It’s still the beginning of the league season and all fans are working out where their team lies. Have they strengthened or are they weaker, can we do something or is it another battle for survival. Spurs have started steadily with a draw away to a good looking Everton side and a workman like win over a stuttering Palace. On the other hand Liverpool have had a thrilling win at Arsenal but then a head scratching loss to Burnley.
I find it very difficult to preview games at the start of a season, with mangers still trying to work out their new and old players, along with figuring out systems and future signings.
It’s too early to say that this game will have a big bearing at the end of the season, but it might have a slight psychological edge as I think in my opinion it will be these two teams fighting for fourth place. Spurs very reliable Defence seems to have continued on from last season with two solid performances so far, but their attacking play seems to be off the pace at the moment. Kane and Ali seem to be still suffering from a hangover after the Euros and if my memory says me right, Kane also started very slowly last season. On the other side, Liverpool’s inconsistencies in defence are apparent, even though Klopp has stated he will not be rushed into any signings, a defensive signing could be on the way.
Liverpool attacking prowess was there for us all to see at the Emirates, so the potential is there and Sadio Mane is going to be a very important player for Liverpool this season. His speed, skill and work rate was very impressive against Arsenal, but he was injured for the Burnley game and they missed him. I think If Mane plays, which I think he will, then this game will be decided by Liverpool’s attack versus Tottenham’s defence. If he doesn’t I can see both teams cancelling each other out.
Between them they have averaged 3.8 in there last ten Premier League game.
Both have scored in 7 of there last 10 games.
On history, backing for goals might be a good strategy here, even though Spurs’ defence has started well, so has Liverpool’s attack with five on Tuesday and those four on the opening weekend.
However, over 3.5 goals is a stingy 2/1 across the board. For me that’s not a good price for four goals, but some will be attracted to it.
The bets that caught my eye is Liverpool to win and both teams to score, it should go off at about 4/1 to 11/2 depending where you bet, lets say via the football betting odds of William Hill?