IT’S now a two-horse race for the Premier League title – although Spurs will have to go some to catch Chelsea.
They trail their London rivals by seven points but it could have been 10 if it hadn’t been for a superb late comeback at Swansea on Wednesday.
Spurs can close the gap to four by beating Watford in the early game and put some pressure on the Blues who have a tougher test at Bournemouth in the teatime kick-off.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won 13 in a row at White Hart Lane and are understandably short at 3-10 with Stan James.
Spurs showed their fighting qualities with three goals in the last two minutes at the Liberty and I’m taking them -1 against a side whose only win in five was against Sunderland. To win by two or more Spurs are 4-5 at Stan James.
Dele Alli is on penalties in the absence of Harry Kane and is 7-5 at Paddy Power to net.
A Spurs/Chelsea double pays 11-10 at 188Bet and that will prove popular with big hitters.
The Blues won 4-1 at the Pirelli last season and 3-0 at home in December. They are 8-13 with Coral to move a step closer to glory and that looks just about backable.
Man City look a little short at a best 1-5 with William Hill at home to Hull as do Liverpool at Stoke at just under evens without Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and possibly Philippe Coutinho.
In the Championship there are a couple of aways I’m interested in – Derby at Birmingham and Wolves at Bristol City.
Gary Rowett returns to St Andrews for the first time since being backed by City and finds them struggling under Gianfranco Zola. Rowett’s started with seven points from nine at Derby and how he’d love to win this one.
Derby are 11-8 with Ladbrokes and they haven’t lost on their last three visits to face the Blues.
Paul Lambert has Wolves motoring even if it’s too late to make the play-offs. They can make it six wins in a row at a Bristol City outfit teetering on the brink after three losses. Wolves are 15-8 at BetBright.
Rotherham were relegated last weekend and trail second-bottom Wigan by 17 points. Wigan must beat the only side below them to have a chance of avoiding the drop. They are 8-15 at William Hill which is a little short for a team that’s lost four on the spin.
Best bets in League One could be Southend at Charlton. Southend won three in a row before losing to Bolton and face a side lacking confidence who have won once in 14. Take the Shrimpers at 33-20 with BetStars.
Accrington are on a great run in League Two and last week’s win at second-placed Plymouth made it 12 without a loss. They are evens at BetStars at home to Crewe and it could be a game with plenty of goals.
Bets to Consider
Alli to score
Accrington & over 2.5 match goals
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