We preview both of the televised games on Saturday, featuring Spurs vs West Brom at White Hart Lane, and followed by Leicester vs Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.
Tottenham v West Brom
|Dele Alli (ew)||First Goalscorer||9/2||Bet365|
|Dele Alli||To Score 2 Or More||10/1||Paddy Power|
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||21/20||Bet365|
|Tottenham 1-0||Correct Score||5/1||Bet365|
Tottenham welcome West Brom to White Hart Lane for an intriguing clash between two in-form sides – the game kicks of at 12.30pm, and is live on Sky Sports 1.
Spurs have won their last five Premier League games and 7 of their last 10 (L2, D1), including an impressive 2-0 victory over league leaders Chelsea here last week.
But West Brom have won their last two league games and 6 of their last 10 (L3, D1) – with those three defeats coming against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.
So, while it’s no surprise to see Spurs as short priced favourites, we were surprised they are no bigger than 1/3, with the Baggies 12/1 and the draw 9/2, both at Bet365.
The reverse fixture in October finished 1-1 – with Dele Alli scoring an 89th minute equaliser at the Hawthorns. And the in-form midfielder has now scored 7 goals in his last 4 Premier League games, including a brace in each of the last three games.
His 10 for the season is just 4 behind Diego Costa in the goalscorer charts and he is best price 50/1 with William Hill to land the Golden Boot (1/4 odds 1,2,3 each-way).
He has scored first in 3 of Spurs’ last 4 league games and we recommend backing him to do so again each-way at 9/2 with Bet365 (1/4 odds for the place, if he scores).
You can also back him at a stand-out price of 10/1 with Paddy Power to score two or more goals for a fourth successive match – that’s as short as 4/1 elsewhere.
Spurs have only conceded 5 goals at home all season (best defensive home record in the league) and West Brom have only conceded 10 goals on the road (third best).
So, this has the look of a low scoring game and we strongly suggest backing Under 2.5 Goals at Bet365‘s 21/20 – we were expecting this to be an odds-on shot.
Also, bet on a 1-0 home win (West Brom lost 1-0 at both Chelsea & Arsenal recently), plus the 1-1 (five of the last 9 league games between these clubs finished 1-1). Back both at Bet365 – as they refund losing Correct Score bets on games that finish 0-0.
Leicester v Chelsea
|Leicester (+1)||Asian Handicap||3/4||Bet365|
|Chelsea 1-0||Correct Score||13/2||Bet365|
The Premier League champions host the Premier League leaders at the King Power Stadium, for a match that kicks off at 5.30pm – live on BT Sport 1.
While Chelsea are enjoying a renaissance under manager Antonio Conte, the Foxes have been poor this season in the league and find themselves down in 15th spot.
But Chelsea’s recent winning streak came to an abrupt end at White Hart Lane last week, while Leicester beat Man City 4-2, and we like those odds of 5/1 on the hosts.
We also suggest backing them on the Asian Handicap getting a goal start at 3/4 – whereby you collect if they win or draw + money back if they lose by a single goal.
Three of Chelsea’s last 4 wins away from home were 0-1 scorelines, so if they do justify favouritism then this is the most likely Correct Score to back at odds of 13/2.