We’re in the second half of the Premier League season, and all eyes are at the top of the table. Which teams will make a move at the title? Which will land in Champions League spots? Which teams will miss out on qualification for Europa League? Saturday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will go a long way towards answering those questions.
Spurs enters this weekend’s match at home against Liverpool in 6th place in the league, just 1 point behind Manchester United. There’s no doubt that this is one of the biggest home matches left on the schedule for Spurs, and they’ll need to deliver a big victory to get into Europa League positioning. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min will need to have their best match of the season. Son just recently came back from red card suspension, and his addition to the lineup will be needed. The X-factor for Spurs will be Dele Alli in the middle. If he can be effective, Spurs can keep Liverpool on their heels. Make no mistake, they have a chance to do something special, and Spurs must seize that opportunity.
January 3, 2019. That’s the last time Liverpool lost a match in the Premier League, a 2-1 loss to Manchester City. They’re not only on a quest for a Premier League title but they’re on a quest for history. Liverpool has a chance to go unbeaten in the league for the first time since the Invincibles of Arsenal did it 16 years ago. To get back the Spurs hurdle, they’re going to continue to pressure the defense using their front 3 of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino. The three have combined for 27 goals in the Premier League, and that production is better than all but 7 teams this season. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil Van Dijk will look to impress once again on defense and factor on the offensive end. If they do that, they can get a result once again.
Prediction: Tottenham wins 2-1 (+1425)
This is the one. Expect some magic to happen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and for Spurs to be the team to knock down the Premier League leaders. Lucas Moura will be the hero for Spurs in a match where they catch Liverpool napping and end their unbeaten streak.