King of Stats: Liverpool’s trip to the Lane in numbers
Two of the biggest names in English football go head-to-head at White Hart Lane as Tottenham host Liverpool in the stand-out fixture of the Premier League’s midweek clashes.
The clash also pits two of the brightest talents in the management game against one another and our King of Stats package has sounded out the best routes to take to make a quick buck on the game.
1 – This is the number of games that Liverpool have lost in their last six on the road; it’s also the number of games they’ve won. Back another draw for the Reds here at 9/4.
5 – Spurs have been involved in plenty of goal-filled games in their domestic exploits this term and five of their past six in the Premier League have produced a haul greater than 2.5. A reasonable price of 4/6 says it’ll happen again here.
4 – The hosts have relished this fixture in recent seasons and they know a win will open a sizeable gap between them and the Reds. They’ve won the past four meetings between the two at White Hart Lane, three of which were by a 2-1 scoreline – it’s priced up at 8/1 to reoccur this time.
2 – Liverpool’s goalless game in south Wales at the weekend represented only their second away day clean sheet in 13 league outings and they haven’t stopped Spurs scoring at the Lane in five successive attempts. This renders the 10/3 available for them to keep Andre Villas Boas’ side out here a touch on the short side.
12 – Jermain Defoe is Spurs’ top scorer this season with an all-comps total of 12. However, he hasn’t fared so well against Liverpool in his career; in 18 appearances the 30-year-old has netted just three times and his 5/1 to open the scoring should be overlooked.
8 – This number represents Liverpool’s longest domestic unbeaten run since they came desperately close to winning the title in 2008/09. They missed out on their maiden Premier League crown through too many drawn games and this has been their problem in recent weeks too, having shared the spoils in five of these eight encounters. Brendan Rodgers’ men can be backed at 14/25 to avoid defeat in the double chance stakes.
12 – Luis Suarez has been invaluable to his team this term, being directly involved in just under 75 per cent of Liverpool’s Premier League goals, scoring 10 and assisting two of the 17 they’ve managed. He’s an 11/8 shot to notch at any time in this game.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date