Chelsea vs Tottenham
England – Carabao Cup.
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Tottenham has the stage set to go through to the final of the English League Cup. They face a mentally depleted Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Thursday.
The hosts are under severe pressure from their manager Maurizio Sarri. He has urged his players to show some grit on the page and severely criticized them for them lack of conviction. They have lost and won 2 of their previous 5 matches across all competitions.
After a loss to Leicester at home in the Premier League, they are unbeaten in 3 matches on the row. Two of those latest games against Newcastle and Nottingham Forest were won by the Blues in front of their home fans. With Sarri playing defensive tactics, most of their recent matches had a low scoring end.
Tottenham have been great in their recent matches under Mauricio Pochettino. Apart from a home defeat to Manchester United, they won all of their last 5 matches. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games and they kept a clean sheet in 3 games as well.
Away from home they are on a 5 match winning run in all competitions currently. The four of those matches had over 2.5 goals in total at full time. Sarri may be wondering how to outfox such a team who are on top of their game at home.
With their players under pressure, the Blues may have fall short in the race for silverware.
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Spurs are on a 3 match win streak against the Blues across all venues.
- The Blues have never won a competitive match against this opposition in over a year.
- In 4 of their last 5 meetings across all competitions, the final score had over 2.5 goals in total.
- The Blues have 3 wins and a defeat in the last 5 h2h matches at home against Tottenham.
- In their last 4 meetings at Stamford Bridge, the score had more than 2.5 goals at full time.
- Both the sides found the target in their last 4 h2h matches at this ground.
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Prediction
The Spurs have a goal lead over the hosts, which can change any minute in these Cup games. But I think they have enough attacking and defensive power to keep Chelsea at bay and go into the finals of the League Cup. The last time they visited the Blues, a 1-3 win was the result. SO we can bet on Tottenham to qualify with 1.90 odds.
Chelsea have great attacking talent with players like Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud in their squad. The visitors are not bad themselves with Harry Kane, Son and Dele Alli in the front line. With both the sides scoring in their last 4 meetings here, we can expect the same to happen on Thursday too. Thus a bet can be made on both teams scoring with 1.95 odds.