Reasons for betting on Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea tip
Last year’s champion and runner-up are about to meet already at the beginning of the season. This encounter will be the ultimate derby of the second round.
The Derby of London between Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea is going to attract without a doubt the biggest attention of the football fans in Europe this weekend.
The two teams are entering this match in different moods. The Spurs were victorious on the road against Newcastle, while Chelsea experienced a complete failure at home against Burnley.
Anthony Taylor, will be in charge for this meeting, which will take place at Wembley.
Tottenham Hotspur overview
Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t changed the style of play even for an inch when comparing it to the previous season. Tottenham still prefers to play high-efficient games. Despite the fact that they only won with 2-0 against Newcastle, that was mostly because the home team played with 10 players on defense. In previous 2 games, the Spurs haven’t allowed a single goal. However, they are still efficient, and 7 of the last 9 matches ended with over 2.5 goals. In 5 of the most recent 5 contests, the home team scored at least two goals.
Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama are still doubtful for this match.
Chelsea is facing many troubles at the moment. The first one is a lack of strength in the midfield, and it seems now Nemanja Matic’s transfer was a huge mistake. On top of all, two significant players Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill who is also the captain of the team, will be suspended because of the red cards against Burnley. Timothy Bakayoko hasn’t recovered, Pedro is doubtful and the situation Eden Hazard is still uncertain. Diego Costa is unwilling to return to Stamford Bridge, which means that Michy Batshuayi and Alvaro Morata are the only strikers available. Chelsea is on a negative streak of 4 games in which they have suffered a defeated, and 7 of previous 8 games concluded with over 2.5.
Antonio Conte is in a quiet war with the management since Matic left. All in all, the Blues are having a nightmare at the moment.
Head to head matches
In the previous five meetings, Chelsea had two victories Tottenham only one and two games ended without winners. 3 of those 5 games saw over 2.5 goals.
Prediction for Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea tip
With all due respect, the champions, are total underdogs in this match. Tottenham has a huge motive to win and to revenge for all the defeats, especially during the previous season when they were fighting for the title. Also, the second pick would be over 2.5 because we think that tactics will not help Chelsea here. They will have to play an open game here which means goals are guaranteed.