The draw for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League was made on Friday. All four of the English Premier League sides are in the mix, and the draw sees two of them, Spurs and Manchester City go head to head. With the semi-final draw also made, there is also the potential of Manchester United and Liverpool meeting in the final four.
Manchester City 2/1
Man Utd 20/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Ajax pulled off a big shock in the last round as they produced that stunning success over the reigning champions Real Madrid. Their thumping 4-1 win at the Bernabeu stunned the world of football. Next up for them will be the challenge of Italian champions Juventus. Juventus looked on the way out after a 2-0 loss in their first leg of their round of sixteen tie against Atletico Madrid.
But a stunning hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo back in Turin saw them power their way back to reach the final four. Juventus have won five of the last six games against Ajax and are currently undefeated in their last ten against the Dutch side. Juventus lead the overall head to head W6 D4 L2. Ajax are at home for the first leg, but it is Juve who are the even-money favourites to win that fixture* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 6 Juventus wins, 2 Ajax wins, 4 draws
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
A great draw for Liverpool in this one as they avoided all of the heavyweights. The Reds were up against the Portuguese side in last season’s round of sixteen and Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success. Liverpool progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a stunning second leg win out at Bayern Munich to knock off the German champions.
Porto came through their tussle against Roma in the last round but they have lost their last two knockout ties against English opposition. Porto have never won a game against Liverpool either and they are really going to be up against it in this one. Liverpool are 1/3 to win the first leg at Anfield* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 3 Liverpool wins, 0 Porto wins, 3 draws
Man City 1/6
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Manchester City are probably quite happy with this tie as it sees them take on an opponent which they are familiar with. Earlier this season Manchester City collected a 1-0 victory over the Lilywhites in their away game against them. This will be the first ever European fixture between the two sides and City arrived in the quarterfinals in style. They thumped Schalke 10-2 on aggregate, winning the second leg 7-0 at home against the Germans.
It really is the enormous threat that they carry at the Etihad which is going to be the most telling factor. They did, however, lose both games against Liverpool in last season’s quarterfinals. Spurs did a fantastic job as well though in beating Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate in their round of sixteen tie. The Citizens are 4/6 favourites to open with a win in the first leg away from home* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
In 156 competitive meetings, City have won 61 to Spurs’ 60, with 35 draws.
Manchester United 11/4
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
This is just about the last draw that Manchester United would have wanted to pull out of the hat. Barcelona hammered Lyon 5-1 at home in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie against the French outfit. The Catalans are five-time winners of the European Cup and are still one of the clear front runners in the tournament. United start at home in this one and they are likely going to have make that count to take something back to the Nou Camp to defend.
But still, United have won at Juventus in this season’s campaign and they became the first side ever to overturn a 2-0 first leg home deficit in the competition. United roared back to beat PSG in their round of sixteen tie. The Red Devils have only won one of their eight previous meetings with Barcelona in the European Cup/Champions League. Will they be able to handle Lionel Messi and co? United are 9/4 underdogs for the first leg at OT* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 4 Barcelona wins, 3 United wins, 4 draws
1. Tottenham Hotspur / Manchester City v Ajax / Juventus
2. Barcelona / Manchester United v Liverpool / Porto
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Tottenham will be looking to arrest a slump in league form on the weekend, as they have managed just the one point from their last three games. Southampton will be digging in and trying to get some valuable salvation points on the board at St Marys. Read our Southampton v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th March 2019 at 6:07 p.m.)
Southampton put in a battling performance at Old Trafford last weekend but came away empty-handed in a 3-2 loss against Manchester United. Southampton are W3 D2 L3 in their last eight league games. However, they have only taken one victory in their last six played. Southampton have only won three home games all season (D6 L5), but they have been carrying better form at St Mary’s.
Southampton have posted a W2 D1 L1 record in their last four home games. Southampton have produced a total of 17 goals at home this season in the top flight, which is an average of 1.2 per game. They are currently on a nine-match scoring streak at St Marys.
Southampton have being level at the halftime break in seven home games this season, having opened the scoring in eight of their 14 home fixtures. They have had trouble closing it games and defending leads. Southampton have earned only one clean sheet in their last eight top-flight games, home and away.
At St Mary’s, 64% of all league fixtures there have gone over 2.5 goals. Crystal Palace and Huddersfield are the only sides in the top flight currently with a worse home record than that of Southampton’s.
Spurs were 3-1 home winners over Southampton earlier this season
Tottenham are unbeaten in six league visits to Southampton (W4 D2)
Both teams have scored in each of the last six meetings
The Saints earned a 1-1 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture
Tottenham have earned one point only from their last three Premier League games. That point came from a 1-1 draw in the North London Derby against Arsenal last weekend. At the end of the match, Arsenal missed a penalty kick so Spurs were fortunate in the end to get a point on the board at the Emirates stadium.
That was the first league draw that Spurs have been involved in this season. But on their travels Tottenham have recorded a fantastic W11 D0 L4 return, however, they are currently on back-to-back defeats away from home. Those losses were at Burnley and then Chelsea, Spurs conceding exactly 2 goals in both of those games.
Spurs have produced an average of over two goals per away game this season. 67% of their away games have gone over the 2.5 goals line. Spurs have taken a clean sheet in 40% of away fixtures in the EPL this term. Six of the 11 away victories which they have recorded have been by a one-goal margin.
Tottenham have been leading at the halftime break in 9 of their 15 away games. The goals which Spurs have conceded away from home this season 76% of them have come after the halftime break. Spurs are without a clean sheet now in four top-flight games, home and away.
Southampton may not quite have enough to prevent Spurs from getting away from the South Coast without a win. Tottenham really need a boost and the presence of Harry Kane may just help them get over the line.
8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham hold a big advantage in the tie having won the first leg 3-0 on home soil. So it is just going to be about soaking up a bit of pressure now out in Germany. Will the Lilywhites be able to hold on to this big lead? Read our Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Borussia Dortmund 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
A big effort from Borussia Dortmund is needed now from them. Their last appearance in the round of sixteen was in the 2016/17 campaign where they overturned a 1-0 first leg deficit against Benfica by winning 4-0 back at home. That’s exactly the minimum they need here. Their record is W3 L1 in their four previous ties at this stage of the competition. This is the fifth time in seven season that they have been in the round of sixteen. They have only won one of their last seven games in UEFA competition knockouts.
Their record against English sides is W3 L2 in two-legged knockout ties. Their most recent home fixture against English opponents was against Liverpool in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League quarters. Their match record at home against English opposition is W6 D4 L2. The two home losses they have taken against English sides have been against Spurs last season and Arsenal back in the 2013/14 group stage. Dortmund have not conceded a European home goal this season. The Germans have won only three of their last nine European home matches (D2 L4). BVB have won eight of the 16 UEFA competition ties in which they lost the first leg away from home.
Spurs know that they are going to come under pressure in this one. Each of the five previous games between these two have gone over 2.5 goals. Spurs are looking to make the quarterfinals for the second time in their history. They are W1 L1 at this stage of the competition. Spurs are unbeaten in their two previous away games at this stage of the competition (W1 D1). The Lilywhites have only lost one of their last five visits to Germany, which was their visit to Dortmund in 2016.
Their overall record there is W4 D2 L6. Spurs are W4 L3 in their seven previous two-legged knockout ties against Germany sides. Spurs have, however, lost their last two. Spurs only collected the two points from their three group stage away wins. Tottenham have only picked up the four wins in their last 18 European away fixtures (W7 L7). The North London club have won 16 of the 18 ties in UEFA competition in which they won the home first leg.
This may all come down to what kind of start Dortmund can get on the board. An early goal will rattle the visitors. However, while Dortmund are unlikely to actually qualify from the tie, they may well have enough to win this leg at least.
4th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
A huge North London Derby coming up on the weekend to start Saturday’s Premier League action. The three points on offer in this one are equally huge because the two rivals are fighting hard for a top-four finish this season. Will Spurs be able to get some revenge after a heavy loss against Arsenal earlier this season? Read our Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 6:06 p.m.)
Tottenham are carrying good home form at the moment having won each of their last three at Wembley in top-flight action. They have averaged two goals per game in those three victories. Overall this season Tottenham have averaged 1.8 goals per home game. They have conceded at a rate of under a goal per game on average in home fixtures. 62% of their league home games have made it over 2.5 goals and 46% have gone over 3.5 goals. The overall home form of Tottenham this season in the Premier League is W9 L4 from 13 played.
Tottenham have struggled in their home games against other top five sides. They have played three and lost three in such games. Each of those three defeats were by a one-goal margin. Spurs have taken a clean sheet in 31% of their home fixtures this season and they have been leading at the halftime break in seven of their home games. Of the home goals which they have conceded 67% of them have come in the second half of fixtures. Spurs have opened the scoring in nine of their 13 league home games.
Arsenal earned a 4-2 home win over Spurs earlier this season
Spurs then took a league cup win at the Emirates over the Gunners
Things are even with two wins each and three draws in their last seven EPL meetings
Tottenham are unbeaten in four league home games against Arsenal, winning three
It will be interesting to see what Arsenal can produce in this one given the amount of struggles that they have had on the road recently in the Premier League. It has been poor from them as they have posted a W1 D2 L4 record in their last seven Premier League away games. That leaves them with an overall away record this season of just W5 D3 L5.
They are still in the race for a top-four finish, however looking at what they have done against top half of the table sides away from home this season it doesn’t make good reading. Arsenal have played five away games against current top half of the table teams and from those games, they have taken just one point.
Arsenal have conceded heavily away from home this season, averaging two goals per game against them. 62% of the away games Arsenal have been involved in this season have ended up over 3.5 goals. The Gunners have done just fine in front of goal away from home averaging 1.9 goals per away game.
Just once this season have Arsenal been leading at the halftime break in an away fixture, having been level in eight of them. There has been no clean sheet from Arsenal this season away from the Emirates. Arsenal have conceded 62% of their away goals in the first period of fixtures. The Gunners have opened the scoring in eight of 13 away games.
The poor away form of Arsenal this season, including what little they have taken from games against top half of the table sides, has to work against them for this one. It is worth backing both teams to get on the scoresheet but still for Tottenham to come out on top.
27th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham had a big slip up in the title race on the weekend as they suffered a shock defeat out at Burnley. The positive was Harry Kane made a return from injury and scored. Chelsea suffered a loss against Manchester City in the EFL cup final on the weekend and more controversy followed them. Read our Chelsea v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 24th, 2019 at 7:43 p.m.)
Chelsea took a break from League action on the weekend as they lost at the EFL cup final against Manchester City on penalties. During the match, goalkeeper Kepa refused to be substituted so it will be interesting to see if he lines up for this one. Chelsea are sat in sixth place in the League heading into the midweek action, battling Arsenal and Manchester United for a top-four finish. The home form of Chelsea is pretty good in the League as they have posted a W8 D4 L1 record at Stamford Bridge this season in the EPL.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last three Premier League home games, winning their last two which were against Newcastle and Huddersfield. Home and away though they have lost three of their last four Premier League games without having scored. Chelsea have not only taken one clean sheet in their last five played, home and away. At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have averaged exactly 2 goals per game while they have conceded only the nine goals in their 13 home League fixtures. The Blues have taken a clean sheet in 46% of home games. Chelsea have not been trailing at half-time in any home games this season.
Spurs earned a 3-1 home League win over Chelsea in November
Tottenham are W2 L1 in three against the Blues this season
Spurs snapped a long winless streak at Stamford Bridge in the League last season
Chelsea are W2 L3 in their last five EPL games against Spurs
Tottenham’s Premier League title ambitions took a setback on the weekend. They paid a visit to Burnley and suffered a 2-1 defeat. They did, however, get Harry Kane back into action after his long-term injury and the England striker was the one who got their goal. The loss at Burnley snapped a four-match Premier League winning streak that Tottenham were on. Their away record still makes for pretty good reading as they are W11 L3 for the season on their travels. The loss at Burnley snapped a four-match winning streak away from home that Spurs were on.
There has been nothing wrong with their goal-scoring output on their travels as Tottenham have averaged 2.2 goals per away game this season. 71% of their road games have ended over 2.5 goals. Their last four away games have all gone over the goal line. Spurs had an easy victory over Chelsea when they met in November and they badly need a repeat of that to try and keep in touch with the top two. Tottenham have scored in each and every away game played this season. Also, Tottenham has been leading at the halftime break in nine of their fourteen away games. They have conceded 73% of their away goals in the second have a games and Spurs have opened the scoring in all but four of their road fixtures.
There are clear problems with Chelsea in that they are offering very little going forward. Spurs are likely to have too much creativity for them and the away win looks good in what will probably be a tight battle.
26th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Clarets have hit a fantastic bit of form and any points out of this tough home game to extend that would be great for them. Tottenham had a tough time in seeing off Burnley in their meeting at Wembley back in December, managing to grab a last-gasp victory. Read our Burnley v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 21st, 2019 at 3:27 p.m.)
The Clarets have done a tremendous job in turning their season around. Burnley are undefeated in their last seven League games, winning four of those. Last time out Burnley collected a 3-1 away win at Brighton. They still are not clear of relegation concerns yet as they start the weekend just three points above the bottom three. Burnley’s home form this season reads W4 D2 L6 and all of their home victories have been against sides currently 10th or lower in the table. They have lost all five of their games against sides currently ninth or higher.
Burnley are now unbeaten in their last three at Turf Moor, winning two of those. The Clarets have won three of their last five on home soil actually in the Premier League (D1 L1). Burnley have returned 15 home goals this season but they have conceded at an average of 1.8 per home fixture. Burnley are currently on a seven-match scoring streak at home in the top flight. The Clarets have scored 73% of their home goals in the first period of fixtures. While it has been a great recovery from them, only four teams have a worse home record than the Clarets currently.
Spurs earned a 1-0 home win over Burnley earlier this season
Spurs have won their last two EPL games against the Clarets
Burnley are winless in their last 9 against Burnley in all competitions
The Clarets have not scored in any of their last three EPL games against Spurs
To their credit Spurs keep going and they received news this week that they could get Harry Kane back sooner than expected. Spurs are currently on a four-match winning streak in the Premier League, each of their last three having been played at home. But still doesn’t take away from their away form as they are on a four-match winning streak on their travels as well in the top flight, keeping a clean sheet in two of those. Spurs have averaged over two goals per away game this season with 69% of all their away games going over 2.5 goals.
Spurs have scored in all of their away games this season and their away record is a highly impressive W11 L2. Tottenham have taken a clean sheet in 46% of their away fixtures. There are Lilywhites have also been leading the half-time in nine of their 13 road games. Spurs have opened the scoring in all but three of their away games this season, and they have conceded 69% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. Spurs can move to within two points of the top two, potentially temporarily, with a victory in this one. Son Heung Min is on a three-match scoring streak in the League.
It has been somewhat better from Burnley recently, but still Spurs actually look to be getting better and better the more the season is winding on. This is no easy way game though, so Spurs to grind out a win by a one-goal margin looks about right.
22nd February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is such a mouth-watering clash between two very positive teams. Tottenham took back to back wins over the Germans in the 2017/18 Group Stage. Can they get themselves an early advantage in this tie against the current Bundesliga leaders? Read our Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund betting tips for more.
Borussia Dortmund 19/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m.)
Tottenham miraculously pulled themselves through to the knockout stage of this season’s Champions League with a dramatic 1-1 draw at Barcelona on matchday six. They got here and that’s all that matters. Each of the four previous fixtures between Spurs and BVB have happened in the last three years. They first met in the 2015/16 Europa League with Dortmund winning 5-1 on aggregate in the round of sixteen. Then in the Champions League group stage last year, Spurs took back to back wins over the Germans. Both teams have scored in three for their four previous matches.
Tottenham are in their third round of sixteen tie. They are W1 L1 from the previous two. Spurs are still looking for their first ever home win in a Champions League knockout match (D1 L2). They have scored just one goal in those three games. Spurs were on an unbeaten W6 D1 record at home against German sides before Dortmund turned up in 2016. With a defeat against Bayern Leverkusen in November, Spurs are W1 L2 in their last three home games against German sides. Spurs are W4 L3 though in two-legged ties against German opponent. Spurs have, however, lost their last two.
Dortmund are top of the Bundesliga at the moment. They also topped their group in the Champions League, finishing level with Atletico Madrid on points but winning the head to head. This is the fifth time that Dortmund have been in the round of sixteen, the last one was in 2016/17 when they recovered at home after a first leg loss at Benfica. BVB are W3 L1 in their four previous round of sixteen ties. They have, however, won only one of their last six knockout phase matches in UEFA competition (D2 L3).
Borussia Dortmund have been in five previous two-legged ties against English opposition and from that they are W3 L2. Their most recent was a loss against Liverpool in the 2015/16 Europa League quarterfinals. Dortmund have lost three of their last four visits to England, the one exception a defeat at Spurs in 2016. Overall BVB are W4 D1 L7 in their previous twelve tips to England. Dortmund have actually only won two of their last eleven away matches in Europe.
It’s a tough match to call really as Spurs are going well at the moment without Harry Kane, but Dortmund are a powerful attacking side, the likes of which Spurs don’t meet too often. It’s worth just having a look at the game being a high scoring one over 2.5 goals.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Spurs have done well to stay in the title hunt despite some injury problems at the club. They made it three wins on the bounce last weekend as they edged past Newcastle. Leicester put in a great shift against Manchester United last time out but still suffered a loss. Read our Tottenham v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 5th, 2019 at 11:38 p.m.)
Spurs are on a good three-match winning streak at the moment. Each of those three wins have been by a one-goal margin. Overall this season they have posted a W8 L4 record at home in the top flight and this will be their third straight fixture at Wembley. They have beaten Watford and Newcastle in their last two home games, snapping back well from having lost two in a row on home turf. 42% of Tottenham’s home league fixtures have ended up going over 3.5 goals this season.
They have produced a total of 21 goals, conceding 11 at home so far. They have taken a clean sheet in 33% of home games although they only have the one in their last four. Spurs still have not drawn a single league game this season. Of the goals that they have given up on home soil, 64% of them have been in the second half of matches. Spurs though have opened the scoring in two-thirds of their home games this season. They have been winning at the break in half of them. Son Heung Min has netted in back to back league games for them.
Spurs won 2-0 at the King Power against Leicester earlier this season
Tottenham have won the last two league meetings
Leicester have no clean sheet in six against Spurs
The Foxes are W1 D1 L1 in their last three trips to face Tottenham
The Foxes suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Manchester United, but they played well. They had enough chances to get something out of the game. The Foxes have taken just the one point now from their last four league games. That was from a draw against Liverpool. Leicester have now only managed the one win in their last six. Their overall away record this season in the top flight is W5 D3 L5. They are unbeaten in two away games against current top four sides though. There was the draw against a Liverpool and a win at Chelsea.
The Foxes have averaged 1.3 goals per away game. Only 38% of their road fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. The Foxes have hit the back of the net in each of their last four on the road. Of the eleven losses that they have suffered so far this term, eight of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Leicester have scored 82% of their away goals in the second half of matches. Spurs are only one of four teams who have a better defensive record than Leicester have this season.
Spurs have been digging out those results and we can see another low-scoring victory coming their way. The Foxes may be able to offer up resistance but may not have enough to break the Lilywhites. Spurs to win to nil.
8th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham clutched victory from the jaws of defeat on Wednesday night as they left it late to come from behind to beat Watford at home. That was an important effort from them as well as they struggle through this difficult period without Harry Kane. Next up for the Lilywhites are Newcastle who pulled off one of the shocks of the season in beating Manchester City in midweek. Read our Tottenham v Newcastle betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 29th, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.)
Spurs looked to be heading to their third defeat in five Premier League games, trailing at home against Watford on Wednesday. But they came up with two goals inside the final 10 mins to turn the match on its head and bank themselves three points. That does leave them with back-to-back wins in the league, and both of those victories incidentally were 2-1 scorelines for them.
Tottenham have produced a home record of W7 L4 this season in the Premier League. That home win over Watford on Wednesday snapped a two-match losing sequence that they were on at Wembley. So that three points which they got were hugely important in terms of their push for a top-four finish.
Tottenham have produced 20 goals at home this season, conceding 11. Home and away combined Spurs have come up with just the one clean sheet in their last five Premier League fixtures. 64% of their home games this season have ended up over 2.5 goals, while they have taken a clean sheet in 27% of home fixtures.
Spurs are on a three-match streak at home without a clean sheet behind them. Of the league goals which they have conceded at Wembley this season 64% of them have come after the halftime break. Spurs have opened the scoring in seven of their 11 league home games, and they have been leading at the halftime break in six of those. Can the Lilywhites keep themselves just ticking over?
Spurs collected a 2-1 away win at St James’ Park back in August
Newcastle have lost their last three against the Lilywhites
The Magpies have won three of their last four away games in the EPL against Spurs
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven league meetings
Newcastle pulled off one of the shocks of the season on Tuesday night as they produced a 2-1 victory over Manchester City, which was after having fallen behind in the first minute of the game. That leaves the Magpies with back-to-back league wins now and suddenly their survival hopes have been boosted massively.
Those two recent victories though were both at home and out on their travels, they have only won twice this season. Newcastle’s overall way record is W2 D5 L4 this term. All four of those away defeats have been against sides currently sitting in the top six.
The Magpies have only scored nine goals on their travels this season, with only 45% of their away games ending up over 2.5 goals. Newcastle are winless in their last three out on the road, collecting just one point in that sequence.
Newcastle have earned a clean sheet in 36% of their away games but they are without one in three. Newcastle have been level at half-time in seven of their 11 away games this season. They have conceded 64% of their 14 away goals in the second half of matches. Only Cardiff and Huddersfield have produced fewer league goals and Newcastle this season.
The Magpies can frustrate teams at times with their set up, but they don’t look likely to win away at a top-four side at all. Spurs will be happy to get across the line with a one-goal margin victory, which appeals to us.
31st January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a really testing time now for Tottenham with injuries. They are still well in the mix for a top-four finish, but their title chances look to have passed them by. Watford will turn up at Wembley on Wednesday night defending a good four-match undefeated streak of form. Read our Tottenham v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 25th, 2019 at 11:54 p.m.)
Tottenham have collected a 2-1 victory at Fulham in their last League fixture, Spurs getting the winner right at the death. They get back to Wembley on Tuesday night where their record this season in the top flight is W6 D0 L4. Spurs will be looking for a little bit of revenge in this one too having been beaten by Watford earlier this season. Tottenham have lost back-to-back home games now against Wolves and Manchester United so have gone off the boil. They have been on a four-match home winning streak prior to that. Tottenham have scored 18 goals at home this season while they have conceded 10. 50% of Tottenham’s home games have ended up over 2.5 goals.
This is all about the grind now over Tottenham with a big injury list, including Harry Kane. Spurs have and of the home goals they have conceded, 70% of them have been in the second half of matches. Spurs have a half time home record of W6 D1 L3 behind them. Spurs have opened the scoring in all but three of their home games this season. The Lilywhites have only failed to score in two home games this season, both occasions ending up being defeated 1-0. Tottenham still haven’t been involved in a single League draw this season, home and away combined.
Watford took 2-1 home win over Tottenham back at the start of December
There was then a 2-2 draw between them in and EFL cup tie at Wembley
Tottenham’s loss against Watford this season was their first defeat against them since 1994
Tottenham have won each of their last three Premier League home games to nil against the Hornets
Watford are undefeated in their last four League games, their most recent a 0-0 draw against Burnley. They have improved to having only suffered one defeat in their last eight League games overall (W3 D4) so it has been steady and somewhat resilient progress from them. But just to put things into context, each of their last four games have been against sides currently in the bottom half of the table. Away from home, this season Watford have produced a W4 D4 L3 record. They are doing pretty well out on the road at the moment as they are undefeated in four (W2 L2) and they have lost just one of their last six away from Vicarage Road.
Can they complete a fantastic League double? Watford have talent 16 away goals this season, conceding 14. Just 36% of their away have ended up over 2.5 goals this season. Watford have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games away from Vicarage Road. They have conceded in their last two away games, and of the away goals that they have shipped this season, 64% of them have been in the first half of matches. Watford have opened the scoring in five of their 11 away games this season. Three of four away wins that they have recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin.
This may end up being a tight game. Tottenham are not at full strength and that could catch up to them in this one after a very busy period. Watford may be able to stick in there and get a point. Draw.
28th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting