Liverpool, the likely 2019/20 Premier League champions, will travel to the Capital on Saturday to face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. The game is due to kick off at 12:30pm EST and will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Liverpool are unbeaten for the season, which is a staggering feat considering we’re over half-way through it, and will feel as confident as ever against a side that’s won two in their last five.
Will Spurs hand Liverpool their first loss?
Tottenham (4.60) vs Liverpool (1.70)
Since the departure of Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have been on a fairly bumpy road. The arrival of Jose brought about a rejuvenated Tottenham, with players like Dele Alli finding the form he’s been missing for some time now.
Jose has only managed to guide his team to 6 wins in 12 games in all competitions. More pertinently, Mourinho’s side have only managed to tally up 1 win in the last 5, across all competitions, including losses to Southampton and Chelsea.
Liverpool is on Cloud9. They beat Spurs 2-0 to win the 2019 Champions League final and haven’t lost a game since then. They are easily the top-performing side in the world at the moment. It will take something special from Spurs to win this one.
It’s quite a different story for Klopp’s side, who haven’t been the dog in any game this year. The Liverpool betting odds are quite favourable, even though they’re away. The way they’ve been playing this season, we can’t see them slipping up here.
Take Liverpool to win here.
Liverpool to win & both teams to score (2.90)
However, it must be noted that Jose Mourinho famously beat Liverpool at Anfield in a game ending 2-0 to his Chelsea side - with him running the touchline to celebrate with the Chelsea cohort.
The loss scuppered the chances of Liverpool taking the title that season. The Scouse fans won’t have forgotten and will get into the Tottenham manager from kick-off.
The Liverpool fans will be happy to hear Spurs will be without their star striker Harry Kane, who’s got 20 goals in all competitions. They’ll also be without the hard-working Moussa Sissoko too, who is ruled out until April.
It goes beyond individual players when it comes to making sense of how Liverpool continue to play the way they have been.
They’re anchored in midfield by Jordan Henderson, who has played more games than any other player in the premier league over the past decade.
Henderson lacks a lot of the flair, style and overall quality you’d expect from the centre midfielder in the best team in the world. But Klopp wants to play with an industrious, fast-paced high-pressing style and evidently this doesn’t require great technical ability.
Take Liverpool to win & both teams to score.
Parlay Pick: Sadio Mane to score & Liverpool to win (3.90)
We gave Mane one of our soccer free picks back in 2019 for the Liverpool versus Manchester City game at Anfield. The game ended with a 3-0 to Liverpool but Mane didn’t feature, so here we wanted to give him another pick.
Liverpool will look to the 2019 African player of the year Sadio Mane, who has 11 goals in 19 appearances this season. He earnt the prestigious award ahead of his teammate and two-time winner, Mohammad Salah.
Salah is also in fine form for the Reds this season, slotting away 10 goals and assisting four others in the league so far.
Spurs are strong defensively, so we expect them to do some damage control, but we don’t expect the North-London side to come away with the points in this one.
The soccer betting odds are quite favourable for any Liverpool bet and given the fact they haven’t lost in more than a calendar year, we can see why.
Expect Mane to score and Liverpool to win again.