Tottenham Vs Chelsea Betting Tip: Both To Score – 12 January 2022

Spurs must go chasing victory in EFL Cup semi-final second leg?

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England Tottenham Vs Chelsea England

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 – 19:45 (GMT)
EFL Cup Semi-Final
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 3/4
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 10 January 2022)

Preview: Kai Havertz’s untidy finish and an own goal from Spurs defender Ben Davies means Chelsea travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the second leg of this EFL Cup semi-final boasting a healthy 2-0 aggregate lead. Is there any coming back from Wednesday’s hosts?

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Tottenham – Can Spurs produce successive cup comebacks?

Spurs are still alive in this semi-final but can count themselves extremely fortunate that is the case after an anaemic performance at Stamford Bridge. The margin of defeat could easily have been bigger. Even more alarming, though, was that the visitors never looked like scoring, failing to produce an attempt on goal until the second half. It goes without saying but a huge improvement is required if they are to make the final.

We didn’t see a great deal of progress on Sunday. Spurs rather limping into the FA Cup fourth round with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over League One Morecambe, who were ahead until the 74 minute. That marked a third successive home win in all competitions though, losing only one of the last nine at this venue (W7 D1 L1) and scoring two or more – which is a minimum requirement here – in each of the past four.

Key Stat: Spurs know they must score at least two goals on the night to have any chance of progressing and they can take enormous belief from their record at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In only one of their past nine home fixtures in all competitions (0-3 vs Rennes in Europa Conference League) did Tottenham not score at least twice.





Chelsea – Creaking backline means tie far from over?

It was all a little too easy at Stamford Bridge last week. A third final under Thomas Tuchel is now within touching distance. Chelsea need only to avoid losing by more than one goal, which is something no opponent has managed all season, to book a date with either Arsenal or Liverpool at Wembley. And they can be supremely confident about that having not lost any of their previous ten competitive fixtures (W5 D5).

In fact, the Blues have only been beaten on the one occasion – 3-2 away to West Ham in the league on 4 December – in 23 games since October. So while odds of 1/12 in the To Qualify betting seem short, it is for good reason as only something special will see Tuchel’s men surrender such a commanding position from here. Chelsea would also ease into the FA Cup fourth round over the weekend, thrashing Chesterfield 5-1.

Key Stat: There has been a marked improvement in the Blues’ attacking output, scoring in six consecutive matches and at least twice in five of these. However, this has been to the detriment of their defensive process, having recorded one clean sheet across their past five fixtures – that being the 2-0 scoreline earned in the first-leg.

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Tottenham Vs Chelsea Betting Advice

The results of their recent meetings coupled with how difficult it is to get the better of this Chelsea team, let alone by a couple goals, would suggest this semi-final is all but finished as a contest. Tottenham, who have not beaten Chelsea in nine previous attempts (D2 L7), must do what no other opponent in 2021-22 has so far managed, and that is inflict a margin of defeat greater than one goal on Thomas Tuchel’s men.


Tottenham Vs Chelsea – Key Facts:

  • Victory in the first-leg means Chelsea have won each of the last three competitive encounters between the sides, scoring six and conceding none in these fixtures.
  • None of the last four meetings, and only two of the past eight, has produced both teams scoring, with Chelsea winning to nil on five occasions since Spurs’ last head-to-head victory (1-0 at home in November 2018 EFL Cup tie).
  • Spurs must win to reach the final. They have done so in seven of the last nine home games (D1 L1) but are facing a Chelsea side unbeaten in ten (W5 D5).


Goals do not generally flow between these teams, with the last four encounters seeing only one team, invariably Chelsea, score. Tottenham never looked like doing so in the first-leg but have drawn a blank in one of their last nine home matches, scoring 2+ in all but one of these matches. I think the hosts score then, meaning we could see Both Teams to Score land for what would be a fifth time in six Chelsea games.

Best Betting Odds – Tottenham Vs Chelsea

Tottenham – 6/4 (Betfair)
Draw – 12/5 (888Sport)
Chelsea – 9/5 (PaddyPower)