By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore has backed Tottenham to narrowly beat Liverpool but fears that both sides could miss out on the top four this season.
He predicts a close scoreline on his Twitter account, but believes that the north London club will win 2-1 in the early kick-off on Saturday.
My Spurs v Liverpool prediction @BoyleSports (video)
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 26, 2016
Pundit Collymore has tipped Harry Kane to grab his first goal of the new season, but believes that both teams must drastically improve on their early season form.
“I’ve been a little underwhelmed by both teams’ start to the season,” Collymore said.
“I don’t think either, if they continue to play the way that they are, are going to get into the top four this season.
“Spurs had a decent victory against Crystal Palace last time out, I like Vincent Janssen I think he is a good option other than Harry Kane but I’m not quite sure they’ve got the attacking resources that they should have at this stage of the season. I’m going to go for 2-1 and go for Harry Kane to open his account.”
Both sides have made shaky starts to the new Premier League campaign.
Liverpool suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against Burnley last weekend, after beating Arsenal 4-3 on the opening day.
Meanwhile, Spurs ground out a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace last weekend, after they were held to a 1-1 draw in their season opener against Everton.
Both sides will be desperate for a win as the league’s big names – Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United – all have a 100 per cent record after two games.
Last season’s Premier League top scorer Kane is still waiting for his first goal of the new campaign, but it took him until the seventh match to get off the mark last term.
The two clubs could not be separated in the Premier League last season with two draws, the most recent a 1-1 scoreline at Anfield in April.
The tie is being broadcasted by Sky Sports in the early kick off slot at 12:30pm.
In other Tottenham team news, Jamie Redknapp has delivered his verdict on the match against Liverpool and identified why one team has the edge.