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Capital One Cup final: Spurs, Chelsea prepare for Wembley showdown

| 01.03.2015

Tottenham (12/5 to lift the trophy with Coral) and Chelsea (1/3 odds-on favourites) face off for their first Capital One Cup final since 2008, when a Juande Ramos-led Spurs came out 2-1 winners after extra time.

These two teams have enjoyed head-fought and entertaining battles over the years too, so back another draw in 90 minutes at 16/5.

In five of their last seven mattings in all competitions, they have managed a match total of four goals or more, and you can take tempting odds of 2/1 for their to be more than 3.5 once more.

Both clubs, though, come in to this game in a shaky run of form, with Chelsea drawing their last two, against Burnley (Premier League) and PSG (Champions League), and Spurs without a win in their last four.

They have met this season twice already meanwhile, with Tottenham coming out on top 5-3 in a thriller at White Hart Lane, and the Blues easing to a 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

The two danger men from either side in those fixtures were Harry Kane and Eden Hazard, who gained a pair of goals across both games.

You can back prolific Kane, who was controversially left out of the starting line-up in Spurs’ recent 2-0 loss against Fiorentina in the Europa League, at 15/8 to net in 90 minutes, or 10/1 for two or more again. The youngster has a terrific 24 goals in all competitions this season, and represents his side’s main threat at Wembley.

Chelsea’s Hazard, meanwhile, who has 13 strikes and as many assists to his name this term, is 7/4 in the anytime market. Diego Costa represents his team’s best chance in terms of goals, as he has 17 (all in the Premier League) this season, and he is odds-on at 10/11 for another in normal time.

To get to the final this year, neither Chelsea nor Spurs had a particularly difficult route, with the duo facing just one top-flight side apiece (Liverpool and Newcastle United respectively).

Jose Mourinho will be looking to earn his first piece of silverware for the Blues since returning to Stamford Bridge, and his team are odds-on favourites at 4/7 to win in 90 minutes, despite being without suspended Nemanja Matic.

Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, has claimed no trophies as a manger to date, but is Tottenham are 5/1 for victory in normal time.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.