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Chelsea vs. Tottenham prediction, odds, picks: Soccer expert reveals EFL Carabao Cup best bets for Jan. 5

The semifinals of the 2021-22 EFL Cup get underway when Chelsea hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their matchup on Wednesday. The Blues advanced to the final four by posting a 2-0 road victory against Brentford in the quarterfinals. Tottenham had a bit of a tougher time moving on, as it edged West Ham 2-1 at home. The teams will conclude their double-legged semifinal clash on Jan. 12 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Kickoff from Stamford Bridge is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET. The latest Chelsea vs. Tottenham odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Chelsea as 0.5-goal and +101 money-line favorites, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Tottenham vs. Chelsea picks, make sure you see what SportsLine’s proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has taken a close look at Chelsea vs. Tottenham and revealed his expert picks, predictions, and analysis. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s EFL Cup picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Tottenham vs. Chelsea:  

  • Chelsea vs. Tottenham spread: Chelsea -0.5 (-105)
  • Chelsea vs. Tottenham over-under: 2.5 goals
  • Chelsea vs. Tottenham money line: Chelsea +101, Spurs +285, Draw +240
  • CHE: The Blues have yielded fewer than two goals in five of their last six overall contests
  • TOT: Spurs has allowed a total of two goals over its last four overall matches

Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues started poorly in their Premier League match against Liverpool at home on Sunday, falling behind 2-0 after 26 minutes. They finally got on the scoreboard 16 minutes later on a goal by Mateo Kovacic and pulled even when Christian Pulisic found the back of the net during injury time just before halftime. The 2-2 draw extended Chelsea’s home unbeaten streak across all competitions to 11 matches, with its last loss at Stamford Bridge coming on Sept. 25 against Manchester City (1-0).

Chelsea earned the draw against Liverpool without Romelu Lukaku, who was kept off the team as punishment for comments he made during an interview. Leading goal scorer Jorginho saw limited action in the match, as he did not start and played just 21 minutes. The Blues could use the 30-year-old’s offensive skills against Spurs as he has scored nine times, including once in Chelsea’s quarterfinal victory over Brentford.

Why you should back Tottenham

Tottenham possesses a pair of nine-goal scorers in Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, with the former recording one of the team’s five tallies in the EFL Cup. Prior to Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League triumph over Watford, the 28-year-old forward had scored in three of four overall matches. Meanwhile, Son is looking to end a two-game drought that has followed a stretch during which he scored in four of five outings.

Lucas Moura has recorded five goals and five assists in 23 overall matches, with two of the tallies coming during EFL Cup play. One was the decisive goal in Spurs’ quarterfinal triumph as he scored just two minutes after Jarrod Bowen drew West Ham even in the 32nd minute. Spurs has defeated Chelsea just once in their last eight meetings, but that victory came in the fourth round of the 2020-21 EFL Cup.

How to make Tottenham vs. Chelsea picks

Green has examined the likely lineups and looked closely at the Chelsea vs. Tottenham match from all sides. He is leaning over on the goal total and has two confident best bets and complete analysis of this EFL Cup match. He’s only sharing those EFL Cup picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Chelsea vs. Tottenham? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Tottenham vs. Chelsea, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past five seasons, and find out.

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