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Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips: Tough test as Reds close in on history

| 07.05.2022

Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips, odds and preview

Liverpool’s attention quickly returns to the Premier League on Saturday and we have studied the odds to pick out some Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips.

Jurgen Klopp’s men qualified for the Champions League final by completing a 5-2 aggregate victory over Villarreal on Tuesday night which kept them on course for an historic quadruple.

They now face arguably the toughest game of the run-in at Anfield, in a match which kicks off at 7.45pm and is live on BT Sport.

Tough schedule continues

With the Carabao Cup already won, Liverpool have achieved what no other side has done in reaching the final of all competitions they have contested.

They have Chelsea to come at Wembley in the FA Cup next weekend and by the end of the campaign will have played 63 matches.

The Reds start the weekend one point behind title rivals Manchester City but can go top for a little while with a victory at 4/9 due to City not playing until Sunday afternoon.

It feels as though any dropped points during the last four matches for either team could prove decisive and the Reds are 9/5 to do so on Saturday.

The visit of Tottenham, themselves pushing for a Champions League spot, certainly looks a banana skin and Spurs have had the full week to prepare.

Tottenham are 6/1 for the win and 18/5 for a draw which would be warmly welcomed in the blue half of Manchester.

Spanish start gives Spurs hope

Liverpool had a rare slow start against Villarreal and were in danger of paying the price.

Klopp’s intention was for his players to come out of the blocks and consolidate their 2-0 first-leg lead to ensure passage to a third Champions League final in five seasons.

What actually happened was they had to prove their ability to react to adversity after the advantage was wiped out by debut goals in the competition from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin.

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The introduction of winger Luis Diaz at half-time and a tactical tweak saw the match turned on its head with three goals in 12 minutes from Fabinho, Diaz and Sadio Mane, helped by an unconvincing goalkeeping performance by goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli.

Liverpool have the best first-half record in the Premier League but Spurs will hope to take advantage of their midweek exertions and are 9/4 to score first while they are 8/11 not to be losing at half-time.

Spurs may rue Diaz deal delay

Diaz was the game changer on Tuesday but could have been playing for Tottenham if the north London club had got their way in January.

News that Spurs were trying to get a deal done for the Colombia international during the last transfer window prompted Liverpool to spring into action for a player they had also been monitoring.

Within two days they had completed a medical in South America and clinched a deal for an initial fee of £37.5million and if his performances had not already demonstrated what a bargain that is likely to be, his second-half cameo on Tuesday underlined it.

In a 45-minute spell, man-of-the-match Diaz completed 100 per cent of his take-ons, had a 90 per cent pass accuracy, four shots (the most of any player) and scored one goal.

It would be no surprise to see Diaz start on Saturday and he is 15/8 to find the net, 11/2 to open the scoring and 23/10 to score in a home win, all of which look solid picks for Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips.

Son can shine

Spurs have a potential in-form match-winner of their own in Son Heung-min and his stunning goal helped Tottenham get their Champions League hopes back on track with a 3-1 win over Leicester last weekend.

The South Korean curled a 20-yard effort into the top corner to seal a brace that saw him register his highest tally in a Premier League season, moving to 19 goals – just three behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

Son and Harry Kane will need to be at their best if Spurs are to breach a Liverpool defence which has only conceded seven Premier League goals at Anfield this season.

Both were on target in a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture in December and Son is the slight favourite at 13/5 to score the first Spurs goal or 11/2 to grab the opening goal of the match.

There are numerous options available in the #YourCall markets for this game but with Salah and Son battling it out for the Golden Boot, we like both players to have two or more shots on target at 7/1 as the last of our Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips.

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.