Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur predictions and betting tips for Sunday afternoon’s crunch Premier League fixture at Anfield. The home sides know nothing but a win will do after fellow challengers Manchester City beat Fulham on Saturday lunchtime.
Liverpool have only lost once so far this season – ironically away to City earlier this year – which makes it all the more incredible that they’re not at the summit of the table as we approach April. Too many draws for The Reds have ultimately been the difference, albeit marginal, and their fate is now in the hands of other teams.
Their match with Spurs will be a tricky proposition, even if they have wobbled slightly in recent weeks, and the palpable nervousness around Anfield during Liverpool’s bigger fixtures should set this one up nicely. The home side haven’t been winning games as comfortably as they were earlier in the season, and you can be almost certain that they won’t have things their only way for the entire 90 minutes here. I can see Tottenham causing one or two problems and think they’re certainly capable of avoiding defeat, which is priced up at 6/4.
It would appear Harry Kane has sufficiently recovered from his latest injury setback with the 25-year-old finding the net just as regularly as we’ve been used to seeing in over the past five years. Kane bagged in both of England’s matches during the international break and will have a huge role to play on Sunday if his club are to dent Liverpool’s title hopes.
If Tottenham’s number 10 is to win the Premier League Golden Boot this season, then he’ll have to catch Sergio Aguero, who was on the scoresheet once again at Craven Cottage. Kane needs three more to break the 20-goal barrier for a fifth successive league campaign and there’s no doubt he’ll manage that if he manages to avoid injury. I’m well aware that he’s up against the Premier League’s best defence on Sunday but I’m still stunned by the price available on him notching anytime. You can get 7/4 on Kane scoring here, which is surely the longest price he’s been all season!
I envisage this one being a cagey affair between two of the best sides in the league – particularly as there’s so much at stage for both. A defeat for Liverpool would hugely derail their title aspirations while Spurs can barely afford to drop points with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal breathing down their necks.
Most pundits will probably plump for the home side here but I think if they don’t score early one or two mistakes could creep in as they fight desperately to keep the pressure on City. Let’s also not forget that Spurs are an excellent side in their own right and have made it through to the last eight of the Champions League by doing it the hard way. A 1-1 draw, for me.