How the Bookies See it
- Winner: Tottenham 7/5, Liverpool 21/10, Draw 5/2 - BetVictor
- First Goalscorer: Harry Kane 11/2, Vincent Janssen 5/1, Daniel Sturridge 13/2 - Paddy Power
- Correct Score: Draw 1-1 6/1, Tottenham 1-0 9/1, Tottenham 2-1 9/1, Liverpool 2-1 11/1 - Bet365
- Tottenham suffered a monumental collapse towards the tail end of last season, but they’ve started this campaign very well. A 1-1 draw with a resurgent Everton on the opening day, followed by a 1-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace, have laid the early foundations for another potential tilt at the title.
- Liverpool’s Jekyll-and-Hyde form under Jürgen Klopp has returned to haunt them after just two matches of the new season. A pulsating 4-3 win at the Emirates was largely overshadowed by a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of newly-promoted Burnley. Liverpool fans will be hoping that their side can put last weekend’s surprise defeat behind them as soon as possible and rediscover the form that saw them rip Arsenal apart so easily on the opening weekend.
Despite Tottenham’s positive start, the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli are still showing signs of fatigue following their summer exploits with England. Spurs fans will hope the summer additions of Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen will be able to adapt to life in north London while the young players who displayed so much raw talent last year return to the peak of fitness. Wanyama and Erik Lamela have grabbed the goals so far, but Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his strikers can begin firing sooner rather than later. Harry Kane is 11/2 with Paddy Power to find the net first, while a goal anytime is priced at 13/8 with Sky Bet. However, if you believe the run of midfield goalscorers can continue, Christian Eriksen is 9/1 to score first with Paddy Power.
Liverpool may have enjoyed 81 percent possession at Turf Moor, but a failure to break the Clarets down ultimately cost the Reds three valuable points so early in the campaign. Klopp’s men bossed the game from start to finish, but were unable to score, a problem that could hamper them against a well-drilled Spurs defense. However, if the visitors can produce the goods, as they did at neighbouring Arsenal two weeks ago, another epic win could be on the cards. Liverpool are unbeaten at White Hart Lane in their last three visits, including a 5-0 scoreline in 2013, a run that could breed confidence in the Liverpool ranks. The Anfield side are not favoured by the bookmakers, but a win is not impossible, while a win for the Reds and both teams to score is handsomely priced at 9/2 with Bet365.
These two sides drew both of their games last season, with Jurgen Klopp opening his Liverpool account with a stalemate at the North London ground in October 2015. Expect a similarly close contest this time around, with a score draw looking very tempting, especially given Liverpool’s poor defensive record over the last two games.
- Sports.net’s top tip: Correct Score 2-2 - 14/1 with William Hill
*Please note that odds may fluctuate in the run-up to kick-off.