Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to Merseyside on Sunday afternoon to face Liverpool at Anfield, with Mauricio Pochettino’s team in desperate need of some Premier League points. Spurs have not won in their last four league games, and their distant hopes of mounting a title challenge have fizzled away to nothing.
For Liverpool, the pressure is rising as they look to end the club’s long wait for a league title. The Reds are unbeaten at Anfield in the league this season, and have lost only one of their last 24 home league matches to Spurs. They have won 15 of those games. The Reds are unbeaten in their last 36 Premier League games at Anfield. If they avoid defeat on Sunday, it will be the second-longest unbeaten home run in the competition’s history.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction: Reds 2-1 Spurs
Our prediction for this game is that the home side will win 2-1. Liverpool have a mighty record at home this season, and Spurs have found it hard to win games in the Premier League in recent weeks. Spurs have lost their last three league games away from home, with the final score being 2-1 in two of those games. They were beaten away at Southampton last weekend, which is not a result to give their fans much optimism about a trip to Anfield. Harry Kane may score for them, as he often does at Anfield, but it will not be enough.
Our recommended tip: Liverpool 2-1
Our featured tip for this game comes from Betway, who are offering odds of 7/1 on Liverpool to win the game 2-1. This matches our prediction perfectly, and also offers good value in terms of the odds on offer. Most markets have pretty short odds on Liverpool for this game, so if you want to back the Reds at decent odds you need to be a little bit daring this weekend. A final score of 2-1 to the home side looks a good bet to us. Liverpool don’t lose at home right now, but Harry Kane tends to score at Anfield.
Liverpool and Spurs have met on 53 previous occasions in the Premier League. Out of those games, Liverpool have won 24 and Spurs 14, and there have been 15 draws. Liverpool have won 16 times at Anfield, while Tottenham have triumphed just twice on Merseyside in the Premier League era. Last season’s game at Anfield ended in a 2-2 draw.
The two teams met in the Premier League at Wembley earlier this season, in September. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for the Reds. Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino scored for Liverpool, with Erik Lamela netting Spurs’ goal.
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Players to watch: Sadio Mane & Harry Kane
No player has scored more Premier League goals in 2019 than Liverpool forward Sadi Mane. The Senegalese international has netted nine in the league in this calendar year so far, with all of those goals coming in his last nine games. He is now Liverpool’s joint top-scorer in the league, level with Mohamed Salah, with 17 goals in 29 league games. He has also provided one assist for his tea-mates, and created five big chances.
Harry Kane is always a man to keep a close eye on, but Liverpool should make doubly sure they are making plans for the England striker this weekend, given his recent record against them. He has been directly involved in four Premier League goals at Anfield during his career, scoring three and assisting in one. He has scored 17 goals in 26 Premier League appearances in 2018/19, and has also weighed in with four assists.