Strap yourself in spacemen and spacewomen. The standout fixture of Premier League Matchday 13 is a top of the table clash between Tottenham and Liverpool. Both sides have made great starts to the season and the match will act as a good barometer of each team’s title hopes.
On paper, the two squads look pretty balanced and you may be struggling to choose between them. Never fear. PlayersBest CA has the best team of football tipsters in the galaxy and they have been racking their brains all week to help you out. Here’s how they see Wednesday’s contest going.
As soon as Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season back in October, many feared the worst for Liverpool. However, despite being without their defensive talisman for much of the campaign, the Reds remain favourites to retain the Premier League trophy. Since Van Dijk’s injury, Fabinho has stepped in to fill the void admirably and the Brazilian will need to be in good form once again against Spurs. The fact the game is being played at Anfield will also help Liverpool. The Reds have not lost at home in the league since April 2017 – which the club’s best ever run.
Few expected Spurs to challenge for Premier League glory this season – but that is exactly what has happened. Their success is largely down to the irresistible combination of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min who have 19 goals and 14 assists between them already. Spurs have also defended well. No one has conceded less than their 10 goals this season. It all sounds pretty promising and recent victories over Manchester City and Arsenal prove that Jose Mourinho’s side have the mettle to win big games. Liverpool will need to be very wary on Wednesday night.
As they are both stalwarts on English football, you will not be surprised to know that the sides have met plenty of times in the past. Out of 175 previous encounters, Liverpool have enjoyed the historical advantage, racking up 85 wins to Spurs’ 48, while 42 games have ended all square. In recent times, the Reds’ dominance in the fixture has been frightening. They have only lost one of the last 17 fixtures, which included a famous 2-0 win in the 2019 Champions League final. Many Spurs’ players in the current squad featured that day and they will be keen to avenge this defeat.
If you want to match PlayersBest’s super galactic football knowledge, looking at the stats before placing any bets is essential. They hold the key to accurate predictions and cannot be ignored. Here are three statistical highlights ahead of Wednesday’s contest.
Tottenham look scarily good at the moment and we see no reason why they can’t defy the odds and end their terrible run against Liverpool by securing a draw.
This is a tough game to call. On the one hand, league leaders Spurs’ look on fire at the moment and could end their losing run against Liverpool on Wednesday. If Kane and Son get going, the Reds’ makeshift backline – who have performed so well up to this point – are going to seriously struggle to fend them off.
Saying that, Liverpool’s home form over the past two years has been nothing short of extraordinary. Add to that the fact that they are performing well despite the absence of some key players and it’s hard to imagine them losing the game.
Overall, we think a draw is the safest bet. Both squads are tired from their European excursions while Spurs boss Mourinho has been known to set his team up for a point in big games. And trust us, matches don’t come much bigger than this.
Our tip is currently being offered at a very generous 59/20 by Betsson.
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