Tottenham v Liverpool Betting Preview
The Reds continued their unbeaten stretch in the Premier League on the weekend as they picked up a scrappy point away at Swansea. Tottenham meanwhile broke out of their losing slump as Andre Villas-Boas guided his side to a home win over West Ham. This could be quite an important marker on the season for both sides as Spurs could pull a big seven points clear of mid table Liverpool with a home win. That is ground that the improving Reds won’t want to be making up.
Tottenham v Liverpool Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Spurs 6/4, Liverpool 21/10, Draw 5/2
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Although they are barely breaking out of their slump, where they lost three premier League matches in a row, Spurs, given their home history against Liverpool, may be worth backing here. Spurs have won the last five home games against Liverpool in all competitions and not only that, they have kept clean sheets in the last three meetings as well. Another interesting stat is that Spurs have scored a 90th minute goal against the Reds in three of their last four Premier League home matches against Liverpool. Tottenham, thanks to a brace from Jermain Defoe, beat West Ham on the weekend, and so far, Defoe’s goals per game rate is his best ever rate in a Premier League campaign. Not only did the win against the Hammers snap their three match losing streak, but it snapped a run of two straight defeats at White Hart Lane. At home this season, Spurs have a W3 D2 L2 record, scoring just two goals more than they have conceded. So things can easily swing either way with them on this. Tottenham have managed to keep just the one Premier League clean sheet this season and is their defensive frailties which keeps them from trading stronger at home.
But they will face up to really only Luis Suarez, as he is Liverpool’s main threat which Tottenham will have to deal with. He and the rest of the Liverpool side were fairly well contained by Swansea in a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium on the weekend. That point earned Brendan Rodgers his eighth league game in a row without a loss. It has been better for Liverpool, but that draw though was their fourth in five games, so they still haven’t developed that real sharp, ruthless edge. Their unbeaten run may come under threat at White Hart Lane, where they have struggled recently, and while only Man City have lost fewer Premier League away games this season than Liverpool, Spurs look likely to have far more options up front. With a home game to come against Southampton on the weekend, even taking a point away from White Hart Lane would be a pretty solid result for the Reds. Liverpool were thumped 4-0 in the corresponding fixture last season and if Spurs are buoyed by their win on the weekend, then Liverpool will come under heavy threat. Liverpool have scored 9 and conceded 9 on the road this season and so could go either way. But may be worth backing things for the home side here in a Tottenham -0.25 Asian Handicap for a price of 47/40 at online bookmaker Bet365.
Spurs LWLLDW, Liverpool DLDWDD
Spurs have kept just one clean sheet this season
Only Man City have suffered fewer away defeats than Liverpool this term in the EPL
Spurs have won the last five in a row at home against the Reds
Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher has scored three own goals against Spurs (as many goals as he has scored for Liverpool).
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Will Liverpool’s new found sense of resilience see them hold out of a draw? They haven’t drawn four Premier League away games in a row since 1996, but there is a good chance of it happening here. So it may be worth looking at some 0-0 Bore Draw insurance from online bookmaker Bet365 who will refund all lost stakes on the Correct Score, Scorecast or Half Time/Full Time markets if the game ends in a 0-0 draw. Online bookmaker Bet365 offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account, as they will match the value of your first deposit.