All four of the remaining sides in this year’s elite UEFA competitions represent England. Chelsea and Arsenal face off in Baku on Wednesday to decide the Europa League, before Liverpool and Tottenham do battle in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday.
It’s two matches all British football fans wanted to see and we’re certain to get two games fitting of the occasion. The Europa League will be a tasty aperitif, but there’s no doubting the main course and followers of the beautiful game prepare themselves for a feast.
As well as enjoying the show, punters can also have their say on the many betting markets offered by bookmakers. Liverpool are favourites and available no better than the even money you’ll get at Unibet. There’s not a lot in it, however, with Tottenham available at 3/1 with Ladbrokes, the draw trading 5/2 when betting with bet365. Keep that in mind when making your Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips on Saturday.
Firmino and Kane Should Make It
Liverpool booked their place in the final with a stunning win over Barcelona in the semis, beating the La Liga giants 4-0 at Anfield to sneak through with a 4-3 aggregate lead. In a match that will live long in the memory, Origi scored a double and Wijnaldum helped himself to a brace, leaving Barca shell-shocked. The Reds followed that monumental achievement by finishing second in the Premier League, ending two points off champions Man City, despite losing just one game all season. Jurgen Klopp has no major worries concerning his squad for this match, with Roberto Firmino expected to be back to full fitness.
There are no fresh injury worries for Tottenham either, thanks to the break in play between the end of the Premier League season and the start of this match. Doubts remain over the fitness of star striker Harry Kane, however, and the English scorer faces a race against time to be involved in the biggest match in his employer’s history. He was captured going through the motions against Ajax and fans will be desperate to see him back in the line-up. What a story it would be if Kane was to return and grab the winning goal in the Champions League final.
Liverpool Did the Double over Spurs
Liverpool go into this match on the back of a stunning run of form in the league where they pushed Man City all the way to the finish line. As well as that jaw-dropping win over Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds also claimed the scalps of Chelsea and Tottenham in league outings this spring. They warmed up for this match with an eye-catching 2-0 win over Wolves at Anfield on the final day of the season, energetic striker Sadio Mane scoring a double.
Tottenham don’t boast the same strong form as their opponents and slipped to fourth in the table on the back of a poor run in. Of their last five league games, Pochettino’s crew won only one, the same run made up of three defeats and a draw. The Londoners ended on 71 points, one behind Chelsea in third and one better than Arsenal in fifth, meaning they secured a place in next season’s Champions League by the skin of their teeth. It could be argued the team let their guard down with the focus on this match but it’s more likely a punishing campaign has taken its toll on the small squad. Summer can’t come quick enough.
Liverpool and Tottenham played each other twice in this season’s Premier League and the head-to-head stats were settled at two wins for The Reds. They claimed a 2-1 at Wembley back in September before repeating the feat at Anfield in March, Alderweireld suffering a 90th minute own-goal. Flicking through the form we note both teams have scored in each of the last four games involving the rivals, and seven of the last eight. Adding both teams to score in your Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips looks a shrewd call with Ladbrokes offering a market best price 4/5 with Ladbrokes. That’s sure to be popular with neutrals.
Ramp up Your Interest
This match will attract a global audience with fans caught up in a frenzy to secure tickets for the final. For those who can’t make it to the home of Atletico Madrid on Saturday, BT Sport provide live coverage of this spectacular sporting event. The game will be well worth watching but the fact bookmakers offer a flood of markets means you can ramp up your interest by predicting the winner or playing one of the many specials chalked up on the betting board.
A good approach when making your Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips, if following the form, would be to bet on Liverpool to win but there’s more to be had if you’re looking for a bigger price. Both teams to score and Liverpool to win is well worth a mention with bet365 offering a market best price of 3/1 at the time of writing.