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Unlikely bet based on this season looks likely in Spurs v Chelsea

| 26.09.2013

Ahead of Chelsea’s last Premier League match at home to Fulham, research into the most recent head-to-heads between the west London neighbours showed that it was a rare occurrence that goals were scored in both halves.

This resulted in us pointing punters in the direction of backing goals not to be scored in both halves at Stamford Bridge at 27/20 and this bet duly copped with each of Chelsea’s two goals coming in the second period.

Up next for Chelsea is another all-London encounter at Tottenham and it is hoped that a delve into their past fixtures throws up another winning bet.

Looking solely at this season, punters could be forgiven for thinking goals will be at a premium in this fixture, especially given that Tottenham have only conceded a solitary goal across their eight fixtures in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have shut out the opposition in three of their five Premier League fixtures, which could heighten interest in the 10/1 that the derby ends 0-0, with 5/6 on offer that under 2.5 goals are scored in the match.

The latter bet would have been successful in all five of Tottenham’s Premier League outings this season and four of the fixtures to involve Chelsea.

However, the statistics are sending punters in the direction of a different odds-on offering, one that is the complete opposite to what was anticipated when Chelsea faced Fulham.

It is 8/11 that goals are scored in both halves at White Hart Lane and this is something which has happened in seven of the last nine showdowns in all competitions between Tottenham and Chelsea and all of those where at least two goals have been scored.

This fixture has, in fact, been a bit of a goalfest in recent years, with the last three all seeing at least four goals scored.

Over 3.5 goals in this match pays out at 21/10, while six of the last eight have had a goal scored in the final 15 minutes.

A goal between the 75th minute and the final whistle this time can be backed at 20/21.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.