Match Preview – Spurs (A)

FA Premiership
Sat 1st November 5.30pm @ White Hart Lane

After facing one side already this week with a new manager, Liverpool have to do it all over again against a Spurs side who have chronically under-achieved all season.  All season that is, until this past week.

Harry Redknapp’s arrival has spurred the players in to some sort of action and the likes of Bentley and Pavluychenko have looked like they may be about to deliver on their hefty price tags.

And with their announcement today about building a new 60,000 seater stadium, Tottenham fans, will have reason to be rejuvenated this weekend.

Spurs got their first win of the season last weekend at home against Bolton and came back from 4-2 down against Arsenal to take a point mid-week.

Liverpool are currently sitting top of the Premiership after 8 wins and 2 draws in their opening 10 fixtures. With Chelsea kicking off earlier in the day, Liverpool could find themselves in second position before kick off.

Fernando Torres is unlikely to be fit, but the reds will be hoping Robbie Keane can start after suffering with a niggling injury for 10 days. Albert Riera, Javier Mascherano and Daniel Agger all enjoyed rests of sorts during mid-week – although Riera did play for 20 minutes in the 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

History

Rafa Benitez has not lost against Tottenham Hotspur, and the reds haven’t been beaten by the North Londoners in eight Premiership games.

The reds won at White Hart Lane on the final game of last season, with Voronin and Torres scoring in a 2-0 win.

Betting

Liverpool Evens
Draw 12/5
Spurs 11/4

Robbie Keane is 6/1 to get the opening goal, and 66/1 to score a hat-trick against his former club.

Paddy Power are offering an impressive free £20 bet when you place a £10 bet. Bargain! The offer is here.

TV

The match is broadcast live on Setanta Sports in the UK. Sign up online here.

Opposition Links

Planet Spurs – unofficial Spurs forum
Spurs Football Shirts

Pre Match Discussions

http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php/topic,10198.0.html

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