Liverpool – Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: The Reds to take advantage of slack Spurs defence

After seven straight wins in the league, Brendan Rodgers’ men have a real chance of lifting the title and Hugh Wilson is backing goals when Spurs visit Anfield

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur meet at Anfield on Sunday, with both sides desperately needing the three points but for different reasons. While the Reds are fighting it out with Chelsea and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, Spurs are still chasing down that final Champions League place, which their rivals Arsenal still hold.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have been superb in recent weeks, but had to dig deep midweek against Sunderland, winning the game 2-1.

With the Black Cats heaping huge amounts of pressure on Liverpool late on, the Reds had to win ugly, something they haven’t needed to do for a while, especially in front of the Anfield faithful.

Rodgers’ side are currently unbeaten in their last 12 league games, winning a remarkable 10 of those matches. bet365 price them at 4/9 (1.44) to win again.

Spurs recorded a much needed victory at the weekend, coming from two goals down to beat Southampton 3-2.

A last minute goal gave Tottenham all three points, which saw them bounce back from four games without a win which will be a huge relief to Tim Sherwood.

Despite trailing Arsenal by seven points coming into the weekend, Tottenham still have a chance to nick the fourth spot in the league, but realistically will need to take maximum points against Liverpool. bet365 price them at 11/2 (6.50) to do so, with the same firm pricing the draw at 7/2 (4.50).

Liverpool’s matches have been filled with goals in recent weeks, with the over 2.5 goals bet paying out in their last seven league games. With the bet also landing in four of Spurs last five, you can expect plenty again. However, with the over 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/9 (1.44), this price is too short to touch.

What does stand out is Liverpool to score over 2.5 goals themselves at 6/5 (2.20) . Despite not landing midweek against Sunderland, the Reds have been scoring for fun, netting at least three times in their six games before Wednesday night.

With Spurs conceding 12 goals in their last five matches, they have struggled to keep goals out and with Liverpool’s attacking line up looking particularly frightening of late, it’s tough to see them restricting the likes of Suarez and Sturridge as the Reds look to continue their title challenge.

This is a bet that has landed an amazing 17 times in Liverpool’s Premier League games in the current campaign so looks worth chancing against a Spurs side struggling defensively at 6/5 (2.20).

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