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Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Betting Tips: Who’ll win the all-English Champions League final?

| 30.05.2019
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Champions League final 2019 Odds and preview

After two dramatic semi-final turnarounds, we’ve got a second All-English European final in a week with Tottenham and Liverpool going to war at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will brush off the disappointment of finishing runners-up in the Premier League if they can overcome Spurs and pick up their sixth Champions League trophy.

But Spurs will want to end their season on a high and bring a first trophy for over a decade to their new stadium.

Prior to kick-off at 8pm, we’ve got all the odds and info right here, with the match live on BT Sport 2HD and the BT Sport YouTube Channel…

Liverpool v Tottenham Head-to-Head

Liverpool have got the better of Spurs in their two meetings this season, beating the North London side 2-1 on both occasions.

The Reds are unbeaten in three against the Lilywhites, with Spurs last win coming in October 2017, where they beat Klopp’s side 4-1 at Wembley thanks to goals from Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min.

Liverpool have the better historical record against Tottenham too, winning 82 of the 172 meetings. Spurs have notched 48 wins.

Likely XIs

Tottenham vs Liverpool - Football tactics and formations
Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Wanyama, Eriksen; Alli; Kane, Son

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

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to welcome Kane back into the starting XI, after the England striker returned to training following his lengthy spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Harry Winks and Davinson Sanchez could also return to the Spurs squad, though they’re likely to only make the bench.

Lucas Moura was the hat-trick hero in Amsterdam, but he could drop to the bench following the return of Kane.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Naby Keita wouldn’t be fit in time for the final, but the Guinean midfielder is likely to be the only absentee.

Roberto Firmino has recovered from his injury and is set to regain his place in the starting XI.

Mohamed Salah will be hoping his 2019 Champions League final will last longer than it did in 2018, after the Egyptian was forced off with a shoulder injury.

Key Battles

Liverpool’s front three are such a dynamic and deadly trio, it’s hard to know exactly where the next threat is coming from. Danny Rose will need to pay close attention to Salah, with Kieran Trippier tasked with nullifying the threat from Sadio Mane.

Spurs Belgian centre-back pairing of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld will have to restrict service to the fit-again Firmino, though they’ll also need to make sure they don’t clear the ball to the feet of the wide men.

Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip have formed a good centre-back partnership this campaign, and they’re likely to have the constant threat of Kane on their hands. The English striker is a danger from anywhere in and around the box.

The midfield three of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum will need to form a solid wall for the Reds to prevent Spurs’ Danish maestro Christian Eriksen from finding the gaps.

Champions league final 2019 Odds

Liverpool is favourites to get their hands on their sixth Champions League trophy at 1/2, and they’re odds-on to do it within 90 minutes too at 10/11.

Spurs path to the final has the scent of Chelsea’s rise to the top in the 2012 tournament. They’re underdogs to win the trophy at 13/8, and are 29/10 to win in 90 minutes.

The Reds are 8/1 to win in extra time, with Spurs a distant 14/1. It’s 12s for either side to win on penalties.

Mane and Salah are favourites to open the scoring at 4/1, but you can get 6/4 on the Egyptian scoring anytime. Mane is an 8/5 anytime scorer.

Kane looks the most likely to breakthrough for Spurs. He’s 9/2 to break the deadlock, or you can find 9/5 on him scoring in Madrid anytime.

Lucas Moura is a 3/1 shot to score anytime, or you can get 28/1 on him repeating his heroics of the last round and bagging 2+ goals.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate who closely follows American sports, focussing on the NBA and NFL. He also has a keen interest in all things football, paying regular attention to the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.