Liverpool vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

The top two meet on Wednesday evening as champions Liverpool entertain the early leaders Tottenham.

Liverpool were fortunate to draw with Fulham on Sunday, recovering from an early goal down to claim a 1-1 draw.

Bobby Reid’s opener was cancelled out by a late Mohamed Salah penalty, as the Reds missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League.

Tottenham were another big side that dropped points on the weekend, conceding late on in a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead, however Jeffrey Schlupp earned Palace a share of the spoils.

Premier League form: Liverpool W2 D3 L0; Tottenham W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah 10 goals
Tottenham – Heung Min Son 10 goals

Match history
Liverpool have a very good recent record against Spurs, winning the last five matches in all competitions.

Liverpool recovered from a goal down to win the meeting last term, with Salah scoring the winner.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 0 Liverpool 1 – 11/01/20
Liverpool 2 Tottenham 1 – 27/10/19
Liverpool 2 Tottenham 1 – 31/03/19
Tottenham 1 Liverpool 2 – 15/09/18
Liverpool 2 Tottenham 2 – 04/02/18

Team news
Joel Matip was forced off at the break with a back issue against Fulham, however is expected to be involved here.

Diogo Jota, James Milner, Virgil van Dijk and Thiago will miss the game for the hosts.

Gareth Bale is unlikely to be involved with an illness, however would likely have been among the substitutes regardless.

Matt Doherty and Giovani Lo Celso may come in, but it’s likely Spurs will name the same XI.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Kane, Son

Predictions

Result: Draw
Liverpool have numerous injuries, however are without defeat in 44 home Premier League matches

Correct Score: 1-1
There have been under 2.5 goals in Tottenham’s last five Premier League matches

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah has four goals in six Premier League matches against Tottenham since joining Liverpool

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