Big Game Focus: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool


Tottenham and Liverpool will meet in an all-English Champions League final in Madrid following two of the most sensational comebacks in European football. These Premier League rivals were both staring down the barrel of semi-final elimination, but they produced extraordinary comebacks to shock Ajax and Barcelona with stunning wins. Who will be lifting the trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano? Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here.

Spurs looked dead and buried at half-time away at Ajax in the Champions League semi-final second leg. They were trailing 2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate and their journey in the competition was seemingly coming to an agonizing end. However, a remarkable second-half hat-trick from Lucas Moura, which included a 96th-minute winner ensured Spurs qualified to the final in the most dramatic fashion.

It looked like there was no way back for Liverpool in the semi-final second leg when they were hammered 3-0 at Camp Nou. A remarkable turnaround saw Jurgen Klopp’s side ran riot in the second leg winning 4-0 at Anfield to knock Barca out of the competition. The Reds can now draw on the experience of having reached last season’s final, where they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

Betting preview

Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 both home and away in the Premier League this season, and finish the season with 13 wins from their last 14 competitive matches. Spurs have lost five of their last ten matches in all competitions. The Reds have also beaten Spurs six times in their last ten encounters in all competitions. Therefore you can back a Liverpool Win at odds of 1.90.

There have been at least three goals in four of the last five encounters between Spurs and Liverpool. Four of the last five finals have seen Over 2.5 Goals. Therefore, you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.85.

Both teams have scored in seven of their last eight encounters, and with each of the last eight Champions League finals also seeing both teams find the net. Therefore odds of 1.75 for Both Teams to Score look attractive.

Team news

Spurs have been handed a double boost with the news that Harry Kane could be fit for the clash. Harry Winks and Davinson Sanchez are also back in training following respective injuries. Victor Wanyama will be assessed having taken a knock in the 3-2 win at Ajax in the semi-final.

Naby Keita will be the only absentee while Roberto Firmino, who missed the last few games in the league should be fit for the game.

Possible line-ups

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose, Eriksen, Wanyama, Sissoko, Alli, Kane, Moura

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane