Match start: 17:30 ( GMT+1)
Jurgen Klopp’s team lost to Swansea (0:1) the away match and left the national Cup, having conceded at home to the last team of the EPL West Bromwich Albion with the score (2:3).
Last round the Reds had won over Huddersfield (3:0) and for the first time for 7 last meetings played "on zero" in defense. We don't know, whether it is coincidence or not, but with Ragnar Klavan Liverpool missed only 5 goals in 7 meetings. As soon as the Estonian has got the trauma the team’s actions in defense fell down and it missed 8 times in four matches.
On average Liverpool has scored almost 3 goals per match in the last 8 rounds of the Premier League. Only in two games out of 9 last matches Klopp's football players didn't manage to score any goal at all. The truth is that in both cases they have scored 2 expected goals according to advanced statistics.
Last match the Spurs really were stronger than the star Manchester United (2:0). And even the goal on the 11 th second didn't change the plan for a game from Mauricio Pochettino — his players continued to pressure and to threaten regularly the gates of de Gea.
22 shots and 6 hits were made by Tottenham during the match against the Red Devils. But more interesting fact is another statistics — the quality of a positional play near the penalty area of the rivals.
The players of the attack from the London team weren't afraid to take the initiative. But such manner is very energy-intensive that in the light of the forthcoming playoffs of the Champions League can create Tottenham additional problems.
For the Spurs the future opponent is one of the least convenient during the era of Pochettino. At 11 meetings only one victory was gained - the last match at the moment (4:1). With Klopp Liverpool only once hadn’t managed to get the gates of Tottenham during the debut match (0:0) of the German expert against Londoners.
Liverpoll to win 2.05
Draw – 3.60
is difficult to expect that the Spurs for the second match in a row
will show miracles of endurance and will pressure the Reds on their
half of the field. Besides it is difficult to turn similar trick
which the team which generally act in the style of rapid
counter-attacks. Nevertheless, Klavan's absence makes the chances of
Tottenham to score a goal rather big. But at the same time Liverpool
certainly will score and more than once. We consider the optimum
betting choice - over.
Our tip: Over 2.5 - odds 1.67 Betfair