When we last checked, Liverpool was a firm favorite at roughly -230 to get the full allotment of three points. Tottenham is priced out in a wide range, starting as low as +450 and going up to +650 at some soccer betting odds boards. A draw is listed at right around +375.
It was hardly a straightforward win for the Reds on Wednesday. They had to fight tooth and nail against a gritty Sunderland outfit, but they did manage to hold on for the 2-1 victory.
Steven Gerrard got the first goal, converting on a terrific free kick about five minutes before halftime. The Reds came out after the break and scored right away, with Daniel Sturridge's curling effort getting a crucial deflection on its way into the back of the net.
Some though Liverpool would go on to add a third or perhaps a fourth, but the Black Cats didn't go away and eventually pegged one back through Ki Sung-Yueng, who made a huge impact after coming on as a substitute. The Reds had some nervy moments there on after and the final whistle was a welcome relief for Brendan Rodgers.
The win makes it seven in a row for Liverpool, who now sit just one point back of Chelsea for first place. Manchester City is still in a great position as well, two points behind but with two matches in hand.
Liverpool's dominance at Anfield bodes well for this weekend’s showdown with Tottenham. In 15 matches on Merseyside they've won 13 times to go along with one draw and one loss. They've scored a whopping 44 times, making it an average return of almost three goals per home match for Luis Suarez and company.
Though not completely out of the realm of possibility, Tottenham has seen their top-four hopes dwindle. They could really use at least a point out of this trip to Anfield.
Spurs were able to notch a victory their last time on the pitch, clawing their way back from a 0-2 deficit to beat Southampton 3-2 at White Hart Lane.
It looked like it would be a disastrous result for Tottenham after two first half-goals from Jay Rodriguez and then Adam Lallana, but Christian Eriksen scored a brace and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored at the death to keep Spurs afloat.
As it stands, Tottenham is in sixth place, seven points behind fourth-place Arsenal. Funnily enough, they've actually performed better away from home than they have at White Hart Lane, which could give supporters a glimmer of hope for this showdown at Anfield.
As opposed to a 8-3-5 record at home (with a negative goal differential), Spurs have recorded nine wins, two draws and four losses in 15 away matches, while posting a goal differential of +2. Can they get an upset win against the surging Reds this weekend?
Premier League Pick
Anfield has become a fortress once again and the Reds have really enjoyed their soccer there throughout the season. We don't see much changing this weekend.
Momentum is sky high for Liverpool at the moment and they know how crucial this fixture could turn out to be in the thick of the Premier League race, especially with Manchester City set to face Arsenal at the Emirates.
Tottenham has been far from convincing with their form lately, winning just one of their last five matches across all competitions, and we reckon they'll have another tough go of it against Suarez, Sturridge and the rest of Liverpool on Sunday. Take the confident Reds to win by two more goals with your soccer picks.
Soccer Pick: Liverpool 3 Tottenham 1