GrouP C has really lived up to its top billing. Liverpool have to win on Tuesday night to have any chance of getting through. That is the simple part of it all. However, if PSG beat Red Star Belgrade on the night, which they are expected to do, Liverpool have to beat Napoli 1-0 or by a margin of at least two goals to pip the Italians into second place. There’s an exciting climax to come. Read our Liverpool v Napoli betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 1:51 p.m.)
The Reds have the chance to progress but have to win this game in order to do that. If PSG beat Red Star on the night as well, then Liverpool have to win 1-0 or by two goals (at least). In their home games so far in the group, Liverpool took wins over both PSG and Red Star, scoring seven goals in those two fixtures. Last season they averaged over three goals per game in the Champions League. Surprisingly though the Reds have lost five of their last seven European fixtures. All five of the defeats in that sequence were out on the road though. As a boost of confidence, they finished the Premier League weekend top of the league.
They have taken a win in each of their last four home games in all competitions this season. They also have good home record against Italian opposition at W7 D0 L4. That is part of an overall record of W10 D5 L13 that Liverpool hold against Italian teams. The last time that they got to host an Italian side was in last season’s semi-final when they went up against Roma. Liverpool beat them 5-2 at Anfield. Liverpool have lost two of their last four at home against Italian opposition though. In all competitions the Reds have picked up seven clean sheets in ten games, conceding in just one of their last four on Merseyside.
Things are even at W1 D1 L1 for each in three previous meetings
Napoli won 1-0 at home against Liverpool on matchday two
Liverpool won 3-1 in their one previous home game against Napoli (2010/11 Europa League)
Napoli are undefeated in the group stage this campaign with a W2 D3 record so far. Out on their travels so far in the group, they were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw at Red Star before playing out a draw at PSG too. Before that draw, at Red Star, they were on a four-match losing streak away from home in Europe. Still, they are winless in their last six on the road in European action at the moment. Last season they ended up third in their Champions League group stage campaign but only need to avoid defeat in this one to book a place in the next round.
They visited England last season and lost 2-1 at Man City in the group stage and they don’t have a great record in England. Napoli have lost all three of their previous Champions League trips to England. They are in good current form with an unbeaten 12 match streak under their belt (W8 D4) in all competitions. They have come up with at least two goals in each of their last four away games in all competitions and are without a defeat in any of their last four on their travels (W3 D1). Defensively there have been cracks before they have taken just the one clean sheet in their last six road games in all competitions.
The Reds have to get on the front foot and being at home should certainly help them to do that. Napoli are likely going to be happy showing up and trying to get a draw on the board. But Liverpool are good enough to find a way to get the win. Liverpool to win & both teams to score.
10th December 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Bournemouth’s home form has not been as hot as they would have liked it to be, struggling to put the wins on the board at the Vitality. Will they find the going tough on home soil again on the weekend as Liverpool pay a visit. The Reds have shown plenty of scrap and the ability to win away games when not playing well. Can they collect three points on the south coast? Read our Bournemouth v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
The Cherries snapped a slump of four straight defeats by collecting three home points against Huddersfield in midweek. That moved them on to a W2 D2 L2 record on home soil this season in the top flight. They were on a three-match winless streak of form at the Vitality before getting that win over the Terriers in midweek. At home this season in the top flight Bournemouth have come up with 14 goals, conceding 10. Of their home games, this season 75% of them have gone over 2.5 goals. Bournemouth are currently running on a six-match scoring streak in the top flight.
They are without a clean sheet in their last five though, which has helped push each of their last six Premier League games to produce at least three goals in each. 70% of their home goals conceded have been in the second half of games. Bournemouth have scored 64% of home goals in the first half of matches at the Vitality. They have not been trailing at the halftime break on home soil this season. Against the current top six in the league, Bournemouth have gone D1 L3 in the four matches. Callum Wilson has scored in back to back league games
Liverpool won both league meetings with Bournemouth last term
The Reds are unbeaten in three against the Cherries
Each of the last five EPL meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Liverpool are W4 D1 L1 in their last six EPL games against Bournemouth
Bournemouth are W1 L2 in three previous Premier League home games against Liverpool
Liverpool fought back from being a goal down at Turf Moor against Burnley in midweek to record a 3-1 win. That maintained their unbeaten record for the season and because they are kicking off earlier than Man City on the weekend, they have the chance to put some pressure on the league leaders. Liverpool are W6 D2 away from Anfield this season in the Premier League. They have collected three points in each of their away games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table. There has been a total of 15 away goals scored by Liverpool in eight games.
Liverpool have only conceded five times on the road this season. Exactly half of their away games this term have gone over 2.5 goals. They have tallied a clean sheet in 38% of their games away from Anfield in the top flight. Just once on their travels so far this term have Liverpool be trailing at half time (W4 D3). They are on a seven-match scoring streak in the top flight, that’s home and away combined. They have struck in each of their eight away games this season. 67% of their away goals have been in the second half of games. Liverpool have the best defensive record in this season’s top flight
Liverpool look the likelier of the two to come up with a victory in the game. Bournemouth’s defence is probably going to have a hard time keeping the Reds at bay all match. The home form of the Cherries hasn’t been hot and Liverpool can strike. Liverpool to win & both teams to score.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
They left it late but Liverpool won once again on the weekend as they sunk rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby in dramatic fashion. The three points saw them keep pace with leaders Manchester City. Burnley suffered their fifth defeat in six league games as they fell to Crystal Palace. Read our Burnley v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
Burnley went down 2-0 on the road at Crystal Palace on the weekend, which saw their miserable slump continue. That leaves the Clarets with only the two points in their last seven league outings. They are just W1 D1 L4 at home and are rooted in the Premier League drop zone. The Clarets have suffered back to back home defeats in the league and have gone winless in three in their own backyard. Burnley have just the one goal in their last three league home games. Both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). No-one has earned fewer home points than Burnley this season in the EPL.
Burnley have faced two of the current top three this season (Chelsea and Man City) and have lost both of those games without getting on the scoresheet. In total, they have managed just seven home goals and of those home goals, 71% of them have been in the first half of matches. The Clarets have conceded an average of two goals per game on home soil this term, picking up just the one clean sheet along the way. Burnley have been trailing at the half time break in three of their six home fixtures. A Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). The Clarets have the worst home record of all sides in the top flight currently
Liverpool won 2-1 at Turf Moor last season
The Reds are on a three-match unbeaten streak against Burnley (W2 D1)
Liverpool are W6 D1 L1 in eight previous EPL games against the Clarets
Both teams have scored in just three of the last nine
Liverpool banked a win against Everton in the Merseyside derby and it couldn’t have been much more dramatic, as they took their goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time. It was another big pressure test for them which they passed to keep their unbeaten form for the season going. Out on the road in the top flight this season Liverpool have come up with a very good W5 D2 L0 record. In their last game away from Anfield they picked up a 3-0 win at Watford. They have taken three straight clean sheets as well now in the league (home and away combined). Liverpool to win to nil is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm)
Liverpool have conceded just four away goals all season, scoring 12 of their own. Of the goals that they have conceded on the road, three of them have been after the half time break. Less than half of their away games this season have made it to at least three goals. So under 2.5 goals is at 13/10 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). They have found the back of the net in each of their last six league games. They have been leading at halftime in four of their seven road games. After their clean sheet on the weekend, they now have the best defensive record in the top flight. Only Spurs have a better away record than Liverpool this term.
Liverpool can go and strike a win even if they have not been clicking as an attacking unit during the last week. The defence of Burnley is at sixes and sevens and will likely give up chances to the visitors. Away win.
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton will head to Anfield knowing that no-one in the Premier League has managed to get the better of their bitter rivals yet this term. It would be some occasion if the Toffees were the first to beat the Reds. Liverpool are serious title contenders and will be looking to put the emotions of the occasion behind them and focus on gaining those all important three points. Read our Liverpool v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 28th, 2018 at 6:40 p.m.)
Liverpool racked up yet another win last weekend as they picked up a 3-0 success at Vicarage Road against Watford. That leaves them with the impressive record of W10 D3 L0 this term in the top flight. At Anfield, they have produced a W5D1 record and have won their last two there. The defence of Liverpool has been fantastic as they have conceded just the one goal in their six home games in the Premier League this season.
Liverpool to win to nil is at 11/8 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm). Going forward, the Reds have averaged over two goals per home game this season. 67% of their home fixtures have been won to nil. They are currently 10 points better off than at this stage of last season’s’ campaign. Liverpool have leading at halftime in all but one of their Anfield fixtures this season.
A Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option is at 20/21 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm) should pique interest as a good proposition. The only team to have produced more home points this season than Liverpool is current leaders Man City. No team has conceded fewer goals this season in the top flight than Liverpool. Mo Salah has been trending as well from a betting perspective because has scored the first goal in all but one of Liverpool’s last five Premier League games so it worth a look in the first goalscorer market.
There were two league draws between them last season
Liverpool took a home win over Everton in the FA Cup last season
The Reds are unbeaten in seventeen games in all competitions against Everton
There have been five draws in the last eight league meetings
The Reds have scored nine goals in their last three home games against Everton
The Toffees took a 1-0 win at Goodison Park against Cardiff last weekend to move them onto a three-match unbeaten streak of form (W2 D1). They have also managed to pick up back to back clean sheets so things are going well for them at the moment. Both teams not to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm). There is a disparity between their home and away form though as the Toffees are just W1 D3 L2 for the season out on the road.
They have come up with the seven goals in six games away from home, connecting the nine goals. The Toffees have collected just one away clean sheet, a 0-0 draw at Chelsea. The Toffees have not been winning at halftime in any of their away games this season. In fact, they have been level at halftime in five of their six road games.
So the half time draw is at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm). 71% of Everton’s away goals this season have come in the second half of games. While they don’t have the greatest of away form, their recent 0-0 at Chelsea indicates a clear improvement, especially in the defensive area and currently, only four teams have conceded fewer goals than Everton this season.
Liverpool are going strong on home soil and their defence has been so good that a home win to nil looks a good proposition. Everton just haven’t quite delivered away from home as well as they have done at Goodison Park.
29th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
More thrilling action from Group C to come where all four teams are still alive in the qualification push. Liverpool top the group going into matchday five and they will be able to clinch a top two spot on Tuesday night. PSG have to come back fighting for some revenge after a defeat at Anfield. Read our PSG v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.)
PSG are sat in third place in Group C, only a point behind Liverpool and Napoli. So there is all to play for still. They have gone W1 D2 since their opening loss out at Anfield in the group. If PSG were to lose and Napoli beat Red Star on the night, the French Champions won’t be able to make the top two. PSG aren’t in great winning form in Europe at the moment actually, winning just one of their last seven UEFA Champions League matches now (D2 L4). They were on a four-match losing streak in Europe before beating Red Star in this campaign.
PSG have scored in their last twenty Champions League matches. The shortest-priced correct score option is the 1-1 draw at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). They have suffered just the two reverses in their last 49 European home games so have that strong record behind them. Their last home defeat in Europe was against Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals.
They are though without a win in their last five against English sides (D3 L2). PSG have only suffered the one defeat in their eight previous home games against English opposition (W3 D4). Since their loss at Anfield on matchday one, PSG are W10 D2 in all competitions. They have also scored at least two goals in all but two of their 19 games in all competitions this season. PSG’s overall record against English sides is W4 D8 L6
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides
Prior to this season’s group stage meeting, they met in the 1997 Cup Winners Cup semi-final
PSG won 3-0 on home soil in the semi-final first leg
Liverpool won the reverse 2-0
Liverpool will qualify for the knockout phase with a win and if Napoli avoid defeat against Red Star Belgrade on the night. On matchday one at Anfield against PSG, the game looked to be heading to a draw before Roberto Firmino popped up with a late winner for Liverpool. They have, however, lost their two away games in the group so far without scoring. They lost 1-0 at Napoli and then shocking 2-0 loss at Red Star Belgrade. Both teams to score in this one is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). Liverpool are actually on three match losing streak away from home in European matches. They have lost four of their last sixteen though only.
If you take a look at a bigger record then they have won only five of their last 21 away games in Europe (D8 L8). They have suffered four defeats in their last six European matches home and away combined. A positive for the Reds though is that they have been beaten just once in their last seven trips to France but are winless in their last three trips to French soil. The overall record in France is W5D2 L7. The time the Reds were in France they played out a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in the 2015 Europa League group stage. Over 2.5 goals is at 1/2 odds for this meeting* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm)
The impetus is going to be on PSG to come out and push for the win. They haven’t done as well as expected so far in Europe this season but they will be keen to make the most of this home opportunity. Given Liverpool’s away record so far, we can only predict the home win.
27th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
This is a tough game for Watford as they go as underdogs for the fixture at home against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. The Reds return to action sitting in second place in the league and need to bag themselves three points to keep up the pressure on leaders Man City. Read our Watford v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.)
Watford picked up a 1-1 draw at Southampton in their last league outing. That leaves them with a W2 D1 L1 record in their last four Premier League games. In their last home fixture, Watford picked up a big 3-0 home success over Huddersfield. Their form at Vicarage Road this term has been W4 L2 from six played. Both teams to score in this one is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm). The Hornets have come up with at least two goals in each of their four home wins.
They have tallied up the ten goals in six home games but have conceded in four of those six. The Hornets have scored 70% of their home goals in the second half of matches this term and each of their last five at home have gone over 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm). They have been patchy at times, but are capable of putting on a strong performance.
Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a draw
Liverpool are W4 D1 in their last five league games against Watford
Three of the last four meetings have ended up over 2.5 goals
From 8 previous EPL meetings, Liverpool are W6 D1 L1
Watford are W1 D1 L1 in their last three at home against the Reds
It was a 2-0 home win over Fulham that Liverpool collected in their last league game. That leaves them unbeaten for the season in the Premier League still, so they are having a great campaign. They have gone W4 D2 from their six away games this season but they have won just one of their last three away from Anfield (D2). Liverpool have scored exactly one goal in each of their last three away games The joint-shortest priced option in the correct score market is a Liverpool 2-1 at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)
The Reds have been strong defensively, more so than last season and they have conceded just four times on their travels. Three of those have been in the second half of games. In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their away games. That is the same percentage of away games of Liverpool that have gone over 2.5 goals as well. Each of their last three have gone under the goal line. So there’s a trend. Liverpool have scored in all of their away games this season. Mo Salah has scored in three of Liverpool’s last four games and is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)
This could be a good game as Watford are capable of raising themselves. But Liverpool have shown plenty of character away from home this season and should just have the edge. Away win, likely by a one goal margin.
21st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This could get ugly for the visitors the way things have gone for them this season. The Cottagers are bottom of the table with their defence having had a horrendous time of things in the top flight. Liverpool will be looking to extend their unbeaten form for the season and will be heavily backed on home soil to get three points. Read our Liverpool v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 8th, 2018 at 7:56 p.m.)
Liverpool have remained unbeaten for the EPL season with a W8 D3 record now having been recorded following their 1-1 draw at Arsenal last weekend. The Reds opened the scoring in the game but couldn’t hang on. They churned out a poor performance in midweek though as they lost 2-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League, a shock result for Liverpool who beat the Serbians so comfortably at Anfield two weeks ago. Getting back to their Premier League form, Liverpool are W4 D1 L0 at Anfield this season.
The Reds have produced an average of 2.4 goals per home game this season in the Premier League and a Liverpool 2-0 correct score is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). There has been a decent trend of Liverpool winning both at half time and full time in four of their five home games this season in the league. They haven’t conceded a goal in the first half of any home game yet and Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in their last 26 home games in the top flight. A Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time betting option is as short as 2/5 odds for the game* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm).
That’s not a bad shout and they have opened the scoring in 82% of all their league games so far this season home and away combined. They are currently running at 8 points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign, and that is a vast improvement. Liverpool to win to nil is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm) and that is another good option to consider as they have only conceded one goal at Anfield in the league all season plus the Reds have won three of their last four home games against Fulham without conceding.
Liverpool and Fulham haven’t met since the 2013/14 Premier League season
Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak in the EPL against Fulham
The Reds have won their last two at home against Fulham 4-0
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six EPL meetings
Liverpool are W2 D1 L1 in their last four league home games against the Cottagers
Fulham are in dire straits now. They lost 1-0 at Huddersfield in their last match moving them out to a five-match losing streak. There have been very telling defeats against Cardiff and Huddersfield which suggest Fulham are going to have a lot to do to pull this around. They start the weekend now in the bottom spot in the Premier League and they are without a goal in their last two. They still haven’t managed to earn a clean sheet this season either, conceding 16 goals in six away games in total.
Of the 16 away goals which they have conceded this season, 10 of them have been in the second half of matches. 83% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals, the Cottagers scoring five. Under 3.5 goals is at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). Their record out on their travels is D1 L5 and they have failed to score in exactly half of their away games. Also in half of their away games in the top flight this season, Fulham have been losing at halftime as well. This is just another tough game in a very tough season for them.
The Reds are likely to live up to their billing as favourites in this one. We have to roll with that given how bad Fulham have been. Liverpool to win to nil should be the way to go as something of a banker for Sunday.
10th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool eased past Red Star in their first group stage meeting with them at Anfield and the Reds now go out on the road to face the Serbians. Liverpool can ill-afford to not pick up three points in this one with games against Napoli and PSG still to come in the group. Can Liverpool hold on to their advantage at the top of Group C by securing a good three away points? Read our Red Star Belgrade v Liverpool betting tips for more.
Red Star Belgrade 12/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
The Serbians were never in the contest as they suffered a 4-0 loss at Anfield on match day three. In their only home game in the group stage so far, they did spring a bit of a surprise though as they held powerful Italian side Napoli to a 0-0 draw. Under 2.5 goals is at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am) as they welcome Liverpool. Qualification looks highly unlikely for Red Star Belgrade now who are sat at the bottom of the group, which also has French champions PSG in it. This is the first time that Red Star have been in the Group Stage of the Champions League and it was such a bad draw for them, conceding ten goals in three games.
That having been said they had suffered just one defeat in fourteen games before losing 6-1 against PSG on match day two. They have lost three of their last twelve now (W4 D5). Still, they are currently running on a seven-match unbeaten streak of form on home soil with a W3 D4 record. The Belgrade side have lost just one of their last fourteen European home games, shipping just five goals in that sequence of games. Both teams not to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). The last time they hosted an English side they lost 1-0 against Arsenal. They have lost their last two home games against English sides (W5 D2) after going unbeaten in their first seven.
The only previous meeting before this season was in the 1973/74 European Cup
Red Star Belgrade won both legs 2-1
The Reds are top of their Champions League group but there is much work for them still to do as they still have face Napoli and PSG. Liverpool go into action in midweek with a one-point lead over Napoli with French champions PSG a point further adrift. Mo Salah was on the scoresheet twice in their win at Anfield over Red Star Belgrade and Salah is the 7/10 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their one away game in the group so far ended in a 1-0 loss against Napoli.
The loss at Napoli has left them with back to back away losses in Europe now. They have suffered a defeat in three of their last five road games in Europe so it has not been the greatest of form from the Premier League side away from Anfield. In their last twenty fixtures on the road in the Champions League, Liverpool have lost seven of them (W5 D8). Overall home and away they have suffered three defeats in their last five European fixtures. The Reds have come up with seven goals in three games so far, last season they averaged over three goals per game in the group stage. A Liverpool 2-0 correct score is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
The first game was a big mismatch between the two sides and this one is probably going to be the same. It is a straightforward option of backing Liverpool to come away with the win. However, instead of a big margin win, we’ll back the Reds to take it by a two-goal margin.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
The Gunners will be looking forward to this massive opportunity on home soil to haul themselves further into the title race. They have produced some fantastic form and are running in high confidence with the goals flowing. Liverpool are defending their unbeaten start to the season in this tough away game. A loss for them would see the Gunners close the gap to just a point to them. Read our Arsenal v Liverpool betting tips for more.
Liverpool even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 6:23 p.m.)
Arsenal had put together a fine seven-match winning streak before that was snapped in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace last weekend. Some defensive frailties of the Gunners were again raised as they shipped two penalties in the game which ended up denying Arsenal the three points. Still, they have great momentum and they are on four-match home winning streak in the top flight and in each of those matches they have scored at least two goals too.
Over 2.5 Goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm). Arsenal have averaged exactly two goals per game at home this season, scoring in all but one of their home games. They have also taken two clean sheets there while they have conceded three-quarters of their home games in the first half of matches. No team has collected more points than Arsenal have done in their last eight Premier League games.
The only side in the entire top flight that have scored more league goals than the Gunners have managed are current leaders Manchester City. Of their ten home goals this season, Arsenal have scored 8 of them in the first half of matches, so they come out strongly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on a three-match scoring streak for a tally of five goals. Aubameyang is at 5/4 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm).
Each of the last five EPL meetings have produced at least four goals
Liverpool took four points from last season’s games against Arsenal
The Reds are unbeaten in six against the Gunners in the top flight
Arsenal are W2 D3 L1 in their last six league home games against Liverpool
Both teams have scored in 8 of the last 10 meetings in all competitions
Once again Liverpool will be putting their unbeaten form for the season on the line and this is not going to be an easy game for them. They had an easy time last weekend as they rolled over Cardiff with a 4-1 win at Anfield. That leaves them with back to back wins in the top flight for their current form. Out on the road in the Premier League, Liverpool have posted a W4 D1 record and they have netted exactly one goal in each of their last two away games. In the correct score market a 1-1 draw is a shortest-priced option at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm).
Liverpool have averaged 1.6 goals per game away from home this season, conceding just the three goals all season on their travels. They have however conceded at least three goals in three of their last four visits to the Emirates. Mo Salah seems to be getting back to his best and he has scored in back to back Premier League games for the Reds. Salah is at 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm).
The Reds have netted in each of their away games this season, scoring first in four of five. Liverpool have been ahead at half time in four of their five away games too, three of those results being 1-0 in their favour. 62% of Liverpool’s away goals have been in the first half of matches while the Reds have scored exactly half of their goals after the 75th minute.
Arsenal have been carrying some strong home form and while their defence still doesn’t look totally convincing, they have enough attacking power to have a good go at this. An Arsenal double chance has to be considered here.
31st October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool took three points at Huddersfield last weekend to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table. They will be looking to secure a comfortable three points this weekend at Anfield against Cardiff. The Bluebirds got their first win of the season last weekend as they took advantage of Fulham’s poor defence. Read our Liverpool v Cardiff betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 24th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Liverpool will be putting their unbeaten streak of form on the line again this weekend after collecting a 1-0 win at Huddersfield last weekend thanks to a strike from Mo Salah. The win on the road last weekend snapped their two-match winless streak (draws against Chelsea and Man City) to return to winning ways. The Reds still are not fluent in front of goals as they have netted only the two goals in their last three league games and under 2.5 goals for this fixture is at 12/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:45 pm).
The Reds are W3 D1 L0 at Anfield in the Premier League this season, netting eight unanswered goals along the way. Liverpool to win to nil is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:45 pm). That has to be some good value for Liverpool v Cardiff betting tips. Just a nod towards how well Liverpool are doing this season, the Reds are ten points better off than they were after nine games of their campaign last season. Drastic improvement.
Liverpool have a clean sheet in each of their last nine Premier League home games and overall are undefeated in 25 fixtures there. This season they have scored 75% of their league home goals in the first half of matches. With that in mind, and considering they are going up against a potential relegation candidate, a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/ full-time option is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:45 pm). They look a pretty solid home banker.
This will be the first meeting since the 2013/14 Premier League
Liverpool won their last two league games against Cardiff
The Reds are unbeaten in their last four games against Cardiff
Both teams have scored in each of their last four clashes
Cardiff actually lead the head to head 18-11 with 3 draws
The Reds have scored at least two goals in each of their last four against Cardiff
Cardiff finally broke their duck last weekend as they fought back from conceding the opening goal at home against Fulham to land a 4-2 win. Those four goals in that game were as many as they had managed in their previous eight league games for the season. A Liverpool 2-0 option in the correct score market is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:45 pm). They are still struggling at the wrong end of the table of course with a W1 D2 L6 record for the season. Their away form is D1 L3.
Cardiff have recorded just one away goal this season and that came in a big 4-1 loss at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in the middle of September. The Bluebirds have scored one and conceded seven goals in their four away games this season. The three defeats which they have already suffered on the road each came in a fixture against a side currently in the top six. (Chelsea, Spurs and Bournemouth).
Cardiff have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last six league games, shipping at least two goals in each of those games. Three of the seven goals that they have conceded away from home this season have been in the second half of matches. They have also been behind at the halftime break in all but one of their away games this season, against lending a pretty strong indication towards a Liverpool/Liverpool half time/full time bet being a great betting tip for the Liverpool v Cardiff match.
Liverpool should ease themselves to a comfortable win. They haven’t been clicking greatly in front of goal recently, but they have enough about them too certainly go out and push for a win to nil. Cardiff enjoyed last weekend. They probably won’t get much fun out of this trip to Anfield.
25th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting