Tottenham Hotspur could move as high as fifth if they beat Liverpool and other results go their way. Liverpool will simply be focusing on a top half of the table position as they look to consolidate ahead of the second half of the season.
Spurs and Liverpool have played 78 matches at White Hart Lane across all competitions. The odds are stacked massively in Spurs’ favour as they have 38 wins to Liverpool’s 23.
Only 17 matches have ended in draws which means that roughly three quarters if all games at White Hart Lane between these tams produce a result.
That means there are going to be goals in the fixture this evening with both teams averaging over a goal per game in this fixture; Spurs – 1.47 and Liverpool – 1.17.
Don’t expect a low scoring and scrappy affair as both sides are better in possession and flooding forwards.
Tottenham won this fixture convincingly last season with a 4-0 victory, they also won 2-1 in the previous two seasons and 4-2 in the 2008/2009 season.
The 2007/2008 season was the last time that Liverpool won at White Hart Lane with a 2-0 victory, they also won the season before with a 1-0 win with the 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 seasons both producing draws.
Based on the recent form, it would seem that Spurs have the slight edge in terms of recent meetings. They also go into this game off the back of a 3-1 win over West Ham amid scenes of abusive chanting which will increase the determination felt by Spurs players this evening.
However, Liverpool have scored just under 250 goals in all of the meetings between these two teams.
Compare that to the tally of 178 for Spurs and it would suggest that Liverpool are not going to sit back.
This could very easily turn into a high scoring and entertaining match between two teams that could be battling for a Champions League place at the end of the season.
The biggest win for Spurs came in the 1962/1963 season as they produced a stunning performance to win 7-2.
Liverpool’s most comfortable win in the recent past was a 3-1 victory during the 1995/1996 season.
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