Tottenham and Chelsea are already locked in a battle to secure a top four finish and now the pair must also fight it out at Wembley for a place in this year’s FA Cup Final. As Spurs have won just three of their last eleven in all competitions, the formbook appears to favour Chelsea, who can be backed at 9/5 via BetVictor but the Blues might be distracted by another semi-final just a few days later, against Barcelona in the Champions League and that tips the balance towards Harry Redknapp’s men, priced by Stan James at 17/10.
Nevertheless, it looks set to be close on Sunday evening and subsequently, in a contest that Boylesports quote at even money to produce three or more goals, a case can be made for Blue Square’s 10/1, posted against a 2-1 Tottenham triumph. Alternatively, Spurs can be backed at 15/4 with bet365 to shade it by a one-goal margin and Skybet rate Redknapp’s charges at an enticing 5/1 to emerge victorious despite neither team having an advantage at the break.
Meanwhile, Jermain Defoe’s delicate finish provided Tottenham with some consolation in their 2-1 home reverse against Norwich last time out and that could be enough to win the Spurs striker a starting berth at Wembley, where William Hill chalk him up at 15/2 to break the deadlock.