Tottenham vs Liverpool - Reds can avenge last season’s defeat
Jurgen Klopp expected to win his first title at Liverpool
Liverpool are contesting their second straight UEFA Champions League Final, can they go one better against Tottenham? (Getty Images)
Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
It’s an English Premier League affair with Tottenham and Liverpool contesting the UEFA Champions League Final at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The Reds lost last season’s final against Real Madrid, but I believe their midfield strength can help them win the match at 2.00.
Exciting and attacking games have characterised the Champions League in recent weeks with over 2.5 goals tipped to continue at 1.90. This will be an awesome game with a 3-1 Liverpool win paying 15.00 in the correct score market at bet365.
Tottenham Hotspur FC Form & Team News
Tottenham produced a sensational comeback against Ajax to qualify for their first UEFA Champions League Final. Down 1-0 after the first leg and trailing 2-0 at half time in Amsterdam, Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick including the winner in the 95th minute.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino brought on Fernando Llorente for Victor Wanyama at the break which made a big difference. Spurs were sensational in the second half and Ajax didn’t know what hit them.
Tottenham’s Champions League campaign started with two defeats against Internazionale and Barcelona before a 2-2 draw against PSV Eindhoven. It appeared that falling into the Europa League was a certainty, but Inter’s capitulation and Spur’s 1-1 draw at Barcelona secured safe passage to the knockout rounds.
Pochettino’s side got past Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City before the epic tie against Ajax. After failing to add any signings this season and suffering injuries to key players such as Harry Kane, it has been a tremendous effort to reach the final.
Tottenham secured a top four spot in the English Premier League despite a poor run of form to end the season. They drew their final match 2-2 against Everton at home after capitalising on Arsenal and Manchester United’s stumbles to secure their fourth consecutive top four finish in the EPL.
Davinson Sánchez and Harry Winks are all nursing injuries but Harry Kane is an outside chance to return for the final. Can they beat a Liverpool side that finished well clear in the EPL?
Spurs can be backed to win at 3.60 and 3.50 to secure a draw and force extra time. Lucas Moura could be one to watch in the first and anytime goalscorer markets after his match winning hat-trick against Ajax.
Liverpool FC Form & Team News
Liverpool have had a tremendous season despite failing to overcome Manchester City in the English Premier League. The Reds lost just one of their 38 games and accumulated 97 points but fell short by one point.
They produced their own incredible comeback to reach a second successive UEFA Champions League Final. Trailing 3-0 after the first leg in Barcelona, a famous 4-0 win at Anfield was secured without Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum both bagged braces and goalkeeper Alisson had another strong game. Xherdan Shaqiri provided an assist but is likely to make way when Salah returns.
Liverpool finished behind PSG but just scaped past Napoli to reach the knockout rounds. The Reds beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in Germany and eased past FC Porto. Not many gave them a chance in the 2nd leg against Barcelona, but the magic of Anfield rose to the occasion.
Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2017-18 Champions League Final in Kiev. Sadio Mane made it 1-1 in the 55th minute but two Gareth Bale goals gave Cristiano Ronaldo a fine send off for Los Blancos.
The match was not one of Loris Karius’ best, the goalkeeper replaced in the summer by Alisson. The Brazilian shot stopper has been well worth the €62 million fee and will be between the sticks for years to come.
Jurgen Klopp’s side can be backed at 2.00 to win in Madrid and avenge last season’s result against Real Madrid. That will be a popular price for many punters who think their experience last year is an important factor.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Head to Head
These English Premier League rivals have a long history with Liverpool enjoying a 73-43 advantage with 40 draws. Liverpool won both EPL meetings 2-1 this season.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino put the Red 2-0 up at Wembley Stadium with Spurs’ Erik Lamela scoring a late equaliser. Firmino scored first at Anfield with Lucas Moura equalising, Toby Alderweireld’s own goal giving the Reds all three points.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Match Up
Tottenham have miss Harry Kane’s goals but Spurs have a quality side including Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura. They have more than enough weapons to hurt Liverpool’s defence.
Liverpool are defined largely by their front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. Klopp has fashioned a strong midfield including Fabinho, James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson that could be the difference against Tottenham.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Key Statistics
Tottenham have seen BTTS yes in 7 of their last 8 matches against Liverpool (all competitions).
Tottenham have conceded 5 goals (3-2, 2-2) in their last 2 matches in all competitions.