Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Betting Tip & Odds:
Looking at the stats it looks as if the first goal could be all important here. Liverpool have not conceded in the first half this season, and Spurs haven’t scored in the first half of a match. So you would picture Liverpool being the first to get on the score sheet and then have Tottenham, as the home side, come back at them. Really hasn’t been much between these two over the past couple of seasons, both have their strengths and their weaknesses, which could even out to a draw. We will suggest a Liverpool -0.25 Asian Handicap at Bet365
, just favouring the Reds to win because we think they have just that extra in firepower, but only losing half if they draw. Good outright value on the Reds, but a draw is really tempting as well.
Tottenham Hotspur to win: 13/8 at Paddy Power
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Liverpool to win: 9/5 at Totesport
First Goalscorer Odds: Luis Suarez 7/4 at William Hill
EPL Match Preview:
Another big match on the calendar for Sunday, but this will be overshadowed by the Manchester United v Chelsea fixture. This is a clash between two sides who really should be pushing for a top five finish in the Premier League this season. Liverpool will have had more of a rest,
as Spurs were entertained in the Europa League midweek, and the Reds will fancy their chances of another successful trip to London in the early season. The Reds are growing in stature, while Tottenham are looking to find their way into the new season, and are having to fight against injuries and poor form. This certainly isn’t a banker for them, but a great chance for one of the sides to step up
and gain big points off a rival for a European spot.
Tottenham Hotspur Form:
Well, there seems all sorts of distractions coming from the Europa League for Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who doesn’t seem the least bit interested in the tournament. So it is a little hard to take anything from that, or their 0-0 draw against PAOK, so we’ll focus on their league form
. The season has started well for Spurs at all, after having their opening season fixture against Everton postponed, Tottenham had to open their account at Old Trafford, which resulted in a poor 3-0 defeat in which they just couldn’t match the Red Devils in any department. Worse was to come when they faced Manchester City in their next match, this time at White Hart Lane. City rolled into London and crushed Spurs 5-1
which really set alarm bells ringing. To be fair, Spurs have had their injury problems, including a most recent one to England defender Michael Dawson. They have brought in Emmanuel Adebayor
to try and offer something different up front, and while the former Gunners striker was the enemy of a lot of Spurs fans, he opened his account on his debut away at Wolves, helping Spurs to their first win. Still, that is just one win from three
, just three goals and eight conceded. Certainly not the form of a top six side, which Tottenham should be. There is a lot of quality in the side and they will probably come good once they get going, but at the moment, there is a bit of stuttering and starting and they do look a little bit vulnerable at the back. The saving grace in this match, in what has been a really tough start to the new season for Harry Redknapp, is that they will have home advantage,
and a chance to shake off those Manchester City blues. It could be important in your Spurs v Liverpool betting
that Tottenham get off to a good start. They haven’t scored a goal in the first half of a Premier League match yet, and have conceded three late goals. In their two defeats, their opponents scored first.
Tottenham could really do with a boost, they look a little lightweight up front and need someone to really take a grip of things. May get Rafael van der Vaart back in some capacity.
Well it has been a mixed bag of things for Kenny Dalglish at the start of the new season. He has been one of the busiest Premier League managers on the transfer market this year, ringing the changes in the January transfer window and again in the summer. The Reds are still without captain Steven Gerrard,
who could also miss Sunday’s match as well on the sidelines as he recovers from injury. Fortunately there were enough bodies brought in so that they haven’t missed him all that much. The fact that Liverpool haven’t missed his influential presence totally, is a sign that they are on the right track for the future. With Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson
in the midfield now Liverpool have good cover. They will be missing right back Glen Johnson, and other than that, Dalglish has a very healthy squad. Liverpool stumbled in their last fixture, going down 1-0 against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, which ended a run of back to back wins for the Reds. There is good versatility up front, with Luis Suarez likely to be heavily amongst the goals
this season, and with support from Dirk Kuyt, Liverpool will score goals. With criticism of Andy Carroll’s lifestyle coming to a head, he has really yet to make the impact his big money move from Newcastle suggested he would. Still, Liverpool have plenty to offer and at the moment, look in much better shape than Tottenham. A good win away at Arsenal
, and a convincing victory at Anfield over Bolton has given the Reds a strong enough start to suggest that they could push for fourth place this season. There are definitely more positive signs ahead for them, and this trip to London will be another great opportunity to show that. They just need to be a bit more clinical than they were at Stoke. Liverpool have only conceded one goal in the first half so far this season
, and have opened the scoring in three quarters of their matches, so good value for getting out in front.
Head to Head
: Spurs picked up victories both home and away in the Premier League last season against Liverpool, which means they have won three out of the last four meetings. The last two clashes at White Hart Lane have both ended in 2-1 wins
for Tottenham. There have been 76 meetings between the two at White Hart Lane, with Spurs winning 37, Liverpool 22 and 17 draws. Not too much in the total goals scorer in this fixture, but there haven’t been more than three goals scored in each of their last four meetings. The last time Liverpool won at White Hart Lane was a 2-0 win back in the 2007/08 season. Decent record for Spurs at White Hart Lane against Liverpool then, but will have to work for it.
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