Chelsea v Spurs: 3 League Cup final trends to help turn a profit
The Capital One Cup final sees a repeat of the 2008 matchup between Chelsea and Tottenham and here at news.ladbrokes.com we’ve leafed through the annals to pick out some trends from finals past to help Ladbrokes customers generate a profit.
Four of the last five League Cup finals have seen both sides find the net with the only anomaly in that sequence being Premier League Swansea’s 5-0 thrashing of lower League Bradford in 2013.
Both Chelsea and Tottenham have scored and conceded in four of their last five fixtures in all competitions as well.
There is such a rich recent history of 2-1 wins in the season’s first major final that it makes all kinds of sense to spread the wealth.
Half of the last 12 showpieces have finished 2-1 to one side or another, including Tottenham’s last win in the competition which came against Chelsea back in 2008.
The fact this scoreline hasn’t been returned in the last three editions means it could well be about to rear its head again.
The League Cup’s reputation for entertainment reaches right through until the final, where caginess doesn’t seem to enter the equation.
Only once since 1998 has there been a goalless stalemate, with the last two finals producing nine goals across them.
Of course, the last time these two sides met was on New Year’s Day in the Premier League, which rewarded over 7.5 goals backers as it finished 5-3 to Spurs. Over 3.5 at Wembley seems more sensible at 2/1.
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