The most exciting duel of the 32nd round of the Premier League takes place at the Anfield on Sunday afternoon. We’ll see the Reds welcoming the Spurs in a match that’s of insane importance for both teams. Liverpool need points to stay in the title race, Tottenham need points to stay among the top 4. So, which team is gonna be happier once the ref blows the final whistle? Find it out in our Liverpool vs Tottenham prediction and betting tips!
Let’s start this Liverpool vs Tottenham prediction by remembering that both these teams are playing in the Champions League as well. Liverpool will play against Porto in the quarterfinals, a doubleheader which they’re expected to win. But, Tottenham, on the other hand, have to play against Man City, a team that’s considered the number 1 trophy favorite by the bookies.
What this means is that Tottenham need to save themselves for the Champions League, while Liverpool don’t. And even if they were playing against a much tougher opponent than Porto, the Reds would still keep their focus on the Premier League. According to Klopp himself, their main goal for this season is to win the English trophy.
But, winning the title won’t be easy because Manchester City have the same thing on their minds. And because Liverpool have dropped a few points in the Premier League since the beginning of the year, Manchester Blues are the ones thought of as the biggest favorite for winning the title.
This is why beating Tottenham on Sunday is of utmost importance for Liverpool. A loss in this match could mean that their Premier League title dream is over. The good news is that Liverpool seem ready for the big game. The players got their rest and even more importantly, the guys like Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain are almost completely fit after being sidelined for months due to injuries.
After the match with Liverpool, Tottenham will play the first-ever match on their new stadium, a 60k-seater called Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. They’ve waited long enough for their new stadium to be ready, so the players are probably feeling very excited right now. Another exciting news from Tottenham is that Harry Kane has received MBE from Prince William a few days ago for his contribution to England’s success at the World Cup.
These things are probably making Tottenham players motivated to perform well against Liverpool and so is the fact that there are several teams breathing by their neck. This team wishes to finish the season among top 4 teams because those teams get to play the Champions League. Speaking of the Champions League, in 10 days, they will play the first leg of the quarterfinal doubleheader against Manchester City.
All these things are creating a sort of mixed feeling among Tottenham fans and players alike. They feel excited about the upcoming games but are frightened at the same time that they might fail. Although they do have the quality to beat big Premier League teams like Liverpool and Manchester City, many of their players are having problems with fitness, especially those in the midfield. And that’s why our Liverpool vs Tottenham betting tips are gonna be in Liverpool’s favor.
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (doubtful)
- Joe Gomez (doubtful)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (doubtful)
- Naby Keita (doubtful)
- Eric Dier (doubtful)
- Harry Winks (doubtful)
Alisson – Van Dijk, Matip, Milner, Robertson – Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Lloris – Sanchez, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Davies – Eriksen, Sissoko, Alli – Son, Kane
Liverpool vs Tottenham Prediction
Liverpool need to win this, they need points to stay in the title race. And to win those points, they will have the help from their supporters at the Anfield, where they’ve won against Tottenham in 5 out of 7 previous matches, losing none along the way.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.61 (bet365)
- HT-FT 1-1 @2.45 (bwin)