Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more￼
We are in for a very interesting match in terms of intrigue, with each team having its own war and ambitions. The home side are actively fighting with leading side Manchester City for the gold medals and have also reached the Champions League and FA Cup finals. The visitors, on the other hand, are aiming for a place in the top four, which is essential to the club`s strategy.
One thing is certain, no one is going to bow out; it’s going to be a heated battle. Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
Liverpool News & Current Form:
Liverpool are second in the English Premier League table after 34 games played, with a total of 82 points. The gap to Manchester City is still one point. At the moment, the Reds are in contention for the quadrupole, and there is a feeling that they will be successful – they know how to handle difficulties, as the UCL return match showed.
Liverpool had a dramatic match against Villarreal in the middle of the week, contrary to expectations. The first half against the Spaniards in the Champions League semi-finals came as a real shock to all who care about the English club.
Liverpool went into the break losing 0-2. At the time the thought slipped out that the Merseysiders were close to surrendering. But Jurgen Klopp seemed to have found the right words – in the second half Liverpool played their traditional, powerful football. It resulted in a 3-2 win. A very convincing comeback.
It might even be a good thing that such a story happened to Liverpool. Klopp is now certain that the team will be extremely focused in the remaining matches, even in those where everything seemed to be under control.
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Tottenham Hotspur News & Current Form:
It seems like Tottenham have not lost their mentality since Antonio Conte’s arrival; however, the team is still without trophies in the season and far from title contention. For now, the main battle for the Spurs is a place in the Champions League zone. They are two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal. For Spurs, the fixture with Liverpool is also their toughest yet. The London side face Burnley and Norwich in their remaining games. The cherry on the cake will be a head-to-head match against arch-rival and main contender for the coveted slot – the Gunners.
At the end of these games, it will be clear whether Antonio Conte will stay at Tottenham. The Italian has not been outspoken about it, but recent hints suggest he could leave London if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The second half of April has been a disappointing one for the London club. Tottenham lost to Brighton and also failed to beat Brentford. A loss of points against not the strongest of opponents. The team closed this defeat by confidently beating Leicester (3-1). In this game, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min shone again.
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Liverpool season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W-W
Tottenham Hotspur season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-L-D-W
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Head-To-Head Record:
In the first leg, the teams enjoyed a productive football, with a 2-2 draw. Liverpool had the lead but were held back by a Andy Robertson sending-off.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI:
Liverpool’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz.
Tottenham’s predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon; Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane.
Statistical preview of the match Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur:
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 11 home games against Tottenham in all competitions. The previous defeat came more than 11 years ago.
- Liverpool have won their previous 12 matches at home in the EPL by a combined score of 35-2;
- Liverpool has eight clean sheets in their last nine games in the EPL;
- Eight of last ten Liverpool’s matches against Tottenham in all competitions saw a match total over 2.5 goals;
- Liverpool have scored at least two goals in their last six home matches against Tottenham in all competitions;
- Tottenham have suffered only two defeats in their previous ten games.
What has been said before the match:
“We are trying to have a good idea. I hope not the same idea as Liverpool. For sure we know that in this moment Liverpool are in really good form. I have watched the game against Villarreal and it was incredible the calm that the team showed in a difficult situation. They were 2-0 down and the atmosphere was very difficult. They are one of the best teams in the world with Manchester City. We’ve prepared for the game very well. We need to be very good without the ball, to be good defensively, but if we want to win, we have to be very good with the ball. I said this to my players. We need to play a good game, not to be scared of the pressure.”
“Jurgen Klopp is doing a great job with this team, especially for an English team to arrive at the end of the season to stay in the race for all the competitions you compete in, I think that it’s incredible because you can see Liverpool’s players. They run a lot and they don’t have many injuries. They’re doing a fantastic job. Their enthusiasm is 200% and you don’t feel fatigue at this point. We need to go there and play our game. We are in the race for a place in the Champions League and we have to find a way to get points in every game. We are playing against one of the best teams in the world away. We prepare like usual.”
“It’s a massive test (v Spurs). People from the outside will say it’s difficult for Liverpool and we think that too. Tottenham have massive quality and are not too much bothered away from home about having the ball all the time and are compact and play on counter”
“The challenge facing at Newcastle wasn’t an easy task, between two Villarreal games. Now we have a day extra to prepare and it feels like week’s holiday to be honest.”
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction:
Liverpool continue to delight fans with their stunning level of play, excelling in all competitions and producing many goals. The talent of the players and Jurgen Klopp’s terrific management skills play no small part in this. Tottenham have improved under Conte, but are erratic at times. If they lost to Brighton, they will surely suffer from the Reds at Anfield. The statistics of their encounters are on the Merseyside side. It is thought that they will win and definitely score more than one goal.
At the same time, Liverpool were very disorganized defensively in the first half against Villarreal. The Spaniards were too easy to get into the opposition box and had a couple of half chances in addition to scored goals. Tottenham’s attack, led by Harry Kane, is considerably more interesting than that of the Yellow Submarine and so could cause more problems. At least one goal should be scored by the visitors, but Liverpool, who have completed only one match without a goal in 2022, must also pierce Hugo Lloris.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: Liverpool to win and both to score – Yes.