Tottenham will be hosting Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London in an elite English Premier League match on Wednesday November 28. Tottenham sits in seventh place in the league with 20 points from six wins, two draws and five losses. They have 23 goals for and 22 against. Liverpool is in 11th place with 16 points from three wins, seven draws and three defeats with 17 goals for and 16 against.
Liverpool hasn’t won at Spurs in their last four outings and will be looking to put an end to this streak. Tottenham managed to beat West Ham 3-1 on the weekend to stop their three-game losing streak in the league. Liverpool managed a 0-0 draw in Swansea on Saturday and hasn’t lost a game in their past eight league starts. Liverpool, like many other EPL teams, has a bad habit of drawing far too many games while Spurs either seem to win or lose.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-boas will have to make do without striker Emmanuel Adebayor as he’s sitting out game two of a three-match suspension. He picked up a straight red card two weeks ago in a 5-2 loss to Arsenal. This means England international Jermain Defoe gets another start up front. Spurs will have to play without midfielder Scott Parker and defenders Benoit Assou-Ekotto, and Younes Kaboul as they all have injuries. Mousa Dembele returned to the team on the weekend and should make the bench.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers should see the return of Andre Wisdom after he missed the match in Swansea. Defender Lucas Leiva has been out for most of the season with an injury and is near to returning, but it probably won’t be in this game. Defender Martin Kelly is still out with a knee problem and striker Fabio Borini has a broken foot.
Each team has an excellent sniper to lead their attacks. Spurs have Defoe and Liverpool has Luis Suarez to deal with. Both players have found the back of the net on a regular basis so far this season and will need to be marked carefully by the opposition. Spurs have some other dangerous players in Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, while Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is always a threat and youngster Raheem Sterling has been playing well.
Liverpool managed to keep a clean sheet in Swansea on the weekend and it was just their second road shutout of the season and second in their past 13 away contests. There should be some goals scored in this game, but if Suarez is kept off the score sheet then Liverpool will continue to struggle. They don’t have much scoring power in the squad and made a mistake by sending Andy Carroll out on loan to West Ham for the season.
Look for Spurs to win this game in a pretty lively and entertaining affair.
The latest odds for the game by sportsbook William Hill list a Tottenham win at 7/5 with a Liverpool victory at 19/10 and a draw at 23/10.