Tottenham Hotspur-Chelsea Betting Preview: Expect a tough encounter at White Hart Lane

Andre Villas-Boas will be gunning for his first victory over his former team 18 months after he was fired at the Stamford Bridge

Tottenham will be hoping to continue their fantastic start to the season when they host the Roman Army at the White Hart Lane in Saturday’s early kick-off.

The hosts come into this encounter with a 4-0 demolishing of Aston Villa in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup which followed a run of four consecutive victories in all competitions. What makes this tie special is the fact that Andre Villa Boas will be going neck to neck with his former master Jose Mourinho.

The Lilywhites are available at 17/10 (2.70) according to Ladbrokes to make home advantage count.

Jose Mourinho’s much-changed side returned to winning ways after three losses including losing to Bayern Munich on penalties in the Super Cup. They will be buoyed by the fact they recorded two consecutive wins against Fulham and Swindon in the Capital One Cup. Ladbrokes prices them at 17/10 (2.70) to return to the Stamford Bridge with the maximum points.

The draw is a 9/4 (3.25) play.

 For Spurs, only Arsenal have beaten them this season when they travelled to the Emirates to engage the Gunners. They currently sit in second position in the league, with 12 points from their first five games and could sit at the summit of the league should they silence the Blues.

Chelsea won 4-2 at White Hart Lane last season with Juan Mata scoring twice, but the Spanish midfielder has been out of favour since Jose Mourinho returned to take charge at Stamford Bridge. You can count on Mourinho’s men to win either half 3/4 (2.75).

With both sides attack getting the goals in recent times, it's no surprise to see both teams to score 4/6 (1.66) with Ladbrokes.

The Blues will be without Marco van Ginkel who picked up a knee injury against Swindon while Ramires suffered a muscle injury at the top of his thigh.

Backing total goal over 1.5 at 2/7 (1.28) looks like a superb bet, at an attractive price. This bet paid out in both teams previous encounter at the White Hart Lane.

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