Chelsea vs Tottenham: prediction for the English Premier League match
Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in the London derby on Saturday, January 23. What to expect from this match? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Last week,Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup semi-final (3:0 on aggregate) and became the first finalist of the tournament. Next month, they will square off against Liverpool in the final match.
The Blues also celebrated success over Chesterfield (5:1) in their first match of the FA Cup. In the Champions League, Chelsea allowed Juventus to overtake them and finished in 2nd place in the group.
Chelsea recorded 12 victories and eight draws in the Premier League, which brought them 44 points. Thomas Tuchel's men are in 3rd position in the standings, with one of the best attacks in the league - they have scored 46 goals.
The hosts are yet to win a game in the Premier League in 2022 - in the last matches, they drew with Liverpool (2:2) and Brighton (1:1), and suffered a defeat to the current leaders and defending champions, Manchester City (0:1).
Christensen, James, Mendy, Chalobah, and Chillwell have been ruled out of this fixture.
Tottenham got a landslide victory over Morecambe (3:1) in their first FA Cup match, but suffered a defeat to Chelsea in the semi-final of the League Cup and failed to qualify from their group in the Conference League. Thus, FA CUp is the only trophy they can still win this season.
The Spursare doing well inthe Premier League, where Antonio Conte's men have earned 36 points from 11 victories and three draws. Currently, the team is in 5th place in the standings. The attack of the North Londoners has been unimpressive - they scored only 26 goals in 19 games. In the last two rounds of games, the Spurs defeated Watford (1:0) and Leicester (3:2).
Romero, Heung-Min Son, and Dier are unavailable for the visitors today.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
In 3 of the last 4 games of the hosts, goals were scored in both halves.
No penalties were given in the last 4 head-to-head games.
The Blues won 4 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
This season, Chelsea and Tottenham have met three times. Chelsea won all three of these games with a clean sheet. Tottenham aren't in great form, and we don't believe they can upset the favourite in this match.
Our prediction - Chelsea to win
We do not expect a high-scoring thriller in this fixture. Tuchel knows how to play against the Spurs, and we think that the Blues will get a confident victory today.
Second bet - Chelsea to win by 2 goals