Spurs defence likely to buckle under pressure from Liverpool’s SAS
Chelsea and Manchester City were always going to be title challengers after considerable investment during the summer, although Liverpool’s presence as the third horse in the race is a big surprise when you consider the Reds finished a full 27 points behind champions Manchester United last term.
Brendan Rodgers actually claims that his team are getting progressively stronger as the season wears on and it’s hard to argue with that statement considering the Merseyside club have enjoyed seven straight wins in the Premier League since drawing 1-1 at West Brom.
Win their next seven and they will be crowned champions, with a best price 1/2 with William Hill free bet that Liverpool claim three points on Sunday although do we really want to be lumping on at that price and enduring a potentially nervy bet to get 50% back as profit?
After all, the Reds were stifled by Sunderland for much of the first half on Wednesday and might again have to play the patience game against a visiting team who can score plenty of goals themselves, although Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five matches.
It’s worth noting that Spurs were goalless at half-time against Chelsea recently before the Blues stormed to a 4-0 victory and we might see a similar pattern to this game, with Liverpool available at 19/5 to claim three points after the scoreline is level at the break.
The bookies will be offering some attractive price boosts about both Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge both scoring, although neither are on penalty duties and Steven Gerrard could be a better bet at 5/2, with the skipper stepping up to fire home a free-kick against the Black Cats.
A 4-0 win for Liverpool is a 22/1 shot and they are certainly capable of turning the screw when the opposition’s weaknesses have been exposed, with Tottenham making a couple of errors that led to Southampton goals on Sunday.
TIP: Draw HT Liverpool FT @ 19/5 @ BetVictor