Chelsea - Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Expect goals in the first half

A Clash of the Titans at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as the fight for the top four continues with a London derby, with our tipster backing goals and a 11/4 value bet on offer
After both sides won at the weekend with late goals, Tottenham Hotspur travel across London to face rivals Chelsea in a match that could determine who finishes in the Champions League places.

A win for Rafa Benitez’s men would all but guarantee them a place in the top four, as they currently sit in third, three points ahead of Spurs in fifth. Arsenal separate the two sides in fourth, but a win for Andre Villas-Boas' men would see them leapfrog the Gunners into the top four.

Chelsea come into this match after a fantastic performance at the newly crowned Champions, Manchester United. Juan Mata’s deflected strike gave Benitez and Chelsea an invaluable three points.

The Blues have won their last six at home in the league and are favourites with Paddy Power at 19/20 (1.95) to come away with victory.

Tottenham Hotspur needed a late Gareth Bale goal at the weekend to overcome a resilient Southampton side.

Spurs are on a shaky run at the moment, winning three of their last seven, but they are still in with a great chance to qualify for a Champions League spot.

A loss tonight would see them have a mountain to climb, but victory would put their future in their own hands with two games remaining. Villas-Boas' men are slight underdogs for this clash, with Paddy Power pricing them at 11/4 (3.75) to take all three points. The same firm has the draw at 13/5 (3.60)

Spurs haven’t beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since 1990 and their recent record against the Blues doesn’t make happy reading.

They haven’t won in the last six meetings between the sides, with Chelsea coming out on top in their last two games. With Chelsea in such good home form, and with a win almost guaranteeing them a top-four spot, 19/20 (1.95) is a fantastic price for Rafa Benitez’s men to win the match.

For those looking for more value, it’s worth drawing your attention to the goal market. Out of their last six home league games, Chelsea have netted in the first half of five of them. With Spurs scoring in the first half of their last four away matches, the bet of both teams to score in the first half at 11/4 ( 3.75) with Paddy Power is certainly worth investing in.

Chelsea to win at 19/20 (1.95) with Paddy Power
Both teams to score in the first half at 11/4 (3.75) with Paddy Power

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