Premier League Resumes with Classic Liverpool vs Tottenham ClashPublished October 17, 2015 by Florin P
English football fans brace for high scoring game as Liverpool takes on Tottenham in London (12:45 p.m UK Time)
The Euro 2016 qualifiers have disrupted the flow of European football leagues, but the Premier League returns with an action-packed fixture. Liverpool and Tottenham are trying to return to the elite of English football after losing most of the games in the first five rounds. Both are on the right track and managed to avoid defeat recently, but their inability to keep clean sheets cost them dearly.
A Mental Edge for Liverpool
The visitors will be playing without five key footballers when they travel to London and by far the most important absentee is Benteke. He is their best striker and unless the physicians find a way to recuperate him in time, Liverpool will have few options up front. Even with him on the bench, they managed to score in each of the last seven games, with Sturridge and Ings rising to the occasion.
The head to head record clearly favors Liverpool won the last five games against Tottenham, including a pair of 3-2 victories. They managed to win three times without allowing a single goal and scored a combined 12 goals in those fixtures. Under these circumstances, it is worth taking odds of 8/13 offered by bet365 Sports on the visitors to win or draw on the road.
All Eyes on Harry Kane
Tottenham was a force to be reckoned with last year despite the fact that it failed to secure a Champions League berth at the end of the season. Harry Kane was their inspirational striker and a big threat to his opponents but this year he only managed to score one goal in eight fixtures.
The striker is under tremendous pressure to deliver after a great season, but he is clearly out of form and even scored an own goal last week. Tottenham doesn’t have too many alternatives upfront, so unless Kane returns to form suddenly, they will have a hard time scoring even once against Liverpool.