Premier League Betting Odds and Picks: Tottenham vs. Chelsea, Norwich vs. Wolves and More
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Things have pretty much returned to normal in Premier League action, with the winter break over and teams back in full swing.
Several big matches take place this weekend, highlighted by Chelsea hosting Tottenham Hotspur in a battle of league powers at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea Odds
Tottenham odds: +380
Chelsea odds: -143
Over/Under: 2.5 (-122/+100)
Time: Saturday, 7:30 a.m. ET
Chelsea, currently sitting in fourth place on 41 points and third in expected goals at 49.90 this season, could not have had less fortune than it did Monday when it suffered a 2-0 home loss against Manchester United.
Frustration can’t even begin to describe the emotion felt by Chelsea supporters and backers for that match. The Blues had not one, but two goals overruled by VAR (Video Assistant Review), both of which could have changed the entire complexion of the match at the time they were disallowed.
Chelsea was the better side for much of the game, particularly in the first half when it dominated, only to concede a late United goal via Anthony Martial and find itself down, 1-0, at the break.
The Blues will look to right the ship Saturday in their showdown with Tottenham, which looked sluggish and out of sync in its 1-0 loss to Red Bull Leipzig in Champions League play on Wednesday in Germany.
Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur Trends and Stats
- Chelsea has scored at least two goals in nine of its last 10 home matches against Tottenham across all competitions
- Tottenham has just three shutouts in 19 road matches across all competitions
- Chelsea is unbeaten in 24 of its last 25 home matches against Tottenham across all competitions
- Tottenham has lost the last three contests against Chelsea
- Chelsea has struggled to secure victories of late, winning just two of its last seven Premier League matches
Despite the loss, Tottenham has been solid in league play as of late, going 3-0-1 in its last four Premier League matches (including three consecutive wins) prior to the midweek loss to Leipzig. Spurs are just a point behind Chelsea on the table and holds down fifth place entering the match.