Liverpool starts its challenging period this Sunday with the game against their big rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs. It is the biggest game of the round in the English Premier League, and no doubt, the main event on the British island this week. The Spurs are looking to post a win in the Premiership, following several big-time disappointments. Still, they have fired-up Liverpool across the field, and that won’t be easy at all.
The Reds played very well in Belgium against Genk this Wednesday in the Champions League. A 1-4 win is not the only thing that brought back a smile on Jurgen Klopp’s face. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned with two goals, the second one probably the most attractive in the competition so far. That match was the fourth straight in which Liverpool played, and it saw both sides scoring. Meanwhile, it was the seventh in a row without a loss for the European champions. During that span in all but one, they netted at least twice and were pretty dominant offensively. When looking at the games played at Anfield, all of them were very efficient. Only the latest one versus Leicester City, 2-1, concluded without four goals, and each one was with both teams netting.
Meanwhile, Tottenham used the contest against the Serbian champions, Red Star to regain a bit of its lost confidence. They have humiliated the rival with 5-0, and that was the best-case scenario for the visitors who were completely outplayed. This win was very important, because both Son and Harry Kane netted a brace, and it stopped a three-game winless skid, which started against Bayern Munich in London, 2-7. Tottenham also plays efficient matches, with four out of the previous five ending over 2.5 goals. Overall, only two of the past 10 didn’t conclude like that. What frightens the Spurs’ fans is the fact that their team hasn’t won on the road in six consecutive matches. Following three draws with the same result, 2-2, came three losses with just one goal scored. But there is one plus ahead of this match, and that is the fact that all the key players are well, unlike during the previous period when injuries overwhelmed Pochettino’s side.
Head to Head
The Reds are superior in head to head clashes against this rival. They have 83 wins, Tottenham recorded 48, while 42 events ended without a winner. When looking at recent history, Liverpool is also better. They have three straight wins and just one loss in the previous 15 clashes. They almost regularly score two goals when playing against Pochettino’s side. At Anfield, the efficiency of the last matches is moderate, meaning 2 or 3 goals.
We have superb attacking cores on both sides of the field, and despite Tottenham’s recent problems, we can’t just write off their quality. The game against Red Star surely boosted the morale, and they come to Anfield in a better mood, which is why we believe that they will score at least once. Of course, that goes without question for Liverpool. The odds on BetXChange for that are 0.60. Now, we always have one riskier proposition for you. In this case, that would be betting on high efficiency in the opening 45 minutes. We believe that the offensive-minded approach of these two sides could bring at least two goals in the first half. The profits are pretty high for that one, and odds at our bookie sit at 1.11. Just think about it, on one side you have Mane, Salah, and Firmino, while on the other, Kane, Son and Lucas Moura.