Liverpool seek to abandon the seventh Premier League place in a match against one of their favorite opponents, Tottenham Hotspurs. The Reds do not have as much time to reflect or change something from their performance at Goodison Park, as they host the fifth placed team that has a good time winning against the Premier League elite teams.
Tottenham won against Arsenal during the weekend, which put the Spurs at just one point behind Manchester United. They started 2015 with a generic and unexpected 5-3 win over Chelsea London and with the amazing form Harry Kane has at the moment, expect goals in the first half. The squad is fit, and Mauricio Pochettino is expected to field more or less the same team as against Arsenal, because you do not change something that works so well. Eriksen is the Spurs’ man with the assists and Bentaleb will have to protect Tottenham’s backline from Liverpool’s attacks from the wings.
Liverpool’s goalless draw against Everton might have ended up being a rather costly affair. Sterling and Coutinho will have to undergo fitness tests to see if they will be fit to face Tottenham. Lucas Leiva who had to be subbed off on the 16th minute due to a thigh problem, will undergo special scans to give a definite answer about his injury. The good news is that Lallana is tipped to return against Tottenham and Liverpool’s prospects are not looking as bleak. At home Liverpool have an unbeaten run of eight matches where they also are 4 matches without conceding.
The Reds are being given the advantage over Tottenham, but mainly due to the fact that they play at home and will be looking forward for a 5th consecutive win. Bet365 gives Liverpool 1.85 odds to win, Tottenham got 4.33 and a draw has 3.90 odds. Both teams to score has 1.66 odds, Liverpool with a winning margin of one goal 3.75, Tottenham for the same betting market 5.50 and the visitors to score in the second half have 2.37 odds. Sturridge has 2.20 odds to score, Sterling and Lambert 2.50 and Borini 2.75. We are going to bet 7 units on Harry Kane to score anytime with 3.00 odds from Bet365.
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