Chelsea vs Tottenham: the Blues to win?
On August 4 we will see the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham. Will the Blues be able to win the fifth game in a row? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League last season, 19 points behind the champions. However, in the Champions League final, Thomas Tuchhel's charges beat the winners of the Premier League Manchester City (1: 0) and won the main European club trophy. In the offseason, several players left the club, including Victor Moses and Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea played a number of test matches with local clubs and won over Peterborough United (6:1), Bournemouth (2:1), and Arsenal (2: 1).
Tottenham finished seventh in the last season and were five points behind the Champions League zone. But they got a right to play in the qualifications for the Conference League. A number of players left Nuno Espirito Santo's team, including Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela.
Friendly games against the clubs from lower leagues went pretty well, the Spurs defeated Colchester United (3:0) and Milton Keynes (3:1).
This was the score in the four most recent games that Tottenham lost.
In the last three games, the Blues have consistently scored in the second half.
In the previous three games of Chelsea, this bet played.
The Blues continue to crush their opponents in the offseason, which demonstrates their serious attitude. It is rather difficult to tell whether the Spurs are in good form because friendly matches against weaker teams do not give us a full picture. The Blues have not lost in the last seven head-to-head games, and, in our opinion, they will continue their successful streak - Tottenham will not be able to withhold the onslaught of Chelsea's attacking players.
Our prediction - Chelsea to win.
The friendly status of the games suggests an open game. Both teams have shown good performance in the test matches, so we expect a high score. We believe that both teams will focus on the attack.
Our second bet - total over 3.5 goals.