Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are two teams that have improved significantly over the summer. Both sides have started their 2023/24 campaigns in great fashion, as Ange Postecoglou’s men currently sit fourth place while Liverpool are second, just two points behind league-leaders Manchester City. Spurs and Liverpool are so far undefeated in the Premier League.
On Saturday, September 30, Spurs will be hosting the Reds. The kick-off is scheduled for 5:30 pm local time. Jurgen Klopp’s side won’t be at their freshest as they had a midweek game against Leicester City in the EFL Cup, and we will reflect that in our Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool tips.
Over 4.5 cards in the match
The match between Spurs and Liverpool on Saturday is a must watch for everyone who appreciates when two high-intensity, attack-minded teams go against each other. Tottenham’s playing style under new coach Postecoglou has changed drastically, it is no longer the defence-first team that we saw in the past seasons.
One attribute of this type of game is that there are a lot of fouls committed as the teams are trying to disrupt each other’s quick attacks. And a large amount of fouls usually results in a high number of cards shown during the match. For example, in Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea, there were a total of six yellow cards. In Spurs recent draw with Arsenal – seven.
Thus, in our Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool tips, we expect there to be over 4.5 cards, with Bet365 offering 1.83 odds on it. The Reds, having had a midweek game, will find it harder keeping up with a rested Spurs side, so a high number of fouls is inevitable.
Over 10 corners
The game on Saturday will not be limited to fouls, of course. There should also be a large number of scoring opportunities on both ends as neither team likes parking the bus, no matter the opposition. This, in turn, may lead to a high number of corner kicks. Bet365 gives 1.91 odds on over 10 corners in the match.
The upcoming match should somewhat resemble Spurs’ visit to Arsenal, which has already been mentioned. In that game, the two teams combined for a total of 15 corner kicks. Liverpool are no strangers for this kind of situation either, as there were 13 total corner kicks in their recent match against Leicester City.
Be it goalkeepers Gugliermo Vicario and Allison blocking shots, or deflections off the likes of Virgil van Dijk or Cristian Romero – we will see corners on Saturday. Especially since both teams know how to use set pieces to their advantage.
Heung-min Son to score anytime
Heung-min Son was appointed captain over Hugo Lloris this summer and became Postecoglou’s main man in attack following the departure of Harry Kane. The South Korean has repaid the coach’s trust by scoring five goals in the seven league matches so far. However, we should also mention that Son scored in just two matches, netting a hat-trick against Burnley and a brace against Arsenal.
We expect the forward to continue his good run of form on Saturday, and Bet365 give 2.38 odds on Son scoring anytime during the game. Liverpool is the perfect victim for the 31-year-old as they leave enough spaces at the back for him to exploit, especially since certain players will carry some fatigue after the Leicester game. Besides, Son knows what it means to score past the Reds as he has five goals in 14 matches against them.
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