Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will face off at Anfield on Sunday for a Europe League spot. Spurs are six in the Premier League table with 56 points, two points behind Liverpool, and want to recover from the disappointment of not qualifying for the next UEFA Champions League.
EPL betting odds
Tottenham Hotspur +105
Harry Redknapp’s team started the 2010/11 season pretty good, playing Champions League and remaining competitive among the best teams in the Premier League. However things are not looking so good now and Tottenham have just one win in their last nine Premier League games.
With the defeat against Manchester City, Spurs missed their chances to qualify to next year’s Champions League, and only a win against Liverpool would be enough to suppress their worries.
However, Liverpool have won their last three home games by an aggregate score of 11-0, while Tottenham have lost their last two games away against Chelsea and Manchester City.
In the last five games, the Spurs have managed only 3 of 15 possible points, in the other hand Liverpool collected 13 points from the 15 total.
In addition, in the last eleven games, Liverpool has achieved important victories against Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, who are at the top of the table this season with Arsenal.
Another downside for Tottenham is that they are quite weak with injuries. Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios reappeared after missing three months following knee injury, but only lasted 31 minutes in the game against Manchester City.
Also, Gareth Bale has suffered a ruptured ankle ligament against Blackpool and will miss the rest of the season. For his part, Liverpool has the argentine Maxi Rodriguez, Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll to attack the defense of Tottenham Hotspur.
In the final round, Liverpool faces at Aston Villa and Tottenham will play against Birmingham at White Hart Lane.