Spurs Should Be Backed At Great Odds To Finish Above Liverpool And Arsenal

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It’s now just a month before the new season gets underway and transfers aside the question on every Spurs fans’ lips is will Tottenham finish in the top four this season and qualify for the Champions League? Here we take a look at how the bookies think Spurs will get on this season and we’ll see if we can exploit some of those odds.

With Mourinho back at Chelsea and Man City changing their manager and strengthening once again it looks as though Spurs are playing for fourth at absolute best despite some having higher aspirations in recent seasons. Arsenal look most vulnerable as has been the case for many years now but they are just 4/6 to finish in the top four whilst Spurs are 2/1. Most Spurs fans would surely agree that Arsenal deserve to be favourites of the two clubs as Spurs are yet to finish above Arsenal in the Premiership during Arsene Wenger’s reign. However there does look to be a bigger gap in the odds than there should be, reports of Arsenal spending big this summer are yet to bear fruit and Spurs have at least already made one big signing in the form of Paulinho. Arsenal only finished one point ahead of Spurs in the last two seasons so it’s hard to believe that Spurs should be so much bigger than Arsenal to finish in the top four.

Perhaps what is more alarming is some bookies have Liverpool at shorter odds to finish in the top four than Spurs (Liverpool are as short as 13/8 with some bookies) and the odds on a top three finish are even more disturbing, Liverpool are priced up at 10/3 with Ladbrokes to finish in the top three whilst Spurs are 9/2. Two seasons ago Spurs finished 17 points ahead of Liverpool and last season the gap was 11 points, meanwhile Liverpool are just 4/9 to sell top scorer and best player Luis Suarez which would damage their chances of finishing in the top six, never mind the top three.

Unfortunately Ladbrokes are yet to price up a match bet between Spurs and Liverpool but other bookies who have a bit more faith in Spurs have and Spurs are best priced 10/11 to finish above Liverpool this season which still looks a very generous price. Only the unlikely scenario of Bale leaving Spurs and Suarez staying at Liverpool might be enough to see Liverpool finish above Spurs and even then Liverpool might need to have been the team that signed Bale! Meanwhile Spurs are a top price 15/8 to finish above Arsenal this season and that’s pretty much the same bet as Spurs finishing in the top four at 2/1.

There is always a bit of a debate about whether Spurs fans would rather finish in the top four or win a trophy and according to the odds the former is much more likely. Out of the three cups the League Cup is deemed most winnable with Spurs at 10/1. An FA Cup win is 12/1 and the Europa League is 18/1 despite Tottenham being favourites for that competition. The players seemed much less interested in that competition than AVB did last season so that 18/1 shouldn’t appeal too much.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Think the bookies usually go with form and Liverpools form in the latter part of the season was much better than Spurs, although I agree that Spurs are the more likely to finish above them still.

  2. This is getin old..Spurs blah blah blah…the only way you spuds will EVER finish above us is if we forfeit ALL our 38 matches..coz if we even played one match, i highly doubt you would match our 3 points even with 38 matches..you probably would get 2 points, which is *surprise surprise* lower than us in the table..mediocre club!!!!!!

  3. I’m a Tottenham fan & I love coming behind arsenal

    Ha ha ha that sounds abit gay doesn’t it…. good job too.

    We’ll most of us are.

  4. Yids are gonna finish 5th in my view, this is why –

    1st – Chelski
    2nd – Man chity
    3rd – Scum (man u)
    4th – Liverpool
    5th – Yids
    6th – Arsenal (your scum)

    reasons

    Chelski – one man team (doesn't actually play in the team) José Mourinho.
    Man Chity – spent far to much to fail, good signings this time around and what looks like a good manager (less inter-squad trouble)
    Scum – Rooney is about to leave for ??? even if he doesn't leave this club will struggle with the squad they current have. i put them 3rd but i hope they finish lower.
    Liverpool – (I am a Liverpool fan) with the quality we have and what we are doing i see us pushing hard for 4th and and us just to pip the Yiddo's on goal difference.
    Yids – should you keep hold of the "golden boy" (and i do think you will for 1 more season) you will push Liverpool hard this season (its going to be close).
    Arsenill – This is the yea that these overachievers fail, 5th at best is my view but i have them for 6th.

  5. Liverpool and everton will finish above spuds.. You heard it here 1st. I hear some spuds asking about arsenal..lol we are never your class, we don measure our achievments with that of spuds.. The weakest arsenal in recent times finished above you last season.. I dont see why you should be hopeful of finishing above them next season..when they would be a whole lot improved. Just no chance of spuds finishing above arsenal

  6. Liverpool and everton will finish above spuds.. You heard it here 1st. I hear some spuds asking about arsenal..lol we are never your class, we dont measure our achievments with that of spuds.. The weakest arsenal in recent times finished above you last season.. I dont see why you should be hopeful of finishing above them next season..when they would be a whole lot improved. Just no chance of spuds finishing above arsenal

  7. Once again no chance of spurs making the champions league! Paulinho is destined to be another overpriced Brazilian dud, Bale might even stay another year but he’s throwing a year of his career away through loyalty to a club who simply aren’t close to good enough for him. Spurs need to stop comparing themselves to Arsenal, they were fortunate to be so close the last few years, they won’t be that close again. Everton, Swansea & ‘Pool are the teams they should be content to be beating.

  8. With the way mr levy is going about the transfer market and with all spurs targets gone elsewhere it will be lucky that spurs can finish even 7th behind everton livpool swansea westham..frustating being a spurs fan.

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