Goals more certain than the result when Liverpool host Spurs
The 5-0 pasting Liverpool handed out to Tottenham at White Hart Lane back in December witnessed Spurs go the whole game without registering a single shot on target. Things will not be so one-sided at Anfield however.
Liverpool are still the same swashbuckling team which swept Spurs aside at the Lane, but this time they have all the pressure of trying to win a first title in 24 years heaped on their shoulders and Tim Sherwood’s charges can make life difficult for the Reds at Anfield as a result.
Despite Brendan Rodgers’s side embarking on a seven-game top-flight winning streak and Spurs trying to avoid three successive away defeats for the first time since 2009, another home victory doesn’t feel clear cut after Liverpool’s nervy 2-1 win over Sunderland midweek.
Having won 11 of their last 12 at home it’s no surprise to see Liverpool priced up as the 1/2 favourites, with Spurs 11/2 outsiders and the draw at 7/2, though the result feels about the hardest thing to predict.
Only a late penalty prevented Spurs from leaving Anfield with a second successive league draw last season, while the time before that they had left as 2-0 winners; so it’s generally a ground the Londoners have done well at in recent times.
A 0-0 draw during the 2011/12 campaign has proved to be the exception to the rule in terms of goals when these two sides meet in the Premier League also.
Five of the last six at either Anfield or the Lane have gone north of the 2.5 total goals mark, which should be hoovered up at 9/20, while over 3.5 looks one of the best bets of the match at 23/20.
Three of the last five clashes between the teams went clear of that line – including the 3-2 here last season – and four of Liverpool’s last five home matches have also seen this outcome also.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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