Our betting expert with tips for London derby, Liverpool, Arsenal and a tasty 16/1 poke at Leicester PLUS Serie A angle
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Bet that Harry Kane’s still got all his faculties.
In contrast, Chelsea seemed a bit, well, lost at Brighton. Thomas Tuchel said: “At some point you sit on the bus and think, ‘Where are we going?’”
I hear you, Tom. Adrift on a tide of confusion? Hello darkness, my old friend. I found myself looking for the car keys in the fridge the other day.
Chelsea’s brand of befuddlement is all down to a torturous schedule says Tuchel, as today’s visit of Spurs will be the Blues’ 21st game since the start of November.
‘Diddums’ is a word you don’t hear so much of these days, isn’t it?
You hear a deal less about how Kane is all washed-up, too. He scored his 19th goal of 2021-22 for club and country in midweek. He’s found the net in six of his last 12 Spurs games.
Yes, he’s had three full gallops at Chelsea so far this season and come up with nothing. Tottenham mustered just five shots on target across two legs of the League Cup semi this month. Another tight clash looks favourite.
But the vibes from Spurs’ dramatic midweek win were so strong that the standout 2/1 (BetVic, Coral) ‘Kane anytime scorer’ is hard to resist.
Burnley have played only eight games since October. Lighter duties haven’t done them any good. They head to Arsenal (2pm) rock-bottom, threadbare and perhaps a bit rattled. There’s been talk of buying Andy Carroll.
The hosts can boss it, but who to punt for goals? Alexandre Lacazette has scored just two since the start of November. Same as big Andy, which puts little Al’s current contract demands into focus…
I’ll take Emile Smith Rowe ‘anytime scorer’ at 5/2 (Paddy) – that’s juicy on his stats.
Diogo Jota is buzzing ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace (2pm), but too short at the ‘anytime scorer’ prices.
Punt Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold to ‘get an assist’ at 19/10 (BetVic) instead. That’s big on his data, plus Palace’s set-piece weakness is a boost.
Leicester have poor set-piece stats too and Brighton (2pm) have the ‘anytime scorer’ worldie for the job in Adam Webster. Get on at 16/1 (Bet365).
Over in Italy, Tammy Abraham’s goals are keeping Jose Mourinho afloat at Roma – get on at 5/4 (Fred) ‘anytime scorer’ if he starts at Empoli (5pm, Serie A)
Last week: Winner at 5/6