Free Soccer Picks: Take Advantage Of Some High Value Odds On Liverpool vs Tottenham

Martin Green

Friday, April 1, 2016 10:26 AM GMT

The pressure is on both Liverpool and Tottenham and the next few weeks will certainly make or break them. Let's see how they stack up on the soccer odds. 

Tottenham have enjoyed a rich vein of form recently and are second in the table, hot on the heels of leaders Leicester City, but their title credentials will be truly tested in the next three games. First up is Liverpool away, followed by a home game against Man Utd and a tricky away trip to Stoke City. If they can take nine points from those three games, they will be confident of lifting their first league trophy in 55 years. Falter now and the old doubts will begin to creep in. 

 

Liverpool FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur  
Tottenham have enjoyed a rich vein of form recently and are second in the table, hot on the heels of leaders Leicester City, but their title credentials will be truly tested in the next three games. First up is Liverpool away, followed by a home game against Man Utd and a tricky away trip to Stoke City. If they can take nine points from those three games, they will be confident of lifting their first league trophy in 55 years. Falter now and the old doubts will begin to creep in. The pressure is on and the next few weeks will certainly make or break them.

Liverpool are an improving side under Jurgen Klopp and will certainly give them a difficult game. Spurs have won just one of their last 21 trips to Anfield, and they are the outsiders here, best priced at +195 with Sportingbet. That is a generous price, considering Tottenham’s recent form. They lost in the Europa League to Dortmund but they easily beat Bournemouth 3-0 last time out and have taken 16 points from a possible 21 in their last seven games, a run that included a famous victory over Man City.

But it is a testament to the work Klopp has done at Anfield. They are finding their feet under the new manager and results are gradually improving. He still needs time to bring in new players and impose his footballing philosophy on the club, but Klopp must be encouraged with recent improvements. The big one for them this year is the Europa League. After knocking out fierce rivals Man Utd in the last round, they earned a quarter-final tie with Klopp’s old club Borussia Dortmund.

But they still have to focus on improving their league position. Ninth place is simply not good enough for a club of Liverpool’s stature, and they will be desperate to save some face and climb the table. They will be buoyed by the return to fitness of star man Daniel Sturridge, who played for England midweek. Philippe Coutinho is also in training, which is a massive boost, although Roberto Firmino looks set to miss out through injury. Liverpool are the favourites here on the soccer odds boards, with Bet365 and various others offering +160, while the draw is +240 with Bet365.

 

Betting Analysis
You would fancy Tottenham to leave Anfield with at least a draw. They have received a major boost of their own with the news that defensive linchpin Toby Alderweireld has recovered from a fitness bug and is able to play. They are already missing Jan Vertonghen and would have really struggled without both of their Belgian defensive titans. As it is, Alderweireld will slot in alongside Kevin Wimmer and try to keep Liverpool’s attack at bay.

The sides last met on Klopp’s debut, which resulted in a 0-0 draw. This time we are likely to see a more high scoring game. Liverpool’s defence has been pretty woeful of late and they sunk to a 3-2 defeat against Southampton last time out. They are great going forwards, but weak at the back, which makes the 7/10 Bet365 and Coral are offering on both teams to score look a great bet. Harry Kane and Dele Alli will relish the chance to play against Liverpool’s leaky backline, but equally Sturridge and Coutinho will provide a stern test for the Tottenham defence.

William Hill is offering +600 on a 1-1 draw, which looks interesting. A draw wouldn’t be the worst result for Tottenham, considering Leicester face a tricky game against Southampton in this round of fixtures, while Liverpool would see it as a well-earned point. If you had to pick one team to win it, Tottenham are the better side and have much more to play for, so Tottenham draw no bet (+105 with William Hill and Stan James) looks a decent soccer pick.

When it comes to first goal scorer, look no further than Kane. He has been in deadly form of late and once again leads the Premiership goal scoring charts. PaddyPower is offering +500 on him to score first, or check out the +160 Boyle Sports has on him to score at any time. 

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Free Soccer Pick: Tottenham draw +220
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline