Liverpool vs Tottenham Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Liverpool vs Tottenham | Tuesday 10 February, 2015 | Anfield | 20.00
Liverpool are on a run of four consecutive clean sheets as they host Tottenham, but can the Reds continue their successful run against Mauricio Pochettino’s men on Tuesday?
Liverpool’s consistency in defence puts them in good stead at Anfield ahead of their clash with Tottenham.
Brendan Rodgers’ men had a shaky start to the season but have looked far more solid since the new year and are currently enjoying an eight-match undefeated run, climbing to seventh in the table.
Liverpool are choosing to draw the positives from a 0-0 draw against their Merseyside rivals in the derby last weekend, encouraged by their defensive strengths.
“We have changed the system to a back three and it is working for us,” commented centre back Martin Skrtel. “We are defending much better. It suits us. I hope we can carry on this way in the future.
“I’m happy for the team, because we have improved our defending. There was a lot of criticism. Since New Year, we have only conceded one goal from open play – that’s great and I’m happy about that.
“Tottenham are a few points in front of us. It’s going to be a big game.
“I believe and hope we can beat them and get three points but every single game is important for us. We’ll go game by game, try to get as many points as we can and try to finish in the top four.”
Skrtel will be tested on Tuesday as he comes up against Spurs’ increasingly formidable Harry Kane. The 21 year old striker scored both of Tottenham’s goals at the weekend to help his club to a 2-1 victory over North London rivals Arsenal. The youngster has now scored an impressive 22 goals in all competitions this season.
Spurs’ weekend victory has taken them to fifth place in the table, just one point behind Man United and two below Southampton. With only one loss in 10 league games, Mauricio Pochettino is hoping that his men can continue their top form at Anfield on Tuesday.
“Our performance was great because in front of us was a tough team like Arsenal,” the Spurs’ boss commented on his team’s weekend showdown. “It’s always a special game.
“We showed a special energy and it’s important to keep this feeling. We have to keep going, look forward and move onto the next game now.”
Reds’ midfielder Lucas Leiva came off with a thigh injury at Goodison Park and is a doubt for the clash at Anfield on Tuesday. Daniel Sturridge could be fit enough to rejoin the starting lineup, however, which will be a real boost for Liverpool.
Pochettino will enjoy the pick of a fully fit squad and may well take the opportunity to rotate some players. However, with a 9 day gap after this game before a Europa League clash with Fiorentina, Spurs will most likely field its strongest side.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Liverpool may be on a good run but they’ve failed to beat a top 6 team since August, which bodes well for fifth-placed Spurs. For your best chance to win big, back a 2-1 Tottenham victory at 12/1 with Betway. For a less risky bet, try Harry Kane to score and Tottenham to win at 7/1 with Sky Bet.