Liverpool play Tottenham at Anfield at 4.30 on Sunday (Match 31) and this is a massively important match for both clubs.
Liverpool may well be trailing Manchester City if their title rivals beat Fulham on Saturday, as expected, and anything but three points could almost end their title aspirations with City having a game in hand.
Tottenham can’t afford to lose either, as Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea are all snapping at their heels in the race for the third and fourth Champions League spots.
It sounds like it’s going to be a thriller, so check out our stats, analysis, and free tips for Liverpool vs Tottenham.
Liverpool’s Home Record
Liverpool have dropped points just once in their last six home games courtesy of a 1-1 draw against Leicester, whilst they’ve beaten Burnley, Watford, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, and Arsenal.
Arsenal didn’t put up much of a fight in a 5-1 defeat, whilst Watford and Bournemouth were respectively sent packing 5-0 and 3-0. But those were the only two clean sheets Liverpool have kept in their last six, with Burnley scoring two goals and Crystal Palace three.
Tottenham’s Away Record
We’ve said it many times before, but Tottenham do have a bad habit of bottling it at the wrong moment. They were flying high after Christmas with away wins against Everton, Cardiff, and Fulham but threw their title aspirations away with consecutive away defeats against Burnley, Chelsea, and Southampton.
They have scored in five of their last six away matches but the big question is, have they got the bottle now that the pressure is firmly on?
Liverpool vs Tottenham Head-To-Heads
The tactical powers of Pochettino vs Klopp has provided us with some exciting matches in the last few seasons and there’s rarely too much between the two teams. Liverpool’s home record in the last three seasons is a win and two draws, whilst results at Tottenham have been a win for both teams and a draw.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Team News
Trent Alexander-Arnold may join Joe Gomez on the side-lines for Liverpool, whilst Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are also doubtful.
Spurs may also be without a couple of key midfielders with Eric Dier failing to recover from whatever forced him to miss playing for England, whilst Harry Winks is likely to remain on the side-lines. Kieran Trippier could return and bolster the Spurs defence.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Best Bets
Reaching the Champions League quarter-finals seems to have distracted Tottenham more than it has Liverpool and, whilst both sides have struggled to win Silverware in recent seasons, it’s Tottenham that seem more likely to blow their chances of the two. So much so that even 5/1 about a Spurs win isn’t tempting.
Tactically this is hard to predict, as both teams are capable of playing more defensively than is natural for them. However, with so much at stake, adrenalin will surely see both teams giving it their all.
Liverpool are the most likely winners but, with Liverpool conceding in four of their last six home games and Tottenham scoring in five of their last home games, both teams to score could be the bet. That’s backed up by both teams scoring in five of their last six head-to-heads.
Harry Kane also likes scoring against Liverpool and he looks a fair price at anything around 15/8 to hit the net at anytime.