It’s an all-Premier League affair in the EFL Cup last-16 as Liverpool welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield with a quarter-final spot up for grabs.
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
EFL Cup Last-16
October 25 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Liverpool are the form side of the two ahead of Tuesday evening’s EFL Cup clash, boasting five wins from their last six Premier League games to put themselves in great contention of coming out on top. The Reds have been giant killers this season too, having beaten Chelsea and Arsenal away from home, while taking a point off Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United for their troubles.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are no slouches, and having made the final of this competition last season, the eccentric Liverpool manager will be desperate to go one better this time round. With Liverpool formidable at Anfield again – winning three and drawn one of their four home games in the Premier League this season – a Tottenham side currently struggling for goals and form on the road might have trouble containing the rampant Reds. Liverpool are 4/6 with Bet365 to score Over 1.5 Goals.
Visitors Tottenham Hotspur are still unbeaten in the Premier League so they won’t lie down against Liverpool by any means. However, the Londoners have looked human in recent weeks and look to be missing their prolific centre-forward after being shut out for the second consecutive game in all competitions. Spurs have drawn three on the bounce, scoring just once, and face Liverpool at the worst time given results in recent weeks.
Both sides are known for their energetic displays and high pressure when out of possession. However, Liverpool are expected to dictate proceedings as the home side, and have more momentum coming into Tuesday’s clash as a result of their fantastic recent form. Klopp is unlikely to make wholesale changes to the side as he wants some silverware with Liverpool, while Pochettino is unsure what his team will produce given a disappointing run of results of late.
Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur is sure to be a tight affair. Spurs, regardless of their woes in front of goal, don’t concede many. And while Tottenham have struggled for goals of late, Liverpool still don’t keep many clean sheets. Nevertheless, the Reds are high on confidence and have a fantastic record against the Premier League giants early on this season. Liverpool are 40/17 with 188 Bet to win against Tottenham Hotspur in the last-16 of the EFL Cup on Tuesday.