The early game on Sunday see’s Spurs visit Stoke as they’ll look to put the pressure on Arsenal who have the weekend off due to Wigan’s cup final appearance.
The home side are best priced at 7/2 with Bet365. The draw is offered at 13/5 by Bet365, Boylesports and BetVictor, but it is a Tottenham victory which is best priced at 10/11 with all the highstreet bookies.
Following the midweek draw with Chelsea, Spurs will know they will need to take maximum points from Stoke in order to have a chance of stealing the last Champions League place, but they face a Stoke side that has given them plenty of trouble in recent times. However Stoke’s home form hasn’t been as strong lately as it was earlier in the year, with their usually rock solid defence allowing more than a goal a game over their last 6, and Spurs have been scoring well on the road recently, as proven by their midweek trip to Chelsea. With that in mind, the evens price offered widely for over 2.5 goals is appealing.
With this trip being away from home for Spurs, Player of the Year Gareth Bale is a sensible bet for man of the match, a growing market in betting at the moment. He’s priced at 3/1 with BetVictor, and although this is short compared to the rest of the market, Bale has scored 10 of Tottenham’s 18 goals on the road this year, and with goals often deciding who gets the bubbly, he looks the smart choice.
With Spurs well equipped for pace and Stoke’s rough style notorious throughout the league, the home side’s pricing of 10/11 to be the first team booked looks a God send from SkyBet.
Over 2.5 goals @ evens (William Hill)
Gareth Bale MOTM @ 3/1 (Bet Victor)
Stoke first side to be booked (Sky Bet)