class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Mourinho likely to set up defensively against the Reds in order to protect the lead at the top, Al Hain-Cole expects a tight game at Anfield
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A top-of-the-table Premier League clash takes place at Anfield on Wednesday as Liverpool host Tottenham.
Only goal difference separates the two teams going into this match, with Spurs currently occupying pole position after 12 matches.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Latest Odds
However, having lost seven and won none of their last 10 matches at this ground, they are 7/2 (4.50) outsiders with bet365 to open up a three-point lead with a first victory here since 2011.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in 65 home games in the league – winning 54 of those – and are 3/4 (1.75) favourites to leapfrog their opponents into first place by coming out on top.
Three of the hosts’ last five league fixtures have resulted in draw, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them being forced to settle for a single point once again.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Team News
Joel Matip will face a late fitness test after being forced off in Sunday’s draw with Fulham due to a back issue, joining Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Jota on a lengthy injury list.
Gareth Bale should be available again after missing the draw with Crystal Palace due to illness, although Erik Lamela is ruled out through injury.
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While Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have dominated the headlines so far, there is no doubt that Jose Mourinho is the real architect of his team’s impressive start to the season.
The Portuguese manager has turned a side previously renowned for inconsistency and lack of reliability in big matches into a well-drilled, efficient unit capable of keeping even the best opponents at arm’s length.
Boasting the best defensive record in the league and having kept clean sheets against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in just the last four games, they will arrive on Merseyside confident of frustrating the Reds.
Indeed, Liverpool have scored more than once in just one of their last six matches and struggled to break down a Fulham team that has the second worst defensive record in the division.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Tips and Predictions
With Tottenham likely to set up defensively and protect their slender lead at the top of the table, odds of 6/5 (2.20) seem generous on them ensuring under 2.5 goals for their sixth successive match.
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