Premier League: Tottenham vs Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

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League leaders Tottenham host title contenders Liverpool on Sunday lunchtime.

The north London club will be hoping to maintain their good start to the new campaign which has seen them win two and not concede a goal thus far. They may also find encouragement from the fact the visitor's defensive issues from last season have not quite been corrected judging by their recent visit to The Etihad.

Differently, Brendan Rodger’s troops will be hoping to return back to winning ways after being out classed by Manchester City on Monday night - losing 3-1.

The Merseyside club will be buoyed by their latest addition, that of Mario Balotelli, who joined from AC Milan on Monday.

The Italian hasn't enjoyed the best of times at White Hart Lane. During his spell at Manchester City, the striker controversially stamped on Scott Parker’s head without punishment.

The away side will be hoping for a repeat of their last performance and result at the Lane; when they went there and thumped Andre Villas-Boas' team 5-0.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1:30pm

Tottenham defender Eric Dier (C) celebrates scoring the second goal against QPR with Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela


Liverpool 4 (Kaboul (OG), Suarez, Henderson, Coutinho) Tottenham 0, Premier League, March 2014

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5 (Suarezx2, Henderson, Flanagan, Sterling, Sturridge),
Premier League, December 2013

Liverpool 3 (Suarez, Downing, Gerrard) Tottenham 2 (Vertonghenx2),
Premier League, March 2013


Both teams have played out this fixture, 142 times in the league with Spurs winning 41 attempts and Liverpool succeeding on 66 occasions and the remaining games ended in draws.



Tottenham to win: 2.5

Liverpool to win: 3.5

Draw: 2.6


TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1:30pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm