Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips & Predictions

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Teams towards the top of the Premier League table will be keeping a keen eye on this match as it could have serious implications for both the title and top four race. Liverpool continue to put the pressure on Manchester City’s but only by continuing to win can they pounce when, or rather if, Pep Guardiola’s men slip up.

The title race is one set to go right down to the wire and the same is also true of the battle to secure Champions League football for next season. Previously Tottenham looked to have one foot in the door but one point from the last possible 12 available has given them real cause for concern. With a tough season run-in awaiting them, Spurs desperately need to rekindle some of their previous form.

Top Tips

Liverpool to win @ 3/5

Mane to score anytime @ 8/5

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Liverpool News: Klopp handed double injury boost

Anfield Stadium in Liverpool
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Neither Joe Gomez nor Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to feature in this match but the pair should be back before long. Centre back Gomez has been out since early December after fracturing his leg against Burnley but successful surgery helped speed up his recovery. With the bone now fully healed, the England International retuned to training Tuesday in order to build up his fitness. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a minor setback when playing for the under-23 side earlier in the month but an optimistic Jurgen Klopp expects the midfielder to return to training next week.

Coutinho rumours dismissed

There has been growing speculation this week linking former Liverpool star Phillipe Coutinho to a move back to Anfield. The Brazilian has failed to live up to his price tag since moving to the Nou Camp and whispers suggested the Catalan club are prepared to cut their losses on him. The well-connected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague however said there was absolutely nothing in the rumours and that the 26-year-old would not be leaving this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur News: Fans explore new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Bench and Fans
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It has been long overdue and well over budget but almost all Tottenham fans would agree that the wait for the new White Hart Lane has well been worth it. A healthy crowd of 28,987 attended the curtain raiser match that ended in victory for the Spurs under-18 side. J'Neil Bennett was the man who made history, his curling effort 11 minutes in the first goal at the £1bn ground. Both Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy watched on from the stands and the pair will be part of a sold out stadium next weekend when Spurs take on Crystal Palace.

Dier & Aurier injured on international duty

The international break is always of some concern for club managers who are wary of their players getting injured while playing for their country. Although most Spurs players came out unscathed, Eric Dier and Serge Aurier both picked up problems making them doubts for this clash. Dier lasted just 17 minutes against the Czech Republic before limping off the pitch but did indicate outside the stadium that he is feeling okay. Aurier on the other hand sustained a suspected hamstring strain for the Ivory Coast during their 3-0 win over Rwanda.

Analysis: Anfield crowd the 12th man

Liverpool are the only side in the English top-flight yet to lose a league match on their own patch. During this incredible run, the Reds have dropped a mere four points with their two draws coming against Manchester City and Leicester. The die-hard support of the crowd has turned Anfield into a fortress, and how important their voices could be again this weekend.

Reds keeping their bottle

Liverpool didn’t have it all their own way against Fulham earlier in the month but they held their nerve during the 2-1 win at Craven Cottage. A sign of a top team is the ability to win ugly and that is what the Reds did under intense title race pressure.

A return to Anfield should see them more like their usual selves though especially as they out facing a Tottenham side short of confidence. The Londoners have recently lost to Burnley, Chelsea and Southampton and were fortunate not to suffer the same fate against Arsenal. The wheels appear to be falling off for Pochettino’s men so opt for a home win (6/10) this weekend.

Mane set for more

Sadio Mane has often been hot and cold since moving from Southampton to Liverpool but the Senegalese international is firmly in one of his hot phases. A fine patch of form has seen the winger find the net 11 times in his last 11 club appearances. He has now registered his best ever goals tally during a league campaign with seven matches left to spare. At odds of 8/5 you may well want to back him adding to his total too as Tottenham’s right hand side is a particular weak spot. Likely right back, Kieran Trippier, has been way below normal standards this season, often struggling to cope with pacey and direct wingers.

Kane the only threat

Harry Kane must be reasonably content with his contribution since returning from injury. The Tottenham talisman has scored four times in the five matches following his lay-off, a decent return even by his high standards. Although he is finding the net without much issue, his re-introduction to the team has had a negative impact on the rest of Spurs’ attacking line. Heung-Min Son was previously enjoying rich vein of form yet he has not scored once following Kane’s return, nor has any other Spurs player. For this reason, if you do fancy the visitors to score here then opt for Kane to be the main responsible (7/5).

Recent Matches

Only once have Tottenham recorded a win over Liverpool during the last 13 matches in which they have met and it’s hard to see this record improving on Sunday.

15th September 2018: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Liverpool

Liverpool almost paid a high price for not seeing off this one-sided affair. Naby Keita and Sadio Mane both missed fantastic opportunities as the Reds converted just two of their 10 shots on target. Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino looked like being enough though as an exhausted Spurs struggled to muster anything in response. This was until Erik Lamela pulled one back during injury time. Still with enough time to launch one more attack after this, the hosts had a huge penalty shouted waved away as Heung-Min Son fell in the box.

4th February 2018: Liverpool 2 – 2 Tottenham

There was absolutely no shortage of drama during the final stages of this clash. Harry Kane saw his late penalty saved with the game level and Mohamed Salah made him pay by scoring just four minutes later. With the clock ticking, Virgin van Dijk conceded a penalty after his clumsy swipe felled Erik Lamela. This time Harry Kane did duly convert from 12 yards this time with what was the last kick of the game.

22nd October 2017: Tottenham 4 – 1 Liverpool

Spurs ran riot in this game, giving Dejan Lovren such a hard time in particular that the Croatian was subbed off before half-time. The loss would turn out to be a turning point for the Reds however as following this humbling loss they went on a 14 game run without losing a league match.

11th February 2017: Liverpool 2 – 0 Tottenham

An early Sadio Mane brace helped Liverpool secure a routine win at Anfield. Tottenham were second in the league at the time but were constantly second best, rarely troubling Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool net. This win extend the Reds’ unbeaten league run against Spurs to nine matches.

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