Tottenham may not have scored a goal against Liverpool in three straight league tussles with Brendan Rodgers’ side, but they weren’t in as fine fettle as they are now in those previous encounters.
Having just routed local rivals Arsenal in a dominant display never before seen in the fixture by them in the Premier League, Spurs will be far more confident of rippling the Reds’ net when they make the pivotal trip to Anfield.
But, as their record handling various fixture pileups in the recent past shows, they still aren’t guaranteed to beat a side that have had the edge over them of late.
That makes bwin.com‘s decision to enhance the price of Liverpool winning the game with both teams scoring, from 14/5 to 7/2, a rather timely one, as it’s a punt that’s dripping in delicious juice, just like your favourite Sunday roast.
For starters, both teams have managed to find the net in ten of Tottenham’s last 13 games in all competitions, while the same has been true in five of Liverpool’s last seven home outings.
Rodgers’ side also don’t disappoint the Anfield faithful with defeat very often, losing just three times there all term with two of those reverses coming against Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Tottenham may own the league’s fourth-best away record, but they have only claimed one point from other members of the division’s standardised ‘big six’ away from White Hart Lane.
Finally, despite being Europa League regulars for some years, the north Londoners have failed to adapt to the rigours of having two games in a week. That’s evidenced by the quirky stat that eight of their nine all-competition defeats this season have come either on or following a midweek fixture.