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Can Liverpool end their five-match winless run against Tottenham Hotspur?

Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview 28/01/2021

27 January 2021 | Premier League | Preview
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Can Liverpool end their five-match winless run against Tottenham Hotspur?

The wheels are coming off of Liverpool’s title challenge and the Reds are clinging onto fifth place going into Thursday night’s match away to Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham’s win against Crystal Palace in midweek sent them above Liverpool in the standings. Now, both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are chasing the Hammers for the top four. Liverpool are winless in five straight league games having drawn three and lost twice.

Southampton and Burnley defeated the Reds during that time. Jose Mourinho will be aiming to do the same and get revenge on Liverpool. The Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in December 2-1 by scoring a late winner.

Mourinho was defiant following that loss claiming his team were the better side – which they were for only portions of the match. Spurs are unbeaten in four straight league games with two of those fixtures ending in wins.

The Tottenham manager could park the bus against Liverpool on Thursday night. He used that tactic to start the game versus Liverpool at Anfield and the team struggled. Once they came out of their shell, Spurs looked more likely of winning the match.

Injuries continue to play a big part in Liverpool’s season. Jurgen Klopp should have Jordan Henderson back from a recent muscle injury. The captain could slot into defence with Fabinho. Joel Matip could be preferred to play at centre-back if fully fit, however.

Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are both ruled out. Klopp could once again play Xherdan Shaqiri and Thiago together in midfield. The duo has been impressive in the middle of the park.

Mourinho is without attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. Meanwhile, doubts surround Dele Alli, Matt Doherty, and Ben Davies’ participation. Alli is linked with a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. At the moment, Spurs are blocking the move.

Spurs have taken 15 points from 27 possible at home this season. They have outscored opponents 14-9 in those nine matches. Liverpool’s road form has been abysmal. They have taken 11 points from 27 on offer scoring 16 times and allowing 13 goals.

The Reds should struggle to break down Tottenham Hotspur’s defence and get past the bus. Tottenham Hotspur should get some revenge on the Reds as the two clubs finish in a draw on Thursday night. The Premier League title fight for both clubs should end on matchday 21.

Liverpool have won five straight games versus Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions. That run of good form should end as these teams finish in a stalemate.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Premier League | Round 20, Regular Season
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TottenhamLiverpool
28/01/2021 21:00 GMT
314425 X 1 - 1 2.40 10° 3.75 0.24
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1 - 3
(0 - 1)

Predictions for Premier League

Home team - Away team Forebet
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BurnleyLeicester City
03/03/2021 18:00
2
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Sheffield UnitedAston Villa
03/03/2021 18:00
2
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Crystal PalaceManchester United
03/03/2021 20:15
2
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FulhamTottenham
04/03/2021 18:00
2

England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
Premier League Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 65 27 20 5 2 56 17 39
2. Manchester United 50 26 14 8 4 53 32 21
3. Leicester City 49 26 15 4 7 45 30 15
4. West Ham 45 26 13 6 7 40 31 9
5. Chelsea 44 26 12 8 6 41 25 16
6. Liverpool 43 26 12 7 7 47 34 13
7. Everton 43 25 13 4 8 38 33 5
8. Tottenham 39 25 11 6 8 41 27 14
9. Aston Villa 39 24 12 3 9 38 26 12
10. Arsenal 37 26 11 4 11 34 27 7
11. Leeds United 35 26 11 2 13 43 44 -1
12. Wolverhampton 34 27 9 7 11 28 37 -9
13. Crystal Palace 33 26 9 6 11 29 43 -14
14. Southampton 30 26 8 6 12 31 44 -13
15. Burnley 28 26 7 7 12 18 34 -16
16. Brighton 26 26 5 11 10 26 33 -7
17. Newcastle United 26 26 7 5 14 27 44 -17
18. Fulham 23 26 4 11 11 21 32 -11
19. West Bromwich 17 26 3 8 15 20 55 -35
20. Sheffield United 11 26 3 2 21 15 43 -28

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