Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
Liverpool FC will host Tottenham Hotspur FC in the English Premier League 34th-tour match at Anfield Stadium. The fixture will take place on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 21:00 IST.
What can we expect this Sunday night? Parimatch News will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
Liverpool News & Current Form:
Liverpool are struggling to salvage one of their worst seasons yet. If Klopp’s side manage to climb into the bottom four of the league, it will be mission accomplished. As early as Sunday, the Reds could climb up into the UEFA zone, squeezing out Tottenham. Anfield is set to host one of the most interesting meetings of the European weekend.
The reigning vice-champion has had a blurred season, to put it mildly. The years-long mechanism of Jurgen Klopp’s squad has malfunctioned, which has resulted in the Merseyside side being relegated from all competitions except the Premier League. In the UEFA Champions League, they were defeated again by CF Real Madrid, only not in the decisive game, but in the 1/8 finals.
Next season, the Reds could be without international appearances. True, they are trying to avoid that and get at least into the UEFA Europa League, for which they have a good chance, not losing in the championship for five rounds in a row.
In the middle of the week, the Reds visited the capital of Foggy Albion, where they battled for points with local West Ham United FC. And they did it well for themselves, finding the strength to ignore a quickly conceded goal in the opening stages and registering a deserved 2 – 1 win.
Jurgen Klopp’s side approach this match with a winning streak of three league games in a row. Given this and the factor of the home pitch (and the magic of Anfield works even in the team’s bad seasons), Liverpool are rightly regarded as favorites against Tottenham.
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Tottenham Hotspur News & Current Form:
London’s Spurs have also been dull of late. Following the sacking of impulsive Italian coach Antonio Conte at the end of last month, Cristian Stellini was to remain in charge until the end of the season, but he too was dismissed after the 1 – 6 defeat to Newcastle United FC.
Acting helmsman Ryan Mason is still unable to bring the team to a common denominator, but they drew in the first game against MU. In the previous six rounds, Hotspur had just one three-point success, and their chances of finishing in the European top-five had become increasingly slim. In this competition, Antonio’s side were already eliminated in the last eight, with AC Milan. A parallel defeat to Sheffield United FC in the Emirates FA Cup, who are still playing in the Championship.
But the Black and Whites still got it, as last Thursday’s home game showed. Hosting the formidable Manchester United FC on home soil, the hosts frustrated their own fans in the first half, conceding two unanswered goals from the Mancunians. But they showed in the second half that they were in the top flight for a reason and they took a 2 – 2 lead into the second half.
Tottenham Hotspur have been exchanging accurate shots with their opponents for seven league games. The players themselves have scored 14 goals in these matches, 10 of which have been scored by Harry Kane (6) and Son Heungmin (4).
The leaders of the Londoners’ attack are fit as a fiddle, which means they could well score against the Liverpool goalkeeper at least once. The statistics will tell you how solid their defense is – 53 conceded goals in 33 EPL games, 31 – in 16 away league appearances, 17 – in the last seven league games.
Liverpool form guide: L-D-D-W-W-W
Tottenham Hotspur form guide: D-D-W-L-L-D
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Head-To-Head Record:
- October 27, 2019: Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League);
- January 11, 2020: Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 1 Liverpool (Premier League);
- December 16, 2020: Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League);
- January 28, 2021:Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Liverpool (Premier League);
- December 19, 2021: Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 2 Liverpool (Premier League);
- May 7, 2022: Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League);
- November 6, 2022: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Liverpool (Premier League).
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI:
Liverpool possible starting lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup (3-4-2-1): Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Statistical preview of the match Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur:
- Liverpool’s First XI average age is 28.7 yrs.
- Tottenham’s First XI average age is 28.0 yrs.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 11 games against this opponent.
- Liverpool are victorious in their last 3 matches.
- Tottenham are winless in their last 7 away matches in the Premier League.
- Tottenham are scoring an average of 1.60 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Tottenham conceded an average of 2.60 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Liverpool conceded an average of 1.20 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Liverpool are scoring an average of 2.60 goals per game in their last 5 games.
- Liverpool’s top scorers: Mohamed Salah (27+11), Darwin Nunez (15+4), Roberto Firmino (11+5).
- Spurs’ top scorers: Harry Kane (26+5), Son Heung Min (13+4), Rodrigo Bentancur (6+2).
What has been said before the match:
The Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of the top-4 clash with Spurs:
“It is, for me, too early to speak about consistency. Winning three games is not for me consistent, it can only be the start of something. I am okay with the moment, but it is not that I already trust ourselves to say we are out of the woods because of a few lessons I didn’t want to learn, but learned.”
“If we don’t do something really special, this season will be remembered for the 7 – 0 against Man United. I hope people will speak about it, when they look back in a few years. We did what we did.”
“I am happy with that at the moment because in all the games, as different as they were, I saw a lot of things we wanted to see in the games and that is then really good. We need to squeeze everything out and play the best possible football, play in a convincing way. Whatever happens until the end of the season will be very important.”
Ryan Mason, assistant of Antonio Conte, now a coach of Tottenham, about the upcoming game:
“We’ve got a really, really big game Thursday and another one on Sunday. The focus on my behalf and the group’s is just to prepare for that.”
“My first time as caretaker was just confirmation that I’m absolutely ready for this sort of situation. We handled it well two years ago. A lot has happened in the last two years, but I feel fine and ready in this situation. Yeah, I’m ready and if that situation happens it obviously means I have done a good job.”
“Obviously Sunday was disappointing for us and I would hope and expect there’s a reaction from not only the players, but everyone in the building and everyone involved in the club as well.
“I understand that relationship has wavered recently, but there’s no doubt we need them and want them on board, and hopefully Thursday they can feel us.
“We want to get them on board and we want to get them with us. The only way to do that is to put in performances that warrant that.”
Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction:
Liverpool had an extremely difficult calendar in April but only lost to unstoppable Man City. After that, there were draws against Chelsea and Arsenal and three consecutive victories. Klopp’s men seem to have finally found the right momentum and can be seen as favourites in this six-pointer for the quals to the next-season European competitions. The Black and Whites are stagnating and have only managed to win 1 of their last 6 games. The Londoners are extremely unstable now, however, they are clearly not a side to be written off, as their recent comeback against Manchester United showed us.
Both teams rank in the top 5 of the highest-scoring teams this season. The Reds are scoring at an average of 1.9 per 90 minutes, while Spurs are averaging 1.8. At the same time, Liverpool’s defence is noticeably better – 39 conceded goals in 32 games, while the visitors’ figure is 53 (the level of relegation-threatened teams like 20th-placed Southampton which conceded 57 goals in the same period).
From here, we expect Jurgen Klopp’s formidable attacking vanguard to show their mettle in an important encounter, taking advantage of the tremendous support at Anfield. At the same time, the Londoners will also have chances taken from the few counter-attacks, with the Kane+Son link-up, which has scored 10 of the team’s last 14 goals, not intending to be silent.
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Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: Liverpool will not lose, both teams will score and the match total to be over 2.5 – Yes.