Four teams find themselves embroiled in an almighty skirmish to finish in the top four this season and with three points separating the sides in third and sixth, it appears each of the protagonists are in with a shout.
Arsenal, the side situated lowest in the standings, have bizarrely been awarded 2/5 favouritism in the betting in what is an obscurely priced market.
Manchester United come next at a reasonable 1/2, then it’s 33/20 for third-place Southampton to remain in amongst the elect, but a punt on any of these over of the ENORMOUS 3/1 that says Tottenham qualify for the top four isn’t money well spent.
Compared to the other offerings, Spurs represent the best value in this market by some margin and after overturning Arsenal at the weekend they must be taken seriously.
Since losing 3-0 at Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been bested just once in ten matches, while only Liverpool (14) have taken more points than their 13 across their last six.
In Harry Kane they have a seemingly ceaseless source of goals, while Christian Eriksen is one of, if not the, most reliable net-bulging midfielders in the Premier League.
Between them the pair are directly responsible for 31 of the Lilywhites’ 43 points so far.
To finish in the top four, every team needs an elite department containing more than one resident and in Kane and Eriksen, Spurs are in a rare position of prominence.
In the past when they’ve failed to break into the desired bracket, they had just one world-beater, Gareth Bale, to rely upon.
Now they boast multiple match-winners, their chances of success have improved immeasurably.
The fixture list has offered them a helping hand too, with Manchester City the only fellow fat cat they have left to host this term, while once tomorrow’s trip to Liverpool is out of the way they have just Man Utd and Southampton to visit.
A genuine opportunity to stockpile points has presented itself and, if current form is maintained, the 3/1 about Tottenham to finish in the top four is a bet that’s certain to land.