Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur betting preview
Liverpool: League form: WLDLW
Kenny Dalglish’s men head into this game on the back of two impressive victories over Wolves and Manchester United. Before this there had been a stutter of some sort with no victories in their previous four games before that. Liverpool’s main problem this season has been consistency and they will be desperate to get a good run of form going to catapult them into Champions League contention. However the next team in their way is a very strong Tottenham Hotspur side and how the Merseysider’s defence deals with their attack will be crucial to whether they get a result or not. Dalglish will be thrilled to see the influential Luis Suarez return from his eight match ban and he is likely to be thrown straight back into the starting line up. Even without Suarez, Liverpool have been scoring a fair few goals recently, seven in their last three to be precise although they have been conceding. This is surprising given the fact that they’ve let in the second least amount of goals this season in the league. A clean sheet, their first in four games, away at lowly Wolves last game will have boosted confidence but Spurs’ attack will be a lot more of a handful to deal with than what they faced that day.
Tottenham Hotspur: League form: WLDWW
The North Londoner’s have had a fantastic first half to the season and sit in third place, only eight points off leaders Manchester City and six clear of fourth placed Chelsea, with a game in hand on both. One of the main reasons for their success has been their formidable attacking football, with the likes of summer signing Emmanuel Adebayor, Luka Modric, Rafael van der Vaart, Aaron Lennon and in particular Gareth Bale all having fantastic seasons. However Lennon, van der Vaart and Adebayor are serious doubts for this game meaning that surprise January signing from Everton Louis Saha could make his debut against his former club’s bitter rivals. Spurs only loss in their last twelve games was a desperately unlucky last minute 3 – 2 defeat at league leaders Manchester City and they will be hoping they can keep up their fantastic form at Anfield on Monday night.
Match Prediction: Draw 3.20 – William Hill
Also – Both teams to score 1.80 – William Hill
This is very tough game to call, however one thing i’m pretty sure of is that there will be a number of goals with both sides posing good attacking threats. Tottenham have scored in their last twenty two Premiership matches and despite Liverpool being known for scoring few at home this season, they have picked up of late and have began to find the net more. Spurs have won their last three league games over Liverpool although Dalglish’s men are undefeated in the League at home this season. Despite their unbeaten record though, Liverpool have drawn seven times at home this campaign and for me a score draw is where this fixture is most likely to go.
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