Tottenham vs Liverpool (Thursday, 20:00)
Liverpool are enduring a rocky run and their crumbling title credentials are sure to face a stern test at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night.
I’ve already penned a separate match preview for this showdown which can be found here, but I’ve since identified another Bet Builder that makes appeal.
If we combine under four match goals, over zero Tottenham cards and over one match card we will be presented with a nice looking 10/11 shot with Bet 365.
8/9 Tottenham home fixtures in the Premier League this season have featured fewer than four match goals and three of their last 11 league outings have gone under 2.5 goals.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have quite remarkably failed to score in each of their last four league matches and that in turn has seen their last five top-flight tussles generate no more than two strikes.
Jose Mourinho will almost certainly look to replicate the contain and counter defensive blueprint that thwarted Arsenal and Man City at this venue earlier in this season.
With that in mind, I’m happy to side with under four match goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but I’ll also add in some bookings to boost up the price on the Bet Builder.
Indeed, Tottenham are averaging 1.33 yellow cards per game this season but they have collected at least one card in 8/9 home matches this term and they will be coming up against a wounded Liverpool side who have chalked up two or more cautions in each of their last four league assignments.
Martin Atkinson will officiate this clash and whilst his 2.4 card per game average is quite low, I suspect he will have to get his notebook out at some stage during this high-stakes encounter.
It’s also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination clicked in the reverse fixture at Anfield last month and that adds to the appeal of supporting the same formula on Thursday night.