Champion's League Final Preview - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool 02 June 19

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Champion's League Final
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool
Sunday, June 2nd 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano

Tottenham Hotspur: 
Last five matches form: L L L W D
Average goals per match (CL): 1.67
Average goals against per match (CL): 1.42
Top Scorer: Harry Kane & Lucas Moura (5)

Last five matches form: W L W W W
Average goals per match (CL): 1.83
Average goals against per match (CL): 1.00
Top Scorer: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino & Sadio Mané (4)

It's the big one this weekend as Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano ground plays to host to what is just about the biggest single game in world club football. It may be taking place over in Spain, but this is an all English affair as Tottenham Hotspur take on Liverpool.

Having finished fourth and second respectively in the Premier League, both sides - particularly Liverpool - have enjoyed an excellent season. Neither as yet has anything tangible to show for their efforts though and this game represents a last chance at silverware for the season.

Liverpool held the edge in the league games between the sides, winning 2-1 both at home and away.

The big news for Spurs headed into the game is the availability of top scorer and talisman Harry Kane.  Ben Davies looks like being their only absentee. Naby Keita misses out for Liverpool.

With only two wins in their past eight in all competitions, Spurs did look to be feeling the strain a little towards the end of the season, excluding that extraordinary second half comeback in the semi-final against Ajax.

Liverpool meanwhile have been in flying form for some time now having registered thirteen wins in their last fourteen games in all competitions. Having manufactured an incredible comeback themselves against Barcelona, much like Spurs, they will likely believe their name is on the trophy this year.

The differences between these two aren't great in all honesty, and whilst anything can happen in a single fixture, Liverpool do boast a slight edge in most areas of the pitch and can come out on top.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3 Liverpool


Half time: 0 - 1
Full time: 0 - 2
Shots:  16 - 14
Shots on target: 8 - 3
Corner Kicks: 8 - 9
Possession: 65% - 35%

No bookings in this one as referee Damir Skomina kept his cards in his pocket throughout.

This game certainly won't go down in the annals of classic Champion's League Finals, as neither side really ever found anything like their best form. Tottenham were the better of the two sides in general play, as illustrated by the possession and shots on target statistics. Even Spurs were hardly scintillating though and despite decent interplay through midfield were unable to create that real golden chance to get themselves back into the game.

It was Liverpool who got off to the absolute dream start here when awarded a penalty kick in the first 30 seconds of the game. Dele Alli attempting to play a ball in from inside the left corner of the eighteen-yard box. The ball striking Moussa Sissoko on the side and then rebounding onto the Frenchman's arm. Penalty kick. Mo Salah's effort was only just to the right of centre, but Lloris didn't get near it.

The second goal arrived three minutes from time. Spurs having three or four opportunities to clear their lines following a corner in from the right but failing to do so. The ball eventually breaking to super sub Divock Origi in the left of the area around twelve yards from goal. Smart control and finish from Origi right into the bottom right corner.

Desperately disappointing for Tottenham Hotspur and their fans, but it was nevertheless a fine achievement to make it this far.

Liverpool have played much better than this on many occasions this season, but really it would have seemed awfully tough on Jurgen Klopp's men had they ended this season with no silverware to show for their efforts. In the end they came away with the biggest prize of all, becoming Champion's of Europe for the sixth time in their history.

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