Tottenham vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Tottenham welcome Liverpool to Wembley on Saturday for what is already a crucial Premier League clash with managers Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp hoping that their stars return unscathed and not too fatigued from their international duties.
Game: Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday 15th September, 12.30pm
Spurs surrendered their 100% start to the season at Watford last time out when they squandered a one-goal advantage after the break and slipped to a 2-1 defeat. Last season they finally shook off the Wembley curse that had haunted their previous Champions League campaign, winning thirteen of their nineteen EPL games there, and losing only to Chelsea early on and Manchester City in April.
Liverpool remain one of only three teams (along with Chelsea and Watford) to boast a 100% start to the season, and they will hardly need reminding that to protect that record they will need to avenge the 4-1 drubbing they suffered in the corresponding fixture at Wembley last season.
Matches between inform title hopefuls are always likely to have a tight betting market, and this is no exception, with Liverpool currently Ladbrokes’ marginal favourites at odds of 7/5. Not even Tottenham’s home advantage can sway the bookies away from the free-scoring Reds and Spurs remain slight underdogs at 7/4 with Ladbrokes, who have the draw in this game priced at odds of 5/2.
Liverpool’s encounters with last-season’s other top five teams resulted in a solitary win, when they beat Manchester city 4-3 at home. They drew their other three home games, and did not pick up a point away from home, losing at City (5-0), United (2-1), Spurs (4-1) and Chelsea (1-0). Spurs fared slightly better, beating Liverpool and Manchester United at home, but losing all of the other six games apart from their 2-2 draw at Anfield, courtesy of Harry Kane’s last-gasp penalty.
Of last season’s nineteen visiting Premier League clubs, only Swansea City managed to keep a clean sheet at Wembley, while the Swans were also one of only four teams to prevent Liverpool from scoring on their travels, the others being Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton.
Free Betting Tip: It looks like goals could be on the card - see what these tipsters think (https://tipstrr.com/fixture/
Much has been said of Liverpool’s defensive frailties in the past, but it took until the 63rd minute of their fourth game before their defence was finally breached, and even then it was Alisson’s goalkeeping howler that gifted Leicester City their consolation goal. Mo Salah has already found the net a couple of times this campaign although he has spurned some chances that he was tucking away last season, but Sadio Mane has looked sharp in grabbing four goals in as many games, while Roberto Firmino joined the party with the second in the 2-1 win at Leicester.
Harry Kane finally broke his August hoodoo with two goals, and Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt be happy that his talismanic striker was given a rest for England’s second international game against Switzerland. Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura has made the most of Son Heung-Min’s prolonged international absence by helping himself to three goals, including a brace in the impressive 3-0 win at Old Trafford.
Free Betting Tip: Liverpool 0AH at 1.82 with Pinnacle from tipster Le Sphinx (https://tipstrr.com/