England Premier League
Saturday 11th January 2020
Kick off at 5:30pm GMT
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The big game on Saturday will take place in the early evening when Tottenham take on Liverpool in London.
Jose Mourinho’s beginnings at Tottenham have been a bit stop/start with 3 league defeats already. The last one in particular was seen as poor, losing 1-0 to Southampton, and the club have no wins in their last two games. Add to that the recent news that Harry Kane will be out injured until April and things certainly could be better for Tottenham.
Tottenham are in 6th place and just 1 point behind Manchester United but it is 4th they want and need, and they are six points behind Chelsea. Form has been poor with just 1 win in their last 4 games and now they will be facing the mighty Liverpool. At home the club have fared much better losing just once in their last five games but some could argue they have had a good run of fixtures at home, and the one time they were tested which was against Chelsea they failed.
Liverpool just keep winning games, even when they put their reserves out in the FA Cup against Everton, it seems that manager Jurgen Klopp can do little wrong.
They have a massive 13 point lead at the top and this will be an important month for the club with some tricky fixtures plus they will play their game in hand which is against West Ham at the end of the month. They are still unbeaten in the league this season and have now gone a whole year without a league defeat. They have won their last 4 away consecutive games with their last match beating 2nd placed Leicester 4-0.
Tottenham: Harry Kane has an ankle injury and is set to miss the next three months. Tanguy Ndombele has a hip injury and is only 50/50 to be fit for this game. Danny Rose has a calf injury and isn’t due back for another week. Moussa Sissoko has a knee injury and has been ruled out until at least April
Liverpool: James Milner has a muscle injury and is 50/50 to return for this game and Xherdan Shaqiri could return after his hamstring injury
Tottenham vs Liverpool Head to Head:
In the league Liverpool have won the last 3 meetings.
Tottenham have only 1 victory over Liverpool in the last 16 meetings.
There is an 80% chance to see both teams to score.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Prediction:
Jose Mourinho would love to be the manager to outwit Jurgen Klopp and become the first team this season to beat Liverpool. One is reminded of when Liverpool were going for the title unde Brendan Rodgers a few seasons ago only for Mourinho’s fantastic tactics to take shape with Chelsea in a game that the Blues won 2-0.
This feels different though. It would take an almighty effort for Tottenham to win the game, possibly even draw it. It isn’t impossible but it is hard to see this leaky Tottenham defence keep a clean sheet against such a rampaging Liverpool side. The game could become very physical and it looks like class will prevail over a physical nature that Tottenham may have to resort too. Also Mourinho has been unlucky in some key players will be missing for the game. What is tactic here? Soak up pressure and hit on the counter? It doesn’t seem likely Tottenham will be able to accomplish that goal with the current players they have.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Betting Tips:
Liverpool to beat Tottenham at 1.70
Anytime goalscorer: Mohamed Salah at 2.10
A red card to be shown in the match at 5.00