Opta Big Match Stats: Tottenham to end Liverpool run

Mauricio Pochettino has revived Tottenham after a shaky start
Mauricio Pochettino has revived Tottenham after a shaky start

These Opta insights point to Tottenham continuing their fine form with an away win over Liverpool...

"Spurs have won five of their last seven Premier League away games."
Recommended Bet: Back Tottenham to win @ 7/24.5

Liverpool v Tottenham
Tuesday 20:00
Live on BT Sport 1

Match Odds: Liverpool 10/111.91, Tottenham 7/24.5, The Draw 3.9

Spurs have won five of their last seven Premier League away games

This is a top-of-the-table clash, albeit the table in question is the one labelled "last six games" rather than "overall".

Liverpool haven't suffered a 90-minute defeat in 14 fixtures, their longest run this decade, while Tottenham have won seven of their past nine Premier League encounters, outperforming every other club over that period.

Spurs have to be rated the likely victors for two reasons. The first is that their away league record - the aforementioned five wins in seven - is far better than Liverpool's home numbers of four in 11.

The second is that Lucas Leiva is injured. Since November, the Reds have lost all four Premier League contests that the Brazilian missed, while winning seven and drawing four of the 11 that he started.

Recommended Bet: Back Tottenham to win @ 7/24.5

All seven matches in that run have seen exactly three goals scored and finished either 2-1 or 3-0

Tottenham's north London derby success at the weekend was their tenth 2-1 triumph in all competitions under Mauricio Pochettino. Eight of those were achieved over the course of their past 15 Premier League outings, during which time they also managed to squeeze in two 2-1 reverses.

The Lilywhites have prevailed 2-1 six times on their travels already, while five of their previous seven league victories over Liverpool also came by their favourite scoreline. Meanwhile, Liverpool have found the net in three of their four league defeats to top-half rivals this term.

Recommended Bet: Back Tottenham to win 2-1 @ 16.5

Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in his last 14 appearances for Spurs in all competitions

So much has been written about Tottenham's homegrown hero recently that there truly isn't much left uncovered, but here are a few more reasons to fancy him to add Anfield to his list of conquests.

Firstly, Opta note that his 22 strikes in all competitions this season is more than any Premier League player has fired. Secondly, he grabbed braces in each of his side's toughest two showdowns of 2015 to date, against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Recommended Bet: Back Kane to score @ 9/43.3

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