Liverpool are set to visit Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium to take on Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. The home side’s previous fixture in the Premier League was postponed due to another COVID-19 outbreak, while the away side enjoyed an impressive win. Can the Spurs get their campaign back on track against Liverpool?
Tottenham are under huge pressure due to potential fixture congestion after their second successive match in the Premier League was postponed due to yet another COVID-19 outbreak. Spurs have now had their game against Brighton and Leicester City postponed. They will be looking for a confidence boost when they welcome Liverpool. Despite being three games behind in the league, Tottenham are still in the top half of the table. They are placed seventh in the league with eight wins, one draw, and five losses in 14 matches. The Lillywhites’ recent resurgence in the form under Antonio Conte has ensured that they remain close to the top four sides. They are separated from the fourth spot by four points and have three games in hand. Tottenham’s previous win in the league was a 3-0 home win against Norwich City. Since Conte’s arrival, Spurs have been on a decent run of form until the COVID-19 outbreak created problems for them. Cristian Romero is unavailable for the match due to an injury, while Regulion could return.
Tottenham were dominant in their previous match against Norwich City. Lucas Moura opened the scoring for his side in the 9th minute. Sanchez added another in the 66th minute. Son capped off the win with a strike of his own. Spurs had a higher xG than their opponents. Kane led the xG chart, followed by Davies. Sanchez won the highest number of aerial duels.
Tottenham have conceded sixth-lowest goals in the Premier League although, they have played three games less. They average 1.129 goals conceded per match.
Liverpool have continued their flying start to the season. A brilliant strike from Trent Alexander-Arnold capped off a 3-1 victory for Liverpool over Newcastle at Anfield. Chelsea’s recent draw against Everton means that the Reds are now three points above them at the second spot and one point behind leader Manchester City. They have 12 wins, four draws, and one loss in 17 matches and have secured victories in their back-to-back six matches in the league. Liverpool’s last defeat in the Premier League came at West Ham in November. They will be looking to carry forward their impressive run of form when they visit Tottenham on Sunday. Liverpool have three players who have tested positive for COVID-19. Van Dijk, Fabinho, and Curtis Jones are all sidelined for the weekend trip to Tottenham.
Liverpool are Premier League’s top scorers so far and are above Manchester City and Chelsea in that regard. The Reds average upward of two goals per match.
In terms of match tempo, Liverpool are at the top in the league, while their open play possession for more than 45-sec metric puts them in the third spot behind Brighton and Manchester City.
Tottenham (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Tanganga, Hojbjerg, Winks, Reguilon; Alli, Bergwijn; Kane.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Keita, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane.
With uncertainties from both sides, Liverpool are likely to come out on top in this one.