Liverpool face a very tough but very winnable match on Monday night when surprise title contenders Spurs visit Anfield. For those that can’t get a ticket, the game will be live on Sky Sports 1 and as usual there should be some good bets to be had on this match.
Despite trailing Spurs by eleven points currently Liverpool are the hot favourites to win this match and can be backed at 6/5 at the time of writing to pick up all three points and to narrow the gap to eight points. Spurs fans may think they are a bit overpriced at 13/5 considering their current position whilst the draw is available at 12/5.
Is a Spurs win really the least likely outcome in this match? Well Liverpool are unbeaten at home this season in the league with four wins and seven draws from eleven matches so it probably is. Based on that form the draw is the most likely result and it is worth noting that Spurs have failed to win almost half of their away fixtures this season (six wins, two draws and three losses). Three out of four of Spurs’ losses this season have come on the road which is another plus for Liverpool. Spurs did win at Anfield last season though, that was their first win at Anfield since 1993. In the sixteen games at Anfield before that away win last season Spurs had picked up five draws meaning Liverpool won eleven times at Anfield against Spurs in sixteen matches.
Liverpool have finally started scoring goals recently (seven in three games) whilst Spurs have conceded five goals in three matches but have also scored six in that time period so both teams should be able to score, that outcome is 10/11 whilst over 2.5 goals could also be worth a bet at 11/10. If Liverpool are to win this match then 2-1 looks a fair shout at odds of 17/2 whilst the most likely draw scoreline could be 2-2 which was the score in 2007 and 2005, that looks good value at 16/1.
This game sees the return of Luis Suarez following his eight match ban and the bookies think he is likely to hit the ground running, Suarez is 2/1 to score at anytime in this match, 5/1 to score the first/last goal and a huge 50/1 to net himself a hat trick. Dirk Kuyt has two goals in two games and is worth a look at 3/1 to score anytime and 9/1 to score first/last whilst Craig Bellamy has three goals in Liverpool’s last four games and he is 2/1 to score anytime and 7/1 to score first/last. With Tottenham also expected to score it should be worth backing Gareth Bale to score anytime at value odds of 7/2, Bale has scored three goals in his last two matches for Spurs and also three goals in his last three away matches.
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