This is a bit of an unenviable task for Cardiff in this one as they have to try and shut down the title-chasing Liverpool. Cardiff picked up a win in midweek to give themselves a shot at survival. Liverpool also took a win last weekend in their final game against one of the other big six teams in the division. Will they continue to drive on towards the finish line? Read our Cardiff v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
There is a tough task ahead for Cardiff in this one. They snapped a three-match losing streak in midweek with a 2-0 away win at the slumping Brighton. That leaves Cardiff heading into the weekend of top-flight action three points from safety. But in their final four games of the season, they have to go up against Liverpool in this one and then on the final day of the season make a trip to Manchester United. So they are really going to have to dig out something special to get themselves safe. Anything out of this home fixture against a high flying Liverpool would be a huge bonus for the Bluebirds.
The home record of Cardiff this season is W6 D2 L9 but they have lost three of their last four there (W1). The Bluebirds have managed 19 goals on home soil this season but problematically they have conceded at just under two goals per home fixture. 65% of all of Cardiff’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. In total Cardiff have earned a clean sheet in 29% of their home games which is just about average. Cardiff have scored 63% of their home goals this season in the second period of fixtures. Their record against the big six teams in the Premier League this season is not good as they have lost all 10 such fixtures.
A Liverpool are on a 4-1 home win over Cardiff in October
Liverpool have won all three of their previous Premier League meetings
The Reds have scored 13 goals in their last three games against Cardiff
Each of the last four meetings in all competitions have ended over 3.5 goals
With a bit of something special from Mo Salah last weekend, Liverpool produced a 2-0 home victory over Chelsea. Three of their four remaining games now are against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, with the exception being Wolves. So their title hopes are still very much alive and kicking at the moment and they will be looking for their third straight Premier League away win on Sunday. This season out on the road Liverpool have produced a record of W11 D5 L1 and they are undefeated in their last six away from Anfield.
The victory over Chelsea last weekend was their first clean sheet in five Premier League games. Liverpool have conceded in their last two road fixtures which were against Fulham and Southampton. But still, Liverpool have only conceded the 10 away goals all season at an average of 0.6 per game. In attack, they have scored an average of 1.7 goals per away fixture. They have claimed a clean sheet in 47% of their road games this season. Home and away Liverpool are undefeated in their last 13 top-flight games and of the goals that they have scored out on the road this season 66% of them have been after the halftime break. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league games played.
Liverpool don’t look as if they are going to slip up between now and the end of the season. They are pulling out wins when they are playing all that well and that is really not much opponents can do about that. Liverpool can get the win on the board in this one with a clean sheet.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool have one foot in the door the semifinals after a 2-0 home success over Porto with first leg at Anfield. But they cannot switch off on their trip to Portugal as Porto did create themselves some decent chances in the first leg. But will they be able to do enough to turn around this tie on home soil? Read our Porto v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)
Porto have a big hill to climb in this game now back on home soil as they are trailing 2-0. In last season’s round of sixteen in the Champions League, Porto faced Liverpool and they lost 5-0 on home soil on that occasion. Porto are now on a D3 L4 record in their seven previous fixtures against Liverpool, still seeking that first win. In this game they will be looking for their first semifinal appearance since the 2003/04 season whey they lift the title with Jose Mourinho in charge. Their record in two-legged ties against English clubs is W3 L8.
Porto have won all four of their home games played this season in the Champions League, so do have that great from behind them. They have claimed a win eight of their last fifteen European home games (D2 L5). In the last round of the Champions League, they produced a win over Roma. Their overall home record against English clubs is W8 D6 L4. The Dragons collected sixteen points in the group stage, more than any of other club managed. Porto have won only five of the 21 UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away first leg. However, they have lost their last five two-legged ties against English sides.
Liverpool are well in control though thanks to goals from Naby Keïta and Roberto Firmino. All six of the games between these two played before this tie, have come since 2000, with Liverpool being well up against the Dragons in the head to head. Liverpool have won ten of their previous 14 European Cup quarter-finals. In the last round of the competition, Liverpool saw off Bayern Munich with an impressive away second-leg, banking a 3-1 success at the Allianz Arena. However, Liverpool did lose all three of their away games in the group stage, which was really strange from them.
Liverpool have actually lost five of their last ten European games, all defeats in that sequence happening outside of England. Liverpool have triumphed in 31 UEFA competition ties when they have won the home first leg. On each of the seven occasions that they have won the first leg at home 2-0, they have gone on to win the tie. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven away games in all competitions (W4 D3), winning the last three. Only once this season in all competitions as Liverpool lost by a two-goal margin on their travels. That was in Europe at Red Star Belgrade.
Liverpool will likely come under some big early pressure in this game as portable try and get themselves back in the game. This could end up being a thrilling end-to-end game with Liverpool playing on the counter-attack and a Porto-draw double chance looks a good fit.
15th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League Preview, 14th April 4.30pm
A huge game for Liverpool and their title ambitions. On paper, it is really their toughest game of their remaining fixtures now. Can they secure three points at this crucial stage? Chelsea also have a lot to play for as they turn up at Anfield. The Blues are battling hard for a top-four finish and can’t afford to drop points either. Read our Liverpool v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.)
Liverpool have had some scrapes in their last few games but they keep returning of the wins. They benefited from mistakes from Fulham and Tottenham to win the recent games against those opponents, and then they had to battle back from falling behind and Southampton in their last fixture. So they have been under pressure but they have so far handled the pressure, winning each of their last four league fixtures. It is a 12 match undefeated streak of form that Liverpool are currently on in the Premier League. They are on a four-match winning streak on home soil.
Liverpool home record in the top flight this season reads W14 D2 from their 16 matches played. The Reds have averaged 2.9 goals per home game. Their defence has also been bang on point with them conceding just 10 goals at home all season for an average of 0.6 per game. That having been said home and away Liverpool have no clean sheet in their last four played. 69% of league games at Anfield this season have made it over 2.5 goals, even with Liverpool claiming a clean sheet in 56% of home fixtures. Liverpool have been winning at the halftime break in 11 of their home games and they are on a 12 match scoring streak on home soil.
Each of the last three league clashes at Anfield have ended 1-1
Chelsea are undefeated in their last eight trips to Anfield in all competitions
There was a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge between them earlier this season
Five of the last seven meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Chelsea are currently on a three-match winning streak although the level of opposition in streak hasn’t been the highest. The big thing that comes into question for Chelsea is their away form. They have won two of their last three on the road but looking back at their extended form the Blues have lost four of their last six Premier League away games, failing to score in any of those defeats. The two victories which they have taken in that sequence were against Cardiff and Fulham who are both in the bottom three.
Away from home, this season Chelsea are W9 D1 L6 and in that campaign, on the road, they have scored 23 goals which is an average of 1.4 per game. Chelsea have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last six road fixtures which is a huge concern for them heading to Anfield. Chelsea haven’t been involved in an away draw in any of their last 13 played. Chelsea have opened the scoring in nine of their road fixtures this season while six of their nine away successes have been by just the one goal margin only.
Chelsea have a lot to play for and they don’t have a bad record at Anfield either. However, Liverpool have been in tremendous form at home and luck seems to be on their side. They may well find a way to bag a precious three points in this one.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool step out against Liverpool v Porto Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th April 2019 in the UEFA Champions League. Last season the Reds eased to a big aggregate win over the Portuguese side in the round of sixteen. Will Porto be able to earn some revenge? Read our Liverpool v Porto betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Liverpool produced a fantastic second leg performance away from home in the last round to eliminate Bayern Munich following a 0-0 draw at Anfield. That leaves Liverpool having won each of their last nine two-legged ties in European competition, which includes qualifiers. So that’s a strong head of steam that they have up. The Reds are W6 L2 from their eight previous two-legged contests against Portuguese sides too. Liverpool have suffered just the one defeat at Anfield against Portuguese opposition and that was back in the 2005/06 edition of the Champions League (round of sixteen).
Liverpool’s last two games at home against Portuguese sides have ended in a 0-0 draw. Liverpool have yet to be beaten at home in this season’s Champions League, winning all three group stage home fixtures. Then there was the 0-0 against Bayern in the last round. That is a 20 match undefeated streak of home form that Liverpool are currently on in Europe, winning fourteen of those. Liverpool are undefeated in 14 games in all competitions (W8 D5). They are currently running on a five-match winning streak and they hold a W17 D3 L1 at Anfield in all competitions this season.
Liverpool won 5-0 on aggregate in last season’s round of 16 against Porto
Liverpool are W3 D3 in their six previous games against Porto
Porto have failed to score in four of their previous six meetings against Liverpool
Porto are D1 L2 in their three visits to Anfield
Porto don’t have a great record at this stage of the competition. They are W2 D5 from seven previous appearances in European Cup quarter-finals. The last time they made it to the final four was in 2003/04 when they went on to lift the trophy under Jose Mourinho. They don’t have a great record either from previous two-legged ties against English teams. Porto have come up with a W3 L8 record from their eleven previous two-legged ties against English opposition. Porto have lost their last five ties against English sides on the bounce.
Their 0-0 draw at Anfield last season snapped a five-match losing streak that they were on against English opponents. They have yet to win a game in England, as they are at D3 L15 from their previous visits. They have failed to score in any of their last six games in England. In the last round, Porto suffered an away defeat in the first leg against Roma and turned things around. Before the loss in Rome, they were undefeated in five on the road (W2 D3). In their last ten European away fixtures, Porto have won just three games. Since their loss against Liverpool last season, Porto are W6 D2 L1 in European games. No team earned more group stage points in his season’s competition than Porto did (16).
Porto are actually in good shape this season and they can be a stubborn opponent at Anfield. But given their record in England, backing Liverpool to get away with a win to nil is the best fit. They would be pretty happy with that against a tricky opponent.
8th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Liverpool will look to get their title challenge more points as they step out at St Mary’s against Southampton on Friday night. With Man City in FA Cup action on the weekend, Liverpool will again find themselves a game ahead of the Citizens. Southampton gave their survival hopes a boost last weekend with a win over Brighton. Read our Southampton v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 2nd, 2019 at 3:55 p.m.)
The Saints battled to a 1-0 win at Brighton last weekend. That was a tremendous result for them as it nudged them away from the drop zone. It was also their third win in their last four league games too. They had a huge success in their last home game, getting three points off of the visiting Tottenham. That is back to back home wins that the Saints have now recorded in the top flight. Overall this season they have only won four on home soil (D6 L5) so there has been a marked improvement recently. Getting something out of this game would be huge for them.
The Saints have scored in each of their last ten at home, so have that going for them too. Two-thirds of Southampton’s home games this term have made it over the 2.5 goal line. The Saints have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per game, only picking up the three clean sheets at St Marys this season. Both teams have scored in 73% of Southampton’s home games. Just three teams have a worse home record than Southampton have in this season’s top flight, but there have been drastic recent improvements.
Liverpool took a 3-0 home win over Southampton in September
The Reds are on a three-match winning streak over the Saints
Both teams have scored in none of the last seven meetings
The Saints are winless in five against Liverpool in the league
Is fate on Liverpool’s side in the title race? Last weekend they were outplayed at home by Tottenham in the second half of their fixture, but then the Reds still managed to get all three points thanks to a late own goal by the Lilywhites. That moved Liverpool on to a three-match winning streak in the league and continued their good home form. However, they have only won two of their last five away from Anfield in the top flight (W1 L1) and that is where they have been feeling the pressure in this title race. Their last two away wins have been by a one-goal margin over Brighton and Fulham.
Liverpool are W10 D5 L1 this season on their travels, but they have won all six away games played against sides lower than 12th place in the division. The Reds have averaged 1.6 goals per away game this season, with only nine goal conceded. Less than half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals because they have been so tight at the back. Liverpool have claimed a clean sheet in 50% of their road fixtures. The Reds have scored 65% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. Liverpool have opened the scoring in 11 of their 16 away games. No team has conceded fewer league goals than Liverpool.
Recent meetings between these two have been fairly tight and more could be expected on Friday night. It’s just about getting the job done for Liverpool at this stage of the season. Back the visitors to grind out a one-goal margin win.
4th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is the big clash of the Premier League weekend as Liverpool’s title challenge comes under big scrutiny as Spurs come for a visit. This could, however, be a great time for Liverpool to be meeting Spurs as the Lilywhites have taken just one point from their last four. Read our Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 25th, 2019 at 7:38 p.m.)
Liverpool have won their last two league games as they try and muscle their way to the title this season. They are undefeated in their last ten Premier League games. As Manchester City are playing early on Saturday, Liverpool will know the state of play at the top of the table before kick-off in this one. Regardless, if they win, they stay top. Liverpool are yet to suffer a home loss in the league this season and they have scored in each of their last eleven at Anfield. They are on a three-match winning streak at home, netting 12 goals in those games, shipping only two. The Reds have picked up a clean sheet in two of their last three home games.
They have taken four clean sheets in their last six, home and away. Liverpool have scored 44 goals across their home games, which is just under three goals per game on average. Their record at Anfield in the top flight is W13 D2 L0. They have been consistently strong in defence all season and they have only shipped 9 goals on Merseyside so far this season. That is a clean sheet in 60% of home games taken by them. 53% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Only three of Liverpool’s home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin.
Liverpool were 2-1 winners when they met Spurs earlier this season
Spurs have won just one of their last 12 EPL games against Liverpool
Two of the last three meetings at Anfield have ended in a draw (EPL)
Both teams have scored in six of the last seven meetings
Tottenham’s form has slipped back badly. They have taken a D1 L3 record in their last four league outings only, the point there coming in a North London derby draw against Arsenal. So their title challenge rapidly fell away and now they have some work to do in a tight fight for a top-four finish. The Lilywhites though are on a three-match losing streak on their Premier League travels at the moment. Spurs are at W11 D0 L5 away from home this term. Harry Kane has scored in three of Tottenham’s last four league games.
Out on the road Spurs have averaged exactly two goals per game, so have been delivering well. Their defence hasn’t been as tight lately though with no clean sheet in any of their last four away from Wembley. 69% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Tottenham have collected a clean sheet in 38% of their away games, and they have been leading at the half time break in 10 of their 16 away games. Of the goals which they have conceded away from home this season, 79% of them have been after the half time break. Spurs have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three away games.
Spurs really have something to prove in this one with their form having gone down the pan. Unfortunately, they are meeting a Liverpool side in title mode at the moment and the Reds are still worth backing. Liverpool to win & both teams to score.
29th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The draw for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League was made on Friday. All four of the English Premier League sides are in the mix, and the draw sees two of them, Spurs and Manchester City go head to head. With the semi-final draw also made, there is also the potential of Manchester United and Liverpool meeting in the final four.
Manchester City 2/1
Man Utd 20/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Ajax pulled off a big shock in the last round as they produced that stunning success over the reigning champions Real Madrid. Their thumping 4-1 win at the Bernabeu stunned the world of football. Next up for them will be the challenge of Italian champions Juventus. Juventus looked on the way out after a 2-0 loss in their first leg of their round of sixteen tie against Atletico Madrid.
But a stunning hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo back in Turin saw them power their way back to reach the final four. Juventus have won five of the last six games against Ajax and are currently undefeated in their last ten against the Dutch side. Juventus lead the overall head to head W6 D4 L2. Ajax are at home for the first leg, but it is Juve who are the even-money favourites to win that fixture* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 6 Juventus wins, 2 Ajax wins, 4 draws
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
A great draw for Liverpool in this one as they avoided all of the heavyweights. The Reds were up against the Portuguese side in last season’s round of sixteen and Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success. Liverpool progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a stunning second leg win out at Bayern Munich to knock off the German champions.
Porto came through their tussle against Roma in the last round but they have lost their last two knockout ties against English opposition. Porto have never won a game against Liverpool either and they are really going to be up against it in this one. Liverpool are 1/3 to win the first leg at Anfield* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 3 Liverpool wins, 0 Porto wins, 3 draws
Man City 1/6
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Manchester City are probably quite happy with this tie as it sees them take on an opponent which they are familiar with. Earlier this season Manchester City collected a 1-0 victory over the Lilywhites in their away game against them. This will be the first ever European fixture between the two sides and City arrived in the quarterfinals in style. They thumped Schalke 10-2 on aggregate, winning the second leg 7-0 at home against the Germans.
It really is the enormous threat that they carry at the Etihad which is going to be the most telling factor. They did, however, lose both games against Liverpool in last season’s quarterfinals. Spurs did a fantastic job as well though in beating Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate in their round of sixteen tie. The Citizens are 4/6 favourites to open with a win in the first leg away from home* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
In 156 competitive meetings, City have won 61 to Spurs’ 60, with 35 draws.
Manchester United 11/4
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
This is just about the last draw that Manchester United would have wanted to pull out of the hat. Barcelona hammered Lyon 5-1 at home in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie against the French outfit. The Catalans are five-time winners of the European Cup and are still one of the clear front runners in the tournament. United start at home in this one and they are likely going to have make that count to take something back to the Nou Camp to defend.
But still, United have won at Juventus in this season’s campaign and they became the first side ever to overturn a 2-0 first leg home deficit in the competition. United roared back to beat PSG in their round of sixteen tie. The Red Devils have only won one of their eight previous meetings with Barcelona in the European Cup/Champions League. Will they be able to handle Lionel Messi and co? United are 9/4 underdogs for the first leg at OT* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 4 Barcelona wins, 3 United wins, 4 draws
1. Tottenham Hotspur / Manchester City v Ajax / Juventus
2. Barcelona / Manchester United v Liverpool / Porto
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Fulham have slumped to six straight league defeats and there doesn’t appear to be a way out of their troubles. Games like this is the last thing they need. Liverpool will fancy their chances of snapping out of a slip in away form in this one. Read our Fulham v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8.10 p.m.)
The Cottagers slipped to their sixth straight league defeat last weekend. That was in a 3-1 defeat out at Leicester. It leaves them in heaps and heaps of relegation trouble. As a positive they have scored in three of their last four games and in their last home game, they did put in a good spirited performance in a 2-1 loss against neighbours Chelsea. Fulham have lost all four of their home games this season against sides currently in the top six.
They did score in all but one of those though. Fulham’s home form for the season is W4 D3 L7. In total Fulham have scored 18 home goals, but they have conceded at an average of two goals per home game. They have been stuck on only the one home clean sheet this season. Home away, Fulham have no clean sheet in ten, conceding at least two goals in each of those ten games. They have the third-worst home record in the top flight currently.
Liverpool took a 2-0 home win over Fulham in November
The Reds are on a five-match winning streak against Fulham
Liverpool have won their last two visits to Craven Cottage
Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings
The Reds earned a good home win over Burnley last weekend. They then went out in midweek and produced a fantastic display to win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. But they have only drawn each of their last three Premier League away games, at West Ham, Man Utd and Everton. Their overall away form for the season is W9 D5 L1 and with title rivals Man City not in league action this weekend, Liverpool go top with three points.
Liverpool have averaged 1.6 goals per away game this season, conceding just the eight goals in their fifteen away games. Only 40% of their away games have made it over the 2.5 goal line because of Liverpool’s great defence. Each of their last four away games have gone under the goal line. The Reds have earned a clean sheet in 53% of away games. The Reds are undefeated in four away from home and in nine, home and away in the top flight. Liverpool have scored two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of games.
Liverpool should have enough to expose the creaking defence of Fulham. The Reds should be able to get the win by a margin of a couple goals you would imagine. This is a good game for them right now.
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The first leg failed to produce the fireworks that it was expected to do. The game at Anfield ended in a 0-0 draw which leaves everything to play for. Will the second leg out in Germany see either one really take this game by the scruff of the neck? Liverpool just need the score draw to reach the quarters. Read our Bayern Munich v Liverpool betting tips for more.
Bayern Munich 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:53 p.m.)
Bayern Munich held firm at Anfield in the first leg, coming away with a 0-0 draw. Will the missed chance of away goals come back to haunt them though? It wasn’t the greatest of games with both sides looking pretty cautious. Bayern have won their last four home games against English sides. This will be just their seventh match against Liverpool. The head to head stands even between the two sides at one win each and five drawn matches.
Bayern hold a record of W11 L3 in their previous round of sixteen ties in the Champions League. They have won each of their last seven. Before that draw at Anfield in the first leg of this tie, Bayern Munich had won five straight round of sixteen matches. They have scored a total of 31 goals in their last seven matches at this stage of the competition. Before not getting on the scoresheet at Anfield, Bayern had scored 15 goals in their three previous games against Premier League sides.
The Bavarians have a W10 L5 record in two-legged ties against English sides. They have won each of the last five. Since 2013 when they won the trophy, all of Bayern Munich’s exists since have been at the hands of Spanish sides only. Bayern are W2 D1 at home in this season’s competition, scoring eight goals in that sequence. Robert Lewandowski scored eight goals in total in the group stage. Bayern have won all but two of the 23 UEFA ties in which they drew the first leg away from home.
Liverpool hold a good W5 L1 record at the round of sixteen in the Champions League. Will they pay the price for not having been a bit bolder on home soil in the first leg? Liverpool are undefeated in each of their last seven matches at this stage of the competition, winning five of them and they have conceded at this stage since the 2006/07 season. The last time that Liverpool were up against Bundesliga opposition was in last season’s playoffs when they posted a 6-3 aggregate win over Hoffenheim.
Liverpool are W14 L2 from their sixteen previous two-legged ties against German sides. They have won each of their last four against Bundesliga opponents. In their last four trips to Germany, Liverpool remain unbeaten with a W2 D2 record. Their overall record in Germany is not terrific at W3 D9 L5 though. The Reds had been on a three-match winning streak against German sides before the first leg of this tie.
The Reds are undefeated in their last nine against German sides (W6 L3). The Premier League side did not have a good time out on their travels in the group stage this season. They lost all three road games at Napoli, PSG and Red Star Belgrade. That is four straight away losses Liverpool have suffered in Europe. Liverpool, home and away, have lost five of their last nine European games, all of those defeats happening outside of England. Liverpool are W3 L4 from previous European ties after having drawn the first leg at home.
Bayern have to be favoured back on home soil to produce the victory and get through. Liverpool haven’t been at their best in their recent away games and may just come up short after not being positive enough at home. It could be tight, but Bayern can pick up the match win.
12th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Liverpool conceded top spot to Manchester City last weekend in the title race. It has been only two wins in their last six league games played now. Can they get three points at home against Burnley on Sunday? The Clarets have now suffered back-to-back defeats having had their good unbeaten beaten streak of form snapped. Read our Liverpool v Burnley betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 8th, 2019 at 3:40 p.m.)
Liverpool have turned into a cautious and uninspiring away side since the turn of the New Year. Last weekend they played out a 0-0 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. That is back-to-back 0-0 away draws that they have recorded now. But still, while they are just W2 L4 in their last six league games, they have some great home form still going for them.
The Reds have won nine of their last 10 league games at Anfield (D1) and their last two victories there have been with clean sheets. Home and away Liverpool have not conceded in any of their last four league fixtures. While the goals have dried up for them away from home they are still in fine scoring form at home.
Liverpool have scored at least three goals in six of their last seven league games at Anfield. In total they average 2.8 goals per home game, this season and they have conceded just seven at Anfield. 64% of league games Anfield this season have gone over 2.5 goals. In total there has been a clean sheet for the Reds in 64% of their home games.
Their overall home record for the season stands at W12 D2. Liverpool have also been leading at the halftime break in nine of their 14 home fixtures. There are undefeated all season on home soil, and they are on a 10 match scoring streak at Anfield. Home league games this season.
Liverpool were 3-1 winners at Turf Moor in December
The Reds have won their last two against Burnley
Last season’s corresponding fixture at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw
Burnley have won one of their last nine against Liverpool in all competitions
Burnley have put together a great run of form, going unbeaten in 8 to pull themselves clear of relegation troubles. However, there are just been a bit of a reversal fortunes for them recently having lost their last two against Newcastle Crystal Palace. So their bubble has been burst and they need to dig in a little bit deeper right now.
The Clarets are W2 D2 L1 in their last five road fixtures in the Premier League. The last road trip went badly though as they suffered a 2-0 reverse at Newcastle. Burnley have an overall away record of W3 D4 L8 for the season.
Burnley have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season while they have conceded at 1.8 goals per game on average. 40% of the away goals that Burnley have been involved in this season have ended up over 3.5 goals. The Clarets have only picked up the two clean sheets away from home this season, both of those were 0-0 draws.
Five of the eight away defeats that Burnley have suffered this season have been by a two goal margin. The Clarets have been level at the halftime break in nine of their 15 away games. Burnley have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last six, home and away. They have conceded roughly two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of fixtures.
Liverpool should be able to express themselves more in this one at home than they were able to do so at Goodison Park last weekend. The Reds have tremendous home form and this could be a comfortable three points with a clean sheet for them.
8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting