Tottenham vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League Final preview & predictions

Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction: Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

The UEFA Champions League Final is here!

Eleven years on from the first ever all-English final in this competition, we have another from the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Spain’s capital Madrid.

Tottenham Hotspur are into their first ever European Cup final, becoming the eighth different English side to feature in a European Cup or Champions League final.

Will this be the most famous night in their 136-year history?

In contrast, Liverpool have been here plenty of times before.

The Reds will participate in their ninth European Cup or Champions League final; only Real Madrid (16), A.C. Milan (11) and Bayern Munich (10) have featured in more.

Twelve months ago, Jürgen Klopp’s side were beaten 3-1 in Kiev by Real Madrid.

Will they avenge that defeat and lift this famous old trophy for the sixth time?

It promises to be an absolutely gripping, fascinating contest.



Tottenham

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: The Tottenham Hotspur fans create a Tifo display prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Highlights of Tottenham Hotspur’s run to the final

Highlights of Liverpool’s run to the final

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: Who will win?

Tottenham have won just 48 of their 172 meetings with Liverpool since their first in 1909 (28%).

However, Spurs are 3/1 to win this one in 90 minutes.

Liverpool won both league meetings between these two 2-1 and are 10/11 to win this match in 90 minutes.

A draw, which would force extra time, is 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 5/6, as is under 2.5 goals.

Both teams to score though is 8/11.

Liverpool to win and both teams to score is 11/4.

Either team to win in extra time is 11/2.

Liverpool vs Tottenham is the fixture that has seen the most penalties awarded in Premier League history.

A penalty to be awarded is 9/4.

Spot-kicks settled the only other all English Champions League final in Moscow in 2009.

Either team to win a penalty shootout is 13/2.

Tottenham to lift the trophy is 6/4; Liverpool are 1/2.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Crvena Zvezda at Anfield on October 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Harry Kane is expected to be fit and firing for this one. He’s 9/2 to score first and 15/8 to score anytime.

Son Heung-min has 20 goals to his name for Spurs this season. The South Korean is 7/1 to score first and 13/5 to score anytime.

Lucas Moura was the hat-trick hero in Amsterdam. He is 8/1 to score first, 3/1 to score anytime and 300/1 to score another hat-trick.

Sadio Mané has scored the opening goal of a game on nine separate occasions in the Premier League this season, the joint-most of any player alongside Mohamed Salah.

Sadio Mané is 4/1 to once again score first and 13/8 to score just as he did in last year’s final.

Mohamed Salah is also 4/1 to score first and is 8/5 to score anytime.

Roberto Firmino, who’s scored four Champions League goals this season, is 11/2 to score first and 11/5 to make that five.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: Match preview

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 08: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team’s goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 8, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

What an adventure the Champions League has been for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

After three group games, they had just one point and were on the brink of elimination.

They needed very late goals in back-to-back home wins over PSV Eindhoven and Internazionale to keep hopes alive.

On matchday six, another late goal earned them a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou which saw them sneak through on head-to-head away goals.

In the last 16, they made light work of Borussia Dortmund to set up an all English showdown with Manchester City.

Spurs won the first leg 1-0 to tee up, what would be, one of the greatest games off all time, at the Etihad.

On the night, they found themselves 1-0 down after four minutes, 2-1 up after ten and then 3-2 down after 21.

With 17 minutes remaining, Fernando Llorente bundled in a cross to make it 4-4 on aggregate.

Could Mauricio Pochettino’s side hold on?

It looked like they hadn’t when Raheem Sterling smashed home in the 95th minute.

But, it was eventually ruled out by VAR and Spurs had done it.

If that sounds dramatic, how about that semi-final?

At half time in the second leg in the Johan Cruyff Arena, Spurs were 2-0 down on the night and 3-0 down on aggregate.

They needed a hero.

Step forward Lucas Moura.

The Brazilian scored a second half hat-trick, including a 96th minute winner, to send Spurs to Madrid.

What a run it has been.

Can they cap it all off by becoming the 23rd different side to win the European Cup?

This Tottenham side have proven that anything is possible.

Can Jürgen Klopp end his final hoodoo?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal with Trent Alexander-Arnold during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Make no mistake Liverpool’s run to a second successive final has been equally as enthralling.

The Reds kicked off their group stage campaign with a dramatic last minute win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.

However, they then lost all three of their away group games, to Napoli, Crvena Zvezda and PSG.

That set up a must win showdown with Napoli.

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the game as Liverpool narrowly got through at Napoli’s expense, on goals scored.

In the round of 16, they were handed the daunting prospect of facing Bayern Munich.

Despite a 0-0 draw on Merseyside, a brace from Sadio Mané and a colossal header from Virgil van Dijk saw them win 3-1 at Allianz Arena, thereby eliminating the Bundesliga champions.

The quarter-finals were far more straight forward.

They beat FC Porto 2-0 at Anfield before hammering the Portuguese side 4-1 at Estádio do Dragão to march into the last four.

There, they met FC Barcelona.

Their dream looked all over after a 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou in the first leg.

However, all that did was set up a truly unforgettable second leg six days later.

Divock Origi struck early to pull one back.

Hope.

Then, half time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum scored in the 54th and 56th minute to restore parity.

Belief.

With just ten minutes to go, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner picked out Origi who made it 4-0 and that was enough to send them through.

Ecstasy.

Eleven times a team has come from two or more goals down to win a Champions League tie and on seven of those occasions the side in question was English.

Amazing.

Will it be Liverpool who are celebrating in Madrid, 12 months on from heartbreak in Kiev?

Tottenham Hotspur team news vs Liverpool

Harry Kane

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

This match will be a first for 20 days for both of these sides.

A much needed break for Mauricio Pochettino who will be hoping to have all of his big hitters back for the biggest of all games.

Spurs have conceded seven goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches in the Champions League this season; the most of any side.

Captain Hugo Lloris will be one tasked with ensuring that number does not increase.

In defence, Tottenham went with a back three at Anfield in March but that caused them all sorts of problems.

Thus, it’s likely to be a back four here.

The two Belgians, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will be the centre-backs with Davinson Sánchez left out.

In midfield, Harry Winks has not played since April ninth due to a groin problem and will only be fit enough for the bench at best.

Moussa Sissoko will be tasked with holding it all together and allowing the attacking talents to flourish.

Since his debut in the Premier League in September 2013, Christian Eriksen has scored the most goals from outside the box (22).

The Dane could find himself in a deeper midfield role in this one with Dele Alli playing in the number ten role.

The two wide men have made themselves undroppable.

Lucas Moura became just the fifth different player to score a hat-trick in a Champions League semi-final in Amsterdam, so will play.

Son Heung-min meanwhile has scored 20 goals this season and could be the man for the big occasion.

However, he won’t be up front.

That’s because Harry Kane will be back from his ankle injury to lead the line.

He may not be 100% fit but he was never going to miss this one.

Will this XI create history for Tottenham Hotspur?

Hoddle – Kane to start on the bench

Kane in, Lucas out?

Liverpool team news vs Tottenham Hotspur

MUNICH, GERMANY – MARCH 13: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool (4) celebrates as he scores his team’s second goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool at Allianz Arena on March 13, 2019 in Munich, Bavaria. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

As for Liverpool the majority of their side picks it self.

One of the keys to their success has been a very settled goalkeeper and back four.

Alisson has kept 26 clean sheets in just 50 Liverpool appearance.

In defence, Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided 12 assists in the Premier League in 2018-19: the most by a defender in a single campaign in the competition.

Alongside him, Virgil van Dijk has been outstanding at the back.

No opposition player has completed a dribble past the Dutchman in any of his 38 Premier League appearances this season.

Joël Matip will continue alongside him as Joe Gomez has played just 131 minutes in 2019.

Andy Robertson is looking to become the 37th Scottish player to win the Champions League but just the second in the 21 century.

Midfield is the only area where there is any debate as to who will start.

The performances of Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum against Barcelona makes them undroppable.

Jordan Henderson’s recent outstanding performances in a more advanced role should see him keep his place in the side.

That would mean James Milner is left in reserve.

Naby Keïta is unavailable due to a hip problem.

There is no doubt who will be up front.

Despite playing starring roles in the semi-final, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi will both be back on the bench.

That’s because Roberto Firmino is back from his groin injury and Mo Salah has recovered from concussion.

Salah’s Premier League goals this season won 24 points, that’s 12 more than the next highest.

Sadio Mané has scored 26 goals this season and will make up the front three.

Will it be European Cup number six for Liverpool?

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up vs Liverpool.

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Tottenham Hotspur

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Tottenham Hotspur

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Tottenham Hotspur.

The latest tweets from Tottenham Hotspur pre Liverpool

The latest tweets from Liverpool pre Tottenham Hotspur

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Back Liverpool at a massive 30/1 to beat Tottenham!