Live on Skysports 1: Sun 13.30 & 16.00: Betdaq price Tottenham at 2/1 to pile more misery on Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday.
At 2/1, Spurs stand out, especially considering the Blues’ recent poor form, (they’ve collected just two points from four games and won just one in six in all competitions) while the hosts’ season just gets better. Harry Redknapp’s men boast a formidable home record and are unbeaten against Chelsea in their last four league games here.
The evidence points to a home win, and while 2/1 is a jaw-dropping price, there are opportunities to further enhance any profits; for example, Spurs are 11/2 (William Hill) to win following a drawn first half. Elsewhere, the fact Spurs do much better in the second half means that Paddy Power’s 11/5 for them to win the second period has been well backed.
Local pride is also on the line at the Reebok Stadium where Bolton are evens (Coral) to get one over Blackburn (11/4, ).
Only Liverpool have come away from The Reebok with three points this season which does bode well for Blackburn. The away side have only managed wins on the road at teams with questionable home records; Blackpool and Newcastle (and neither win a clean sheet). Despite a generally negative record away from Ewood, Blackburn have only failed to score once though making Betfred’s 8/11 about both teams to score a tempting offer, as is Stan James’ 10/11 about the match containing at least three goals.
Twenty-four hours later, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger lock horns as Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford.
United are understandably favourites, but Totesport are taking a risk in allowing punters to double their money at evens, while the Londoners are 11/4 with Stan James. Both Paul Scholes and Cesc Fabregas have big question marks over them regarding their fitness and they are unfortunately unlikely to feature, which is a shame for everyone concerned.
Although the Gunners travel well, enjoying success at Old Trafford in recent times, they have beaten Fergie’s men just once in their last nine competitive matches. Arsenal may well get on the scoresheet here, but Partybets’ coupled odds of 18/5 for United to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 could prove the shrewd punt.