Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th January 2019

Lilywhites can earn first leg advantage

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Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 8th January 8.00pm

It is home soil advantage for Tottenham then in the first leg of this EFL Cup semi-final. What a great clash it should be as well between the two rivals. Chelsea lost out at the semifinal stage last season in the tournament, so will they be able to find a way to go a step further this time? Tottenham will be looking to drive home the advantage before heading out on the road for the second leg. Read our predictions for Tottenham v Chelsea.

Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Tottenham evens
Draw 11/4
Chelsea 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

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Tottenham News and Form

Tottenham have been in such strong form lately. They sent out an under-strength side for their FA Cup trip to Tranmere on Friday night and Spurs produced a 7-0 win at Prenton Park. Naturally, they are facing tougher opposition in his one, but they have already gotten the better of Chelsea this season. Back in November, they met at Wembley in the Premier League and Tottenham absolutely destroyed the Blues in a 3-1 win. It was a powerful, dominant performance which the Lilywhites came up within it.

Spurs have now won six of their last seven games, the only blip their shock league defeat at home against Wolves at the back end of last year. That is the only defeat which they have suffered in their last dozen games as well. Spurs have scored at least three goals in four of their last five games. They have also bagged themselves a clean sheet in four of their last six. Tottenham were on a six-match winning streak at home before that upset against Wolves. Tottenham lost in the quarterfinals of last season’s EFL Cup.

Tottenham v Chelsea Head to Head

Spurs have won the last two meetings with Chelsea by a 3-1 scoreline
Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings
Five of the last six clashes have gone over 2.5 goals
Chelsea lead the EFL Cup head to head with a W4 D2 L2 record over Spurs

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues eased to a home win over Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on the weekend. That extended their current form to four unbeaten (W3 D1). They have only suffered the one defeat in their last nine fixtures across all competitions now. The Blues are currently on a three-match winning streak away from home well. Chelsea have scored exactly two goals in three of their last four games on the road. They have scored at least once in each of their last ten games away from Stamford Bridge.

They did pass a huge test out on the road in this season’s EFL Cup. They took a 2-1 win at Anfield against Liverpool earlier in the competition. The Blues have been struggling to pick up those clean sheets as they have only earned one in their last six away from Stamford Bridge. They are only W3 D1 L2 in their last six on the road. They know that Spurs are in strong form. What will their approach be? Keep it tight and take their chances back on home soil or drive for the away goals? The Blues lost against Arsenal in last season’s EFL Cup semi-finals.

Tottenham v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 odds
Both teams to score 7/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 6th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions

Tottenham to win: Spurs tore Chelsea to pieces when they met in the Premier League at Wembley. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if they beat the Blues again. Tottenham are in such fantastic form at the moment. Home win.

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