Andrew Hughes is backing Tottenham to hold Liverpool to a draw and to land another cross-sport weekend multiple in the process
“Tottenham had no answers to Watford’s aerial threat in the second half at Vicarage Road, but Liverpool play a different game and Spurs have shown in previous meetings that they can match Jurgen Klopp’s side in midfield.”
After their unbeaten start to the season, and Tottenham's defeat at Watford, Liverpool go into this game as strong favourites, but I think the market underestimates Spurs.
Tottenham had no answers to Watford's aerial threat in the second half at Vicarage Road, but Liverpool play a different game and Spurs have shown in previous meetings that they can match Jurgen Klopp's side in midfield.
As Michael Cox points out in his must-read Premier League Tactical Preview, big matches after an international break can be subdued affairs, and six of Liverpool's first choice stars have been travelling outside Europe, so this could become scrappy later on and I'm backing Tottenham to hold on for a point.
Trinbago Knight Rider's stroll to the Caribbean Premier League final has taken an unexpected detour, thanks to Guyana, who beat them in the final game of the Group stage and repeated that effort with a ball to spare in Tuesday's Qualifier.
Those two defeats have put a question mark against the reigning champions and I think their opponents could be worth backing at odds against.
Since they lost to Trinbago at the start of the month, St Kitts and Nevis have won three in a row, and overhauled a stiff total of 191 with a ball to spare to win the sudden-death Eliminator on Wednesday. The Patriots have hit form at the right time and I'm backing them to edge this one and reach Sunday's final.
There's another busy weekend ahead for rugby league fans and you can keep up to date with all the latest action on the Betting.Betfair league page.
The NRL play-offs are under way and South Sydney Rabbitohs have another chance to progress after their narrow loss to Melbourne last time, though they will have to recover well from that disappointment to overcome the Dragons, who put on a great performance against the Brisbane Broncos to reach the 2nd semi-final.
Crucially, the Rabbitohs have had two more extra days to recover from their last game than the Dragons. Their opponents must also cope without captain Gareth Widdop, who dislocated his shoulder against the Broncos. His absence will be keenly felt, and with a home crowd to roar them on, the Rabbitohs look the better bet here.
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2018 Weekend Multiple P/L
Staked: 72 pts
Returned: 77 pts
P/L: + 5 pts
2017 P/L: + 0.99 pts
2016 P/L: + 20.99 pts
2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
2014 P/L: + 12.69 pts
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