Can the Lilywhites try and chase down Liverpool and Man City this term? Get our Tottenham Hotspur betting tips and the latest Spurs betting specials here.
Tottenham Hotspur Tips & Betting Specials 2019/2020
Can the Lilywhites try and chase down Liverpool and Man City this season? Get our Tottenham Hotspur betting tips and the latest Spurs betting specials here.
Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to end their long wait for a trophy this season. The Lilywhites finished fourth in the Premier League table last season, which is a slight regression from their top three finishes in the two previous seasons, but they did manage to reach the Champions League final. A defeat to Liverpool will have hurt the Spurs fanbase, but they can still be happy with progress made in a disruptive campaign.
Now, Spurs are looking to kick onto that next level. They’ve broken their transfer record already this summer to bring in Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and with this being the first full campaign in their incredible new stadium, there’s a real sense of purpose and direction surrounding the North London club at the minute. Can they now take the next step and turn that purpose and direction into tangible success?
Tottenham Hotspur Betting Specials
- To win the league – 16/1
- To win the Champions League – 20/1
- To win the FA Cup – 7/1
- To win the EFL Cup – 8/1
- To finish in the top four – 1/2
- To be relegated – 750/1
- To be top London club – 6/5
- Harry Kane to be top scorer – 7/2
- Tanguy Ndombele to be PFA Player of the Season – 40/1
All odds from William Hill
Spurs made the headlines at the start of last season having gone the whole transfer window without bringing in any new players. With their new stadium being delayed several times, it wasn’t the perfect scenario for Mauricio Pochettino to begin the new season and indeed the Argentinian found himself heavily linked with the Manchester United job later in the campaign following the departure of Jose Mourinho from the Old Trafford club.
Despite this disruption and a worrying 13 league defeats, Spurs managed to finish in the top four, but the real story of their season was the run to the Champions League Final. Wins over Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax took Spurs to their first ever final in European football’s biggest tournament. A 2-0 defeat to Liverpool ended the dream in Madrid, but Spurs can take confidence from that run into the new campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino has overseen a real change at Tottenham since arriving at the club from Southampton back in 2014. The media appear to remain convinced that he will eventually outgrow Spurs, hence why he is often linked to the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, but for now he remains in charge and although he’s yet to pick up a trophy, he remains immensely popular among the North London club’s fanbase too.
Favouring a high-intensity pressing game and having overseen the exponential progression of talented young stars like Dele Alli and Harry Kane during his first five years at Tottenham, Pochettino has won many admirers and continued to develop the team and himself as a head coach, proving himself as one of the most astute, tactically flexible managers in the league in the last few seasons. He is a key asset to Tottenham Hotspur right now.
The New Arrivals
Having not many any transfers in over 500 days before this transfer window opened, Spurs were expected to splash the cash this summer. Despite this, they have made just two signings so far in the window, with young winger Jack Clarke arriving from Leeds only to be sent back to the Championship club on a season-long loan.
The major incoming transfer for this summer though is midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. Perhaps seen as a long-term replacement for Moussa Dembele who left Spurs in January, the Frenchman commanded a club record fee to be prised from his former club Lyon and he will slot into the Lilywhites’ midfield and bring his high-energy style to compliment the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park.
The Key Man
Few Premier League players are quite as talismanic as Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. The England skipper has racked up no fewer than 125 Premier League goals in just 178 appearances and not only is he among the most prolific goalscorers in world football, he continues to improve his link-up play and positioning, making him a threat from deeper position as well as in front of goal.
Spurs have had to learn to deal with Kane missing from games and the likes of Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min deserve plenty of credit for ensuring that they take up the goalscoring mantle during his injury absences, but Kane provides so much to this team as well as his goals that few players can claim to have so much influence on their side.
How do Tottenham stop losing so many matches?
One alarming issue from Tottenham’s 2018/2019 campaign was the amount of games they actually lost. Spurs didn’t draw a single game until March, when Hugo Lloris’ injury-time penalty save was enough to secure a point in the North London derby against Arsenal and indeed, they drew only one more game in the campaign against Everton on the final day of the season.
So how do Tottenham ensure they manage to turn some of those defeats into draws this season? Perhaps Pochettino has to be a little more shrewd when the side are ahead away from home – they lost against Arsenal, Southampton and Watford on the road having led in all three games. The amount of games that Spurs lost 1-0 however suggests that they need a better secondary plan when chasing a game which brings us onto another big question surround the Lilywhites this term…
Do Spurs need to add another attacking option?
With Kane’s injury issues well documented and with Fernando Llorente now having left the club following the expiration of his contract at the end of last season, Spurs can at times be left looking a little bit light in attack, with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min, both naturally wide players, often having to fill in as the focal point of the Spurs frontline.
Llorente proved to be effective coming off the bench in the Champions League against Manchester City and Ajax last term, but in the Premier League he found the net just once in 20 appearances. Spurs could do with another option up top, not only for when Kane is injured but also as a second striker to come off the bench when chasing games as they were ineffective at doing this at times last season.
Where will Tottenham Hotspur finish this season?
Like many others, we see Spurs as the third best team in the Premier League. While they don’t seem to have the same quality or strength in depth as Manchester City and Liverpool, who are expected to fight it out for the title again next season, the Lilywhites should have more than enough to finish above the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, all of whom appear to be undergoing a transitional period at the moment.
With a title push unlikely against the juggernauts of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, ensuring they remain as top four mainstays whilst also enjoying another run in the Champions League or indeed one of the domestic cups, will be seen as another productive campaign in N17.
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If he stays fit, then there can be little doubt that Harry Kane is one of the most natural goalscorers not only in the Premier League but in the world. Injuries have held him back in the last few seasons, so a summer of rest following England’s semi-final defeat in the Nations League will surely have benefitted him and after losing out on the Golden Boot in the last two seasons, you can bet he’ll be as determined as ever to pick up the award this time around.
Tottenham Hotspur Tips & Betting Specials 2019/2020