Saturday 1 June, kick-off 8pm
Wanda Metropolitano – Champions League
It’s an all-English affair in this Champions League final preview, as Tottenham take on Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are bidding to rule Europe for a sixth time, while this is a first final on the continent’s biggest stage for Spurs.
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What’s the story with Tottenham vs Liverpool?
Is the Champions League final on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on BT Sport, who are also making the game free-to-air for non-subscribers. You can watch it on the BT Sport website, as well as the BT Sport YouTube channel. Or if you have Virgin Media, tune into Channel 100 for a HD picture, or Channel 532 for 4K UHD.
What happened last time? Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 home and away in this season’s Premier League. A last-minute Toby Alderweireld own goal gave the Reds the win in the most recent meeting at Anfield in March, after Lucas Moura had cancelled out Roberto Firmino’s opener.
What are the Tottenham vs Liverpool odds? Liverpool are the 19/20 favourites to win in normal time in your Champions League final predictions, while Tottenham are 16/5 and the draw after 90 minutes is 13/5. Liverpool are 1/2 to lift the trophy by any method, while Spurs are 13/8 in the same market. All of those football betting odds are with bet365, where you can claim up to £100 in free bets here.
Remember that time…Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-1 in October 2017? That was the only time the Reds have lost to Spurs in the last 14 meetings between the sides, with Liverpool winning on nine occasions.
Team news and form
Last six: WLLLWD
Harry Kane has recovered from an ankle injury in time for these Tottenham v Liverpool predictions, which is a major boost for Mauricio Pochettino. The Spurs boss must decide whether to start his main striker though, which would mean dropping either Son Heung-min or the semi-final hat-trick hero, Lucas Moura. Harry Winks also returns from injury, while Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen are all fully fit after various issues. Davinson Sanchez is also expected to be okay, although the defender is likely to start on the bench.
Last six: WWLWWW
Roberto Firmino has won his fitness race and is set to spearhead Liverpool’s attack alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The Reds will be without midfielder Naby Keita though, who’s been ruled out through injury. Andy Robertson has fully recovered from the sly kick from Luis Suarez that forced him off against Barcelona, and troubled him on the final day of the season against Wolves. The Scot’s presence along with fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold gives Liverpool a huge threat out wide.
Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction, preview and betting tips
The Champions League final will be contested by two Premier League clubs for the first time in over a decade, when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in 2008. Liverpool are back on Europe’s grandest stage after heartbreak in Kiev last year, while Tottenham are aiming to lift a first European trophy since their 1984 UEFA Cup triumph.
Going on domestic form, Liverpool have a huge advantage coming into this Champions League final prediction. The Reds amassed an incredible 97 points in finishing second to Manchester City in the Premier League, some 26 ahead of Spurs. Klopp’s side only lost once in the league all season, and won all of their last nine matches. They were sensational in beating Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg of their semi-final clash, and also have a wonderful record against Tottenham in recent years.
Spurs meanwhile come into this Tottenham v Liverpool prediction on the back of a European miracle of their own. The north London outfit needed to score three times in the second half away to Ajax to reach the Champions League final, and duly obliged. Moura completed his hat-trick in the 96th minute to send Tottenham to the Madrid showpiece, belying their domestic form. Pochettino’s side only won one of their last five Premier League fixtures, and three of their last 12. That saw them slip to fourth in the table.
All that goes out the window on Saturday night though. What doesn’t though, perhaps, is Liverpool’s superior European experience. This is the Anfield club’s third European final in four years, all under Klopp. They’re used to the big occasion, whereas it’s all new for Spurs. That could be a factor this weekend, but this Tottenham side has grown a lot this season.
Spurs have been defying the odds in the Champions League ever since they looked like exiting at the group stage. However, this is a brilliant Liverpool side that should win if they perform as we know they can. We’re backing the Merseysiders for the win inside 90 minutes at 19/20. We expect Tottenham to have a say though. Spurs have scored eight goals in their last four games against the Reds. Both teams to score odds are 4/5 with Betfred, while Liverpool to win and BTTS is 3/1 with the same bookmaker.
Eleven of the last 15 meetings between Tottenham and Liverpool have seen over 2.5 goals. Both meetings last season saw over 3.5 goals, with the same again this time round at 12/5. That bet would’ve paid out in both of these teams’ semi-final second legs with everything to play for, as will be the case once again this weekend. We’re backing Liverpool to triumph 3-1. That would be a reversal of their defeat to Real Madrid in last year’s final, and is priced at 14/1. Mane got Liverpool’s goal last season, and is 70/1 to strike first in a 3-1 Reds win.
Tottenham vs Liverpool first goalscorer predictions
Mane finished as the joint top scorer in the Premier League alongside team mate Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Senegal forward has 26 goals to his name in all competitions, including three in the Champions League knockout stages. Mane is 5/1 with bet365 to break the deadlock on Saturday, while strike partner Salah is the 9/2 favourite in the first goalscorer odds. Salah is 65/1 to open the scoring in a 3-1 Liverpool victory, which would banish the memory of last season’s injury heartbreak.
For Tottenham, Kane is 27/5 to mark his return to action with the opener. Should Liverpool storm back to win 3-1, those odds rise to a massive 132/1. Semi-final hero Moura is out at 9/1 to strike first in these Tottenham vs Liverpool betting tips. Five of the Brazilian’s 15 goals this season have come in the Champions League, and another one this weekend could write his name even further into Spurs legend after his exploits in Amsterdam.
Liverpool to win
Both teams to score
Liverpool to win and both teams to score
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Oli is a passionate football man, who despite being the wrong side of 30, still turns out every week for his beloved Trafford United. Also a Manchester United supporter, Oli is an experienced writer with a strong background in the sports betting market.