 2-1 wins in the season’s first major final that it makes all kinds of sense to spread the wealth.

Half of the last 12 showpieces have finished 2-1 to one side or another, including Tottenham’s last win in the competition which came against Chelsea back in 2008.

The fact this scoreline hasn’t been returned in the last three editions means it could well be about to rear its head again.

Back Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6 or Over 3.5 goals @ 2/1

The League Cup’s reputation for entertainment reaches right through until the final, where caginess doesn’t seem to enter the equation.

Only once since 1998 has there been a goalless stalemate, with the last two finals producing nine goals across them.

Of course, the last time these two sides met was on New Year’s Day in the Premier League, which rewarded over 7.5 goals backers as it finished 5-3 to Spurs. Over 3.5 at Wembley seems more sensible at 2/1.

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

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.