Tottenham vs Chelsea betting tips and predictions for the Carabao Cup semi-final match on Tuesday 8th January. Which team will take a first leg lead into a second leg?
Both sides go into this match after good FA Cup victories at the weekend and they’ll both be striving to get to Wembley for the League Cup final on 25th February. We’re betting on a Tottenham Hotspur first leg win for the first of our predictions and betting tips on the match this week.
This first Carabao Cup semi-final pits together two of the big six in the Premier League and the winner of this tie is more than likely set to face Manchester City in the final at Wembley, who play Burton Albion in the other semi-final. Spurs will have the first leg home advantage here and will be looking to take a step closer to lifting their first trophy under manager Mauricio Pochettino. His critics say he needs to win a trophy and with Manchester United sniffing around him, there would be no time like this season to get his hands on a cup. Our predictions say that Tottenham will take a first leg lead back to Stamford Bridge and the odds of 11/10 with William Hill make a good bet here.
Chelsea are set to be in a battle to finish in the top 4 of the Premier League, with Tottenham currently sitting four points ahead of them in third, and Chelsea three points clear of fifth placed Arsenal. Maurizio Sarri has seen his new side put in some poor performances this season, but they have also been brilliant at times and Edin Hazard has been the catalyst for a lot of that great football. The Belgian is best price 9/4 with Unibet to score in this semi-final first leg.
Spurs have only lost one of their last 10 matches (a 3-1 defeat to Wolves)
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in their last three games (W2 D1)
Tottenham have won the last two meetings between the sides 3-1
Harry Kane is always the main man for Tottenham, and after getting a rest in the 7-0 FA Cup win against Tranmere on Friday night, he will be back in the Tottenham starting line-up for this one. He is the favourite to score anytime in this match but for our anytime goalscorer betting tip we are predicting his strike partner Heung-Min Son will be the man to get on the scoresheet. The South Korean is playing some of the best football of his career at the moment and cannot stop scoring. William Hill are offering the generous odds of 7/4 for Son to score against Chelsea and that bet is too good to resist for our Tottenham vs Chelsea betting tips. Son has scored seven goals in his last six Tottenham appearances so 7/4 looks very generous!
Due to this tie being over two legs, it is hard to see one team going all out attack to get the win, whatever happens at Wembley this week, both Spurs and Chelsea will know it is only half-time in the tie and that will mean Chelsea’s main target it to stay in the tie ahead of their home leg, and Tottenham’s will be to get a comfortable lead ahead of the second leg. It is hard to see Spurs winning this too comfortably but Chelsea might just struggle to get on the scoresheet with their lack of firepower. They are over reliant on Edin Hazard and Tottenham’s defence might be able to keep him quiet, that’s why we’re going for a 2-0 Tottenham victory as the correct score prediction for this Tottenham vs Chelsea Carabao Cup semi-final first leg betting tip.
Tottenham to win – 11/10
Draw – 5/2
Chelsea to win – 23/10
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