Tottenham Betting: Matic's absence to help ensure a free-scoring League Cup final

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Chelsea - Tottenham Betting: Matic's absence to help ensure a free-scoring League Cup final
With the Serbian midfielder suspended and the Blues defence looking uncharacteristically vulnerable, Al Hain-Cole expects Spurs to take full advantage in a memorable Wembley clash
Chelsea and Tottenham will be hoping to get their hands on the first silverware of the season when they come face to face at Wembley in Sunday's League Cup final.

Jose Mourinho won his first trophy in English football in this competition back in 2005 and he is available at 4/6 (1.67) with bet365 to lift it for the third time here.

However, Spurs secured a memorable 5-3 victory when these sides last met in the league in January and are on offer at 4/1 (5.00) to come out on top once again this time out.

The Blues have drawn four of their last six matches in all competitions and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them taking it into extra time with another stalemate after 90 minutes.

While the Premier League leaders are the unsurprising favourites to take home the trophy, that exciting encounter at White Hart Lane will still be fresh in the minds of both sets of players, instilling Mauricio Pochettino's men with plenty of confidence despite their midweek Europa League exit in Florence.

What's more, the underdogs will have fond memories of the last time the teams met in a League Cup final, their 2-1 extra-time victory in 2008 providing them with their first and last piece of silverware since 1999.

With this in mind, this game should hold no fear for Spurs, who will fancy their chances of causing problems for a team past whom they put five less than two months ago.

Furthermore, having kept just two clean sheets in their last eight fixtures, the usually watertight Chelsea defence are looking uncharacteristically vulnerable at the moment and will certainly miss the protection usually provided by the suspended Nemanja Matic in midfield.

All things considered, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look far too good to pass up on both teams finding the net in another entertaining encounter, in a bet which would have paid out in nine of the last 12 meetings between the sides.

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