What are the odds: Tottenham at home
Author: ExWHUEmployee. Published: 22 September 2017 at 9:06pm
Written by Martin Backhouse @martinbackhouse
Our cup final has arrived! Give it a rest Spurs fans…
It’s always a big one though and I can’t wait for Saturday! As a glass half full type of guy, I have a good feeling about this weekend. Saturday’s early kick-off is, of course, West Ham v Spurs at the London Stadium. IRONS!
We have defeated Tottenham 14 times in the Premier League; our highest tally of wins against a single opponent in the competition. We’re a massive 9/2 with Betway to win this one! The draw is available at 100/30. Spurs have lost three of the last four Premier League trips to our place (W1 D0 L3) and have failed to score in each of these three defeats. On the last two occasions at home we’ve won 1-0, although a big blow this time around will be the expected absence of Manuel Lanzini. If you fancy us to win 1-0 again, it’s on offer at a tasty 12/1.
Tottenham have lost their last two London derbies in the Premier League (0-1 v West Ham in May & 1-2 v Chelsea in August) – they haven’t lost three in a row in the league since August 2005. An update for the record books could well be on the cards here. Spurs are also looking to win their opening three away games in a league season for the first time since 1991-92.
James Collins is a huge loss for this one, but we just have to try our best to keep one man quiet; Harry Kane. He has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances against us. Overall, Kane has scored 19 goals in 28 Premier League London derbies for Tottenham. These stats reflect the odds on offer for Kane to score anytime, he’s 3/4. Our dangermen look like being Chicharito, Antonio, Arnautovic and Carroll, although I did hear a rumour midweek (I hope there’s nothing in it) that Carroll could be struggling for a start after a slight injury. Please play Hernandez up top Slaven! His pace behind the spurs backline could be essential. Little Pea is available at 13/2 with our sponsors to score first, 11/5 anytime. Michail Antonio is a tempting 9/1 to bag the opener, 11/4 anytime. Andy Carroll and Marko Arnoutovic 7/1 and 10/1 respectively to notch the first goal, 23/10 and 3/1 anytime.
Betway have followed other bookies with their own version of request a bet. Here’s some of the ones on offer for the game on Saturday:
Zabaleta and Reid to be carded – 7/1
Antonio to score a header – 9/1
West Ham to win, over 10.5 corners & over 4.5 cards – 16/1
West Ham to win, Antonio to score anytime & Nobes to be carded – 20/1
I’ll simply be backing us to win, but there are some huge odds on offer for those who love a longshot. Some examples include 15/2 for us to win and both teams to score, 22/1 on us to win 2-0 and 40/1 for Spurs to be leading at HT but for us to win the game!
Good luck with your bets! COYI