Liverpool and Tottenham Play for a Spot on the PodiumPublished February 11, 2017 by Florin P
Fading Liverpool desperately needs three points against Tottenham to keep Champions League dream alive. (5:30 p.m UK Time).
Liverpool just sank to a new low after losing on the road against Hull and their Premier League title hopes have all but vanished. They only had theoretical chances of winning the championship and they now need to lower their expectations. It looks like even the Champions League presence is in jeopardy and they need to turn the ship around quickly if they are to finish on the fourth place.
Klopp's Strategy Backfires Badly
The German manager has changed the face of Liverpool and turned it into a competitive team. However, the recent results are disappointing to say the least and none of his strategies seem to work anymore. Liverpool is conceding goals at an alarming rate and virtually any opponent finds its way to the net. Against Tottenham, they need to maintain the tempo and exercise constant pressure to stand a chance.
The good news is that there are no offensive players on the injury list and the host can field an offensive starting formation. The backline however is a bit shaky and Tottenham is precisely the kind of team to take advantage of such weaknesses. They had a particularly difficult mission against Middlesbrough last weekend after useing a single striker and some changes are in order.
Harry Came Back in the Spotlight
Tottenham struggled heavily without its most prolific striker on the pitch. Now that Kane has returned, they are once again winning games and scoring a bucketful of goals. He’s just one goal away from reclaiming his position as the top goalscorer in the Premier League. Meanwhile, his team is counting on his offensive prowess to dismantle Liverpool.
At this moment, Liverpool is simply not to be trusted to win against a top team even when it has home pitch advantage. What players can expect from them is to score and allow a lot of goals, so the over 2.5 bet makes a lot of sense. bet365 Sports makes it even easier to make this decision by offering odds of 9/stand on at least three goals to be scored.