Free betting tips: Tottenham v Liverpool
Liverpool look to be meeting Tottenham at a good time. Check out our best bets for the big Wembley clash here…
Liverpool to win at 7/5
The Reds are being backed in but are still pretty backable here. Tottenham had been somewhat fortunate to take nine points from their first three games and came thoroughly unstuck against Watford last time out.
They are without Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli for this one, leaving two huge holes that Spurs are ill-equipped to fill after their infamous summer transfer blank.
This is a huge game for Liverpool. After four wins from four against some of the division’s lesser lights, this is a major test of their title credentials against a team that has finished above them in eight of the last nine Premier League seasons.
Win this, and a title challenge really is on the cards. Lose, and they are back level on points with an underperforming Spurs and, in all likelihood, behind Manchester City and Chelsea by weekend’s end.
The good news is that Liverpool have a fine record in this fixture. Last year’s 4-1 defeat at Wembley marked perhaps the lowest point of Jurgen Klopp’s reign at Liverpool, but it was also a turning point. They won 10 and draw four of the next 14 Premier League games, and have lost only three since that October clash.
That defeat also marks their only reverse against Spurs in the last 11, a run that includes 3-0 and 5-0 away wins for the Reds. We’re not saying a repeat of that or anything like it is on the cards, but the stars do seem to have aligned for Liverpool in this one. This looks a good time to be playing Spurs and Liverpool can take full advantage.
Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane both to score at 11/4
We covered this one in our Best Bets of the Weekend. They are two of the very best goalscorers in the division, that much we know, and they scored six between them across the two games between these teams last season.
Liverpool to win from behind at 8/1
A roll of the dice, but Tottenham’s current fragility and Liverpool’s strike power makes it an appealing price.
Clearly Tottenham taking the lead is not such a far-fetched notion, even allowing for Liverpool’s defensive improvements. Indeed, Spurs have scored the opening goal in all four of their matches this season. But in three of those they have been pegged back, and quickly.
Although they recovered to beat both Newcastle and Fulham, their initial leads after scoring the opening goal in those games lasted just three and nine minutes. Against Watford last time out Spurs found themselves behind within 23 minutes of taking the lead.
The one exception came at Old Trafford, in a topsy-turvy game where Spurs themselves scored again just two minutes after Harry Kane’s opener. In Tottenham’s games this season, goals have always precipitated more goals one way or another. Liverpool have both the confidence to cope with falling behind and the firepower to punish any lax defending from their hosts.
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