Tottenham v Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 18, 2017
Wembley Stadium - Premier League
After their midweek Champions League adventures, it’s back to domestic action with a bang for Tottenham and Liverpool as the two sides meet at Wembley. With very different yet equally impressive results from their continental clashes, there’ll be no shortage of confidence coursing through the players on Sunday.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 games against Tottenham in all competitions, winning seven of these. In this spell that stretches back to March 2013, the Reds have scored 24 goals with Spurs producing just seven in reply. This fixture ended in a 1-1 draw last season, although the game was at White Hart Lane rather than Wembley.
After missing nine months with a knee injury, Danny Rose made a welcome return off the bench in the latter stages of Tottenham’s game at Real Madrid. With Ben Davies a major doubt for Sunday, Rose could be in line to start. Elsewhere, Moussa Dembele faces a late fitness test on the ankle injury that’s kept him out for the last month.
For the visitors, Jurgen Klopp will feel the absence of Sadio Mane again as the Senegalese forward recovers from his hamstring injury. Adam Lallana is also expected to be out for another month with a thigh strain, so it can only be a positive that the likes of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah all got on the scoresheet against Maribor on Tuesday.
Tottenham v Liverpool Preview and Predictions
Although both teams had to deal with European away days on Tuesday, the fact that this game falls on a Sunday means that there’s plenty of time for the players to rest and recover. If it lives up to its potential, we’re in for a highly entertaining encounter under the Wembley Arch.
Tottenham will be delighted that they managed to hold their own for long periods against the European champions at the Bernabeu. They looked solid and well organised throughout, and were only undone by an awful lack of discipline from Serge Aurier which cost them the penalty that Cristiano Ronaldo converted. Now Mauricio Pochettino’s men must build on their performance by backing it up with a victory over a fellow top Premier League side.
The absence of Mane is a big problem for the visitors. When he was at the African Nations Cup in January, Liverpool managed just a single win from their seven games without the pacy forward. This season Klopp can call on Salah to fill the gap, but after drawing against Manchester United last weekend and with Manchester City pulling nine points clear, the Reds need to win this one if they want to have any form of title challenge.
Spurs start the game as favourites with the bookmakers, priced at 6/5 in the betting. Liverpool are available at 5/2 with the draw at 27/10.
Tottenham to win to nil at 18/5
Back Spurs to put on another impressive defensive display as they shut down Liverpool’s lively attack and take the three points. If they do, Harry Kane’s likely to get himself a goal, and he’s 5/6 to score anytime.
Liverpool to win from behind at 14/1
Or bet on Liverpool to capitalise on some tiring Tottenham legs after their midweek exertions, as the Merseysiders come from behind to secure the victory.