Recent encounters between these rivals have produced plenty of goamouth action, and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same when Spurs face Sarri’s men
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have come out on top in both of the last two meetings between these sides, although have not won three in a row against them since 1963.
The Blues ran out 2-0 winners when this pair met in the 2015 final, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them taking the upper hand in this tie with another victory here.
None of the last six encounters between the teams have resulted in draws, but there are odds of 11/4 (3.75) available on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele are both hoping to be in contention for the hosts after months on the sidelines due to injury.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is unlikely to feature after being forced off in Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest with a back injury, whilst Cesc Fabregas appears to be on his way out of the club.
These teams shared four goals in Spurs’ 3-1 victory when they met here in November’s Premier League match, making it 17 goals in just the last four encounters.
Tottenham will certainly feel confident of ensuring the goalmouth action continues considering they have scored an impressive 22 times in their previous five fixtures coming into this clash.
With Maurizio Sarri’s team having got on target in all but one of their 14 away games in all competitions this season – producing 25 goals in total – odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem more then reasonable on over 2.5 going in for the seventh meeting in eight between these clubs.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.