Liverpool vs Tottenham Betting Preview – Back Spurs to stay in title contention

Just what damage a bad month in the Premier League can do. January’s winless run has continued into February for Liverpool following a dire 2-0 defeat at Hull last Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s men look in no shape to even claim a home point against Spurs this weekend.

Chelsea are playing the role of the run-a-way train very well this season, but if there is any side that has enough fuel to catch them, then it is Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won seven of their last nine fixtures, and remain unbeaten in 11. Tottenham are best priced at 9/4 with BetFred, and this represents excellent value, particularly when considering how efficient they have been against the Premier League big-boys this season.

Victories against Chelsea and Manchester City have been complimented well by solid stalemates against Arsenal and Liverpool.

The stalemate against Liverpool came at a time when the Red’s were flying, but this is anything but the case now. As documented before, Liverpool are having a torrid time currently, mainly caused by a shaky defence which has already shipped in 30 goals this season (the most of any team in the top 8.)

The fluent football of Tottenham has allowed goals to be equally spread between the team, with Kane and Alli sitting fifth and sixth in the Premier League top scoring charts so far this campaign. With chances likely to come thick and fast, both look a good bet to hit the onion bag.

Back Harry Kane to score first at 11/2 with Paddy Power, and Deli Alli to score at anytime, with best odds of 5/2 at Boylesports.

Whilst Liverpool have been poor at the back this campaign, they have not struggled upfront. The Reds have dominated games, averaging 62% possession over the course of the season. They have used this heavy pressing style to score in all but 4 of their 24 league games. With the deadly combination of Coutinho and Mane expected to start on Saturday, the Reds should be good enough to bag a goal in front of their home crowd.

Back both teams to score at 4/6 with Betfair, whilst a Tottenham 2-1 win is available at 12/1 with Bet365.
Those punters looking for value in other markets may be well off looking at the “half time-full time” bets on offer for the match.

Tottenham have been notoriously slow at the start of matches this season, leading after 45 minutes mark just 38% of the time this campaign. Contrastingly Liverpool’s high tempo approach has served them well at the start of games, as they more often than not lead at half-time.

Liverpool half time, Tottenham full time, looks a massive price at 33/1 with Ladbrokes, especially when considering Liverpool’s inabilities to perform at their optimum level for a full 90 minutes. You can enjoy online betting at William Hill, and make sure to check past sports results on their site too.

Saturday’s clash should prove to be an excellent encounter between two top Premier League teams, with Tottenham eventually coming out as the victors.