With Chelsea weighing in as short as 67/100 in the Capital One Cup final match betting (they’re a microscopic 7/20 to lift the trophy outright), few punters are giving Tottenham much of a chance.
Those who fancy the Lilywhites can get paid out at 17/4, while it’s 14/5 the game is level after 90 minutes, as it was when this pair met in the 2007/08 showpiece, which saw Spurs record a famous 2-1 win in extra-time.
This meeting was level at 1-1 when normal time was concluded, rendering it something of a rarity compared to recent League Cup final renewals.
The game determining where the trophy goes tends to contain plenty of goals, meaning the 83/100 about over 2.5 of them being bagged at Wembley is a must back.
It swells to 19/10 if bolder wager-makers get behind over 3.5 strikes and there ample reasons to believe it’ll land.
Playing it a little safer will almost certainly reward, with the net bulging at least three times in six of the last nine finals.
Liverpool’s 2-2 after extra-time draw with Cardiff in 2011/12 is the only one of the previous quintet that didn’t have enough to reward backers of this particular bet after 90 minutes, but the additional 30 duly brought the goals we’d been waiting for.
The preceding pair finished 2-1 to Manchester United and Birmingham respectively, while the following two contained nine onion bag rustles, largely thanks to Swansea’s 5-0 routing of Bradford.
In addition to this, there’s also the fact that when Chelsea and Spurs collide goals are the usual by-product.
Six of their last seven dust ups have sparked elation amongst the over 2.5-goal backers, with five of these seeing at least four registered.
This includes the last time they squared off under the Wembley arches, when the Blues bested their north London foes 5-1 in an FA Cup semi-final, while their most recent meeting ended 5-3 to Mauricio Pochettino’s men at White Hart Lane, so expect another deluge here.