THE STRIKER: previews the Premier League game on Thursday between TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL with extended stats and a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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8pm The Premier League have saved the best until last this week as Spurs host Liverpool! It doesn’t seem too long ago that this fixture was a top of the table clash at Anfield, however so much has happened since then. It’s fair to say both sides have been very disappointing since – when Liverpool scored that last minute winner they would have thought they were odds on for the title; now they are almost out of the running.

The most disappointing thing from a Liverpool point of view has to be the teams they have dropped points to. Burnley, Southampton, Newcastle, West Brom, Fulham and Brighton are all sides they should be beating. They would have started in the 1.2 to 1.4 range on BETDAQ Betting Exchange to win most of those games. Looking at the xG figures, they have been unlucky at times, but I think the fairest assessment is they just haven’t been playing like they can.

Spurs have had a poor run too. Since that “top of the table” clash with Liverpool, they have gone on to drop out of the top four. This is a big game for Spurs though, they are one point behind Liverpool and have a game in hand. If they can win tonight and also win that game in hand they will be in an excellent position for the top four. They have dropped points against expected sides too however – Fulham, Wolves, and Crystal Palace are sides they should be beating. They were comfortably beaten by Leicester too.

Liverpool are without a win in their last five Premier League games, with only a recent win against Aston Villa U23’s in the FA Cup. Spurs might not be playing their best football at the moment but they are playing well enough to give an out of form Liverpool plenty of problems. Liverpool look very short for me at 2.28 and I fully expect the game to be closer than those odds suggest. From a value point of view, I have to lay Liverpool.

The Striker Says:
Two points lay (liability) Liverpool to beat Tottenham at 2.28 on BETDAQ Betting Exchange

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  • Tottenham have lost their last five league matches against Liverpool – they have never lost six in a row against the Reds.
  • Liverpool are looking to win three consecutive away league matches against Spurs for the very first time, winning 2-1 in 2018/19 and 1-0 in 2019/20.
  • This is the first time Tottenham and Liverpool have ever met on a Thursday in the top-flight. Liverpool have beaten Spurs on each of the other six days of the week, and they could become the third team to beat them on all seven in top-flight history after Everton and West Ham.
  • Following their 2-0 win against Man City last season, Tottenham are looking to win consecutive home games against reigning Premier League champions for the first time since beating Manchester United in both 1999-00 and 2000-01.
  • Only Man City have scored the opening goal in more different Premier League games than Tottenham this season. Spurs have lost none of their 12 games when scoring first but have dropped 10 points from such games (W7 D5).
  • Liverpool have picked up just one win in their last eight away Premier League games (D5 L2), netting as many goals in that one win – 7-0 vs Crystal Palace – as they have managed in their seven winless games in this run.
  • Despite facing Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp only eight times in the league, only against Pep Guardiola (5) has Spurs boss José Mourinho lost more games than he has against Klopp (4).
  • Tottenham manager José Mourinho has lost his last three league meetings with Liverpool, his longest losing run against an opponent in his top-flight managerial league career. He has only suffered back-to-back home league defeats against an opponent once, losing to Man City in 2016/17 and 2017/18 with Manchester United.
  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has scored in four of his last five Premier League matches against Spurs, scoring the winning goal in three of those four games, including in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane is looking to score in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since January 2019. Each of his last five league goals for Spurs have come in the first half of games.

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