Tottenham v Middlesbrough: Best bets

Tottenham are unbeaten at White Hart Lane this season whilst ‘Boro are without a win in six

Tottenham, alongside Arsenal, are just nine points behind Chelsea and have looked like the only side capable of catching them. With a 2-0 win over The Blues a month ago, alongside a 4-0 smashing and a comeback against Manchester City, they’ve shown glimmers of title hopes more than once this campaign.

So, when the opportunity presented itself against Sunderland in the week, it was a disappointment they couldn’t secure the three points and go on the chase to the top.

Now, they host 15th-placed Middlesbrough in their next attempt to aim for the top.

Tottenham to win to nil, 5/6

With Tottenham as small as 1/4 to get the win this weekend, a good way of getting some value in this game is to look at the win to nil market. Spurs are unbeaten at White Hart Lane, whilst Middlesbrough desperately chase a league win. The last time they got the taste of victory came in December against a struggling Swansea side.

In fact, ‘Boro have only managed one win in their last ten games against Spurs, and found themselves on the receiving end of a 4-0 battering the last time the Londoners a visit in 2009.

Son Heung-min to score anytime, 11/10

Despite a couple of inconsistent patches, Son has been given some opportunities to shine recently including netting two in the FA Cup against Wycombe. Although he frustrated against Sunderland, we reckon he’s capable of bagging one against a boring Middlesbrough side, like he did against Villa and Manchester City.

Draw, 5/1

Tottenham are without some of their key players – Danny Rose and Erik Lamela, with Hugo Lloris hopefully returning from an illness. If you want to secure a bigger-odds punt, a draw may be an option. Only five teams have conceded less goals than Middlesbrough this season, and Spurs proved this week that they aren’t necessarily firing on all cylinders. Three of ‘Boro’s results in their last six in all comps have been draws, so this may be an option. Albeit a slightly riskier one!

What do you think?