Liverpool vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Prediction & Betting
Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield this evening. Here’s a preview with team news, line-ups, predicted score and betting tips for the game.
Both sides will be looking to give their top four hopes a major boost as Liverpool entertain Tottenham at Anfield tonight.
The Reds extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday night but the stalemate leaves them sitting seventh in the Premier League table – five points adrift of fourth-placed Man Utd.
Tottenham are now four points ahead of Liverpool after jumping to fifth with a 2-1 win over Arsenal at the weekend, so Brendan Rodgers will be desperate for a win to close the gap and keep in touch with the top four.
The Merseysiders should be confident of picking up a positive result as they have an excellent home record against Spurs having lost just once in their last 20 games at Anfield.
However, the North Londoners arrive off the back of a superb run of form and will be buzzing after their derby win over Arsenal so Mauricio Pochettino will be quietly confident of improving upon their poor record at Liverpool tonight.
The hosts will have to make do without Lucas Leiva with the midfielder facing at least a month on the sidelines with a groin injury that he aggravated against Everton on Saturday.
But the good news for Liverpool is that Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho are expected to shake-off knocks which forced them off at Goodison Park.
Adam Lallana is set to return to the squad after missing out at the weekend while Daniel Sturridge could make his first start in over five months after making three substitute appearances in recent weeks following a lengthy injury lay-off.
Tottenham have a fully-fit squad to choose from but Pochettino could bring Andros Townsend and Nacer Chadli in to the side to freshen things up in attack.
Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham: There is a lot at stake tonight as defeat for Liverpool would be a hammer blow in their attempts to qualify for the Champions League again. The league’s top two form sides over the last six games will face off against each other and I can see them playing out a 1-1 draw this evening.
Liverpool are the slight favourites to win the game but Football-Talk can get you enhanced odds of 5/1 on the Reds to win while you can get Tottenham to win at 8/1, plus you can win a £100 free bet bundle. But I fancy a 1-1 draw which is on offer at 13/2 and I also like the look for Sturridge to open the scoring at 4/1. If we combine those two bets in a scorecast, then we get very tempting odds of 28/1. Surely that’s got to be worth a couple of quid!?
What team would you like to see start and whats your predicted score for the game?
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