Soccer Picks & Tips: Chelsea vs. Tottenham

Mike Richardson

Monday, May 6, 2013 6:01 PM GMT

We have a six pointer when Chelsea take on Tottenham this Wednesday in the EPL, and while there can only be one winner on the pitch, how can you also come out on top with your soccer picks in this fixture?


As things stand Chelsea are third in the EPL after 35 games and Tottenham are fifth after the same number. The difference in points is a mere three in Chelsea's favour as they have 68 and Tottenham have 65. Sandwiched between these two clubs is Arsenal on 67 points but they have played one game more with 36 on their books.

It has to be said before we go any further that Chelsea are currently 1/12 on a Champions League finish while Tottenham are 7/4, and just for the sake of parity is worth mentioning that Arsenal are 1/4.

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Chelsea have by far the best recent form, as they've only dropped points in three of their last ten games. Tottenham, however, have lost two and drawn two of their last 10. What's more Spurs have only managed two victories from their last four games Chelsea have managed three.

Sportsbooks have the Blues winning at Evens Spurs winning at 3/1 and a draw at 5/2.

You shouldn't discount home advantage in this game because Chelsea have won 11 of their home league matches this season, drawn for of them and lost just twice (all season, in the league at Stamford Bridge). What's more the Blues have scored 37 goals at home and conceded just 13. That sort of goal disposition crunched down would see approximately a -31 victory to Chelsea which is available at 16/1.

Tottenham by comparison have only won nine times on their travels this season they've drawn three and lost five, which still looks a pretty presentable tally, but when you see that they scored 33 goals away from home and let in 25 it's less impressive. However crunching those numbers would see approximately 3-2 to Tottenham which is available at soccer odds of 28/1.

History

Looking at history everything points towards Chelsea they've won the last two matches against Tottenham outscoring them 4-2 in the league and 5-1 in the FA Cup both times at White Hart Lane. Repeat of those scores is available at 40/1 and 50/1 respectively.

What I think is more likely is a closer game, but possibly not as close as the two games before that which ended 0-0 and 1-1. Those scores being replicated are on offer at soccer odds of 14/1 and 6/1 respectively. What I am expecting to happen will be the same result as when Chelsea hosted Tottenham back in April 2011 and the blues ran out 2-1 victors.

Just to add some salt to Tottenham's wound on top of that, I think those three points dropped will cost them their Champions League place, so why not add a small play on Chelsea winning this game to your soccer picks and Tottenham not making it into the Champions League next season. 

Prediction: Chelsea win 2-1 available at 7/1 with Paddy Power.

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