Unbeaten in four Premier League (PL) matches (W2, D2), Tottenham Hotspur remain title contenders. By the end of the previous league matchweek, no PL team had scored more (21) or conceded fewer (four) first-half goals, but the ‘Lilywhites’ remain vulnerable late on, having conceded 47.06% of their league goals this term after the 75th minute.
Yet to let in a league goal at home before the 30th minute all season, ‘Spurs’ have scored first in seven (77.78%) of their PL home games this term. Unbeaten when doing so (W4, D3), they’ll hope for more of the same, especially against a true ‘bogey team’ against whom they have won just one of the last eight competitive H2Hs (D1, L6).
Though unbeaten in league action when playing in London (W2, D1), Liverpool are rapidly losing their grip on the PL crown they won so easily last year. A recent 1-0 defeat to Burnley (Jan 21), ended their 68-game unbeaten league run at Anfield, and marked 4+ consecutive league games without a goal for the first time since April/May 2000.
The ‘Reds’ have particularly struggled to convert opportunities on the road into results, and haven’t kept a first-half clean sheet in three competitive away games (W1, L2). Their last PL away win (7-0 vs Crystal Palace) was preceded by four straight league draws on the road, three of which saw Liverpool concede the last goal of the game.
Despite recent failings, Liverpool remain favourites to win but our tipsters think it will be a Tottenham win or a drawn considering Jose Mourinho’s smash-and-grab style and Liverpool’s injury worries in defence and Betpay is offering odds of 1.24 for that possibility.
Tottenham to win or draw