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Back Spurs to prove themselves contenders with @Sportingbet_com

Posted on 21 December 2011  - 12:00

Our betting partners Sportingbet run through the markets available for Thursday night's match against Chelsea.

Our betting partners Sportingbet run through the markets available for Thursday night's match against Chelsea.

Thursday night hands Tottenham Hotspur the big stage as they take on Chelsea with the target of proving themselves true title contenders.

The blip at Stoke aside, Spurs’ have been consistent enough to make the 6/4 for a home win look a touch of value - especially when you consider the victories over Liverpool and Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

The visitors faltered over the weekend as lowly Wigan held them to a draw, but having beaten Man City only a few days earlier, the Blues still carry a heavyweight threat. We make them slight underdogs on North London soil, with 17/10 for an away win and 23/10 for the draw.

The clash looks primed for goals given 80% of Spurs games and 75% of Chelsea away trips have paid out on Over 2.5 strikes; 3/4 is the offering this time around while two or less pays 19/20.

Chelsea’s defence has been less than convincing this term, conceding in nearly 90% of their games, so if you see Harry’s boys sticking at least two past Petr Cech, you’ll be snapping up the 6/5 or Spurs to notch Over 1.5 goals.

If you fancy an alternative punt on the same night, make sure you check our Sports Personality of the Year odds. We make cyclist Mark Cavendish 2/5 favourite to take the BBC Sport’s top honour.

He is a long way clear of the likes of Rory McIlroy (16/1) and Andy Murray (350/1), so you can back any other winner at 2/1 or take your pick of any nomination to finish in the top three. Check out the Specials section for all our SPOY markets and plenty more.

Good luck!

Odds correct at time of writing...