Tottenham v Liverpool Betting Tips October 17th 2015
Tip #1: Back Liverpool or Draw @ 1.61 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.85 with bet365.com
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Tottenham v Liverpool Betting Tips: Match Preview
A stuttering start to the season left Tottenham Hotspur with a meagre return of only three points from a possible 12, a far cry from the return expected by fans after the club managed to retain the services of talented, young striker Harry Kane for at least another season.
At Tottenham, there is an immense risk of being sacked by chairman Daniel Levy, who is a man not known for being patient. As a result, there have been nine managers sacked since 1998, with three different caretaker managers having also parted ways with Tottenham.
Therefore, it must have come as a relief to Mauricio Pochettino that he was able to claim 10 points from a possible 12 in his last four league games. Of course, it was horribly unfortunate for Spurs that the recent slate of Euro 2016 qualifiers cooled their hot run of form. Spurs need to pray for minimal injury concerns before facing Liverpool.
Thankfully for Spurs, there have been no major concerns yet reported. Pochettino would have been most anxious about Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, as the former is so dependent on the latter. There is no coincidence that Eriksen’s return has seen the creative Dane deliver two assists and two goals to help Spurs to secure seven points from nine.
Liverpool actually made a strategically sound decision for once. After Brendan Rodgers failed to deliver victory in a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside Derby, ownership struck fast to relieve the Northern Irish manager of his duties. And almost immediately they moved to strike a contract with former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp.
While Klopp laboured to a seventh-place finish in last season’s Bundesliga table, there is no denying that he performed heroic feats in snatching two league titles and a DFB Pokal trophy from under the noses of the monopolistic Bayern Munich.
Rodgers is a manager who can encourage attractive passing and attacking play when he has the right players. Ultimately, though, he is weak at organising defences and is not a strong judge of talent. Both of those shortcomings proved instrumental in his undoing.
Comparatively, Klopp offers more of an assured tactical presence. Most commonly, the enigmatic German favours a clear 4-2-3-1 formation that focuses on pressing the other team for the ball. And when they do have the ball, Klopp’s teams are noted for transitioning rapidly from defence to attack. Klopp’s incarnation of Liverpool is unlikely to deviate too greatly from his past tactics.
There is great uncertainty for a game in which home team Tottenham have not played together for 12 days, while opponents Liverpool are only playing in their first game under new manager Klopp.
Consequently, it is reassuring to see that Liverpool or draw is currently available at 1.61 with bet365. Tottenham’s 12 days apart have created an opening for Klopp to exploit.