Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction 22 December 2019
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Tottenham Hotspur have won four of their first five Premier League (PL) matches under José Mourinho, with each win producing over 2.5 total goals and seeing Tottenham win the first half ‘to-nil’. Even so, both teams have scored in three of Tottenham’s four PL wins under the new manager, with their five goals conceded across said trio all coming after the hour mark.
The Lilywhites’ 5-0 thrashing of Burnley (Dec 7) made it six PL home games without defeat (W4, D2). Ten of the 14 goals they scored across the four wins in that sequence (3.5 goals per-win) arrived in the first half.
Chelsea have lost four of a possible five PL matches since the November international break ended. They’ve also failed to score a single goal after the hour mark during this period, and each of those defeats saw Chelsea lose at least one half by a one-goal margin.
The ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ / ‘Both Teams to Score’ tags can be jointly applied to Chelsea’s last seven PL road trips. By extension, all but one of Chelsea’s PL away games this term have seen at least one half produce 3+ total match goals. That said, none of the last 16 halves of H2H PL football have this distinction.
Players to watch: After his opener at Wolves (Dec 15), Tottenham’s Lucas Moura has now scored inside the first ten minutes in two successive PL gameweeks.
Three of Chelsea’s last four league wins have each seen Christian Pulisic score exactly once in the second half.
Stat attack: Tottenham have averaged exactly 2.0 first-half goals across their last three PL home wins.
Three (W2, L1) of Chelsea’s last five PL away games have seen the winner on the day specifically win one half 1-0.
Tottenham’s last three designated PL home clashes with Chelsea have each seen the winner on the day win the first half ‘to-nil’.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Betting Tip
- Home Win (Odds 2.33)