Two of the English Premier League’s top five teams will face each other on Merseyside this Saturday, February 11th when Liverpool hosts Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
Liverpool was upset 2-0 away at Hull City last weekend while Tottenham were 1-0 winners at home against Middlesbrough.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur – bet365 Soccer Betting Line:
- bet365 currently lists Liverpool as the favorites to win the game at 21/20 with Tottenham 5/2 and a draw at 12/5
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Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur – Head to Head:
These two teams last met on August 27th and played to a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane in London. They met twice in league play last season and drew 0-0 in London and 1-1 in Liverpool. The clubs have met 166 times in the past with Liverpool winning 78, losing 47 and drawing the other 41. Spurs are winless in the last eight meetings with three draws and five defeats. Their last victory, and only one in the past nine encounters, was 2-1 at home in league action in November of 2012.
Liverpool – A Closer Look:
The Reds’ title hopes have basically gone down the drain now with their loss to relegation-zone Hull last week and their 1-1 draw with first-place Chelsea. The team is now in fifth place in the Premier League and are 13 big points behind the leaders. They’re also four points behind second-place Tottenham, three behind third-place Manchester City and one point back of fourth-place Arsenal. The only top contender they’re ahead of, just slightly is sixth-place Manchester United.
Liverpool has 46 points on the year from 13 victories, seven draws and four losses with a shared league-best 52 goals for and 28 against. The squad has just one win in their past 10 games in all competitions along with five defeats and four draws. However, they’ve lost only six of their past 29 encounters in all competitions. Manager Jurgen Klopp has a several injury problems to deal with as forward goaltender Adam Bogdan and forward Danny Ings are out for the rest of the campaign and midfielder Marko Grujic is listed as day to day.
Liverpool has four wins, four draws and two defeats in their past 10 league matches encounters with 17 goals for and 12 against. They have seven wins at home this in league action this season along with three draws and just a single defeat with a pair of defeats with 29 goals for and 11 conceded. They’ve also recorded nine clean sheets in the last 18 contests in all competitions. The Reds recently sent Tiago Ilori, Mamadou Sakho, and Lazar Markovic out on loan during the January transfer window and re-signed Joe Gomez to a long-term contract.
Tottenham Hotspur – A Closer Look:
Tottenham enters this game on a 10-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League after their recent six-game winning run was snapped with a 2-2 away draw at Manchester City. Spurs now have 50 points on the season from 14 wins, eight draws and a league-low two defeats . They’ve scored 46 goals and conceded a league-low 16. They’re in second-place on their own, but are still nine points behind Chelsea.
Spurs are just one point up on third-place Man City, three ahead of fourth-place Arsenal and four ahead of place fifth-place Liverpool. Spurs now have 12 wins in their past 24 contests in all competitions along with six draws and five defeats. They’ve won 11 of their past 14 games in all competitions. Tottenham has four wins away from home this season along with six draws and two losses. They’ve scored 20 goals on their travels and allowed 11 against.
As far as injuries go, it appears that forward Erik Lamela and defender Jan Vertonghen are doubtful while defenders Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier are questionable along with forward Georges-Kevin Nkoudou. In addition, Tom Carroll was sold to Premier League side Swansea City for 4.5 million pounds in the January transfer window. Spurs didn’t acquire anybody, but several fringe players were sent out on loan to lower league clubs.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur – Takeaway:
It looks like Spurs is the only team with any hope of catching Chelsea and that’s a pretty faint one. They’ll need to take all three points here to keep that dream alive while Liverpool also needs them for a top-four finish.
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