Massive Ramifications for Liverpool vs Tottenham
In a match that has enormous ramifications for both teams, Liverpool hosts Tottenham in an English Premier League blockbuster on Saturday. Liverpool is fresh off a triumph in the Champions League semifinals and are still trying to complete a quadruple this season while Tottenham is hot on Arsenal’s heels for fourth. The Liverpool vs Tottenham betting odds heavily favor the Reds, but the last match between these teams was an evenly matched thriller.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Preview
Location: Anfield, Liverpool, England
Date & Time: Saturday 2:45 p.m. ET
TV: USA Network, FuboTV
Last Five Premier League Meetings:
- Dec 2021: Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool
- Jan 2021: Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
- Dec 2020: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
- Jan 2020: Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool
- Mar 2019: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Tottenham had some excellent chances to win vs Liverpool for the first time since 2017 in December, but the match finished 2-2. Liverpool played with 10 men for the last 15-plus minutes of the match as Andy Robertson scored in the 69th minute and got a red card five minutes later.
The Spurs last won at Anfield over 10 years ago and are 0-8-3 in their last 11 matches at Liverpool. For an English Premier League bet analysis, Liverpool are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five league matches vs Tottenham. Prior to December’s draw, Liverpool were on a seven-game winning streak over Tottenham in all competitions.
Liverpool Looking to Cap off Crucial Week
- Premier League Position: 2nd, 82 pts
- Form (All Competitions): W,W,W,W,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: F Roberto Firmino (foot)
Liverpool took a two-goal lead into the second leg of their Champions League semifinal with Villarreal. However, the Reds were dreadful in the first half on Tuesday as their advantage was canceled out. Jurgen Klopp’s halftime substitution of Luis Diaz for Diogo Jota paid dividends, though, as he transformed the game and scored Liverpool’s second goal.
All three of Liverpool’s goals in their impressive 3-2 comeback win were scored within 12 minutes as they showed impressive resilience on the road. With a 5-2 win on aggregate, Liverpool are now in a third UCL final in five years, a span in which they have been one of the best teams in the world. Now, their attention will turn toward overtaking Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool vs Tottenham betting odds list the Reds as -240 favorites, but this will undoubtedly be a tough test for them. Notably, Liverpool have scored in their last 14 matches vs Tottenham and have an embarrassment of riches up front, whether Roberto Firmino is ready for this match or not.
Tottenham Chasing Fourth Place
- Premier League Position: 5th, 61 pts
- Form (All Competitions): W,D,L,W,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Sergio Reguilon (groin), D Matt Doherty (knee), M Oliver Skipp (groin), D Japhet Tanganga (knee)
Tottenham took a big stride in their top-four battle with Arsenal by defeating Leicester City 3-1 last weekend. The Spurs are just two points behind Arsenal and have the biggest North London Derby in years coming up after Liverpool. Just picking up a point here would be huge for Antonio Conte’s side, as they have a much better current goal difference than Arsenal.
The Liverpool vs Tottenham betting odds list Spurs as big +650 underdogs and a draw at +400. Perhaps unlucky not to defeat Liverpool earlier in the season, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Co. should be motivated to put in a good performance on Saturday.
Son and Kane have been excellent as of late and combined for 32 of Tottenham’s Premier League goals this season. The January addition of Dejan Kulusevski has also paid dividends as the former Juventus man already has eight assists. An unlikely win here would likely mean that Man City wins the title and the Spurs would be favorites over Arsenal to clinch a Champions League berth.
What to Watch
Klopp was able to rest some of his key players after Liverpool’s third goal vs Villarreal on Tuesday, but the Reds still played in a draining match midweek. The fresher legs could belong to Tottenham and that could mean a quick start for Spurs. Note that Liverpool’s last Premier League loss at Anfield was over a year ago, though.
This Liverpool vs Tottenham betting preview wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the goal-scoring exploits of the trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Jota. Liverpool’s electrifying front three have scored over 50 goals in the Premier League this season combined, and Salah leads the league with 22 goals.
Coming into Saturday, Liverpool are 1½-goal favorites and priced at +130 to cover the spread. However, four of the last five meetings have been decided by a single goal or ended in a draw. The over/under goal total is also set at three but with a number of world-class attacking talents on both sides, a shootout wouldn’t at all be surprising. Regardless, Liverpool absolutely need a win to keep their title hopes alive.