It will be an emotional Anfield that hosts this table-topping clash, following the passing of ex-Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier on 14 December. The champions and their likeliest challengers enter this midweek clash tied on points and record (W7, D4, L1).
Recent H2H history clearly favours Liverpool, who are on a five-match winning streak against ‘Spurs’ in all competitions. In fact, Liverpool have now played 51 matches against the consistent ‘Top Six’ sides of 2017, 2018 and 2019 under Jürgen Klopp, coming out the other end with 24 wins (D19, L8).
Though favourites yet again, the ‘Reds’ have drawn half of their last six competitive matches – five of which featured under 2.5 total goals. At home, however, Liverpool have a 100% record in the Premier League (PL) so far – scoring in all six first halves and leading at half-time in four. All six also featured over 2.5 total goals, and Liverpool scored their last goal after the 75th minute in five.
Are Tottenham set to win the title? Encouragingly for them, each of manager José Mourinho’s previous teams – if including only PL seasons he has completed with them – have finished where they stood after 12 games. They are unbeaten in the league since their opening day defeat to the blue half of Merseyside, and have scored in all but one match since.
Additionally, Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are one goalscoring combination behind matching the existing assist/goal combo record of 13, attained by title winners Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton in 1994/95. The wait may not be long, as Tottenham have done their business early so far, netting 13 of their last 19 goals (68.42%) in the first half.
With Spurs top, our tipsters expect Mourinho to aim for a point and our tipsters have booked this one in for a draw, most likely a scoreless draw and you can stake on it on Betpay with 4.10.
Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham