Two sides tipped of contending for the Premier League race but face different spells lock horns this Thursday. Liverpool travels to the Tottenham Stadium with hopes of redeeming themselves with a kickoff at 11 pm.
The two English powerhouses were neck to neck at the top of the table during the campaign’s early stages. However, dismal performances saw the sides slip to sixth and fifth on the table, respectively.
After a successful 4-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup, the hosts head into the game. On the other hand, Liverpool comes off a disappointing exit in the FA Cup fourth round after a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.
Tottenham’s last win in the FA Cup means Mourinho won five of their last six matches across all competitions – scoring 18 goals while conceding only three on the run. However, Mourinho remains with a huge task to recover their initial form to stage their stance on the title race.
Mourinho will be looking to get over Jurgen Klopp, whom he has lost three times in their last three meetings. It marks the longest losing streak against a top-flight opponent.
Liverpool is the only team in the top 13 without a win in their last five matches. The goal drought is becoming a major threat for Jurgen Klopp, who continues struggling to find form this season.
Tottenham vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 31 games against each other, with Tottenham taking home eight wins while Liverpool with 16 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham
Sheffield United 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-1 Fulham
Marine FC 0-5 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-0 Brentford
Man United 3-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley
Liverpool 0-0 Man United
Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
Tottenham Team News
Mourinho will have to do without Giovani Lo Celso, who remains on the treatment table. Serge Aurier fought off illness to make the bench last outing, but Doherty remains on the sidelines with an unspecified problem. We expect a center-back pairing of Joe Rodon and Eric Dier this Thursday.
Liverpool Team News
Jurgen Klopp continues sweating over Captain Jordan Henderson’s fitness concerns, who missed out on their clash with Burnley and Manchester United. As a result, Thiago Alcantara and Georginio Wijnaldum join Oxlade Chamberlain in midfield.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a close encounter this Thursday where both teams will be looking to overcome their recent woes.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 1.5