Champions League Final 2019 – Liverpool vs Tottenham
Champions League Odds 2019
- Tottenham Hotspur +296
- Liverpool FC -124
- Draw +294
- Over 2.5 -115 :: Under 2.5 -111
Draw No Bet
- Tottenham Hotspur +196
- Liverpool FC -263
Champions League Finals 2019 Prediction
- Liverpool defeats Tottenham 2-1 (-124)
Road To The 2019 Champions League Finals
To say that this year’s Champions League featured surprises would be underselling the drama that both teams endured over the past few months. A classic underdog tale, Tottenham has fought through injury and overcome mountainous soccer betting odds to forge further than any side in franchise history. Hotspur barely escaped the group stage, qualifying for the knock-out round because of head-to-head tiebreakers.
Tottenham dismantled Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 and squeaked past Manchester City during the quarters. After going down 1-0 with a home loss against Ajax, Hotspur needed a stoppage-time winner from Moura, who completed the hat-trick and punched Tottenham’s ticket with a 3-2 win, proceeding on away goals.
Liverpool also started the Champions League slowly, emerging from the group stage due to head-to-head tiebreakers. However, the Reds would stabilize to dismiss Bayern Munich in the round of 16 and Porto in the quarters.
Things looked grim for Liverpool against Barcelona in the semis after a 3-0 loss. Somehow, the Reds managed to produce one of the greatest comebacks in football history, scoring four unanswered goals in the second leg to earn Liverpool’s second consecutive trip to the Champions League finals.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Head-to-Head Record
These EPL rivals have a rich history of high level competition between the two, stretching all the way back to 1909. Liverpool owns the superior results head-to-head, with a 82-48-42 record over Tottenham.
Over their last ten matchups, the Reds have a 5-4-1 record over Hotspur, including two consecutive wins in Premier League competition. An extended look at results reveals that Tottenham have defeated Liverpool only once since 2012 – a 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool at Wembley in October 2017.
Considering the strong trend on behalf of Liverpool against Tottenham, the Reds are rightfully considered favorites to continue their dominance over Hotspur – especially at a neutral venue.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Fitness Report
Kane and Hotspur faithful were given a scare due to an ankle ligament injury suffered during the first leg of the quarterfinals against Manchester City. After missing time, he appears to have worked himself back into fitness, rejoining teammates for jogs and other workouts. Fans felt particularly hopeful when Kane darted on field to celebrate with teammates during Tottenham’s remarkable victory over Ajax in Amsterdam.
Harry likely won’t have full agility returned to him by Saturday. This isn’t Kane’s first knock to his ankle, which increases the difficulty and length of recovery. Nonetheless, Tottenham will be ecstatic to welcome the world-class striker back in the fold. A small miracle was required for Hotspur to make the finals, and Kane’s scoring depth will help Tottenham make the most of this opportunity.
Liverpool deals with their own injury issues, with brilliant forward Roberto Firmino sidelined over the last three matches with a groin injury. Muscle pulls and ligament problems in the groin area tend to be extremely tough to overcome on short notice, but manager Klopp mentioned that Firmino has already begun training again, hinting at a potential return.
Not so lucky will be Naby Keita, who tore his adductor muscle during the first leg against Barcelona. Unlike Roberto, Keita simply hasn’t had the time to recover from his own groin issues. The Reds will likely miss their superb midfielder against Tottenham in the Champions League finals.
Tottenham looks to enjoy a slight fitness advantage in midfield, an edge worth noting even if the on-field impact shouldn’t amount to much.
Tottenham Champions League History
Tottenham’s best-ever result, prior to 2019, was a quarter-finals finish during the 2010-11 Champions League, with their surprising run ended by a tough, 4-0 blowout during the first leg against Real Madrid. Historically, Tottenham has had difficulty breaking through at the highest level of club competition, which makes this year’s finals appearance that much more stunning
In terms of overall UEFA club competitions, Tottenham’s best showing was a 1984 victory UEFA Europa League. However, Hotspur did manage to take the 2008 Football League Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea, a notable win for the side at the time.
Liverpool Champions League History
As the most successful English side in Champions League history, Liverpool enters the 2019 Champions League finals with a considerable winning pedigree. The Reds are tied with Bayern Munich and Barcelona with five Champions League tournament wins, behind Milan and Real Madrid.
Liverpool last won the Champions League season in 2005, defeating Milan 3-2 in penalty kicks after an exciting 3-3 draw after 90 minutes and extra time. The Reds had an outstanding season in 2018, finishing as finalists but falling to powerhouse Real Madrid 3-1 in Kiev. Considering Liverpool’s outstanding history and experience gathered during last year’s run, the Reds own a substantial historical edge.
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