Tom Love (@TomLove_18) previews Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for the Saturday lunchtime clash by analysing team news, potential line ups, head to head, key stats, facts and more.

Tottenham v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 15/09/18
  • Time: 12:30pm
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium
  • Channel: SkySports Main Event

Premier league returns this weekend, and what a game to kick things off. There was little in the stats between these two last season, both like to play attacking and enterprising football which should be conducive to an interesting and watchable encounter.

Mauricio Pochettino was fuming at the lack of focus in their defeat to Watford a fortnight ago and he will have his players fired up and ready to respond back at Wembley. A lot was made of Spurs moving to Wembley and how it could affect their home advantage, however since the first couple of months there wins have been a regular occurrence gaining maximum points in 14 of their last 17 premier league home ties.

Spurs also demolished Liverpool 4-1 in last years fixture at Wembley, they got their tactics spot on and exploited Liverpool's weaknesses to maximum effect. At Anfield, Spurs also managed to avoid defeat in a ding-dong battle that ended 2-2 courtesy of a late Harry Kane goal. They have previous.

Lucas Moura has given the hosts a different dimension since he has come into the side and he occupies a higher average place on the pitch than Kane as he tries to stretch defences with his pace. With Dele Alli our for this match their will be more of a reliance on Moura to be a goal threat.

Liverpool so far have a flawless record of played 4, won 4. They're priced up as quite comfortable favourites here and I'm not quite sure that they should be as short as 5/4 in places. On the road against the Jurgen Klopp's men fail to get the job done. They drew 3-3 at Arsenal, lost at Chelsea, lost at Man City and we're battered against Spurs in the 17/18 season. It's true that the signings of Virgil Van Dijk and Naby Keita have strengthened them, however to back a side that hasn't really hit top gear yet at such prices against a good side fails to appeal.

Team News

Spurs are without Dele Alli who picked up a knock on international duty. Hugo Lloris is also out. Heung-Min Son is back available for the hosts after winning the Asian games with South Korea. Erik Lamela is a doubt however.

Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Simon Mignolet are all sidelined for the visitors. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long term absentee.

Potential Spurs Starting XI: Vorm, Trippier, Alderweireld, Verthongen, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Moura, Kane.

Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Head To Head

  • Liverpool have 71 wins in games between these two, 40 have been drawn and Spurs have won 41.

Stats & Facts

  • There has been 149 goals in this fixture in the Premier League, only Arsenal vs Everton has had more.
  • Under Jurgen Klopp Liverpool have failed to beat Spurs away from home.
  • Spurs haven't suffered consecutive premier league losses since the 2015-16 season.

Betting Odds

Spurs – 21/10
Draw – 11/4
Liverpool – 7/5

The Verdict

Spurs look a big price here at north of 2/1, I expected this to be a much tighter betting heat. They have a good recent record against Liverpool and they bounce back from defeats regularly under Pochettino. Throw in their good form at Wembley and they make appeal in the asian handicap market. We can back the hosts with a +0.25 start at odds of 8/9 with BetVictor and that looks a sensible play. This bet would see us profit if Spurs avoid defeat, a half win should the game end all square and a full stakes win should Spurs get the 3 points.

With the attacking line-ups on show and the goal-laden games that usually come when these two meet I'm going to have a punt on a bigger price same game multi. This can be done through Bet365's ‘BetBuilder' feature. The bet is Both Teams To Score, Both teams over 3 corners, both teams over 1 cards.

There's a good chance of BTTS copping with historical data and it's a short price on its own at 4/7. Both sides rank highly for corners as they push their full backs on and try and overlap, both sides also rank highly in shot data which can lead to corners from deflections/saves etc. With a lot at stake and the fact neither team will want to let the other get 3 points on them it could get feisty and lead to cards. Liverpool have the likes of James Milner, Naby Keita and Trent Alexander-Arnold who like a booking. On the other side you have Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and Davinson Sanchez who can be rash. At odds of 13/2 I'm willing to chance this multi.

Recommended Bets

  • Tottenham Hotspur +0.25 asian handicap – 8/9 (BetVictor)
  • BTTS, over 3 corners each team, over 1 cards each team – 13/2 (Bet365 BetBuilder)