Tottenham (1-0-0) Chelsea (0-0-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday August 20, 2017, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
Tottenham (29/25) Draw (13/5) Chelsea (11/4)
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The top two teams from last season will face off as Tottenham take on Chelsea at the English home of football, Wembley Stadium. Both teams have a lot of expectations this season and as a result, they will both believe that they can win this game. Due to these factors, I am expecting a very good game of football.
Chelsea had a shock loss in their first game of the season and that game also resulted in the Blues missing Gary Gahill and Cesc Fabrigas for this game. These are two very important players to the team and they will be heavily missed. The Chelsea squad is not very deep and this game will test it. Conte is a good manager and I am sure he will adapt well but it will not be easy especially since they will be away from home and up against some quality opposition.
On the other hand, Tottenham had a comfortable win against Newcastle in their opening game of the season. This team is also squad weak but they will be at full strength for this game so that does not really matter. I think that the new home ground will take time for the Spurs fans to settle into but after a while, I think we should be getting a good impression on how this team will react this season.
Overall, I am going to predict the Spurs to win here. The side is at home and is in better shape at the moment so it makes sense. We are getting a pretty good price on this bet so as a result, I think we should make this bet. I think this will also be a high scoring game so both teams to score is something I like to bet on.