The biggest football event in 2019 is scheduled for this Saturday evening. We’re talking, of course, about the Final of the Champions League. For the first time since 2008, this is an all-English final, with the finalists being Tottenham and Liverpool. The Final is taking place on Atletico Madrid’s home ground, Wanda Metropolitano and if you’re searching for Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips, we got some for you!
We’ll start this Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction by saying that there are some great news for Spurs’ fans – Harry Kane is back! After an injury kept him sidelined for weeks, the best Tottenham player is ready for the biggest match in his career. And Kane’s return is not the only good news from Tottenham’s squad. Jan Vertonghen might be back as well!
The question is whether the Spurs’ best eleven can do anything against the Reds? They’ve lost both Premier League matches against Liverpool this season and have won only one game since 2012. And that game was played on Tottenham’s turf. The last time they beat Liverpool in an away game was back in 2011.
Tottenham are officially the home team in the Final, but the game is played in Madrid. And the Spurs haven’t been too great away from home. Actually, they lost each of the five last away matches in the Premier League. But, they did make the historic comeback against Ajax in the semifinal of the Champions League by beating the Lancers in Amsterdam.
According to the bookies, Klopp’s team seems like a big favorite. And it’s not a surprise, knowing that they played in the Final last season as well. They lost to Real Madrid then, but this season, they’re taking on a fairly weaker opponent. Plus, they have a stronger team than a year ago. Actually, many pundits think the Reds haven’t been this strong since the nineties!
And their manager Jurgen Klopp agrees! In an interview he gave for BBC a few days ago, he admitted that he had never managed such a talented squad of players. From his perspective, Liverpool look destined to grab the trophy.
They have a great season behind them, having finished as runner-ups in the Premier League with just one point less than Man City. They would love to finish the season triumphantly and win the Champions League trophy, 14 years after the Miracle of Istanbul happened when they beat AC Milan after a legendary comeback.
This time, though, they’re hoping not to give their fans too much stress. They want to win this game comfortably and judging by squad, they’re definitely capable of doing so. Before we go to Tottenham vs Liverpool betting tips let’s take a look at the injury news, as well as possible lineups of these two.
- Danny Rose (injury)
- Davinson Sanchez (injury)
- Harry Winks (injury)
- Naby Keita (injury)
- Adam Lallana (injury)
- Roberto Firmino (injury)
Lloris – Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Trippier, Davies – Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen – Alli, Lucas, Kane
Alisson – Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson – Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Sturridge
Tottenham vs Liverpool Prediction
Both teams have created many surprises in the Champions League this season – the Spurs knocked out Ajax after being 3:0 down on aggregate; Liverpool hammered Barcelona 4:0 at home, after losing 3:0 away. You never know what to expect from these two teams, but one this is certain – we’re in for a lot of excitement.
And in the world of football, excitement equals goals. It’s fair to expect a lot of them, probably at least one on each end. But, who’s going to lift the trophy? Although surprises often happen in matches like these, the Reds do seem like proper contenders.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- BTS @1.75 (bwin)
- Liverpool to Lift the Trophy @1.50 (Unibet)