The buck toothed toad returns to the Barclays Premiership. What joy. I’m actually more interested in how his theatrics – oh sorry make that his cheating – is managed by the officials.
Liverpool were thumped 4-0 at The Lane and it’s a struggle to see a repeat of that happening this evening. Their form has seen what wannabe business types might refer to as a moderate upswing, underpinned largely by consistent home form.
Anfield hasn’t become a fortress as such it’s just that they have yet to lose at home this season having drawn 7 times. The side effect of this is of course that points win prizes and you only get one point for a draw.
Team news then. Van der Vaart is the usual – a question mark over his fitness – but will probably play. Defoe and Adebayor are less likely. Azza Blud has a hamstring and so is highly unlikely to feature. If he’s not 100% it’s preferable he doesn’t. Word is that Ryan Half Nelson has travelled.
So based upon who’s available here’s the likely starting XI:
That brings us to the part of the show where we consider making a prediction or two. For the fan who doesn’t fight form, the draw is 12/5. For the supporter looking for love, Saha as first goalscorer is 8/1.
Keep it Tottenham and BIOYBDC!