EPL Soccer Picks: A Healthy Sturridge Makes Liverpool a Dangerous Opponent for Tottenham

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:23 PM GMT

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 2:23 PM GMT

This weekend will mark Jurgen Klopp's first match in charge at Liverpool. Will he guide the Reds to at least a point at White Hart Lane? Our soccer odds-on preview can be found inside.

Odds Overview
The soccer odds are tight for Saturday's early match, but Tottenham barely wins out as the favorite. Spurs can be backed at anywhere from +135 to +145, with a Liverpool victory priced out in the +185 to +195 range. Meanwhile, a draw's at right around +250.

 

Tottenham
Spurs have gone unbeaten over their last three matches across all competitions; they started off that streak with an incredibly impressive 4-1 league win over Manchester City, though they then had to settle for draws against Monaco (in the Europa League) and Swansea City (away in the EPL).

Heading into the weekend, Tottenham is tied for seventh alongside Everton in the league, with a +4 goal differential overall.

 

Liverpool
It appears the board had enough of Brendan Rodgers, as he was fired following Liverpool's 1-1 away draw against Everton. There was one clear-cut preferred option for Reds supporters in terms of a replacement, and the Merseyside faithful got their wishes, with Jurgen Klopp agreeing to come on board.

Klopp certainly has work to do, since Liverpool is currently in 10th place in the EPL.

 

Premier League Pick
There's no doubt the Reds have upgraded at the manager position with the acquistion of Klopp, who has proven to be one of the best caretakers in the world.

Klopp has a very talented Liverpool team to work with, and while they're probably not going to find their best form for a while, we are expecting them to play much better sooner rather than later. A draw seems very reasonable here on Saturday, but we're actually going to take a chance on the Reds as our soccer pick to win here at a price approaching +200. A healthy Sturridge back in the mix means Liverpool is a lot more dangerous, and we think he'll provide the inspiration again.

Premier League Soccer Pick: Tottenham 1 Liverpool 2 (back the Reds ML at +195)

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