Tottenham vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Tottenham will welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side to Wembley on Sunday afternoon with both sides on the back of successful European evenings. Spurs’ point in Madrid was massive, whilst Liverpool will feel good about their seven goals in Maribor.
Game: Tottenham vs Liverpool
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick-off: Sunday 22nd October, 4PM
Liverpool’s 7-0 midweek win over Maribor came against a side that no doubt lack in quality, but it won’t hurt the confidence of the Liverpool players. The same can be said for Tottenham’s organised performance in Madrid and the one point they have to show for it. That result coupled with Dortmund’s surprise draw in APOEL puts the English and Spanish side in complete control of qualification.
Spurs can feel good about their season so far as a win here would take them level on points with second place Manchester United, who most pundits suggest look like running away with it (alongside Man City). Well, Spurs have matched them, and with three wins in four at home and some good defensive showings to boot, Spurs could banish talk of a Wembley hoodoo for other with a win here.
Liverpool are already nine points off the pace, out of the League Cup and struggling defensively on the road. They’ve allowed 15 goals in eight away games and have allowed two, two, three and five goals away to Premier League opposition that has included Watford and Leicester twice.
Both sides are drifting, but Tottenham are favorites to win this game at 5/4 with Bet365. The draw can be backed at 13/5 with Coral whilst the visitors, Liverpool, are 5/2 with Unibet.
Tottenham seem to be gaining some momentum just now and a win here could rubber stamp that they’re growing accustomed to their new surroundings. Even a draw and a good performance might be a pleasing enough outcome, especially given Liverpool's utter dominance of this fixture in recent years.
Spurs haven’t beaten Liverpool since November 2012 when Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon gave them a 2-0 lead that they eventually clung on to. It’s been 10 games without defeat for Liverpool, a run that has included two draws and two emphatic wins on their travels.
A real focus for Liverpool must be improving their defence and we’re likely to see a counter attacking approach from the visitors here. Spurs’ defensive efforts are gaining momentum and keeping Ronaldo and co quiet is no easy task. Despite the odds suggesting this game will feature goals, history suggests otherwise, and it might just pay to go against the grain.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Under 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Bet365
Five of Spurs’ last six home games have featured two or fewer goals with that one higher scoring game coming against an all out attacking Dortmund side. Liverpool will be more rigid in their shape here and Spurs may need to be patient, whilst Spurs recent defensive showings suggest they’ll deal with most of Liverpool’s counter attacking efforts. But despite Liverpool’s tendency to concede on the road, only Man City have kept them out in the Premier League.
Back our Score Prediction: A 1-1 draw at 13/2 with Betfair
It’s nine without defeat for Spurs and Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in that unbeaten run. He’s picked up two winning goals for England also, making it 15 in 11 for the in-form striker. It’s hard to look past Kane as a scoring option, even if the odds aren’t fantastic. Salah and Mane have been Pool’s main threat, but the latter remains absent, and they look a lesser team without him.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Harry Kane to score at 5/6 with Bet365