Liverpool have made a lot of investments over the summer and now the work of trying to close the gap to champions Man City begin. The Reds will be backed heavily for this home opener and over the summer they have already produced some fantastic displays in pre-season. West Ham though have spent heavily as well and new boss Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to cause an upset in some style.
West Ham 13/1
* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)
Big things will be expected of Liverpool this season in the Premier League after having made such heavy investments over the summer in the transfer market. They finally look to have a stable goalkeeper with Alisson between the sticks and it could also be Premier league debuts given to Fabinho and Naby Keita. Even though they will be taking on a side who has also invested heavily in the summer, Liverpool are red hot favourites to win this fixture and they have gone undefeated in their last 21 Premier League home matches. Everyone is fully aware of the attacking threat and powerful style that Liverpool will bring to the table and so we can only expect a high-scoring game in this one and so for our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are going over 3.5 goals at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.).
To back that up there is the stat that Liverpool have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 home games in the top flight and they may not have their strongest defensive line up out either with Dejan Lovren reportedly not fit to go and Joel Matip not ready. For our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are also going to have a look at a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) simply because Liverpool were winning at both half time and time in five of their final six Premier League matches of last season. We have already seen impressive attacking displays from them over the summer with Daniel Sturridge popping up and looking very sharp in front of goal.
West Ham have a new manager in place with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini coming back to the Premier League. They have been really busy in the transfer market as well and we can expect to see a new-look West Ham side out. They do have some good looking options at full back now and they should be a lot stronger in defence. But still, they are going to have their work cut out for them in trying to keep Liverpool quiet. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) for the fixture as West Ham look to try and improve upon their bottom half of the table finish from last season.
They were defensively a mess last season and actually ended up with the joint-worst defensive record in the top fight alongside the relegated Stoke. So clearly improvements had to be made and the likes of Ryan Fredericks are going to help out. They also splashed out big in improving their front line which now looks really good. They have Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to help out with their scoring power and they added a bit of creativity in bringing in Jack Wilshere as well. West Ham collected just three away wins last season and for all their summer improvements, it is going to be a big ask to keep Liverpool at bay.
Liverpool posted back to back 4-1 wins over West Ham last season and that is three games in a row against them in which the Reds have scored exactly four goals. Each of the last five meetings between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool though are only W1 D1 L1 in their last three Premier League home games against the Irons. The overall head to head is in Liverpool’s favour at 71-28 with 37 drawn games.
This will be a game between two sides high on optimism and this should, therefore, be a cracker. West Ham should be more competitive than they have been for a while, but there aren’t many teams who are going to get anything out of a visit to Anfield this season. We have to go with Liverpool to bank the three points in a high scoring game. Liverpool to win & both teams to score tops our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips.
10th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Reds sign off for the season on home soil and will, of course, have a bigger focus on the Champions League Final later in the month. All that the Reds need out of this game is a point to guarantee their top four finish. Brighton have survived for the season and given they had extra work in midweek, may have a tough afternoon at Anfield.
Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Brighton 16/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
As long as Liverpool don’t lose this and see Chelsea win their final game, then Liverpool will lock in their top four finish. The Reds are only W1 D3 L1 in their last five league games, suffering a midweek defeat at Chelsea. It’s understandable that their league form has dropped because of their run to the Champions League final. Liverpool just need to get through this game to also complete a full season at home unbeaten as they are W11 D7 at Anfield this term, winning four of their last five there. They have taken a clean sheet in each of their last four home games as well so Liverpool to win to nil at bet365 is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:40 a.m.) and that should appeal to punters. The Reds have averaged 2.3 goals per game this season at Anfield while they have conceded just the ten goals in a wonderful defensive record. That is a clean sheet earned in 61% of their home games. 66% of their home goals have been scored in the second half of matches this season and that man Mo Salah is the 2/1 bet365 first goalscorer favourite.
The Seagulls couldn’t compete with Manchester City at the Etihad in midweek, but they did get a goal on the board in their 3-1 loss. That leaves them with just the two wins away from home this season (D5 L11) and that record may not be improved in this one. Brighton have lost three of their last four on the road and are without a win now in their last twelve away from the Amex. In the end, it doesn’t matter because they have survived in the top flight for another season and that was their goal at the start of the campaign. Brighton have scored just the ten goals on their travels this season and in the bet365 correct score market, a Liverpool 2-0 is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:40 a.m.) is the shortest-priced option there to consider. To their credit, Brighton’s defence hasn’t been bad this season and only 22% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and if you consider that Liverpool 2-0 then this one may be worth backing to go the same way. Brighton have scored 80% of their away goals in the first half of matches.
Brighton suffered a heavy home loss against Liverpool earlier in the season in what was the first meeting between the two clubs since a 2012 FA Cup tussle which the Reds also won handsomely. Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak against Brighton and they are unbeaten in six against them. Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings and each of those also went over 2.5 goals (four of them went above 3.5 goals).
Liverpool will likely go and put on a show in their final game of the season. Brighton can relax about their day and did have extra work in midweek to get through. Back the Reds to get the win by at least a two-goal margin.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is the high-profile clash of the Premier League weekend. All that Liverpool are really looking to do is secure third place in the table over Tottenham, even though that’s out of their hands as Spurs have a game in a hand over them. Chelsea’s thin hopes of a top-four finish will diminish with anything less than three points here.
Chelsea 23/20, Liverpool 11/5, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
Chelsea’s home form stands at W10 D3 L4 and a positive going into this one is that they are going to be a lot fresher than Liverpool are. The Blues have been patchy at Stamford Bridge recently though with a W2 D1 L2 record in their last five league games there. This will be their first home game though April 8th which was a 1-1 draw with West Ham. They have won their last three league games, all away from home and all by a one-goal margin. Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin at bet365 is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Chelsea have averaged 1.65 goals per game at home this season and they have scored in each of their last four. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last three at home though and both teams to score is going to be a pretty obvious betting option going into this one. Eden Hazard looks to have rediscovered his top form after a bit of a slump and is a pretty solid anytime goalscorer option for the home side. Chelsea still have a mathematical chance at a top-four finish heading into the weekend, but it is highly unlikely to end up happening for them.
Liverpool have been doing the extra work in their Champions League campaign so have been trying to balance the domestic duties with that. It has led to them making chances for Premier League games recently and that is why they are only W1 D3 in their last four games in the English top flight. They have been distracted by Europe. Their away form reads W1 D1 L2 in their last four which is part of an overall W9 D5 L4 record for the term away from Anfield. Liverpool have not won at any of the other current top six this season, losing at Man City, Man Utd and Spurs while drawing at Arsenal. They conceded at least two goals in each of those as well. Over 3.5 goals is at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). The Reds have returned over two goals per away game on average this season and leading the way is Mo Salah with thirteen away goals for the team and he’s going to be heavily backed against his former club in the anytime goalscorer market. If they do lose this Chelsea would move to within three points with a game in hand over them. But still, Liverpool dominate the Blues in goal difference advantage.
Three of the last four meetings have ended in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool winning the other one in that sequence. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against the Blues. The Reds have won their last two league visits to Chelsea as well. Both teams have scored in each of the last seven Premier League games.
Chelsea are the fresher of the two sides with all of the extra Champions League work that Liverpool have been doing. The Blues really have nothing to lose at this point, so they can have a good go at this. Back Chelsea to win in a game where both teams score probably.
3rd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool blew a two-goal lead against bottom side West Brom on the weekend and had to settle for a frustrating point. At this stage, the most likely outcome is now the third-place finish in the league. As for Stoke they collected a point against Burnley on the weekend, but are four points clear of safety now having played a game more than those just outside of the relegation zone.
Liverpool 2/7, Draw 9/2, Stoke 17/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
Naturally, the focus of the Champions League is coming into play in results in the Premier League for Liverpool. The Reds have their top four finish and so can afford to switch off in the top flight in order to push for glory on the European front. Liverpool are W1 D2 in their last three and they are without defeat in their last five league games. They had a good 2-0 lead at the Hawthorns on the weekend before switching off and conceding two goals in the final ten minutes to end in a 2-2 tie. Liverpool are a four-match winning streak at home for the league season and this is their penultimate league home game for the term. The Reds haven’t conceded in any of their last three home games and Liverpool to win to nil at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:22 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Liverpool have averaged almost 2.5 goals per home game this season and they have shipped just the 10 goals in 17 games at Anfield in the top flight. They have netted at least two goals in each of their last eight at Anfield and the Stoke defence isn’t likely to trip them up really. A Liverpool 2-0 correct score is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:22 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018) and will have some appeal.
The position for the Potters looks pretty dodgy right now. They are four points clear of safety and without a win in a while. They are winless in their last eleven league games now after drawing 1-1 with Burnley on the weekend at home. Once they are through this Liverpool test they have to face Crystal Palace and Swansea in their last two games. But then if this weekend doesn’t go well for them they could be relegated before that. Stoke are without a win in their last dozen games on the road but they have drawn three of their last four. But the Potters have lost each of their away games this season against the other sides currently sat in the top seven so that doesn’t bode well for them. Stoke have won just once away all season and it really is hard seeing them make an impact in this one. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:22 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018) and the Potters have failed to score in two of their last three on the road. Overall this season they have only managed 13 away goals while they have conceded at over two goals per game on average.
Liverpool brushed Stoke aside with a 3-0 win at the Bet365 Stadium earlier this season which leaves them with a four-match Premier League winning streak against the potters. The Reds have won their last two home league games against them by a 4-1 scoreline and they are on a four-match winning streak at home and they are unbeaten in their nine previous Premier League home (W7 D2). Each of the last four meetings have ended above 2.5 goals.
Even though they have the distractions of the Champions League, the Reds should be able to get three points against Stoke. The Potters are battling, but without the end rewards that they need and their defence is unlikely to hold out at Anfield.
25th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
All credit to West Brom for pulling out a shock win at Old Trafford last weekend. That was a big win for them, but it does little for their survival chances as they are still well adrift at the foot of the table. Liverpool continued in their winning ways at Anfield last weekend with a success over Bournemouth and will be looking to secure more points in the pursuit of a second place finish.
Liverpool 4/9, Draw 7/2, West Brom 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 3:52 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Baggies pulled a shock result out of their hat last weekend by taking a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. It was a performance of organised commitment as well, something that has been lacking this term. So that’s four points form their last two league games now so they are looking to finish the season with a flourish even if it ends in likely relegation. The Baggies will be looking to snap a five-match winless streak of form at the Hawthorns on the weekend as they face Liverpool (D1 L4). Their clean sheet at Old Trafford on the weekend was their first since a 2-0 home win over Brighton back on January 13th. West Brom have conceded at least two goals in seven of their last ten league games. Their home form this season reads just W2 D8 L7 which is obviously why they are in relegation trouble. The Baggies have actually scored in each of their last seven home games and as they have conceded in each of their last five so both teams to score at bet365 is a good option at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:52 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). West Brom have netted 18 goals in 17 home games this season and Jay Rodriguez, who got the winner at Old Trafford is their top scorer now this season with seven.
Liverpool eased to a 3-0 home win over Bournemouth on the weekend, so they had no European hangover whatsoever. The Reds are W3 D1 L1 in their last five league games and they have only actually won one of their last three on the road W1 D1 L1, playing out a 0-0 with Everton in their last road game, but they made a lot of changes to their starting lineup for that. Overall this season Liverpool are W9 D4 L4 on the road and they have averaged over two goals per away game. Mo Salah was at it again last weekend and he is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:52 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Twelve of his thirty league goals this season have come away from home. Liverpool have netted in 82% of their away games this season and they have only failed to win one of their seven away games (L1) against the current bottom eight sides in the league at the moment. In the bet365 correct score market Liverpool 2-1 option is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:52 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) and with good appeal.
Liverpool have met West Brom twice this season and have failed to beat them. There was a 0-0 draw between them in the league at Anfield back in December and then they met in the FA Cup fourth round and the Baggies pulled off a shock 3-2 win at Anfield, a game stacked with VAR controversy to get through. In the last five Premier League meetings, Liverpool are W2 D3 and West Brom are winless in four home league games against the Reds.
West Brom did so well last weekend, but their defence is going to come under a lot more pressure than what Man United’s attack put them under. There should be three points heading Liverpool’s way in a game which finishes over 2.5 goals.
17th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This may well end up being one of the most entertaining Premier League games of the weekend. Liverpool have been in fantastic form at Anfield this season and they get to take on Bournemouth who have been involved in a lot of thrilling, high scoring games recently. So there should be, once more, plenty of goals flying around on Merseyside.
Liverpool 2/11, Draw 6/1, Bournemouth 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
Liverpool are on a three-match winning streak at Anfield in the Premier League, having returned a total of eleven goals from that run of games. They are still unbeaten on home soil for the entire term with a fantastic W10 D6 record. Overall home and away they have posted a W6 D2 L1 record in their last nine games, a much-changed starting line-up drawing at Everton last weekend. Liverpool have averaged 2.4 goals per home game across their sixteen league games for the season and there is a strong chance that this is going to end up being a high scoring game and over 3.5 goals at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:30 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). The Reds have scored in each of their last seven home fixtures, netting at least two goals in each of those. Liverpool have collected a clean sheet in over half of their home games this season but for the visit of Bournemouth, who like to get forward it is probably worth looking at the both teams to score option. This could be a really open and entertaining fixture. Liverpool incidentally have scored 66% of their home goals and have conceded 70% of their home goals in the second half of matches.
It’s been a dramatic little run from Bournemouth. They scored an 89th-minute winner at home against West Brom in mid-month, then rescued a point at Watford following that thanks to a 90th-minute goal from Jermain Defoe and last weekend at home against Crystal Palace, Joshua King netted an 89th-minute equaliser for them. That’s a lot of late drama but it does show that the Cherries just don’t give up. They are fun to watch at least. The Cherries have scored in each of their last fourteen league fixtures and in each of their last six on the road. They have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight. In the bet365 correct score market an entertaining 3-1 win for Liverpool is only at 10/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:30 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) and not a bad proposition. The Cherries have averaged a goal per game on the road this season but have netted at least two in half of their last six. Overall this season Bournemouth have produced a W3 D6 L7 record.
Liverpool produced a fantastic 4-0 win on their travels earlier this season when they went to Bournemouth. They only managed to get one point off the Cherries last season though, drawing 2-2 at Anfield. Each of the last four meetings have produced at least four goals and each of the last four have produced at least three goals. Liverpool holds a W8 D3 L1 record against Bournemouth from all previous meetings in all competitions.
Bournemouth just don’t have a lot of defensive guile about them and this should be a good solid home win for the Reds. You would have to back the goals to fly around in the fixture though so look for Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals.
11th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool will continue to strive towards a top-two finish this season as they face off against Everton in the Merseyside derby on the weekend. Best case scenario for the Reds is that they finish in second place after the weekend. Worst case scenario fourth. Everton will be under pressure under the weight of Liverpool’s powerful home form and the Toffees found Manchester City too hot to handle last weekend.
Liverpool 8/13, Draw 16/5, Everton 15/4* (Betting Odds taken at 7:32 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Toffees have had a pretty decent run of form at Goodison Park recently with three wins in their last four there (L1). It was in their last home game that they suffered that loss which was against Manchester City. They have done well enough in front of goal having scored at least two goals in eight of their nine home victories this season on home soil. While a win for them in this one is going to be tough, it should contribute to this being a high scoring game. Everton have averaged 1.6 goals per game at home and over 3.5 goals at bet365 is at odds of 7/10* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Overall this season Everton’s home form is W9 D2 L5 but with only the two losses in their last eleven there. The Toffees are on a five-match scoring streak at home. Cenk Tosun has scored three goals in his last three games for the Toffees so may be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market. Everton’s season is really being held up by their home form but they have only been leading at halftime on three occasions this season at Goodison Park. Clean sheets have been hard to come by for the Toffees and therefore both teams to score at bet365 has to be a decent proposition.
Liverpool have been in terrific league form. They have played to a W6 D1 L1 record in their last eight games and since their loss at Old Trafford back on March 10th, they have won their following two games, totalling seven goals and conceding just the one. They scraped past Crystal Palace last weekend and of course, had extra midweek work in the Champions League against Man City to contend with. The Reds have won three of their last four away games in the Premier League, part of a W9 D3 L4 record this season on their travels. Mo Salah still can’t stop scoring and he is the 5/2 bet365 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The Reds have averaged 2.3 goals per away game this season and they are on a four-match scoring streak on their travels. 50% of their road games have made it over 3.5 goals (44% have gone over 4.5 goals) so they are shaping up well for a challenge in this one. A second place finish in the league this season is well and truly on for them still. Liverpool have opened the scoring in ten of their sixteen away games this season.
Everton battled out a home point against Liverpool earlier the season but fell to their rivals in the FA Cup. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six trips to Goodison Park in the Premier League with a W2 D4 record from that sequence. Liverpool have lost just one of their last seventeen games home and away against the Toffees. Both teams have scored in each of the last three.
Liverpool won’t take their foot off the gas in this one and they are likely to three points. Everton have done pretty well on home soil this season, but still with the threat of Liverpool’s attack, their defence may have a tough time holding out.
4th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace need to pick up where they left off before the International Break. They collected a hugely important win over Huddersfield to boost their survival chances. However, this is such a tough game for them to get back into action with. Liverpool are firing along still pressing hard for a top-two finish. Palace can only hope to catch them cold on their return to action.
Liverpool 2/5, Draw 7/2, Crystal Palace 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 03:22 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
Palace were on a poor slide of form in the Premier League before landing an important 2-0 away win at Huddersfield just before the international break. That snapped a run of seven winless fixtures that they were on, increasing their risk of relegation. They are still in the relegation mixer though starting the weekend just two points clear of the drop zone. This is a tough game for them, but it really is their last really tough fixture that they have to plough through from now to the end of the season. Palace hold a W4 D5 L6 record at home this season and they are winless in their last three at Selhurst Park, losing their last two against Spurs and Manchester United there. Palace have a W1 D2 L3 record in their last six on home soil. They are getting forward, but have been lacking a bit of finishing class in the box and their defence is no doubt going to come under some heavy pressure in his one. Both teams to score at Bet365 is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018).
The Reds are duelling with Manchester United for second place in the league and they have been in decent enough form, winning four of their last five league outings. The only game they failed to win in that sequence was a trip to Old Trafford. The Reds thumped Watford 5-0 before the international break with Mo Salah bagging four and he is the bet365 first goalscorer favourites at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). The Reds are W8 D3 L4 on their travels this season in the top flight, going W2 L2 in their last four away from Anfield. They can, of course, be relied on for goals and have averaged 2.3 per away game which should help this game get above that 2.5 goal line pretty comfortably. The Reds have scored in each of their last seven league fixtures now and in the bet365 correct score market, a Liverpool 2-1 option isn’t a bad option really to consider for this one. There is a great chance for them to heap some pressure back onto the shoulders of Manchester United in the race for second.
Over the last six Premier League meetings things are even with three wins each actually. The Reds took a 1-0 win over Palace earlier in the season at Anfield but both teams have scored in eight of the last nine league meetings. Ten of the last eleven meetings in all competitions have gone over 2. 5 goals. So it is likely that this will be an entertaining game. Palace are winless in three home games against Liverpool in all competitions.
Liverpool to win and both teams to score looks to be the right option to roll with in this one. The Reds are obviously the stronger of the two and Palace will have trouble containing them. It gets much easier for Palace after this one, they just need to see it out.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
With the rest of the top four having a break from league action this weekend, Liverpool can claw their way up into third place on Saturday with a win over Watford. The Reds will be looking for an immediate response too after their loss against Manchester United last weekend. Watford have improved their stock lately, but only at home.
Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Watford 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)
Liverpool’s home form for the season stands at W9 D6 so they are defending an unbeaten record in this one. They have won their last two league games at Anfield, scoring six and conceding just the one. As Liverpool have only shipped just the 10 goals in 15 home games this season, Liverpool to win to nil at Paddy Power looks to be a good place to start for action in this one at 10/11 odds * (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). They have responded with a win following each of their last two defeats in the top flight and have a good chance to do so again in this one. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in each of their last six home games and in the Paddy Power correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 option is value at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). Of their home goals, this season 67% of them have come in the second half of matches as they really punish tiring teams. Mo Salah, who was shutout against Manchester United last weekend is the First Goalscorer favourite for the game. A win for Liverpool moves them back up into third by two points ahead of Spurs.
The Hornets have been doing much better lately with three wins in their last five (L2). The two defeats there have been out on the road and they are struggling badly for any kind of away form. Watford are D1 L7 in their last eight away games in the top flight and they are without a goal in any of their last four too. Their overall record on their travels is W4 D2 L9 so they are vulnerable in this one for sure. The Hornets have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels and they have conceded 62% of their goals in the second half of away matches. Just two teams have conceded more goals than Watford have done in this season’s Premier League. The Hornets have opened the scoring in just six of their away games this season and both teams not to score at Paddy Power is at even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018).
There was a 3-3 thriller at Vicarage Road between these two recently and that just extended Liverpool’s unbeaten form to four matches against the Hornets in the top flight (W3 D1). At Anfield, Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak of form against Watford, three of those with a clean sheet. Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings in all competitions and from the previous nine Premier League meetings, Liverpool are W6 D1 L2 against the Hornets.
Watford’s defence is likely to let them down in this one and Liverpool will be hungry to bounce back after last weekend’s disappointment. It’s worth taking a flutter on the home side to get the three points with a clean sheet behind them.
14th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A high profile clash to start the Premier League weekend. This is a massive showdown in the race for second place behind Manchester City and it is Manchester United who are holding a two-point advantage over the Reds. But Liverpool have been in scintillating form lately, while Manchester United have been stuttering along more than anything.
Manchester United 8/5, Liverpool 13/8, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
What will this high-profile clash churn out? The Red Devils managed to fight their way back from 2-0 down out at Crystal Palace on Monday night to land a 3-2 victory. That made it back to back wins for them and three of their last four wins in the top flight now have been by a one-goal margin only. The Red Devils are W3 L2 in their last five games home and away though, but the two defeats were out on the road. They have lost one game at Old Trafford in the league this season, which was against Man City back in December. Overall the Red Devils are W11 D2 L1 at home and they are on a three-match winning streak there, unbeaten in six (W4 D2). They have averaged over two goals per game at home this season while they have conceded just the six goals in their fourteen home games, keeping a clean sheet in 71% of their home fixtures. So it has been good stats from them, but their performances lately have come under some heavy criticism for being so poor and negative. You would expect them to be as tight as possible and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 19/20* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
The Reds are rocking along in great form having gone W4D1 in their last five games and they have won eight of their last ten league games (D1 L1). Out on the road, they have collected back to back wins and have won three of their last four away from home. Overall this season Liverpool have posted a very strong W8 D3 L3 record and have lost just one of their last eleven away from Anfield. The Reds are stacked with goalscoring power and have averaged almost 2.5 goals per away game this season. Defensively they haven’t been the tightest away from home, but when you have a forward in as great of form as Mo Salah who is the 3/2 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018) then you can cover up errors at the back. Liverpool have scored first in ten of their fourteen away games this season and this is such an important game for them in terms of the race for second place. Only Man City boast a better away record in the top flight and the Citizens are the only side to have scored more goals than the Reds have done this season.
Manchester United successfully parked the bus at Anfield to earn a 0-0 draw earlier in the season when these two met. That is four draws in a row between them too in all competitions (two 1-1 and two 0-0). Liverpool are unbeaten in five games now against the Red Devils but are winless in their last four visits to Old Trafford (D2 L2). Things are even with one win each and three draws in the last five Premier League meetings.
Liverpool have more than enough about them to go and open up the Manchester United defence. The Red Devils may get overwhelmed at the start of this and have trouble getting back into the scrap. Away win as the superior firepower of Liverpool should win out.
7th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting