Tottenham to keep up Foxes chase by beating Stoke at Britannia
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | April 16, 2016
Stoke City v Tottenham
- Premier League
- Monday, April 17th
- Kick-off 20:00 BST
- Britannia, Stoke
- Live on Sky Sports 1
Title-chasing Tottenham to edge Stoke
With five games of the Premier League season to go, Tottenham are still not giving up chase on leaders Leicester City, and are odds-on 5/6 chances with Coral to beat Stoke City away.
Prior to the Foxes’ Super Sunday clash with West Ham United, Spurs were seven points behind, and will need to be careful of tricky opposition the Potters, who are undefeated against the north Londoners in their last three meetings.
Stoke won both fixtures last term, including a 3-0 home victory, and are tasty 7/2 shouts for victory again or 13/5 to claim another draw as they did earlier this campaign at White Hart Lane.
Potters need forwards on form again
Marko Arnautovic and Mame Biram Diouf were on target for Mark Hughes’ men in that latter match, and are both 2/1 to score anytime once more.
While, Spanish striker Joselu and key man Xherdan Shaqiri are respective 2/1 and 7/2 chances in the same market.
For the visitors, Nacer Chadli has two goals in his last three against Stoke, and you can also back him at 2/1 to anytime.
Main man Harry Kane, though, will be looking to extend his Premier League tally of 22 to stay out in front, and is an even-money shout. The England frontman is 4/1 to strike first and 5/1 to bag a brace or better.
Kane and Alli to combine once more
Compatriot and fellow PFA Young Player of the Year nominee Dele Alli has also chipped in with a few goals this term in his maiden top-flight season, with eight, and is the second-favourite in Spurs’ anytime market. Eric Dier, meanwhile, who netted last time out against the Potters, is out at 8/1.
Tottenham have also been terrific at the back this term so far, conceding the least (25). You can, therefore, back them at 2/1 for a win to nil or 29/20 just to keep a clean sheet, as they recently did in the 3-0 triumph over Manchester United.
In terms of selection, the hosts have a number of minor doubts in captain Ryan Shawcross, Arnautovic, Glenn Whelan and Marc Muniesa, but all are expected to pass late fitness checks. Erik Pieters is suspended, while Shay Given may get the nod in goal ahead of Jakob Haugaard.
Nabil Bentaleb is Spurs’ only absentee, as attackers Clinton Njie and Kane have overcome from knocks.
Coral’s top tip: Harry Kane has been on fire all season, and is 5/1 to score two or more at the Britannia.