Liverpool face another tough away fixture this week after last week’s loss at Stoke, this time Spurs are the opponents in what could turn out to be a six pointer in the battle for a top four finish and a return to the Champions League for either side. The bookies clearly favour Liverpool in the race for a top four finish, despite the loss at Stoke, Liverpool are just 8/11 to finish in the top four this season whilst Spurs are 4/1 having gained their first win of the season on Saturday against Wolves.
The bookies cannot separate the two teams at the time of writing with both Spurs and Liverpool available at 7/4 to win the game, the draw can be backed at 12/5 and is deemed the least likely result in what should be a very close encounter. Spurs enjoyed a good season over Liverpool last season, not only did they beat them to fifth place but they also enjoyed a rare double over Liverpool in the league.
In fact, Tottenham have enjoyed an edge over Liverpool at White Hart Lane in recent seasons despite often struggling at Anfield, the last three league meetings between the teams at White Hart Lane have all been won by Spurs. Since 2000, Spurs have won seven of the league meetings between the teams at White Hart Lane, two have been drawn and Liverpool have won three of the games. It is Liverpool who have made the better start to the season though, they sit four points ahead of Spurs with Spurs having played a game less than Liverpool.
Spurs were trounced in their only game at White Hart Lane this season but games against the likes of Man Utd and Man City might as well be ignored for betting on other teams and Spurs’ home record last season which saw them lose just once all season looks a bigger pointer for Sunday’s result. They did however draw as many as they won at home last season and with home advantage potentially counteracting Liverpool’s better form the draw does look the best bet here at 12/5.
Liverpool have only conceded three goals in their four league games so far whilst Spurs have scored only the three goals in their three games so there shouldn’t be too many goals. Under 2.5 goals looks worth a bet at 10/11 whilst the two scores that appeal if the game is to be a draw are 0-0 at 10/1 and the more likely looking 1-1 at 6/1.
Is this game going to end up a draw or can Liverpool take all three points to keep up the pressure on the league leaders? Are Liverpool really an 8/11 chance to make the top four or are the bookies getting carried away? Let us know your thoughts.
It’s a close call according to the OLBG expert tipsters, with the tips on the end result split 3 ways. See the latest free tips as they unfold on the Tottenham v Liverpool Tips page of OLBG.com.
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