Tottenham vs Chelsea
England- Carabao Cup.
Date: Tuesday, 8th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Two giants are going to clash on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals. Tottenham will host Chelsea in their new stadium for the first leg tie of this North-London Derby.
The hosts are very much in the title run for the Premier League. They are closely shadowing Manchester City and leaders Liverpool.
Apart from the surprise loss against Wolves, they have won all 4 of their recent 5 competitive games. Last 4 matches they played had a final score of over 2.5 goals in total. Spurs scored at least 2 goals in all their previous 5 matches as well.
A 6 match win streak was going on at home until Wolves came visiting at the end of December. But that streak will give Manager Mauricio Pochettino hope coming into this game against their city rivals.
Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri’s side has fallen behind in the title race after some recent setbacks. He would want his team to end this season without titles. So the League Cup will be his primary target.
After a loss to Leicester, the Blues are back in business with wins over Crystal Palace and Watford. But the recent draw against Southampton has raised questions about the teams attackers. They failed miserably to convert numerous chances in the final third against the Saints.
The Blues are in great away form and are currently on a 3 match win streak on the road.
More than 2.5 goals came in 4 of their last 5 matches away from home. But Tottenham will be their toughest away opponents in the recent past. Chelsea need an away goal to take home if the second leg goes to the wire.
The hosts will have mental advantage over the city rivals as a 2 match win streak is going on. The Chelsea fans who consider Tottenham as their main rival over Arsenal and Manchester United,will want to win this match away from home.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Spurs are on a 2 match win streak against this opposition.
- They have 3 wins and 2 defeats in the last 5 meetings against Chelsea across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in all 4 of their recent clashes.
- At home, Hotspurs have won 3 of their last 5 matches against the Blues while losing only once.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their previous 5 meetings in front of their home crowd.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Prediction
this is a pretty hard game to predict. But at present form Spurs look good to win this one. They are better in attacking than the Blues. With a 2 match streak against them and home advantage, I would recommend to bet on the hosts to win with 2.15 odd.
Chelsea is having problems going forward because Giroud and Morata have not found form yet. But on the other side Harry Kane tops the scorers chart in the Premier League this season. Son has also chipped in with goals at crucial matches too. So there will be goals for sure, but considering Chelsea’s defensive prowess we can bet on the final score to have less than 2.5 goals with 2.00 odd.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Tottenham Hotspur to win @ 2.15 (8/7).
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).