Ian Wilkerson has two best bets for Saturday's big game between Spurs and Liverpool.
The Premier League game of the week takes place on Saturday evening with the unbeaten pair of Tottenham and Liverpool locking horns in north London.
Spurs will want to build on their 2-2 draw at arch rivals Arsenal on Sunday, but they will be conscious that they have taken just one point from their last five home matches against the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have already won at Newcastle and Wolves this term and head to the capital having scored 21 goals in their last seven league away games, so confidence will not be a problem as they hope to push on from last week’s victory at Anfield against West Ham.
Goals are likely to be on the agenda
This has all the makings of an entertaining encounter as Tottenham’s style under new boss Ange Postecoglou is a lot more positive and pleasing on the eye than the fare dished up by his predecessor Antonio Conte.
James Maddison’s addition, in particular, has given them a more creative edge and Spurs have scored at least twice in each of their six Premier League matches this season.
Like Tottenham, Liverpool have scored 15 goals in their six outings and the Merseysiders have two more points than Postecoglou’s men.
The Reds have scored three goals in six of their last seven league and cup matches, so we should expect another open affair, as it was when these two shared seven goals at Anfield in April, and backing over 3.5 goals looks a sensible bet.
Son can continue to flourish as Spurs’ star man
There is a host of goalscoring talent in both teams and the early signs are that Tottenham are adjusting well to losing talismanic striker Harry Kane to Bayern Munich over the summer.
Postecoglou has utilised some dynamic forward options with Dejan Kulusevski continuing to shine and new signings Brennan Johnson and Manor Solomon catching the eye.
However, new captain Son Heung-Min has been leading the way and he looks a good bet to get on the scoresheet on Saturday, especially as the game against Liverpool is expected to produce plenty of goals.
Son opened his account for the season earlier this month with a hat-trick in an excellent team performance at Burnley. And he was on hand with a poacher’s instinct to apply two fine finishes to net a brace in last week’s north London derby at the Emirates.
With Maddison pulling the strings in midfield and plenty of ability on either flank, there should be plenty of chances created for the South Korean and he should be taken to score at any time, just as he has in four of his last five appearances against Liverpool.
Over 3.5 goals @ 19/20