Wembley - Premier League
Tottenham host Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday, as the Premier League returns with a vengeance following the international break. Can the visitors keep up their 100% record against a fellow top four side?
The most recent meeting between the sides was a 2-2 draw at Anfield in February, after Tottenham won the first game of the season 4-1. That was their first victory over Liverpool in 11 attempts, with the Reds winning seven of those fixtures.
Hugo Lloris and Erik Lamela are expected to be fit for this game, and it’s the same for Dele Alli after he pulled out of the England squad with an injury. That was just a precaution though, with the Three Lions only having a friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday night.
Adam Lallana also had to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s squad through injury, after he was recalled following his World Cup snub. Dejan Lovren is nearing a comeback, but he’s got a tough job ahead of him to displace the excellent Joe Gomez.
Tottenham v Liverpool Preview and Predictions
Picking a winner in this game could be difficult, but there could be plenty of goals if past meetings between the teams are anything to go by. The two fixtures last season produced nine, and although Liverpool have tightened up at the back, there’s always the chance of a big score with Harry Kane around.
Tottenham are looking to get back to winning ways after their disappointing defeat at Watford just before the international break. That loss followed hot on the heels of a hugely impressive victory against Manchester United, and was an early red flag against their title credentials.
Liverpool meanwhile are looking to raise their own red flag in the title race, as they’ve cantered to four wins out of four at the start of the new season. This is their toughest game to date though, and whether they come through it or not could reveal a lot about their own credentials.
The Reds are the slight favourites for the win at 6/4, while Spurs are priced at 19/10/. Neither of the teams can afford to drop many points if they want to topple Manchester City, and you can get 67/25 on them settling for a draw. An over 3.5 goals bet is 13/8, rising to 4/1 if you go even higher with over 4.5 goals.
Kane to score first at 4/1
The England striker has two goals in four Premier League appearances so far this season, as he looks to reclaim his Golden Boot from Mohamed Salah.
Salah to score first at 43/10
The Egyptian has other ideas though, and will look to lay down an early marker in the race to finish top scorer on his rival’s own - albeit temporary - patch.