Until fairly recently, Tottenham Hotspur were something of a bogey team for any Liverpool side and as recently as October 2017, Spurs were inflicting a 4-1 defeat on the Reds. Fans on both sides will remember Dejan Lovren having something of a nightmare in that match but recently, it has all changed.
Liverpool have won the last four meetings between these two teams and the form in both camps indicates that the situation is unlikely to change when they meet on Saturday (12.30pm ET). Can Spurs spring a surprise and upset the odds with the oddsmakers for sports betting in the USA or will the Reds’ long unbeaten run in the English Premier League continue?
#THFC vs #LFC Moneyline Odds
Tottenham have the home advantage in this match but Jose Mourinho’s side are getting little support from among the sportsbooks. Typical moneyline odds for the hosts come in at around +320 and the draw is priced up similarly by most outlets.
That just leaves Liverpool who are listed at around the -150 mark so it’s clearly going to be a tough ask for Spurs to turn their current form around.
Most Likely Prop Bets
If you are a Liverpool backer but want better value than those moneyline odds provide, you’ll need to consider some prop bets. Both Teams to Score is a popular option but it’s another heavy odds-on punt. BTTS may not be as safe as many tipsters expect here: Spurs have failed to score in two of their last five matches and have only found the net on five occasions in that period.
Instead, this preview wil switch to Total Goals: Backing above the 2.5 line is the common mark for most bettors but once again, it’s an odds-on pick. Finally, we get an option with a + in front of it as we look at ‘Over 3.5’ which is going to be our first tip of the match. We can see plenty of goals coming in this fixture with the majority landing in the back of the Spurs net.
For those feeling more adventurous, a ‘Correct Score’ pick will always attract great odds and our suggestion for this match is: Spurs 1 Liverpool 3. Expect to get around +1000 (10/1) if you agree with this prediction.
Spurs vs Liverpool Key Battles
Strikers win matches and neutrals would normally be looking for a choice of world class attacking talent in both camps. Unfortunately for Spurs fans, Harry Kane is just embarking on his annual spell in the physio’s room and his absence will severely hamper Tottenham’s chances.
In contrast, Liverpool’s strike force is flying at the moment with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane locked in a battle to be the club’s leading scorer. Salah was strangely quiet by his own high standards at the start of the campaign but he now has 14 goals this season and is one ahead of Mane on 13.
Both men will be looking to gain an advantage in the weeks ahead and Spurs could be on the wrong end of this particular competition. With support from other areas of the pitch, Jurgen Klopp’s men have 49 league goals in 20 games this season and it seems obvious as to where the key battle lies.
Tottenham are struggling in defense: Their first choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been sidelined since October and there are injuries and weaknesses across the back four. Against Liverpool’s prolific strikers, it should be a very uncomfortable 90 minutes for Mourinho’s men.
Preview’s Spurs vs Liverpool EPL Match Betting Predictions Verdict
Tottenham will want to play down the absence of Harry Kane but this match would have been difficult enough, even if their leading scorer had been available. Spurs sides under Mauricio Pochettino tended to compensate for Kane’s injuries, largely thanks to Son Heung-Min but Jose Mourinho’s set up appears to be hampering the South Korean.
It all points to another comfortable 90 minutes for Jurgen Klopp and his men so by all means take Liverpool’s win price if you’d like a modest profit. For more adventurous predictions, you can consider the two prop bet suggestions from below. With Liverpool’s attackers in the ascendancy and Tottenham’s defense beset by injuries and loss of form, we can only see one outcome but Over 3.5 Goals and a strike in 90 minutes for Mo Salah will hopefully add to a set of decent profits at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
- Liverpool to win at -137 with BetOnline.
- Over 3.5 Goals at +140 with Intertops.
- Mohamed Salah to score at any time in the match at +120 with Bovada or Betonline.
Matt Harris is a golf and soccer expert for USA Betting. His other area of specialist knowledge is cricket. He is well known in sports journalism and contributes articles to a plethora of big-name websites and media outlets. Titles that he writes or has written for include: Betfair, BetVictor, Unibet & Just Bookies.