Considering that Liverpool’s only win against any of the top nine in the Premier League table at the start of this weekend was at home to a second-string Swansea, it is fair to say that Brendan Rodgers’ men are too short to back at odds-on for the visit of in-form Tottenham.
Liverpool are 10/11 to secure victory, but have managed just a single point at Anfield thus far this season against the three clubs to begin the weekend above them in the standings.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have secured seven victories from 10 fixtures in away games with clubs to start the weekend outside of the top six and have a 100 per cent winning record of four successes since the start of February.
Therefore, Tottenham certainly represent a value bet at 3/1 given their form, but taking the slightly more cautious approach of 9/5 on a Spurs success in the draw no bet market may prove the wiser option.
It is worth remembering that Spurs are unbeaten since suffering defeat at Everton in early December and only table-toppers Manchester United have a better away record in the top-flight during the campaign.
Liverpool’s only goal in four meetings with Tottenham has also been an own goal.
Where there may also be value is in how many goals Spurs will score.
Liverpool have conceded exactly two at Anfield against Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and West Brom, which are four of the best five teams they have hosted this season based on the league standings at the start of the weekend.
Furthermore, Tottenham have only failed to score once on their travels, which was at basement boys QPR, and in Gareth Bale they have arguably the most in-form player in the Premier League.
Like in the draw no bet market, another 9/5 bet stands out here, which is the price on Tottenham to score over 1.5 goals.
Bale has 11 goals in nine games for club and country and has been on target in five straight Premier League outings, in which time he has seven goals.
This makes 11/8 a decent price that he scores at any point in the 90 minutes, while it is 9/2 that he is announced on TV to have claimed the man of the match award.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date