Tottenham vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Final 1 June 2019 | Where & How to watch Soccer Streams; Latest odds, team news, preview, XI and predictions
There has been plenty of goalmouth action in recent encounters between Pochettino’s men and the Reds, so Al Hain-Cole expects an entertaining final Premier League rivals will compete for European glory when Tottenham take on Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final.
The Reds finished a full 26 points ahead of their opponents in the league this season, having narrowly missed out on the title despite enjoying their best ever campaign.
Where and How to watch Live?
When does Tottenham vs Liverpool kick off? Saturday 1st June, 20:00 (UK)
Where is Tottenham vs Liverpool being played? Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Spain
What television channel is Tottenham vs Liverpool on in the UK? BT Sport 2
Harry Kane, Harry Winks, and Davinson Sanchez are all available after recovering from injury, although Victor Wanyama is doubtful and Ben Davies still ruled out.
Roberto Firmino has recovered from the groin injury that ruled him out of the last few games of the league season, making Naby Keita the only absentee.
Despite the huge points gap separating them in the league, this clash is likely to be a closely fought affair.
Jurgen Klopp’s team was made to work hard for both victories over Spurs this season, running out narrow 2-1 winners in matches featuring dramatic late goals.
Indeed, all but one of the last eight encounters between this pair have seen both teams on the scoresheet, setting it up perfectly for a fittingly entertaining final in Madrid.
Liverpool will be without Naby Keita and so Klopp has a decision to make in the middle of the park. He has four exceptionally gifted central midfielders in Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, James Milner and Jordan Henderson – but only three slots.
For Spurs, as mentioned, the big talking point is Kane: will he be fit, or won’t he? Should he not make the starting XI, Pochettino has a number of options, including a Lucas Moura-Son Heung-min attacking partnership or Fernando Llorente through the middle.
Tottenham Predicted line-up (4-2-2-2): Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Dele, Eriksen, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks; Sissoko, Son, Lucas
Out: Aurier (Injured), Winks (Injured), Janssen (Ineligible)
Doubtful: Vertonghen (Injured), Kane (Injured), Sanchez (Injured)
Liverpool Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Mane, Firmino, Matip, Lovren, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Salah
Out: Keita (Injured)
Doubtful: Firmino (Injured), Robertson (Injured)
Having come out on top in both encounters between the sides, they are 19/20 (1.95) favourites with bet365 to make up for that disappointment by claiming a sixth European crown.
In contrast, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are taking part in their first ever Champions League final, and are available at 10/3 (4.33) to record a famous victory at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Just one of the last six encounters between this pair had resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them taking this one into extra time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
With Firmino and Kane back to ensure full strength attacks for both Tottenham and Liverpool, odds of 3/4 (1.75) are surely worth backing on goalmouth action taking place at each end.
Tottenham 2 – 3 Liverpool