Grosvenorsport.com research highlights how Spurs have superior win rate playing English sides in Europe compared to Reds
Friday 31st May, 2019: As the stage is set in Madrid for the first all-English Champions League final in over a decade, research from Grosvenorsport.com shows Tottenham have a superior win rate to Liverpool in all-English European matches.
Spurs have won 50% of their matches against English teams in European competition, while for all their European dominance over the years Liverpool have won just a third of their all-English match-ups.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will take heart from their superior win rate, while they also hold a better goals-per-game record over the Reds. The north London outfit have scored 10 goals in six matches (1.67 goals-per-game), compared to Liverpool’s 20 in 18 outings (1.11 goals-per-game).
Spurs have lost two of their six matches, against Manchester United in 1963/64 and most recently against Manchester City at the Etihad this season when they were defeated 4-3 on the night, but away goals saw them progress to the semi-finals.
Liverpool have played more all-English European matches (18) than any other English club, competing in 16 over the last 15 years. Encouragingly for the Reds, they have won three out of four all-English European matches during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure.
While Liverpool have much more experience over Spurs in European matches against domestic opposition, Tottenham’s record of winning one in two bodes well for them leading up to this Saturday’s final.
Steve Munns, Head of Sport at Grosvenorsport.com, said: “Liverpool v Tottenham on Saturday night should be a match to remember, and for both sides it will be the first all-English European final they have played in, which is certain to add an extra incentive.
“Liverpool have played far more all-English European games than Spurs, but their win rate is lower than the north London side’s. Spurs have a 50% win rate compared to Liverpool’s 33% – which shows that Pochettino’s men could throw up a surprise.
“They have also scored more goals-per-game than the Reds, and they also have the upper hand of having faced an English team in the competition this season already.”