Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur
|Date & Time||Saturday October 17, 2015, 7:45 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Tottenham Hotspur Draw Liverpool
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The Premier League's early morning kick off on Saturday is a hum dinger as Tottenham host Liverpool and their new manager Jurgen Klopp in White Hart Lane.Tottenham come into this game after drawing a couple of away games against tough opposition. Harry Kane has yet to really find his feet this season but Eriksen came back to life in a big way scoring both goals against Swansea last time out. Tottenham put in one of the performances of the year in their last home game against Manchester City, winning the game 4-1 but more impressive than thre result was the performance. Manuel Pochettino's side were terrific from start to finish they pressed hard, never gave City a second on the ball and behind a passionate home crowd they took their chances. This is a Tottenham team that are going to fancy their chances at home against anyone and a new look Liverpool wont change that confidence.
Liverpool fans will get a first look at their new manager Jurgen Klopp in a tough away fixture. Injuries have robbed Liverpool of their big money signings from the summer as Benteke and Firminho will both miss out this weekend. Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson (currently injured) and James Milner will be key to Klopp's success this season but it will be interesting to see how the former Borussia Dortmund manager sets up the players left to him by Brendan Rodgers. With Danny Ings now ruled out for the season with a new injury, Liverpool are really going to have their strength in depth tested. Liverpool's current crop of players is an interesting mix of youth and experience and Klopp has succeeded in getting the best out of young players in his previous club Dortmund. For me this is going to be a throw away game, Klopp definitely doesnt have enough time at Liverpool to make much of a change on the Brendan Rodgers team and I think this is not really a good fixture for Liverpool.
I took Tottenham three weeks ago at home to Manchester City at a huge price, there is no reason for me not to take the home team again here and getting almost 6/4 on the home side looks a gimmy to me. In fact this could be one of the bets of the weekend. While there is no doubt that a new manager could give Liverpool a boost and quite often leads to a rise in playing level I think they face a very tough game against a good team here and it's away from home. For me the only reason this is not a max bet take is due to the Klopp factor.