Liverpool v Spurs tips: Paddy’s top trader picks out his pair of best bets

It's the game of the week - and our top trader has delivered his verdict.


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at time of publication but subject to change

Liverpool and Tottenham go head-to-head in a top-of-the-table clash at Anfield on Wednesday night, looking to get one over their rivals in the Premier League title race.

The two sides are currently level at the head of the pack on 25 points, meaning plenty is riding on this early-season encounter.

Paddy Power football trader Jason Murphy has picked out his two best bets ahead of what promises to be a classic – check out his chat with PPTV broadcaster Carl Monaghan in the video below.

8pm: Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur [8.00pm]


We know how Jose Mourinho plays away from home – he will want to go and avoid defeat. That’s the way he sets his teams up.

I’m going to break with tradition here, as the Wednesday before Christmas is normally my favourite Match Of The Day because you can avoid hearing the scores and watch it old school, getting the thrill of seeing it all happening! But I can’t do it with this game on – I’ll be glued to it, and you just have to watch this game.

I’m going to have blisters on my arse here but I cannot pick a winner between them! Looking at the prices I can talk you out of backing Liverpool because they haven’t been firing on all cylinders. We saw against Fulham at the weekend that Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are not clicking. We just didn’t see it, particularly in the first half at the weekend. We only saw Salah get maybe one shot, and it was a brilliant turn but he even put that the wrong side of the post.

The way Spurs set up, yes they might get a chance against Liverpool but they won’t get many. And we know the way Mourinho will sit back, so for me there is value in the draw. And you can often find that in games between the top six teams, when they get backed in a bit, the draw is overpriced. If you offered both managers a share of the points, they would probably take it as they’re both near the top of the table heading into this. It’s going to be fantastic to watch and I can’t wait to see what happens.

Under 2.5 Goals

You could be tempted by Harry Kane or Son Heung-min in the goalscorer markets, as they’re prices we don’t normally see on them. But I wouldn’t be doing any each-way goalscorer bets – just back the first goalscorer because I really think a low-scoring game is what we’re going to see here based on the way the teams are set up. Spurs are very defensive and Liverpool won’t be gung-ho, trying to shoot the lights out either. They beat Wolves 4-0 at home recently but I can’t see that happening in this game.

For me, the price on Under 2.5 goals is actually a nice one if you’re looking to do an accumulator on Wednesday. This is a good angle to play.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at time of publication but subject to change

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