The Seagulls failed to win for the fourth game in a row as they lost out at Crystal Palace on the weekend. They have a comfortable buffer between themselves and the drop zone though so are going to be safe. This is another game though which may not offer up much for them. Spurs had their long unbeaten stretch snapped as they found Manchester City too hot to handle at Wembley on the weekend.
Tottenham 4/9, Draw 15/4, Brighton 7/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)
The Seagulls have taken just the one point in their last four league games. They had a right old ding-dong battle with Crystal Palace on the weekend at Selhurst Park, losing 3-2 but showing plenty of fight. The Seagulls have been alright at home recently with a W3 D1 L1 record at the Amex going, but they are winless in two there. Overall this season they have picked up a W6 D7 L4 record for the season at home. The half time draw at bet365 for 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) is worth considering as Brighton have been level at the break in ten of their home fixtures this season. The Seagulls haven’t actually kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven league home games though and on average have conceded 1.4 goals per home game. They have taken a clean sheet in only 24% of their entire home games. But still with all that added up, less than half of their home games have gone above 2.5 goals so it’s worth looking under the goal line. Two-thirds of their entire matches this season have ended under 2.5 goals. Brighton have scored 64% of their home goals this season in the second half of matches.
Tottenham just didn’t get a look in at home against Manchester City on the weekend at Wembley, losing 3-1. They were a distant second best to the newly crowned Premier League champions. It snapped a fourteen match undefeated streak of form that they were on too. Their away form is still good though having put together a four-match winning streak away from Wembley, scoring at least two goals in each of their last three. Spurs are undefeated in their last eight road games in the top flight and overall this season on their travels they have produced a W10 D3 L4 record. The LIlywhites are on an eleven match scoring streak away from home and they have scored in each of their last 21 league games home and away combined. They will likely get a battle from the Seagulls and Spurs to win by a one-goal margin is at 11/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018). Naturally, Harry Kane heads up the anytime goalscorer market but Christian Eriksen continues to perform so well for them at longer value. They start midweek only four points out of second place so need to keep competing.
Tottenham were 2-0 home winners over Brighton earlier this season and that is back to back wins over the Seagulls by that scoreline for them in all competitions now. That was the first Premier League meeting between the two sides and only the fifteenth meeting overall. From those previous clashes, it is Spurs who are 9-3 ahead with three drawn matches. Spurs did lose their last visit to Brighton which was back in the old Division One in 1983.
Tottenham may not have been good enough to match Man City, but they are good enough to beat most sides in the league. Look for some kind of response to come from the Lilywhites, but maybe a win by only the one-goal margin.
15th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Man City are going to have to wait just a little bit longer now to get the league title in their hands. They blew their lines at home against rivals Manchester United last weekend. This is no easy game for them either so can they avoid losing back to back league fixtures? Spurs are still buzzing along on a fantastic winning streak and won’t be fearing the Citizens at the moment.
Tottenham 6/4, Man City 13/8, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
It has been imperious form from Tottenham lately who are on a six-match winning streak of league form. The goals are flowing well for them as well having netted at least two in each of their last four games. They haven’t picked up a clean sheet in any of their last three and keeper Hugo Lloris has been guilty of a few mistakes. Both teams to score at 8/15 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) looks like a viable option for this high profile fixture. The Lilywhites have superb home form, unbeaten in fourteen at Wembley and currently riding a four-match winning streak there with each of those four wins coming with a clean sheet. But this is Man City visiting so in the bet365 correct score market a Tottenham 2-1 option is a good solid 10/1 poke* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). Spurs really need the points to keep their top two finish dreams alive and it would heap more frustration on City.
The Citizens suffered that crazy 2-3 home loss against Man Utd last weekend. After sitting 2-0 up at half time, no-one saw that second half collapse coming. They were just 45 minutes away from the title and now they have to wait. Man City’s away form still makes for some good reading though as they are W13 D2 L1 for the season. The Citizens are on a three-match winning streak on the road, having scored at least two goals in each of those wins and conceding just the one goal in total. Manchester City have produced 37 in their 16 away games this season and have conceded just the eleven. They have scored in each of their last five away games. The two losses that they suffered in the top flight this season, their victors needed at least three goals to topple them. That says a lot about City. Over 3.5 goals at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) and worth a look. More than half of City’s away victories in the Premier League this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Man City romped to a 4-1 home success over Spurs earlier in the season. That snapped a four-match winless streak of form that they were on against Spurs though (D1 L3). So Spurs are ahead in the recent head to head meetings and the Lilywhites, albeit at White Hart Lane, have won their last two home league fixtures against the Citizens. Six of the last nine have produced at least four goals.
Tottenham to win: A win for Spurs could a least prolong City’s inevitable title just a little bit longer. City have been exposed recently by Liverpool and Man Utd and Spurs will know how to get the visitors rattled. Home win.
12th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Stoke’s season is in big danger of ending on a real sour note now. Three defeats on the bounce has left them three points clear of safety (four realistically with goal difference) and they get another tough game here. Spurs produced some fine form to snap their long winless streak at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend to pretty much lock down a top-four finish and to carry on in fantastic form.
Tottenham 3/10, Draw 4/1, Stoke 17/2* (Betting Odds taken at 7:32 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Potters start the weekend second from bottom and badly needing a change of fortunes. They are winless in each now (D4 L4) and are running on a three match losing streak heading into this one with Spurs. They have taken to back to back home defeats (against Everton and Man City ) and they have failed to win any of their last four on home soil, collecting only the two points in that sequence. It’s hard to see them defying the big odds on them in this one too and producing a win. Stoke have only come up with the two goals in their last four home fixtures and have failed to score in half of their last six at home. Tottenham to win to nil at Paddy Power does appear to be a good option out of the gate for 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Stoke have netted 17 goals in 16 home games so shouldn’t be a huge threat and they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last two home games. Clean sheets have been few and far between for them this season with one earned in just 19% of home fixtures.
Spurs took a win over London rivals Chelsea last weekend to move on to a five-match winning streak. They haven’t lost since a 4-1 defeat against Man City last December. Away from home, they are on a three-match winning streak, scoring eight goals in that sequence as well. Overall this season the Lilywhites are W9 D3 L4 on the road and they are cruising along at the moment. They even got the boost of having Harry Kane return from injury far sooner than expected as he put in a subs appearance against Chelsea. Hard to know how much he is going to be risked, by Son Heung-Min has been in pretty good scoring form lately and is a good proportion at even money* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) in the Paddy Power anytime scorer market. Spurs average just about two goals per game away from home this season and have scored in each of their last ten away from Wembley and in 88% of their away games in total this season. Only Manchester City are currently carrying better form than Spurs are in the top flight and only the Citizens have a better away record this term than the Lilywhites do.
Spurs eased their way to a 5-1 home success over Stoke earlier in the season and that was the fourth Premier League game in a row in which they have scored at least four goals against the Potters. Tottenham are on a four-match winning streak and are unbeaten in five against the Potters now. They have won their last two trips to the Bet365 Stadium 4-0.
Tottenham showed a lot of character and class last weekend to beat Chelsea, even if they rode their luck a bit at the back in the first half. Stoke won’t trouble them too much at all and this should be relatively easy pickings for them.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea v Tottenham Premier League Preview, 1st April 4.00pm
A new month brings a heavyweight duel at Stamford bridge between London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham. This could have big implications in the race for a top-four finish. Spurs are holding down fourth heading into the weekend, five points clear of their rivals, so a win for the Lilywhites in this one would pretty much close the door on the Blues. Can Chelsea lift themselves for a big home performance? They need to.
Chelsea 5/4, Tottenham 11/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018)
Big pressure game for Chelsea now which is a huge opportunity to try and edge their way back to the Champions League qualification places. They have a five-point gap to make up to Spurs in order to achieve that, but a win here would put good wind in their sails. Chelsea have won their last two league outings at Stamford Bridge, beating West Brom and Crystal Palace. Overall the Blues are W10 D2 L3 for the season and they have averaged 1.7 goals per game on home soil. So while their overall form recently hasn’t been great, they do look a solid home side. Each of their last three home games have made it over 2.5 goals and that is 21/20 at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018) to happen in this one as well. If the Blues don’t make the most of this one then their chances of making it to the Champions League next season through the league route are going to be severely hampered. Olivier Giroud is the 13/8 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for the game, but Willian out at 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018) is always a tempting proposition and has been in great form. The Blues are currently sixteen points worse off than they were at this stage last season. The pressure is on, especially with only two wins in eight previous games this season against top-six opponents.
The Blues have shown some vulnerabilities at the back and with Spurs (even without Kane) a threat, then the both teams to score option at bet365 for 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 03:42 p.m. on March 27th, 2018) is still looking viable. Spurs can take a lot of pressure off of themselves with a win in this one which would pretty much lock down a top-four finish. The Lilywhites are in great form at the moment with a four-match winning streak going and no defeat since a loss to Man City back on December 16th. Away from home this season in the top flight the Lilywhites are W8 D3 L4 and they have won four of their last six on their travels (D2). Spurs have averaged 1.9 goals per game away from home this season and have been their usual solid selves at the back, taking a clean sheet in 40% of their road games. Spurs have scored in each of their last eighteen league games now and are unbeaten in twelve in total home and away. They are missing Kane, but are still such a tight, well-knitted group of players.
The Blues did take a win at Wembley earlier this season against the Lilywhites and have won three of the last four meetings against their rivals in all competitions. They collected a 2-1 success in his corresponding fixture last season and are defending a proud unbeaten home record against Spurs in the Premier League. Chelsea have won three of their last four (D1) league home games against Spurs and overall home and away in all competitions are W4 D2 L1 in their last seven against them.
Chelsea do have a bit of home form going against the Lilywhites and they can take advantage of the visitors being without Kane. The Blues have to raise their game, leave everything out there in this one to get some pressure back on the Lilywhites for a top-four finish.
28th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham get all of their focus back on a top-four finish in the league now after crashing out of the Champions League in midweek. They will get a good test out on the road against a Bournemouth side who have improved considerably in the new year. The Cherries go into the weekend six points clear of safety after a good revival.
Tottenham 1/2, Draw 13/4, Bournemouth 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:45 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Bournemouth have shaped up well since Christmas really having lost just once since Boxing Day in the league. So they are ticking over nicely and look pretty solid to survive against relegation. They are without a win in three though, drawing their last two against Newcastle and Leicester. They have great form at the Vitality going on at the moment though with an unbeaten W3 D2 record going and they have scored at least two goals in each of those home fixtures as well. Over 3.5 goals at Ladbrokes for 29/20 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) may well be worth a little flutter in this one because while the Cherries are scoring well, they haven’t taken a clean sheet in their last eight home fixtures. Plus their last six games at home have gone above the 2.5 goal line and both teams to score looks a really viable option to roll with in the game. The Cherries have upped their average to 1.4 goals per game at home this season and 70% of those have come after the halftime break. So this should be a really good contest and with Bournemouth having scored in each of eir last ten games home and away in the top flight, they could put up quite a good challenge to the Lilywhites in this one.
Tottenham saw their Champions League dreams ruined in midweek by Juventus so now it is back to the business to try to lock down a top-four finish in the Premier League. They haven’t lost since a defeat against Man City back in mid-December and they are on a three-match winning streak at the moment in the league, each with a clean sheet. Away from home, they are unbeaten in their last five (D3 D2) part of an overall W7 D3 L4 away record that they have posted this term. Spurs are up at an average of 1.7 goals per game away from Wembley and they have scored in each of their last eight on the road and in each of their last seventeen Premier League games home and away combined. Harry Kane is naturally the Ladbrokes first goalscorer favourite at 5/2* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) and the Lilywhites have scored in 86% of their away matches. They start the weekend in fourth place, five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea so have a nice cushion. They just have to make sure that there is no Champions League hangover.
Spurs edged their way to a 1-0 home victory over the Cherries earlier in the season and that is a big five-match unbeaten streak of form that they are on against Bournemouth. The Cherries have failed to score in any of their last four against Spurs now (W3 D1). The Cherries did hold out for a 0-0 draw in this corresponding fixture last season. This is just the seventh game between them with Spurs 4-1 ahead with one drawn game.
This has the makings of being an entertaining clash down on the south coast. Tottenham’s European dreams were left in tatters in the week and may struggle to lift themselves in this one. This is a good chance for Bournemouth to sneak a point.
9th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a home game that the Lilywhites will be expected to win. Spurs have been going along in fine form and moved up into the top four last weekend at the expense of Chelsea. They have their big duel with Juventus coming up in midweek but should still deliver here. Huddersfield have landed back to back wins to ease their relegation concerns but will do really well to get anything out of this tough away game.
Tottenham 2/11, Draw 11/2, Huddersfield 16/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:15 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
Spurs are on a ten-match undefeated streak of form in the league at the moment and have won their last two back to back, both by a 1-0 scoreline. In the Coral correct score market a Tottenham 1-0 is at 13/2 with the Tottenham 2-0 the shortest priced option at 24/5* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Spurs are on a three-match winning streak at home and they are W6 D1 in their last seven at Wembley in the Premier League, so it has been fantastic form from them. They have taken a clean sheet in each of their last three as well and Tottenham to win to nil at Coral has to represent a nice bit of value at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Spurs have scored 29 goals in their 14 home games so far this season and have conceded just an average of 0.6 goals per game. Harry Kane is up to 24 league goals for the season with eleven of those coming at home.
The Terriers have burst into form with back to back league wins, scoring six goals across those two games. That leaves them three points clear of the drop zone. They have failed to take a clean sheet in any of their last seven league outings now so they still have plenty of tightening up at the back to pull off. Their away form this season is W3 D2 L9 and their win at West Brom last weekend snapped a three-match losing streak that they were on away from home without having scored a single goal. Overall the Terriers have scored just the ten goals in their fourteen away games this and they have conceded an average of exactly two goals per game. 82% of their goals conceded on their travels this season have come in the second half of matches. That’s 23 of their 28 goals conceded after the half time break. Even though they have come into a nice bit of from this is tough, tough away game and a Tottenham/Tottenham half time/full time bet at Coral for 7/10 odds will have appeal* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018).
Spurs romped to a 4-0 win out at the John Smiths Stadium earlier this season and that was the first meeting between the two in any competition since a League Cup clash in 1973. So there is little head to head to draw upon.
Tottenham are clear favourites for the three points in this one and they are value to back to get them all with a clean sheet too. Huddersfield have done well to get their recent wins, but unlikely to come up short again against a quality side like Spurs.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This should be a pretty competitive London derby on Sunday. Crystal Palace still have relegation concerns despite their upward turn in form. The Eagles though have just gone off the boil on a four-match winless streak. Spurs will be hoping to make up some ground on the top four this weekend by collecting an important three points out at Selhurst Park.
Tottenham 1/2, Draw 10/3, Crystal Palace 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 11:48 p.m. on February 20th, 2018)
Palace’s future has just started to look a little shaky again as they have only collected two points from their last four league games played now. However, they have remained strong on home soil which makes things interesting for this one. The Eagles are W2 D2 L1 in their last five league games at Selhurst Park, having lost just one of their last eleven there in the league. So they aren’t easy to knock off and are unbeaten in three there. Losing Wilfried Zaha, who was the spark of inspiration to get them going this season, has been a blow though. The Eagles have scored 16 goals in their 13 league home games this season but defensively haven’t been all that tight having conceded an average of 1.5 goals per game. 62% of fixtures at Selhurst Park have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the goals that the Eagles have conceded on home soil this season, a massive 74% of them have been in the first half of matches. Crystal Palace have scored in each of their last six league games home and away but will they have enough to have the Lilywhites rattled.
This could end up being a good weekend for the Lilywhites as they look to haul themselves into the top four race. They banked a 1-0 home win over rivals Arsenal Last time out in the league and that extended their great form to nine unbeaten now (W6 D3) in the top flight. The Lilywhites have drawn their last two away games out at Southampton and Liverpool though and have collected just the two away wins in their last nine away from Wembley. In the William Hill correct score market Tottenham 1-0 and a 2-0 are both at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:46 p.m. on February 21st, 2018). Given their positive streak of form lately they don’t look like losing this game and the Lilywhites have scored at least two goals in six of their last nine. Harry Kane is the first goalscorer favourite with his tally now up to 23 for the season which is just two fewer than Crystal Palace’s entire total for the season. Spurs have scored two-thirds of their away goals after the half time break this season.
Palace fell to a 1-0 loss out at Spurs earlier in the season and that is the third league game in a row that that has happened to them. In the last nine Premier League meetings between these two, Spurs have gone W6 D1 L2 and of those five wins for the Lilywhites, five of them were by a 1-0 scoreline. Tottenham have won their last two league visits to Selhurst Park. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings in all competitions.
Tottenham to win by a one-goal margin in this London derby has some good appeal but they will likely be put through a tough battle in the match. Palace really need to get something on the board to ease the pressure, but the extra quality of Spurs will likely shine through.
23rd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham survived a tough trial at Anfield on the weekend in playing out a thrilling and dramatic 2-2 draw against Liverpool. That keeps the race for the top four wide open now as they move on to face their rivals in Saturday’s North London derby. Arsenal starts the weekend four points adrift of the Lilywhites and can’t afford to suffer a defeat in this or their shot at a top four will likely vanish.
Spurs 21/20, Arsenal 12/5, Draw 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 5h, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.)
Spurs extended their unbeaten form in the Premier League to eight with a 2-2 draw at Anfield on the weekend, thanks to a late stoppage-time penalty from Harry Kane. That was a tough challenge for them on the road but back at home in the league Spurs are W5 D1 in their last half dozen at Wembley so they are going into this one with good from behind them. Overall this season at Wembley the Lilywhites are W8 D4 L1 in the top flight. They have kept back to back clean sheets there as well and with them having taken a clean sheet as well in their last home fixture against Arsenal, a Tottenham to win to nil with Bet365 is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.) for the game. Spurs have taken a clean sheet in almost half of their home games this season and 38% of their home games have been won to nil. Tottenham have averaged 2.15 goals per game this term and have conceded just the nine goals in their thirteen games. Harry Kane is the first goalscorer favourite which is no great suprise really given the scoring form that he has been in. Tottenham really needs the three points to keep driving on for a high finish.
The Gunners are playing catch up then to their rivals, starting a place behind Spurs down in sixth, but four points adrift. They can’t afford for that to get widened by losing this one. Arsenal destroyed Everton last weekend in the top flight and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a goal on his debut for the Gunners. Arsenal’s away form this season has been pretty dire by their standards, posting only a W3 D4 L6 record on their travels. They have lost their last two back to back, going down against Bournemouth and Swansea and they are winless in three away games. The Gunners are just W1 D3 L2 in their last six Premier League away games. They have scored in each of their last four road games though and both teams to score with Bet365 is at a price of 1/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 00:44 a.m.) if you do fancy them breaking down the though Tottenham defence. Arsenal have conceded at a rate of 1.6 goals per away this season which isn’t great and they have a clean sheet in just 23% of their away games. Their defence does look a liability still for them and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last six away games in the top flight. Each of their last five games in the league have managed to get above the 2.5 goal line. Can they earn themselves a massive three points in the North London derby?
Arsenal landed a 2-0 home win over Tottenham back in November and that snapped a four-match winless streak that they were on against their rivals (D3 L1). Away at Spurs, Arsenal are winless in three in the league, losing two and taking one draw. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight meetings, but not in the last two, which have both finished as 2-0 wins for the home side.
Tottenham are much stronger than their neighbours are at the moment and should be able to collect three home points against them. Arsenal’s defence still looks highly vulnerable and their away form doesn’t stack up this term. Spurs can get the win with a clean sheet.
7th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham did a great number on Manchester United in midweek and now head off to Anfield to face another tough opponent. This is going to be a crucial time for Spurs in their battle for a top-four place. They go into the game two points adrift of third-placed Liverpool so there are a massive three points up for grabs here. The Reds got over their shock defeat at Swansea last weekend by thumping Huddersfield in midweek and are carrying hot home form.
Liverpool 21/20, Tottenham 12/5, Draw 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 1:31 a.m.)
Liverpool have lost just one of the last 16 top flight games and they responded to their defeat at Swansea by taking a 3-0 victory and got Huddersfield in midweek. The reds are on a three-match winning streak at home and they are unbeaten all season at Anfield, a run of twelve Premier League games. Each of their last three games at home have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool have averaged just over two goals per game at home this season and over 2.5 goals at Bet365 is at 4/7 Odds. Liverpool have been defensively very good at Anfield this season and they have only conceded the seven goals all season there. However, they are facing a quality side and Tottenham and both teams to score should be in favour and in the Bet365 correct score market a Liverpool 2-1 option is at 17/2 odds. Mo Salah was on the score sheet again in midweek and he, along with Roberto Firmino have both been going well in front of goal recently. Liverpool claimed an epic 4-3 win over Manchester City in their last home game and they will be targeting another important thre points in the race for a top-four finish in this one. A win for the Reds would see them open up a 5 point lead over Tottenham.
Spurs produced one of their best performances of the season in midweek as they beat Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley. Tottenham completely outclassed the Red Devils on the night and the victory moved them to seven matches unbeaten in the Premier League. Away from home Tottenham are unbeaten in three games winning two of them before only managing a 1-1 draw in their last away game which was at Southampton. Tottenham have actually only won just two of their last eight games out on the road in the top flight. That is why they are playing catch-up in trying to lock down a top-four place. Spurs have scored in each of their last 13 Premier League games and Harry Kane is the Bet365 first goal scorer favourite at 4/1 odds. Tottenham have scored 21 goals in total away from home this season which is not bad at all for an average of 1.75 goals per game, while defensively they have conceded just around a goal per game on average. The Lilywhites have scored in each of their last six away games and they should play their part in driving the goal total up in this game. Just over a third of the goals that Spurs have conceded this season have been in the final 15 minutes of matches. This would be such an important three points for them if they could land them. It would keep momentum high before next meeting Arsenal in the North London derby.
Liverpool were hammered 4-1 at White Hart Lane back in October, but they have won their last two home games against Spurs in all competitions. Their loss against the Lilywhites earlier this season snapped a run of ten unbeaten games that the Reds were against Spurs and that has to count for something. Liverpool are undefeated in their last seven home games against Tottenham in all competitions.
Liverpool may just have enough to go and scupper Tottenham’s chance of catching up in the race for a top-four finish. Spurs haven’t done particularly well against the other big six this season and Liverpool have the power to take them down at Anfield. Home win and both teams to score.
2nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a game of high importance for Spurs as they look to make up ground on the top four. The Lilywhites start the next round of matches in fifth place and trailing second-placed Manchester United by eight points. So there’s a lot of work for Spurs to do still but taking three points off the Red Devils would be a huge bonus for them. United though are on a good unbeaten streak of form, just like Spots are. Tottenham are 5/4 at Paddy Power for the win, with the draw at 11/5 and Manchester United at 23/10* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.)
Spurs have put together a six-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League (W4 D2) but they have had a couple of struggles lately. Recent 1-1 draws against West Ham and Southampton were a real surprise and then they were poor out at Notts County in the FA Cup on the weekend, having to rescue a replay by a 1-1 draw. Spurs though are unbeaten in their last eleven Premier League home games, winning seven of their last nine there, so they have been going well at Wembley. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last five on home soil. Overall they have netted 26 home goals in their campaign and Harry Kane has ten of those. Kane is the Paddy Power first goalscorer favourite at 10/3 for the game* (betting odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 10:12 p.m.). The Lilywhites have conceded only the one goal in their last three at home against United and they have conceded just nine home goals this season which is an average of 0.75 per game against. This will likely end up being a low scoring game and under 2.5 goals has some good appeal for the fixture. You know there will be an emphasis on defence coming from the visitors. Tottenham have scored in each of their last twelve league games and have scored in 92% of their home matches.
Given the state of play in the league table would Manchester United be happy with a point? Probably. They are in good form and a pretty solid option for a top-four finish as it stands. They are unbeaten in their last eight league games and have won their last three on the trot as well. They have four clean sheets under their belt in a row as well so they are going strong, even if their performance are far from being high octane and flowing. They have won their last two away games and they are unbeaten in their last six on the road as well. Overall their away form is W7 D3 L2 for the season, and they have averaged 1.8 goals per game on their travels. In the Paddy Power correct score market, a 1-1 draw is a shortest-priced option at 11/2 and the Red Devils have scored in each of their last six away games. Anthony Martial has netted in the last two road games for United and in each of his last three home and away so he has hit a bit of form. The two defeats that Jose Mourinho’s men have suffered this season were both one-goal margin losses against Huddersfield and Chelsea. They have scored in 83% of their road games and will cause Spurs some nervy moments of course.
Tottenham are on a five-match unbeaten streak of Premier League form at home against the Red Devils, winning two of those. They have won their last two on home soil against United but the Lilywhites suffered a 1-0 loss at Old Trafford earlier this season. Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven games between these two in the top flight and Tottenham have failed to score in five of those seven matches against Manchester United.
Spurs really need a result in this one to avoid getting cut further adrift from the top four in the league. The Lilywhites have been going well on home soil and they have to take the game to the visitors as this is a huge opportunity for them. Back the home side to get the points. Sheer initiative may win the day.
29th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting