ANFIELD (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool and Tottenham face-off in what is predicted to be an entertaining contest at Anfield in the English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday night.
Both teams are confident of making the top four and the bookies are predicting goals in this contest as well.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane heads into the matchup in rich form after scoring twice against Arsenal in a 2-1 win in the North London derby on Saturday, and he starts at 9/1 to score another brace against Liverpool. He was also priced at 3/2 to score in 90mins.
Kane, who is being heavily tipped to earn a call-up to the England national team, has so far scored 22 goals in all competitions this season, which is more than any other player in the Premier League this campaign.
The 21-year-old has netted 11 times in his last 14 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions and his double at the weekend has improved his tally to 12 EPL goals so far this term.
Has a team, Spurs have won five of its last seven games away in the Premier League, a run that has helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side to fifth place in the league table standings and back in the hunt for a Champions League place.
Liverpool, in the meantime, will be hoping for goals in this outing, following their 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby at the weekend.
It is understood that England boss Roy Hodgson will be making the trip to Anfield to take in the contest and get a first-hand look at the returning Daniel Sturridge.
With Kane in such great form, there is no doubt that Sturridge will be looking to impress the national manager as well and he is being priced at 5/2 to score a goal inside the opening 90-minutes in a home side’s win.
Liverpool has failed to collect any point against Tottenham just once in their last 20 EPL home matches, according to Opta Stats, which shows the Reds winning 13, drawing six and that one defeat.
Looking at this matchup, it is highly unlikely that this game will end goalless.
With the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sturridge and Steven Gerrard included in the Liverpool team, goals are expected to come from the Reds, while we already seen how dangerous Kane and Christian Eriksen have been this term and one of them is bound to score.
Liverpool sits seventh in the EPL table standings with 39pts, with Tottenham sitting fifth on 43pts and will replace Manchester United, who doesn’t feature until Wednesday — in the top four with a win.
Liverpool (from): Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Markovic, Henderson, Gerrard, Moreno, Sterling, Sturridge, Coutinho, Ward, Johnson, Manquillo, Enrique, Allen, Ibe, Borini, Lambert.
Tottenham (from): Lloris, Vorm, Friedel, Walker, Yedlin, Rose, Davies, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Stambouli, Capoue, Mason, Bentaleb, Dembele, Paulinho, Eriksen, Chadli, Lamela, Townsend, Soldado, Kane, Adebayor.