Tottenham Survive North London Derby
Last weekend, Tottenham went to the Emirates Stadium to play their North London rivals Arsenal. Ange Postecoglou’s side came away with a 2-2 draw and their unbeaten record intact. Liverpool also improved to 5-1-0 last Sunday as they defeated West Ham 3-1 at Anfield. On Saturday, two of the remaining four unbeaten EPL teams will meet as Tottenham host Liverpool. We’ll look at the Tottenham vs Liverpool betting odds for the Premier League match of the week.
Liverpool have dominated Tottenham over the last few years. Last season, the Reds completed a double over Spurs, with 4-3 and 2-1 wins. In April, the EPL odds listed Liverpool as -135 moneyline favorites for the most recent match. Mo Salah managed to score three goals in those two games. Liverpool is unbeaten in the last 12 head-to-head matchups, in all competitions. Still, two of the last four games have finished in draws, and both EPL teams have scored in the last six meetings.
New Look Tottenham a Formidable Foe
Tottenham showed a lot of character in the North London Derby at Arsenal. They fell behind in the 26th minute but pushed for an equalizer before halftime and got their wish. James Maddison, the August Premier League Player of the Month, set up Son Heung-min in the 42nd minute to level the match. Spurs once again fell behind in the second half, but this time it took only a minute to find an equalizer.
It was once again Maddison to Son as Tottenham came away with a 2-2 draw in Ange Postecoglou’s first North London Derby. Through six matches, Tottenham are in fourth place in the Premier League standings, and they’ve looked like Champions League contenders so far. They’ve also come back from losing positions to pick up points in each of their last three EPL games. Losing Harry Kane over the Summer could have been the final nail in Tottenham’s coffin, but the new-look side is playing with confidence.
Now, the Tottenham vs Liverpool betting odds price Spurs as +200 underdogs for Saturday’s game vs. Liverpool. Son has already found the net five times this season, while Maddison is a joint-league leader with four assists. While Ivan Perisic is likely out for the season with an ACL injury, Tottenham could get Gio Lo Celso, Bryan Gil, Ryan Sessegnon, and Rodrigo Bentancur back soon.
Liverpool on Seven-Game Winning Streak
Liverpool’s start to the 2023-24 season has starkly contrasted the way they opened up the 2022-23 campaign. Last season, the Reds won just two of their first eight Premier League matches. This time around, they’re unbeaten in all competitions and have won five of their first six EPL matches. A look at the Liverpool standings shows that they’re in second place in the EPL and have conceded fewer goals than any team other than Manchester City.
Last Sunday, Liverpool picked up a 3-1 win vs. West Ham at Anfield. Both teams had won their Thursday Europa League matches and Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota were on the scoresheet for the Reds in the match. In Carabao Cup action on Wednesday, Liverpool grabbed a win by the same scoreline over Leicester City. Jota was on the scoresheet again, along with Cody Gakpo and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Heading into this match, Liverpool has won seven straight games in all competitions. They’ve also scored at least twice in each of their last five EPL games but have only kept one clean sheet this season. Salah has gotten off to another excellent start, with three goals and four assists through six games.
Match Analysis & Odds
These are two teams who have been playing excellently as of late and it’s an important game for both teams. Neither will want to lose their unbeaten Premier League record, and Liverpool could go top with a win and Manchester City loss. The Tottenham vs Liverpool betting odds price visitors Liverpool as +120 favorites for this one.
With both teams on the scoresheet in each of the last six matchups, this could be another exciting one. Over 3, 3.5 goals show -120 odds for the match as both teams have scored 15 goals through six games. Tottenham are the home side here but they are +200 underdogs despite having a 2-0 record at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season.
Bettors can take Tottenham pk, +0.5 at -110 odds, and Liverpool pk, -0.5 at the same price. A draw is also priced at +305 as both 2021-22 meetings finished that way. Son Heung-min and Mo Salah are the two Premier League players to watch here. Punters should also keep an eye on injured Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold’s status as well.