Big Game Focus: Liverpool v Tottenham

Liverpool have had challenges in the Premier League since the beginning of 2019, but they still look in better shape than Tottenham ahead of their Anfield encounter. Bet on the match here.

The Reds went into the international break as league leaders after scraping a 2-1 win over Fulham, even though they have played a game more than Manchester City. They will be happy to play at Anfield against a top-four opponent where their record this season has been stellar. Their record of 13 wins and two draws points to a very strong home side and what’s more, is the fact that they have scored 44 goals in the process

Tottenham for their part will need a good result if they are to reverse the trend over the last few games. They lost for the third time in four Premier League outings after going down 2-1 at Southampton, despite leading at half-time.

Liverpool are in a must-win fixture whilst Tottenham can’t afford another loss, making this one of the most important fixtures before the end of the season.

Betting preview

Encounters between these two sides in the recent past have seen goals at both ends. This has been the case in four out of the last five meeting and therefore there is value in backing Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.70.

Over 2.5 Goals has landed in all but one of the last five encounters and we think that will be the case here. You can back Over 2.5 Goals to be scored at odds of 1.65 here.

Sadio Mane is having an incredible season and is increasingly becoming the go-to man for crucial goals. He has 11 goals from his last 11 outings and that makes him a very attractive punt for the Anytime Goalscorer market at odds of 2.20 here.

Team news

Tottenham are likely to miss the services of Serge Aurier who suffered a suspected hamstring injury while on international duty with the Ivory Coast national team. He joins Harry Winks and Eric Dier who limped off the pitch during the international break but could be fit for selection by the weekend.

Liverpool for their part are likely to miss the services of Xherdan Shaqiri who withdrew from international duty for Sweden due to a groin injury. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are expected to be fit for selection but they are recovering from injuries. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to return to training though he will not feature for this fixture.

Team news

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Kane, Lucas Moura