Chelsea - Tottenham Betting Preview: Spurs can cause problems for Mourinho's men at the Bridge

Tim Sherwood's side have not tasted victory in west London in over two decades but Al Hain-Cole expects them to put up a strong fight against the Blues on Saturday
Tottenham will be hoping to secure a first away win over Chelsea in 24 years when they visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The visitors' last victory at this ground came courtesy of a Gary Lineker winner back in 1990 and they are 5/1 (6.00) outsiders with Paddy Power to end long their wait for another three points here over two decades later.

With all their title rivals out of action this weekend, Jose Mourinho's men are available at 4/7 (1.57) to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points by coming out on top in this game.

The pair shared a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane in December's reverse fixture and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out once again this time out.

Aside from their dire record at Stamford Bridge, Tim Sherwood's side have not managed a single victory over Saturday's opponents - home or away - in four years, drawing five and losing three of the last eight, so the history books suggest that this is going to be a tough assignment for the new Spurs boss.

That is certainly not for want of trying, however, with the north Londoners having taken the lead in five of the last seven matches before letting it slip in a series of entertaining encounters.

Having collected more points on the road than any other Premier League side this season though, the visitors will be confident of putting in another competitive display against the Blues on Saturday and are unlikely to set themselves up too defensively.

With this in mind, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem generous on both sides to score for the ninth time in 10 encounters, particularly as Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games.

Considering Tottenham's recent record of near misses against their London rivals, it is also worth having a bet on them taking the lead and failing to win yet again this time out, at odds of 12/5 (3.40).

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power
Tottenham to score first and fail to win for a 1pt stake at 12/5 (3.40) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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