Liverpool will finish the weekend at the top of the Premier League pile if they can get the better of Tottenham at Anfield.
Odds of 21/50 say they will, but getting the job done won’t be as easy as the match-betting digits dictate.
Spurs – 23/4 to avenge their 5-0 drubbing from this foe earlier in the piece with a Merseyside victory – have the second strongest away record in the top-tier and they’ll make the Reds work for the win.
It all points to a punt on the 4/1 price that says the hosts will prevail in a game consisting of fewer than 2.5 goals.
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Read on for the rationale as to why it will:
Three of the previous four Anfield tussles between these two have failed to produce more than 2.5 goals.
Liverpool’s 3-2 win in this fixture last year bucked this trend, but it’s primed to occur again here.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have scored exactly two in four of their last seven and will find it tough to plunder more today against able travellers Tottenham.
Only Chelsea, Everton and West Ham have conceded less than Spurs have on the road.
Of the 19 Spurs have shipped to various hosts, six came against Manchester City and a further four against Chelsea.
Remove these anomalous figures from the record and their defence quickly becomes the stingiest in the division.
The north Londoners’ have only allowed one of their previous five opponents more than one goal on their travels.
While their ability to keep the score down is commendable, Tim Sherwood’s charges haven’t been getting the results they want on recent trips.
Three defeats and a draw across all competitions are the stats from their previous four away days and three of these saw them fail to score.