In seasons gone the sight of Chelsea on the horizon would have sent some Tottenham fans into cold sweats, but not so in 2015/16, as the Lilywhites prepare to take on the champions at White Hart Lane as warm favourites.
Unbeaten in a club record-equalling 12 Premier League matches, and fresh from mauling away specialists West Ham 4-1 at White Hart Lane, fifth-placed Spurs are 7/5 shots to make it successive home wins which could break them into the top four.
Although 15th-placed Chelsea arrested a three-game league losing streak by scraping past Norwich at home last time, Jose Mourinho’s men are hardly in the throes of a full-throttle revival and can’t be backed with any confidence at skimpy odds of 9/5.
This is not only fantastic news for Spurs fans, but also for Ladbrokes customers looking to have a wager on Sunday’s televised London derby from the Lane in light of the bookmaker’s brilliant money-back offer on the match.
Ladbrokes are offering money back as a free bet up to £25 on selected markets if both teams score in the match.*
A look at Tottenham’s last 10 results and Chelsea’s horrendous defensive record this term should be music to the ears of Ladbrokes customers in terms of this punting safety net.
Nine of Spurs’ last 10 games and every one of their last six across all competitions would have rewarded BTTS backers, as Spurs’ Achilles heel appears to be conceding a solitary goal per game, yet scoring is very rarely a problem.
For all their problems leaking goals meanwhile – Chelsea have conceded more than twice that of Spurs in the league – they have at least found the net at least once in six of their last seven matches.
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