Liverpool v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 31/03/19
Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Liverpool v Tottenham and provides us with his best bets for super Sundays clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
- 2019 Profit & Loss: +13.75pts
Liverpool v Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 31/03/2019
- Time: 16:30
- Venue: Anfield
- Channel: Sky Sports 1
This fixture last season was one of the games of the season. With Wanyama’s 80th minute rocket followed by Kane’s missed penalty in the 87th minute. Salah then produced a moment of magic to weave through and score before Liverpool’s momentary lapse in defence gave away another penalty which Kane slammed home, leaving the full time score at 2-2 after a frantic last 10 minutes. It’s fair to see if we see a game with half as much entertainment as those 10 minutes we will be in for a treat.
The target for both of these sides is slightly different as of now. Liverpool still sit 2 points ahead of City at the top, despite City’s game in hand. Spurs however see themselves in a fierce race for the two remaining Champions League spots, with Chelsea, United, Arsenal and Spurs all within only 4 points of each other and with 24 points left up for grabs it certainly will be an entertaining end to the season for both clubs. Spurs fan’s will have new energy to bring to the table with their stadium finally ready to play on, and with Solskjaer appointed permanently at United and Zidane returning to Madrid it looks as if Pochetino will be staying put for the long term.
Salah has been a prominent force once again notching an admirable 17 goals, however with 1 goal in his last 10 games it’s fair to say he hasn’t had the input he had previously. Liverpool’s new hero is the in form Sadio Mane. Mane has 7 goals in his last 5 games for Liverpool including 3 braces and has emphatically made up for Salah’s lack of goals. Firmino of course always contributing too with his 11 goals and 5 assists, but the 3 seem to all complement each other perfectly. It doesn’t matter who is scoring the goals they are always ticking like clockwork and a threat to any defence, even one as resilient at Spurs.
Liverpool are still missing a few key players. Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are nearing returns and are likely to be back in a few weeks. Keita and Shaquiri and both out with shorter term injuries but could both be fit to feature after their break during the internationals. Alexander-Arnold missed England duty due to a back injury but Klopp remains confident he should be fine for Sunday.
Dier likely to still be out for spurs after coming off early doors during England duty. Aurier is also still out with a similar thigh injury, and Winks looks set to return and could feature.
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Alexand-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Milner, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Potential Spurs Starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
Head To Head
- Liverpool have the better of Spurs over the last few seasons, Spurs have only beaten Liverpool once in their last 13 meetings.
- Liverpool have 3 wins in the last 5, and you have to go back to 2011 the last time Spurs got the better of the red devils at Anfield.
Key Stats & Facts
- Liverpool have a staggering home record, and remain unbeaten still on home turf this season.
- Mane has 3 braces in his last 5 games for Liverpool, his best goal scoring run since signing for the Red Devils.
- Kane has scored in his last 5 consecutive games, and has only failed to score in 1 game since his return from injury.
- The last meeting between the two at Anfield had a lot of late drama, including 2 penalties for Spurs, in which Kane converted one of them.
- Liverpool 6/11
- Draw 3/1
- Spurs 5/1
It is difficult to imagine Liverpool losing at home with the way they are currently playing, however I don’t expect them to have it all their own way and personally I do think they’ve been priced up a bit too short. To pair this with the fact I don’t expect Spurs to be able to win means I’m avoiding the outrights completely.
One thing I do expect is goals. When two sides come together as prolific as these two it very often leads to goal filled games. The last 5 meetings between the 2 have produced a total of 17 goals, an average of 3.4 goals per game. The two sides also aren’t the most disciplined. Liverpool have picked up a combined 80 booking pts in their last 4 games, and average of 20 per game. Spurs have picked up 60 which is an average of 15 per game, but given the stakes for this game there is likely to be cards galore. Liverpool average 6.58 corners per game, and Spurs average 5.13, so Skybet’s request a bet of BTTS, 4+ corners each team and 20+ booking pts each team looks a very well backed up bet, especially by recent statistics.
One thing is for sure that Harry Kane is on fine form and will be eager to keep his run going and get back in prime position for golden boot after injury. He got 2 goals away on England duty to add to his previous 4 in 5 for Spurs. He is also on a 5 game consecutive run of scoring, so personally the odds of just shy of 2/1 are an extremely appealing play here.