Tottenham come into the crucial home clash with Blackburn on Sunday knowing that nothing less than three points will do. And with Blackburn having conceded more goals on their travels than any other team in the league, Sportingbet are backing another goal-filled afternoon at the Lane.
Spurs are 2/5 favourites to win the tie but are better value in the half time-full time markets where they can be backed at 8/11 to be winning at half time and full time. They are also 3/4 to win the first half and given Blackburn will be targeting three points themselves in their battle to stay up, Sportingbet are expecting a wide open game with plenty of space for Tottenham’s front line to exploit.
Having scored just two goals in the last three games, Spurs will be on a mission against Blackburn and if previous results are anything to go by then the goal handicap markets look ripe for the taking. With Spurs winning the last two home games with Blackburn 4-2 and 3-1, Spurs -1 at 10/11 and Spurs -2 at 5/2 look decent value.
Emmanuel Adebayor will be expected to lead the line on Sunday and Sportingbet have priced him up in a goal matchbet special against Yakubu, with the Togolese 7/4 to score more goals on the day. Our Official Betting Partner have also pitched Rafa van der Vaart against Junior Hoilett and go 5/2 that the Dutchman scores more goals.
You can also bet on the method of Adebayor’s goals with a header priced at 7/1, a goal inside the box 6/4 and a goal outside the box available at 8/1. The biggest price of the lot though is for Adebayor to score in both halves at 10/1.
In the correct score markets most of the money this week has come in on Spurs to win 3-1 at 9/1 and Spurs to win 2-1 at 7/1. But for bigger value back a repeat of last year’s 4-2 scoreline at 33/1.
Plus if you combine that into a scorecast with Adebayor scoring first, a £10 stake would see an enormous return of £1260 thanks to the 125/1 odds!
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Odds correct at time of writing...