NAME: Liverpool – Tottenham
DATE: March 31, 2019
TIME: 15:30 UTC
VENUE: Anfield, Liverpool , England
Will not play
Tottenham: Dier E (Groin Injury), Winks H.(Hip Injury)
My prediction for this game
Match centre of the Round 32. Liverpool will play at home and this team has very good results at Enfield in this season (13 wins and 2 draws). Liverpool needs this 3 points, because Man City already won the game (Fulham 0 -2 Man City) and now Liverpool has -1 in the standings.
Tottenham is 3rd and they have equal points with Arsenal which is 4th and this will be the key game for Spurs too.
Tottenham has 11 wins and 5 losses in 16 away games and looks very good.
I think it will be very, very hard game for both teams, but Liverpool needs this 3 points much more than Tottenham and I think their motivation will be much bigger.
I think this match will be about motivation and not about current teams conditions.
My prediction for this game
Liverpool to win the match with odds 1.60 (3/5) in Betfred
Match preview to Liverpool vs Tottenham by Flashscore.com
Liverpool are big favourites to claim another Premier League (PL) home win, having failed to make good on that status just once this calendar year. Since that one occasion, a 1-1 home draw with Leicester on Jan 30, the ‘Reds’ have won three successive PL home games, and scored 3+ goals in the process.
Consistency is the key behind every successful title race, and Liverpool’s first-half home PL performances certainly have that in abundance, with the Reds netting exactly twice before the break (and witnessing at least one Sadio Mané goal) in each of their last three home league wins.
A run of three successive away PL defeats have robbed Tottenham of top spot in the away league table. Still, they went into the weekend as the only top-six team to win an away PL game after losing the first half, but their away league record against top-six sides this term is: W1, L2.
Curiously, both of those PL away defeats against fellow top-six sides saw Tottenham avoid defeat in the first half (W1, D1), but lose the second to-nil. Relevantly, against all opponents, Tottenham’s last three PL away defeats have each seen them concede exactly twice in the second half, and ship a goal at least once beyond the 75th minute.
Players to watch: Last season’s league meeting at Anfield saw Mo Salah (with a brace for Liverpool) and Harry Kane both score in second-half injury-time, with the latter’s penalty seeing Tottenham snatch a point.
Stat attack: In turn, both teams have now scored in six of the last seven H2H encounters.
Tottenham have lost the first half in five of the last six H2Hs with Liverpool, and failed to keep a clean sheet in seven.
Across all competitions, four of Liverpool’s last five matches (vs all opponents) have produced over 2.5 match goals.