Tottenham vs Chelsea: prediction for the League Cup match
Tottenham are set to play hosts to Chelsea on Wednesday, January 12 in the second leg of the League Cup semifinal. We made predictions for this game, which you can find in the article below.
Tottenham's European season is over: they were inconsistent in their Conference League group games, and couldn't secure a top-2 finish. The North Londoners had to forfeit the last group game against Rennes due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the squad, and that cost them a spot in the playoffs.
Antonio Conte's men are currently in 6th position in the Premier League standings with a total of 33 points from 18 games, but they have two games in hand. The Spurs have been unimpressive on the offensive as they scored only 23 goals in 18 games. After a draw with Southampton (1:1), the Spurs recorded a narrow victory over Watford (1:0).
In the League Cup, Tottenham defeated West Ham in an exciting quarterfinal derby (2:1), and last week they enjoyed a good start to their FA Cup campaign, having secured a victory over Morecambe (3:1).
Conte will be unable to call upon the services of Romero, Son Heung-min, and Bergwijn.
Chelsea defeated Brentford in the quartefinal match of the League Cup, and won the first leg of the semifinals, beating Tottenham at home with a score of 2:0. Chelsea dominated the game: they had 64% posession and made 19 shots against Tottenham's five. Havertz netted an early goal in the 5th minute, and 30 minutes later Ben Davies scored an own goal.
The Blues had a great start in the FA Cup - last week they got a landslide victory over Chesterfield (5:1). In the English Premier League, the Blues are currently 2nd with a total of 43 points from 12 victories and 7 draws. In the last three rounds of games, Thomas Tuchel's charges defeated Aston Villa (3:1) and drew with Brighton (1:1) and Liverpool (2:2). The team has the third-best attack in the League, having scored 45 goals in 21 games.
Chelsea will be playing without Chilwell, James, Mendy, Chalobah, Kante, and Silva.
Chelsea won 3 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
In 3 of the last 4 games of Chelsea, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of the Blues.
This bet played in 3 of the last 5 games of the visiting team.
In the first leg of the semifinal match, Chelsea got control of the game and got an easy victory over the Spurs. Today the hosts' chances are slim, but they can put up a fight and create some dangerous moments on counterattacks. We think that the Blues will advance to the final of the tournament, but suggest hedging the bet with a zero handicap.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Chelsea
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Chelsea
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Chelsea won 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, and we are predicting another confident win for the Blues. Tuchel's men have superior quality in each line, and they just need a narrow win here to get into the final.
Second bet - Chelsea to win by 1 goal