Cross Game Multi Tips: Maddison to turn provider in the Black Country
Spurs produced yet another poor performance midweek and their fans have seemingly had enough of Jose’s tactics, this could be a make or break game for the Spurs boss with anything less than 3 points deemed as a big failure.
West Brom have improved in some areas under Allardyce, they certainly look to have a stronger core and some resemblance of a game plan but they do lack quality in key areas and they are conceding more shots than any side in the league (over 16 per game).
With that in mind I’m surprised to see Spurs 16+ shots as big as 7/5, the onus really will be on Tottenham to take the game to them and I expect West Brom to play for the draw from the outset.
If West Brom go ahead at any point we could see a Spurs onslaught so I’m also going to have a bet on 21+ shots and 11/1 too.
Wolves got a much needed win midweek but the fact it was against 9 men may not quite give them the confidence boost they would be hoping for and Arsenal were certainly on top when it was 11 v 11.
Leicester have produced a mixed bag in recent weeks but with Vardy and Ndidi both potentially back here and Pereira and Maddison both up to full speed then I think they should be too strong, the fact they are over Evens just to win is a price I will be taking.
In the player markets I’ve found a stand out angle on James Maddison, he’s 9/2 for an anytime assist and with 4 in his last 4 games that looks superb value, I’d fully expect this to go off at around 5/2 as I’ve not seen it bigger than 2/1 elsewhere so far.
He’s playing in the No. 10 role right now and will likely be up against either Neves or Moutinho and Dendoncker who are all solid players but lack the pace and energy required to keep Maddison quiet for 90 minutes.
It’s hard not to be impressed with what Tuchel has done at Chelsea so far, this system suits Chelsea well and they look very secure defensively. This could end up being their toughest test so far though, as previous opponents Spurs, Burnley and Wolves have all been incredibly defensive minded, whereas Sheffield United really seem to be going for it at the minute, especially at home.
The Blades have hit double figures for shots in the last 6 home matches and I don’t think it would be a surprise to see them match those figures again, so the 11/8 available looks to be a price worth taking. I will also be eyeing this game up for Sheffield United in-play shots if they are losing by a single goal at any point in the second half.
There’s plenty of Chelsea players who could potentially offer value in the attacking markets but Tuchel likes to rotate his players and it would be anyone’s guess who he starts with and in what formation, but if Reece James does start in that RWB role once again then the 8/1 on him for an assist looks good; he was consistently dangerous against Spurs and has 3 assists to his name this season.