Soccer Picks: Liverpool vs. Tottenham

Steven Suarez

Friday, March 8, 2013 4:50 PM GMT

Friday, Mar. 8, 2013 4:50 PM GMT

With both Spurs and the Reds in great form, this Premier League fixture is one you're going to want to check out. What's our soccer pick here? 

Reds vs. Hotspur

Odds Overview

Spurs are higher in the table and are playing their best soccer of the year, but they're still the underdogs for this trip to Anfield. At time of writing they were quoted at a price of 14/5 on the soccer odds board to get the three points.

That of course means Liverpool are favorites. If you like the Reds with your sports picks, they can be backed at 5/6 to secure a win, while a draw has been set at 12/5.

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Liverpool

The Reds have been patiently waiting for their chance to get back on the pitch after a 4-0 thumping of Wigan Athletic last weekend.

A dream start for Liverpool saw Stewart Downing score in the second minute, with Luis Suarez then scoring a brace before halftime. Suarez added his third early in the second half in what was the Reds' most dominant away league match this term.

The three points were nice, but Liverpool must continue to win at all costs if they want to grab a spot in Europe.

At the moment Brendan Rodgers' side is in seventh place in the standings, five points back of fifth-place Arsenal and ten behind fourth-place Chelsea. There is still time for the Reds to make a late charge and steal a place, but that means they have to take care of business against Tottenham.

We don't know how many times we've talked about Suarez in these match previews, but how can we not? He continues to score goals like mad and is atop the Premier League with 21 on the season. Can he add to his tally against Spurs?

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Tottenham

You're pretty much loving life right now if you're a Tottenham fan. They're playing excellently and continue to pile up win after win.

Days after holding on to beat Arsenal in the league, Spurs crushed Inter Milan 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League tie. Gareth Bale got a goal yet again, while Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen also got in on the goalscoring action.

It was about as good of a performance as Andre Villas-Boas could have hoped for, with his Tottenham outfit now in a fantastic position to advance to the next round over the Italian giants.

League results have been positive too. Spurs are unbeaten over their last 12 Premier League matches and have outright won three in a row.

More impressively, Tottenham has been getting the job done outside of White Hart Lane. Of their last five away matches, they've won three and tied two, as they've beaten Aston Villa (4-0), West Brom (1-0) and West Ham (3-2). This visit to Liverpool should prove to be much tougher though.

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Premier League Pick

As good as the Reds have looked at Anfield recently, it's hard to wager against Tottenham at the minute. Bale is in irresistible form and looks like he's going to score whenever he touches the ball.

Beating Liverpool in Merseyside is always a tough prospect, especially since Spurs have been busy with European play as well. The Reds are the more rested side and have had ample time to draw up some tactics for this match.

However, our inkling is that a draw could be the final result of this one, though we feel a small play on the OVER 2.5 goals could give you the best chance of beating the books.

Pick: Liverpool 2 Tottenham 2 at Will Hill

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