Premier League Betting: Liverpool v Spurs - Fan v Fan Preview



Liverpool perspective: Antoine Zammit, Empire of the Kop

Team news

Daniel Sturridge is set to return for this game; the young striker will hope to to rejoin Luis Suarez in the attack. Phillipe Coutinho has hit the ground running at Anfield and the young Brazilian is already being serenaded by the Liverpool faithful.

Form

Liverpool bounced back from the Europa League disappointment last weekend with an impressive rout against Wigan at the DW Stadium. Luis Suarez is in excellent form and we have scored 12 goals in the last three games, so I expect the Reds to be able to find the net against Spurs.

Head-to-head

Spurs have recently been a bogey team for Liverpool; last November Tottenham won 2-1 at White Hart Line thanks to goals from Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale. In total we've played Spurs 158 times, winning 72 and losing 47.

Best bets

Both teams to score at 1.57. With both attacks in such good form, I expect goals here.

Liverpool to win at 1.88. Spurs may be a little tired from their midweek exploits, so I expect us to edge this.

Luis Suarez to score first at 5.00. The Uruguayan has been in fine form recently and always enjoys the big occasion.

Score prediction: Liverpool 3-2 Spurs (20.00)

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Spurs perspective: Matt Harris, Tottenham Blog

Team news

Our squad came through the emphatic win over Inter Milan unscathed, so Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Clint Dempsey and Tom Huddlestone remain the only players on the sidelines. Changes from Thursday’s starting XI should see Hugo Lloris replace Brad Friedel in goal, while captain Michael Dawson will come in for William Gallas. Andre Villas-Boas has to decide between Lewis Holtby and Gylfi Sigurdsson in midfield.

Form

It’s hard to recall a better run of form at White Hart Lane; the club are unbeaten in twelve in the league and have only lost twice in 23 games in all competitions. Gareth Bale has been getting the headlines at the top of the pitch but Hugo Lloris and his defence deserve huge credit for a significant improvement at the back.

Head-to-head

Historically, Anfield hasn’t been the best of away grounds for us but at least Spurs have improved here since a 73-year winless run that ended in 1985. Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a forgettable 0-0 draw and over the last five campaigns, Tottenham have enjoyed a typically mixed set of results with one win, two draws and two defeats.

Best bets

Gareth Bale to score at 2.70. With ten goals in eight games for the Welshman, why would you not take that price?

Both teams to score at 1.57. The game should be more open than it was in 2011-12 so expect goals at both ends.

Liverpool/draw HT/FT at 15.00. Spurs can sometimes start slowly following a Thursday night Europa League game but should battle back for the draw.

Score prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Spurs (7.25)

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