Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
The big derby between two of the top teams in the standings, Liverpool and Tottenham, highlights Wednesday’s English Premier League program. Both the Reds and the Spurs are coming off draws, with the note that Tottenham had a bit tougher opponent than the current champions. Nevertheless, all that will be forgotten if three points are won here. We aren’t sure if you know, but Liverpool is the most efficient team in the Premiership, while on the other side, Tottenham’s defense tops the standings.
- When: Wednesday, December 16, 3 pm ET
- Where: Anfield Road, Liverpool England
- How to Watch: DAZN, NBC
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Odds
Liverpool’s Injury Troubles Extend
After Van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomez, James Milner, and Xherdan Shaqiri, the Reds suffered two more major setbacks with injuries. Joel Matip had to leave the pitch against Fulham, and previously, Diogo Jota picked up an injury that would set him apart from the field for at least two months.
This is a massive headache for Jurgen Klopp, because he knows that the schedule will become pretty severe in the next few weeks, and that his rotation is very short and vulnerable.
The Reds lost only once in the previous 10 games but have three draws in the past five. Though, all of them were on the road. What is noticeable when looking only at matches at home is that the latest four saw only one side scoring.
Mourinho’s Comeback at The Top
What many of the rivals didn’t want to see happening is currently taking place. Jose Mourinho is back in title contention, and that means more problems for everyone. We know his mindset and mentality once chasing the title. All the mind games, the pressure, intensity, all that is very exhausting for the rivals, while the Special One enjoys such situations.
The Spurs are without a loss for 10 matches, they too, with three road draws in the past five. It seems that Mourinho slowly beings to decrease the efficiency of Tottenham’s games, making them tougher and more conservative.
Six in the previous eight were with under 2.5 goals, and four in six away from their stadium saw the same thing. Unlike Liverpool, the club from London doesn’t have that many injured players, only Lamela and Aurier.
Head to Head Matches
The Reds are much better overall, having 85 victories. Spurs posted 48 a,nd 42 ended without winners.
Liverpool won both matches in the previous camping, 0-1 on the road, and 2-1 here. The game before those was in the UCL finals, which Reds won as well. Overall, they have five consecutive victories against Tottenham.
Low efficiency is our choice here. Guests will be ultra-conservative as Mourinho wants to secure his own goal first and attack later. On the other side of the field, Klopp has numerous injury troubles, and it seems that the German make any drama here if the contest ends with a draw. Not losing against Mourinho is always good, wouldn’t you agree. This cautious approach will lower the efficiency, and under 2.5 goals is the final recommendation.