Tottenham and Liverpool Recreate the Champions League Final on SaturdayPublished January 11, 2020 by Florin P
Tottenham and Liverpool steal the show on Saturday when they play in the most anticipated Premier League match of early 2020.
Football fans can consider themselves lucky on Saturday, as matches are scheduled continent-wide, including several high-profile derbies. The top Italian teams play in the afternoon in what is the most competitive Serie A in years. The highlight of the day is the Premier League Derby between Tottenham and Liverpool, the teams that have also played the last Champions League final.
Tottenham Seek Vengeance over Liverpool for the Champions League Defeat
Tottenham have changed a lot of things the season, including their manager but so far the results are not satisfactory. They continue to win most of the points at home, which is great news ahead of the difficult match against Liverpool. Overall, their opponents have won nearly twice as many points, so it’s not surprising that bet365 Sports regard them as favorites, with odds of 3/4.
The visitors have plenty of players missing, but even though the injury list is much shorter for Tottenham, Kane’s absence is crucial. He is their best striker and the player the Londoners were counting on to score against the current leaders. Without their top scorer, the Spurs are clear underdogs and punters can expect odds as high as 33/10 if they bet on them to win.
Inter Milan and Lazio Welcome Tough Opponents on Saturday
Inter Milan are unable to put some distance between them and Juventus, after the reigning champions have crushed Cagliari on Monday. Five days after the difficult match against Napoli, Inter are once again taking on a tough opponent, this time in front of their fans. Atalanta come visiting after scoring five unanswered goals against Parma and will play aggressive football, as they aim for three points.
The visitors are in excellent form after winning 6 of the last 7 games in all competitions. Under these circumstances, odds of 3/1 offered by 888 Sport on an away victory are particularly tempting. Inter Milan are the best traveling team, but they’ve shown plenty of signs of weakness at home, where they won just 66% of the games played. They are still favorites to prevail on Saturday, as reflected by the odds of 9/10.
Bordeaux Try to Take Advantage of Lyon’s Fatigue
Bordeaux have won the domestic cup match against a team from the second division and had plenty of time to rest ahead of this game. A confrontation against Lyon is always difficult even though the visitors are struggling with fatigue and injuries. Bordeaux play in front of their fans and although they won last time half of the home matches, odds of 2/1 on their victory are surprisingly high.
Lyon are at least on paper, the better team and have the edge in the head to head record, but they are struggling to win matches on the road. They had to play two cup matches in 2020 and this will be the third game they play on just three days of rest. Five players are also missing due to injuries, so there’s not much value in the odds of 3/2 currently offered by 10bet Sportsbook on them to prevail on the road.