Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea Soccer Predictions and Betting: The Round of 16 matches of the prestigious EFL Cup or widely known as the Carabao Cup is underway with the premier league teams facing each other.
An interesting clash is on the cards when two giants Spurs and Chelsea meet each other on Tuesday night at Spurs home ground. Both the teams haven’t had the best of the starts to the season despite new signings and are desperate for that trigger to get on a roll. This looks like a matchup to look forward to for the fans.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea prediction and betting Odds
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea Predictions Odds : Recent form
The Spurs didn’t have a particularly good season like they did in 2018/19. They could only manage a 6th place finish in the Premier league Cup with 16 wins and 11 losses. The UEFA runners-up in 2018 season failed to make it beyond round of 16 after a humiliating loss against RB Leipzig.
Their EFL Cup ended pretty quickly when they lost to Colchester United in penalties. Barring the shocker of a loss in the first game against Everton, they are on an unbeaten streak of five games recently after a draw against Newcastle United in the weekend.
Chelsea under Frank Lampard did have a decent performance but went trophyless over the season. In the premier league, they were victorious on 20 occasions that tied them with Man United for 3rd place but had to settle for 4th with a lower goal-difference.
In the UEFA Champions League, they were thrashed by the eventual champions Bayern Munich in the round of 16. The FA Cup didn’t go their way either with a final loss against Arsenal.
With a re organized squad and a better atmosphere, they are expected to be a threat. In the last five recent clashes, Chelsea have managed two wins, two draws and a defeat against the defending champions Liverpool.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea prediction and betting : News Buzz
Tottenham vs Chelsea prediction and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Both the teams have struggled to find the eleven to start the matches that has costed them dearly. Chelsea are one of the busiest teams in the transfer market and have signed a bunch of players with enormous talent. Spurs have got their ex-player Gareth Bale that will definitely instill confidence in the side.
The teams have played each other in 53 games so far in which Chelsea has the upper hand with 30 wins whereas the Spurs have enjoyed triumph on 10 occasions. Their last five meetings also suggest that the Chelsea have been the dominating side with 4 wins and a lone lose way back in 2019 January. In the 2019 season, the Spurs couldn’t get the better off Chelsea losing both the games of the season.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea Soccer prediction and betting analysis: Offensive and Defensive stats
Jose Mourinho's Spurs had considerable success fielding a 4-2-3-1 against Newcastle United barring that late penalty that cost them a win and two more points. The Blues will stick to a 4-2-3-1 after a late comeback against West Brom which was on the verge of providing the biggest upset so far with a 3-0 lead.
Tammy Abraham arrived late but made a huge statement as Chelsea managed to hold-off West Brom on Sunday. The highest scorer last year has been a key forward and a match-winner for the blues. He has an excellent header and has scored thrice in 6 outings along with 1.6 shots per game, 0.2 key passes and 0.2 dribbles per game so far.
The new signing Kai Havertz has proved to be a top performer but hasn’t converted the chances yet. He had a hattrick last week in the EFL Cup and has 90.6% pass success with 0.7 shots and 0.3 dribbles per game.
Timo Werner hasn’t opened his account in Premier league and has looked out of touch in the last couple of games. There is no doubt in his finishing ability or in creating chances, but the German will have to bounce back quickly. He has 3 goals in 9 games with a 78.5% success in passes.
For Spurs, Harry Kane has been a key figure who was their top scorer last season. Despite being criticized for his inconsistency, the English player has had one of the best starts with 3 goals and 5 assists in 7 appearances with 67% success. He also enjoys 3.6 shots per game and provides about 1.8 key passes per game.
He will be accompanied by Son Hueng-Min who is on a roll with 12 goals in 19 matches. The Korean forward is exceptional in the air and accounts 2.7 shots, 2.7 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game.
With Gareth Bale probably playing his first game against United, Lucas Moura will have to step up with the opportunity that he has been provided. He has 73% success in passes, 1.7 shots per game and has won 1.7 aerials per match.
The Spurs have often left the opponent attack without really posing a challenge in the recent games that has made them prone to leaking goals. The Colombian defender Sanchez will have to tighten the backline from now on. He enjoys a 79% success in passes and has at least 2 tackles per game along with 1.5 interceptions and 2.5 clears.
He will be supported by Eric Dier who is a very good blocker and can counter attack. He has 88% success while passing and is great in aerial duels winning 4.4 per match along with 4.2 clears and 1.2 interceptions per game.
Doherty and Davies who usually play the left and the right center back will have to make sure that they support the other two by clearing getting rid off the balls and not letting the opposition get to the penalty box.
For Chelsea, the combo of Marcus Alonso, the newcomer Thiago Silva, Christensen and James will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet. Marcus Alonso has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and controlling the possession. He has 1.7 tackles, 2.7 clears, 1.3 aerials and 82.4% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva who has arrived from PSG wasn’t up to the mark with the armband and in the backline. In the 73 minutes he played, he managed 1 interception, 2 clears with an offside. The only positive was that he had 90% success in passes.
Andreas Christensen is amazing when passing or tackling and has a 91.8% pass success. He has 0.8 tackles and will have to come firing all guns blazed in the coming games.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Chelsea Soccer prediction and betting : Probable Line Up
Probable Lineup of Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hart; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Ndombele; Lamela, Alli, Sessegnon; Bergwijn
Probable Lineup of Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Barkley; Mount; Giroud
Spurs vs Chelsea EFL Cup prediction and betting tips:
The EFL Cup round of 16 match between Chelsea and Spurs is scheduled to be played on 29th at 6.45pm local time at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The usual opinion of Chelsea going in as the favorites has been echoed in several betting platforms and prediction websites.