Back Blues for Wembley glory

Spurs have won just one of their last eight Premier League fixtures

Tottenham Hotspur face Chelsea in the second FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley on Sunday evening.

Spurs defenders Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul are both sidelined and Ledley King may be unable to feature for a second time in six days. Niko Kranjcar also looks set to miss out but Scott Parker is likely to return from injury.

Chelsea's John Terry and Ashley Cole look set to be available for selection but Branislav Ivanovic is suspended.

The two sides have met twice this season and both games have ended with the sides level. Bet365 offer odds of 12/5 for a third consecutive draw on Sunday. Unlike their previous meetings, this tie will be settled in extra-time and penalties if necessary. William Hill offer 6/1 for the game to be settled on a penalty shootout.

Chelsea face Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League on Wednesday and therefore extra-time and penalties would be far from ideal for Roberto Di Matteo and Chelsea.

The Blues are looking to lift the trophy for the fourth time in six seasons and BetVictor offer odds of 5/2 for the West-Londoners to do exactly that. However, only Manchester United and Arsenal have won the FA Cup on more occasions than Spurs and Harry Redknapp will be keen to add a second FA Cup medal to his own personal trophy cabinet. A return to Wembley next month awaits the winners of the tie.

Chelsea go into the game in good form having lost just one of Roberto Di Matteo’s 11 games in charge. Spurs, in contrast, have won just one of their last eight Premier League fixtures, conceding 13 goals in the process. The Blues look excellent value at 19/10 to win in 90 minutes but Blue Square's odds of 4/5 for both sides to score also look good.

Recommended Bets:

Back Chelsea to Win @ 19/10

Back Both Teams to Score @ 4/5

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 15/04/2012 - 10:07 AM
Filed in:- FA Cup Betting News, Chelsea, Tottenham

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