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Tottenham v Liverpool Premier League Betting Tips and Preview
A real cracking game in store for football fans this Sunday lunchtime as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side travel to North London to take on Tottenham. Last year, Liverpool arrived at White Heart Lane with both sides looking to challenge for a top four spot. However, the away team ran out 5-0 winners and ended Andre Villas-Boas reign as manager in the process. Liverpool went on to narrowly miss out on the Premier League title, while Tottenham had to settle for a very disjointed season, and sixth place in the table.
Things do now look to be heading in the right direction for Spurs under new boss Mauricio Pochettino, with them having won four from four under the Argentinian, and two from two in the Premier League. The bookies are struggling to split the two teams in the betting market:
Tottenham vs Liverpool Outright Betting Odds
Tottenham 17/10 (Bet365)
Liverpool 7/4 (Sky Bet)
Draw 5/2 (Bet365)
Tottenham Hotspur have never quite managed to achieve what chairman Daniel Levy or their fans want, and that is the main reason why this club get through so many managers. I don’t think that Tim Sherwood was ever going to be anything more than a stop gap, and even if he had delivered a top four finish and Champions League football, there is no guarantee that he would have kept the job.
Harry Redknapp is the most successful Spurs boss in recent years but even his consistency and Champions League success was not enough for the impatient Tottenham board.
In Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs look to have secured one of the very best young manager’s in the game and he really could not have started the season any better. This match with Liverpool will be the former Southampton boss’ biggest test to date, but this team should go into the game full of confidence.
Brendan Rodgers worked serious miracles with his Liverpool side during the 2013/14 campaign and he was only a whisker away from achieving the impossible, by winning the Premier League title. Striker Luis Suarez was a huge factor in Liverpool’s successful season and they are likely to find things a lot more difficult now he’s gone to Barcelona but there is still some serious quality within this team.
Rodgers has made a number of signings during the summer transfer window to try and negate the void left by Suarez and they will certainly need the extra depth in their squad with the upcoming European campaign. I’ll be shocked if Liverpool are able to roll Spurs over like they did last year, but I do think Rodgers will set them up to try and not get beat following the defeat to Manchester City, and a draw could well be on the cards.
Those punters looking at the both teams to score market can back both teams to find the net at a best price of 4/7 with Irish bookmaker Boylesports. That looks the most obvious choice as both Tottenham and Liverpool have a wealth of attacking options but the 13/8 on offer with Coral for one of both of these teams not to score will definitely appeal to some this weekend.
As far as the first goalscorer prices are concerned, Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor are both available at 13/2 with Coral to find the net first at White Hart Lane. Liverpool new boy Mario Balotelli is also on offer at 13/2 with both Coral and Paddy Power. It would be no surprise to see the Italian score on his Liverpool debut and I’ll be having a little interest on that, as well as the match to end in a draw.
Back The Draw at 5/2 with bet365