Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho are expecting Liverpool on Saturday in the biggest game of English Premiership’s Week 22. The hosts are desperate to get a win here and erase all the poor results recorded during the holiday rounds. On the other side, the Reds want to keep their record perfect.
Christmas and the New Year’s madness haven’t been that festive for the North London club. They posted just one win in five games since the 22nd of December, and it seems that the hosts aren’t in a good place right now. Mourinho is trying to get their confidence back, but at the moment, that is not going well. Why? We can’t quite say that. In the meantime, Harry Kane picked up an injury, and Christian Eriksen is getting ready to leave the Spurs in this transfer window. All in all, this is a turbulent period for the Spurs, who are slowly slipping away from the battle for the fourth spot and the Champions League ticket. The defense is the problematic part of the team, and in the latest seven events, they allowed at least one goal. Both sides have scored five times during that stretch.
Meanwhile, Klopp’s magnificent crew is still keeping its pace from the start of the season, and isn’t willing to slow down. They race with history and don’t care about any tactics, calculations, or those sorts of things. Simply, they go out and demolish the opponents. Now, what is very important to know, is that Liverpool again turned on that mode in which defense wins the games. It was like that last year, and it is repeating again, Not counting the game with Aston Villa in the EFL Cup, they conceded one goal in the previous nine events, and that was against Monterrey in the Club World Cup in Japan. Four of the past five contests are under 2.5 scores.
Head to Head
The Reds are much better in the overall score, with 84 wins, 42 draws, and 48 losses. Since 2013 Tottenham has just one win over the big rival, and Liverpool triumphed in the past four events. Five of the last six games saw over 2.5 goals, and in all but one, both sides scored. L’pool was better in the first part of the season beating the Spurs, 2-1 at Anfield Road.
Liverpool is the absolute favorite, but we can’t underestimate Mourinho, no matter the state of his team. Tottenham’s players will probably be very motivated for this match and will try to erase all the previous minutes with Liverpool’s scalp. We expect an interesting and exciting battle with both sides being careful, at first, but becoming more open as time goes by. Because of that, we would suggest playing over 1.5 goals in the second half. Whatever is the situation at the break, one or another team will open and be more aggressive. Tottenham, if they aren’t leading, because one point from this contest doesn’t have such a great value, while on the other hand if Liverpool trails expect a massive offense of Klopp’s troops. BetXChange offer odds at 0.77 for our suggestion.