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Mourinho to Tottenham: How The Oddsmakers See It

Mourinho to Tottenham: How The Oddsmakers See It

We do have other games and other sports to talk about, but unfortunately we’ve run out of time,” said the Talk Sport radio presenter as his allotted time slot drew to a close.

He has spent his full two hours talking about Mourinho’s unexpected and unprecedented move to Spurs. That’s the lure of Mourinho, and the level of interest that he generates – particularly this week – as he he occupied the most unlikely managerial vacancy of his illustrious career.

The shock isn’t just about the fact that Mourinho is back and managing Tottenham, the bitter hated rivals of his club former Chelsea, but it’s also about the fact that Tottenham – a club who have had little or no success for decades – decided to part with a man who took them to the Champions League Final last season and who has also made them regulars in the EPL. Add to that, that Pochettino’s departure comes just 3 months into the current season, and you have yourself all the makings of an incredible story- the type that only the Premier League can bring about.

Moving on to the Betting side of things, and a quick glance at the odds will tell you that the oddsmakers are certainly expecting Spurs to show some improvement under “special one.” Their chances of lifting a trophy have dropped to just 5/1 – despite only being able to win the FA Cup or Champions League- whilst their top 4 odds now sit at just 10/3. However, the best bet that appeals to me, is for “Spurs to remain unbeaten until Christmas Day.” In order to do this, they would have avoid defeats to West Ham (away), Bournemouth (home), Manchester United (away), Burnley (home), and Chelsea (home). I feel this is certainly achievable, despite the fact Mourinho encounters two of his former sides during this run, and that would certainly be my recommended selection.

Mourinho Specials-
• Tottenham to win Premier League 2020/21 season 16/1
• Tottenham to win a major trophy 2020/21 2/1
• Not to be manager of Tottenham on 20th Nov 2020 11/4
• Tottenham to finish in top 4 2019/20 10/3
• Tottenham to remain unbeaten in the PL until Christmas Day 2019 4/1
• Not to be manager of Tottenham for the last Premier League match 2019/20 9/2
• Tottenham to beat Manchester Utd twice in the league 2019/20 5/1
• Tottenham to win a major trophy 2019/20 5/1
• Tottenham to beat Chelsea twice in the league 2019/20 7/1
• Jose Mourinho to remain unbeaten as Tottenham manager for his first 10 Premier League matches 14/1
Mourinho begins his Tottenham managerial career at West Ham tomorrow morning. West Ham are one of Tottenham’s most rivals and they will be desperate not to allow Mourinho to get off to the perfect start. However, Mourinho is a serial winner, and I believe that he will have his players fully drilled to win this match, even with just two days to prepare. Tottenham fans are concerned about the style of football they will get Mourinho, and the results vs style argument will always follow Mourinho around. However, I don’t think it will cloud his judgement enough to lose focus of what he desperately needs to do on his opening game – which is get the win. With only two days to prepare, I think Mourinho will have his players drilled to not concede any early goals, and try to take the initiative later on in the game, hoping that Spurs’ extra class will shine through and dictate the final outcome.
Prediction- West Ham 0 Tottenham 1 (available at 13/2)

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