Liverpool were left frustrated after their 2-2 draw at home against Spurs last weekend and they will be looking to get back immediately to winning ways as they head to the south coast. Southampton snapped a long winless streak of form that they were on in the top flight with a great 3-2 victory at West Brom. Can they grind something out of this one?
Liverpool 3/4, Draw 11/4, Southampton 10/3* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.)
Southampton finally got that elusive win on the board as thy rolled out a 3-2 away win at West Brom last weekend. That was a huge victory for Southampton who started the weekend in the drop zone and it meant that it left West Brom on the bottom. That’s just what the Saints need to produce for themselves given the situation that they were in. That is a four-match undefeated streak of form that Southampton have put together now in the top flight (W1 D3) so that has been a bit better from them. Their last two league outings at St Mary’s have ended in a 1-1 draw and four of their last six at home have ended by that scoreline. In the bet365 correct score market a 1-1 draw is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.). Can they drive on from that important win last weekend? It may be tough in this one as the Saints have only won three league home games this season (D6 L5) and are on a six-match winless streak at home at the moment. They have scored in each of their last seven home games but have conceded in each of their last eight. Still, it may add up nicely to a both teams to score option offering a bit of value.
Liverpool almost had the beating of Spurs last weekend but conceded a penalty late into stoppage time to play out a draw. That is only the one defeat though that they have suffered in the top flight since losing against Tottenham way back in October so overall their form is still pretty solid. The only league loss that they have suffered in their last seven league match was at Swansea recently, but Liverpool immediately snapped back to winning away form as they took a 3-0 win at Huddersfield in their next game. Liverpool are W7 D3 L3 this season away from Anfield and they have scored so freely at an average of 2.5 goals per game away from home which has been an impressive return. However their defence has been pretty leaky on the road and many times this season we have seen many examples this term of them throwing away leads. 62% of their away games have gone over 3.5 which is staggering. Mo Salah was at it again last weekend with a brace and he is the bet365 7/2 outright first goalscorer favorite* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.). The Reds have been ahead at half time in seven of their away games this season and they have split their goals evenly over the first and second half of matches. The Reds have actually opened the scoring in 9 of their 13 road games.
The Saints were outclassed in a heavy defeat at Anfield earlier in the season and over the last eight meetings, the Saints are W3 D3 L3 against Liverpool in all competitions. The Saints have lost just one of their last six games against Liverpool home and away in all competitions. Down on the south coast, the Saints are unbeaten in their last two home games against Liverpool in the Premier League (W1 D1). Four of the last five games between these two of them have gone under 2.5 goals.
The draw may not be a bad option going into his one. The Saints will have new belief after that important in last season and time and time against Liverpool have shown how easily they can throw games away.
9th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham did a great number on Manchester United in midweek and now head off to Anfield to face another tough opponent. This is going to be a crucial time for Spurs in their battle for a top-four place. They go into the game two points adrift of third-placed Liverpool so there are a massive three points up for grabs here. The Reds got over their shock defeat at Swansea last weekend by thumping Huddersfield in midweek and are carrying hot home form.
Liverpool 21/20, Tottenham 12/5, Draw 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 1:31 a.m.)
Liverpool have lost just one of the last 16 top flight games and they responded to their defeat at Swansea by taking a 3-0 victory and got Huddersfield in midweek. The reds are on a three-match winning streak at home and they are unbeaten all season at Anfield, a run of twelve Premier League games. Each of their last three games at home have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool have averaged just over two goals per game at home this season and over 2.5 goals at Bet365 is at 4/7 Odds. Liverpool have been defensively very good at Anfield this season and they have only conceded the seven goals all season there. However, they are facing a quality side and Tottenham and both teams to score should be in favour and in the Bet365 correct score market a Liverpool 2-1 option is at 17/2 odds. Mo Salah was on the score sheet again in midweek and he, along with Roberto Firmino have both been going well in front of goal recently. Liverpool claimed an epic 4-3 win over Manchester City in their last home game and they will be targeting another important thre points in the race for a top-four finish in this one. A win for the Reds would see them open up a 5 point lead over Tottenham.
Spurs produced one of their best performances of the season in midweek as they beat Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley. Tottenham completely outclassed the Red Devils on the night and the victory moved them to seven matches unbeaten in the Premier League. Away from home Tottenham are unbeaten in three games winning two of them before only managing a 1-1 draw in their last away game which was at Southampton. Tottenham have actually only won just two of their last eight games out on the road in the top flight. That is why they are playing catch-up in trying to lock down a top-four place. Spurs have scored in each of their last 13 Premier League games and Harry Kane is the Bet365 first goal scorer favourite at 4/1 odds. Tottenham have scored 21 goals in total away from home this season which is not bad at all for an average of 1.75 goals per game, while defensively they have conceded just around a goal per game on average. The Lilywhites have scored in each of their last six away games and they should play their part in driving the goal total up in this game. Just over a third of the goals that Spurs have conceded this season have been in the final 15 minutes of matches. This would be such an important three points for them if they could land them. It would keep momentum high before next meeting Arsenal in the North London derby.
Liverpool were hammered 4-1 at White Hart Lane back in October, but they have won their last two home games against Spurs in all competitions. Their loss against the Lilywhites earlier this season snapped a run of ten unbeaten games that the Reds were against Spurs and that has to count for something. Liverpool are undefeated in their last seven home games against Tottenham in all competitions.
Liverpool may just have enough to go and scupper Tottenham’s chance of catching up in the race for a top-four finish. Spurs haven’t done particularly well against the other big six this season and Liverpool have the power to take them down at Anfield. Home win and both teams to score.
2nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It’s not been a great week or so for Liverpool with a league loss and an FA Cup exit having been suffered. They will have to pick themselves up now for a visit to the John Smiths stadium on Tuesday night as they face Huddersfield. The Terriers will just be panicking a bit at the moment with a three-match losing streak in the league going. Liverpool are 3/10 at bet365 for the win, with the draw at 17/4 and Huddersfield at 17/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 6:13 p.m.)
The Terriers have slipped to a three-match losing streak and that has left them winless in their last six games in the top flight overall now (D3 L3). So they are struggling and they have managed to record just the one goal in their last four league games as well so the chances of them getting on the scoresheet in this one isn’t high. They haven’t done too badly at home this season in the flight with a W4 D4 L4 record on the board but they are winless in four at the John Smith’s (D2 L2) now, sinking to a poor 4-1 home loss against West Ham last time out there. Huddersfield have tallied the eleven league goals on home soil this season so far and only 42% of their games at home have made it over 2.5 goals, so it may be worth looking under 2.5 goals at bet365. But it will be a big test for them to try and shut down the powerful Liverpool attack in the game. That having been said, The Terriers have conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game which is pretty solid at home. 73% of their goals at home this season have come in the first half of matches while they have conceded 62% of their home goals after the break in games. Their three most frequent scorelines at home this season (1-1, 1-0 and 0-0) suggests that they could at least keep the score down.
The Reds have just hit a little bit of dodgy form. They somehow managed to go out and lose against Swansea in their last league game, just a week after becoming the first side to beat Man City in the Premier League this season. Then there was that strange FA Cup exit at home to West Brom on the weekend. You would imagine that Jurgen Klopp is fuming at the moment. Overall this season Liverpool are W6 D3 L3 this season and they have scored 29 goals in their twelve road games, which is an average of 2.4 goals per game so they clearly have it in them. 67% of their away games have gone over 3.5 goals this season. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last three on the road though and none in their last four overall in the top flight. Clean sheets have been few and far between for them this season in the league and indeed 75% of all the goals that they have conceded this season have been away from home. The Reds have scored in 83% of their away games this season Mo Salah heads up the bet365 first goalscorer and anytime goalscorer markets. The Reds need to find some kind of response to their poor returns lately.
Liverpool have won three of their last four visits to Huddersfield, but of course, they have not been there for a while. Their last visit there was in the 1999 FA Cup when they won 2-0. The Reds are on a four-match winning streak over the Terriers and if you look at it and they have not conceded in their last six against them. The Reds ran out 3-0 winners when the two met back at the end of October in the top flight.
Liverpool have shown that they can blow hot and cold and after a couple of cold results, they are probably worth backing to go and get a win on the board. Huddersfield have hit a really rough patch at the moment and may not be able to hold out. Away win
29th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Swans won’t be looking forward to this match. They are in desperate need of points and taking on a confident Liverpool side who just took a win over Manchester City, is probably the last kind of thing that they need at the moment. It is desperate times for the Swans and if ever they needed an unexpected three points, it’s here. Swansea though are 17/2 underdogs at bet365 for the victory with the draw at 17/4 and Liverpool at 3/10* (Betting Odds taken on January 16th, 2018 at 8:49 p.m.)
The Swans head into the weekend four points adrift of safety and by the time that they play on Monday night that gap could well be bigger. So there is immense pressure on them at the moment and they need to drive their way to something in this one. They have been a little bit more competitive under new boss Carlos Carvalhal and saw off Wolves in an FA Cup replay in midweek. They collected a point last time out in the Premier League as well, playing out a 1-1 draw at Newcastle. It leaves them W1 D2 L2 in their last five league games. Overall at home this season the Swans are just W2 D2 L7 for the season and they suffered a 2-0 home loss against Spurs last time out at home. Their output in front of goal so far this season has been pretty dire, with just six goals at home all season in their eleven played and that will likely just throw fire on Liverpool to win to nil wager at bet365. The Swans have failed to score in over half of their home games so there is a trend running there for sure. Just 27% of their home games have made it over the 2.5 goal line. So this may not be a high scoring game, even though Liverpool are involved.
The Reds are now on a four-match winning streak in the Premier League and they are now unbeaten since a 4-1 reverse at Tottenham back on October 22nd. So it’s been fine form from them and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last six games played. They were the first side to beat Manchester City this season in the top flight as they held out for a 4-3 victory at Anfield last weekend. Their rate of scoring has been strong away from Anfield with the Reds averaging 2.6 goals per game on the road. Their defence hasn’t been good on the road though with an average of just under two goals per game conceded. So they are prone to lapses at the back, but they will fancy their chances of a clean sheet here. They are unbeaten in six away games now and they have scored in each of their last nine away from Anfield. In the bet365 correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 option is at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 18th, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.). Liverpool have opened the scoring in 8 of their 11 Premier League away games this season and a Liverpool/Liverpool half time/full time bet looks a decent proposition for the fixture.
Liverpool were comfortable 5-0 winners over Swansea earlier in the season but the two of them have traded wins over the last four meetings so things are even at two wins each. At the Liberty Stadium, Liverpool have lost just one of their last five Premier League visits with a W2 D2 L1 record there in that sequence. Each of the last four league meetings have made it over the 2.5 goal line.
Liverpool are just rampant in front of goal and they have been in great scoring form on the road. They should collect the three points in this one but even though they are prone to letting the odd goal slip here and there, it is worth having a poke on Liverpool to win to nil for the Liberty Stadium clash.
20th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
What a game of football this should be. Liverpool are going well again and they have remained unbeaten on home soil this season in the top flight. They will have revenge on their mind too having been hammered 5-0 at the Etihad by City earlier in the season. Manchester City are yet to taste domestic defeat this season, but they could come under pressure in this one. Man City are only 6/5 to win this, with Liverpool at 2/1 and the draw at 13/5* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 3.54 am)
The Reds have stayed undefeated in their last thirteen league games now and you sort of get the feeling that if they don’t turn up and be the ones to break Man City this season, then the rest of the Premier League may as well just pack up and go home. Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield all season and they have won their last two there, seeing off Swansea and then Leicester. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last five games home and away and certainly carry the attacking threat to get at City. The Reds average just under two goals per game at home and they have conceded just the four goals at Anfield all season which is fantastic. Still, you would probably be looking at both teams to score at Bet365 for the game at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 9.12 pm). Liverpool have lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona so how will they galvanise themselves after that because that is a big loss? But they are stacked with enough creative players to hold down the fort you would imagine. Mo Salah has seventeen league goals for the season and is in at 6/4 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 9.12 pm). Their home form does tick all the boxes to suggest that they can get close to three points.
The Citizens had an extra game in midweek as well to get through, as they face Bristol City in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg which they won 2-1. City are still unbeaten all season and after their record-breaking winning streak was snapped in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, they returned to winning ways last weekend with a 3-1 home victory over Watford. City are W10 D1 on the road this season and they haven’t been without their tight squeezes away from the Etihad it has to be said. They have won at Bournemouth, West Brom, Huddersfield and Newcastle all by just a one-goal margin. Six of their ten away victories this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Backing the Citizens to win by a one-goal margin is 10/3 odds at Paddy Power* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 9.17 pm). City have averaged over two goals per game on their travels this season and they will of course get their chances to shine and push for three points. They have taken a clean sheet in 64% of their away games this season with just the five away goals conceded. But this should be a high scoring game again between the two of them and a really big test of Manchester City’s character.
Despite losing 5-0 at the Etihad this season, Liverpool did take a win in this corresponding league fixture last season and they are actually on a four-match winning streak at Anfield against the Citizens. Liverpool have stood up pretty well to City in recent meetings and they are W4 D1 L1 in their last six Premier League games home and away against the Citizens. In total Liverpool will be defending a sixteen match unbeaten streak of home form against City in all competitions.
City’s unbeaten form has to come to an end and some point and Liverpool could be the ones to do it. The Reds have the pace up front to expose the Citizens at the back and City have had to squeeze out some narrow away wins this season. Back the Reds to get themselves a huge three points.
12th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Clarets have enjoyed a fine season on home soil in the top flight but their great defence will naturally be put to the test in this one against the powerful Liverpool attack. The Reds have put together some very strong form out on the road since the beginning of November and go as 4/9 odds on favourites to win the game, with the draw at 3/1 and Burnley are big 7/1 underdogs.
Burnley’s home form has been strong this season with a W5 D2 L3 record on the board from their ten outings at Turf Moor. They did suffer a loss in their last home game though as they went down 3-0 against Spurs. Four of the five wins that they have recorded on home soil have all been achieved by just the one goal margin, while two of the three losses they have suffered at Turf Moor have been by the one goal margin too. They have conceded just the six goals at home and half of those were in that recent defeat to Spurs. The Clarets have managed only the seven home goals this season and in total, just 10% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. This one is even money to go under the goal line. Can they keep Liverpool at bay though? The Clarets are a big price of 11/2 at Ladbrokes for a clean sheet in this game. It may well be worth considering both teams not to score as in each of the three defeats they have suffered at home this term, Burnley have failed to score in. 67% of the goals that they have conceded on home soil have come in the second half of matches.
The away form of the Reds is pretty hot right now with a W4 D1 record in their last five on the road and they have scored at least three goals in each of those five games as well. Seven times in their ten away games this season they have managed to score at least three goals in a match. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, a Liverpool 2-0 option is at 13/2 as they are going up against a good Burnley defence, while a 3-0 away win comes in at a price of 10/1. Overall the Reds have posted a W5 D3 L2 record on their travels this season in the top flight and they have been ahead at the break in six of their road games. So they are averaging 2.7 goals away from Anfield, but their defence has taken a battering on the road, conceding at a rate of exactly two goals per game on average. 70% of their away games have gone over 4.5 goals which is staggering. Both Mo Salah (injury doubt) and Roberto Firmino have been in good scoring form on the road and they are 11/10 and 11/8 respectively in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Liverpool have opened the scoring in seven of their away games and have been leading at half time in six of them.
The Clarets dug in for a 1-1 draw at Liverpool earlier in the season and that leaves things even in the last three Premier League meetings between them with one win each and a draw. From the seven previous Premier League meetings between them, Liverpool are up in the head to head with a W5 D1 L1 record over Burnley.
The scoring threat that Liverpool possess gets the nod in this one. The Clarets have been defensively immense at home this season but this is going to be a huge test for them, probably one that they aren’t going to get through. Away win.
31st December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This may well be one of the most entertaining games in the Premier League on the weekend. Liverpool trounced a hapless Swansea at Anfield on Boxing Day and were at their rampant best. Leicester meanwhile were being toppled at Vicarage Road by Watford, but their quick counter-attacking play could well get chances against the Reds. Liverpool are 1/3 odds on favourites to get them home win, with the draw at 5/1 and Leicester at a big 8/1 price.
This game surely can’t fail to deliver goals. Liverpool snapped a three match sequence of drawn games at Anfield on Boxing Day as they routed Swansea 5-0. It was Liverpool back to their clinical best and that moves them onto an unbeaten W5 D5 record at home this season in the top flight. Overall home and away, they have now scored twelve goals in their last three games. Despite their defensive collapse against Arsenal, Liverpool have been doing alright at the back with three clean sheets in their last four games, but with the counter attacking threat of Leicester, both teams to score at William Hill should be a good option, even though Liverpool have only conceded the three home goals this season and have taken a clean sheet in seven of their ten Anfield fixtures, which is excellent. They have conceded in two of their last four home games though. Overall Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eleven Premier League games and will be favourites to win this one. In the correct score market, the shortest priced option is a Liverpool 2-0 and Mo Salah will continue to be good value in the anytime goalscorer market.
Leicester have just hit a bit of a bumpy patch with a D1 L2 record in their last three played. They took the lead at Watford on Boxing Day but were undone in the second half by an own goal which saw them fall to a 2-1 defeat. The Foxes have gone W3 D4 L3 in their away games this season, but they have won two of their last three, scoring seven goals across those two victories. The Foxes have scored in each of their last six away games so will be a threat in this one with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez leading the counter-attacking charge. There is a pretty good chance of the game going over 3.5 goals which at William Hill brings a price of even money and well worth a flutter. After all, Leicester have only managed the one clean sheet away from home this season and both teams have scored in 80% of their road fixtures. So there should be plenty of action in this one. Overall, Leicester haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their last five Premier League and all five of those games in that sequence saw at least three goals in them.
This will be the third meeting between the two clubs this season. Leicester took a 2-0 home win over Liverpool in the EFL Cup in September then lost 2-3 at home against the Reds just a few days later in a Premier League meeting. Leicester have held their own against Liverpool in recent Premier League meetings with things even at two wins each and a draw in the last five. Liverpool are on a six match unbeaten streak of form at home against Leicester in the top flight (W5D1).
Liverpool will probably just have too much for Leicester to handle on the day. Leicester’s defence is far from watertight and hasn’t been for most of the season, so the home side will get chances. It’s worth a flutter on both teams to score in the Anfield clash though.
28th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Reds will be looking to put some recent frustrations on home soil behind them as they play host to the struggling Swansea on Boxing Day. Things haven’t gone Liverpool’s way at Anfield recently but they will be expected to be pretty comfortable in this one. The Swans are on a massive slide away from home. Liverpool are 1/6 odds on at Betfair to pick up the win, with the draw at 6/1 and Swansea at 16/1.
Liverpool have drawn their last three league games on home soil, but they do remain unbeaten at Anfield this season overall, so that is a positive. The Reds have been very good at the back on home soil this season in the top flight as they have only conceded three goals and they have taken a clean sheet in 67% of their Anfield fixtures. Liverpool have scored fourteen goals at home at a rate of 1.5 so they have been more dangerous out on the road this season than at home. Still, Mo Salah is spearheading their attack with brilliant form and he is the first goalscorer favourite for the match. Liverpool have opened the scoring in six of their nine home games this season and each of their four home wins have been to nil. Liverpool to win to nil is going to scream appeal in this fixture.
Swansea’s away form is miserable. They have gone only W1 D2 L6 this season on their travels but they are on a six match losing streak at the moment and in that run of games they have only scored the three goals. They have only managed the five away goals all season long. They have managed a clean sheet in 33% of their away games this season surprisingly and have conceded just the 11 goals in nine games. There’s nothing much wrong with their defence, they just haven’t got the output. No Swansea player has managed more than one goal on the road this season and four of the five away goals that they have scored have been in the first half of matches. Four of their six away losses this season have been by a one goal margin only.
Swansea sprang a surprise last season with a 3-2 win at Anfield. Things are even in the last four Premier League games between them with two wins each actually. Liverpool though have won five of their last six on home soil against the Welsh club in all competitions.
Liverpool are good enough to go out and get a win to nil on the board in this one. They aren’t likely going to give the visitors enough of the ball to be able to hurt them and this should be something of a stroll in the park of the home side.
25th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Well, this should be some game on Friday night to start the Premier League weekend with. You have Arsenal who have been going really well on home soil this season looking for a big three points against a fellow top four contender. Liverpool roll into town having rediscovered their winning touch in style last weekend, but can they deliver on the consistency to take down the Gunners? Arsenal are 11/8 at William Hill for the three points, with Liverpool at 7/4 and the draw at 13/5.
The Gunners have produced good league home form this season having put up a W8 L1 record from their nine home fixtures. Their only league home defeat was against Manchester United recently , but the Gunners responded to that by beating Newcastle at the Emirates over the weekend. The goals have just been drying up a little bit for the Gunners as only once in their last six league games have they managed to produce more than one goal in a game. Still, Liverpool are coming to play and over 2.5 goals at William Hill is going to have appeal because of that. Arsenal have actually averaged 2.4 goals per game on home soil this season which is fantastic and they have only conceded the seven, taking a clean sheet in 67% of their home fixtures. Alexandre Lacazette has scored eight league goals for the Gunners this season and six of them have been at home and he is the 11/8 anytime goalscorer favourite for this one. Of the goals that Arsenal have conceded at home, 71% of them have been in the first half of matches. The Gunners have, however, opened the scoring in seven of their nine home games.
After a couple of frustrating home draws against Everton and West Brom, Liverpool exploded back into life with a 4-0 win at Bournemouth last weekend. So they go into this Friday night fixture with a point advantage over the Gunners. It would be huge if they could up that gap and solidify their place in the top four further. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine league games home and away and they are on a fantastic four match winning streak out on the road as well. They have scored at least three goals in each of those away wins in that sequence too and leading the way in the Premier League scoring charts is Mo Salah who is the 5/1 first goalscorer favourite for the game. The Reds have averaged 2.6 goals away from home this season but they have conceded at a rate of almost two per game and both teams to score at William Hill is a viable option. In the Correct Score market, a Liverpool 2-1 is a short price of 11/1 to see them take down the Gunners again. 78% of Liverpool’s away games this season have gone over 3.5 goals so you may want to consider a big scoreline.
Liverpool won 4-0 at home against Arsenal earlier in the season and that took them out to a three match winning streak against Arsenal and the Reds are unbeaten in five against the Gunners now. Arsenal have won just one of the last seven meetings between the two clubs in the league. The last four meetings have all been over 3.5 goals, Liverpool scoring at least three goals in each of those fixtures.
Liverpool could be a bit of value in this one. They hammered the Gunners big time in the season’s earlier meeting, and Arsenal recently failed at home against a positive Manchester United side as well. Have a flutter on the away side picking up the points.
19th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries almost got themselves a good point at Old Trafford in midweek and although they lost the game the performance can give them a boost. They will be looking for something out of this one to avoid going back to back losses. Liverpool misfired in the week despite dominating West Brom at Anfield, they just couldn’t get themselves on the board and had to settle for a 0-0 draw and dropped points. Liverpool are 1/2 odds on to win this one with the draw at 15/4 and Bournemouth at 6/1.
The Cherries probably deserved a point at Old Trafford in midweek, but they lost 1-0 against a really lacklustre Manchester United. That extended their winless streak in the Premier League to five matches (D3 L2) and they are just searching for that next win. They have gone W2 D2 L4 on home soil this season and they have had a mixed W1 D1 L1 in their last three there. They have been improving lately but they are still lacking a little bit of a punch in the final third of the pitch. Still, there is probably going to be value in both teams to score at William Hill in this one even though the Cherries are only averaging just over a goal per game at home this season. The half time draw is big value as the Cherries have only conceded two first half goals this season, leaving 78% of the goals that they have conceded at the Vitality coming in the second half of matches. Bournemouth have Callum Wilson and Jermain Defoe at 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market. A point out of this, considering their winless streak at the moment, really wouldn’t be a bad return for the Cherries at all.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last eight league games now but have had a couple of back to back frustrating games. After their 1-1 draw against Everton, the Reds hosted West Brom in midweek and despite dominating the game, couldn’t get a goal on the board. They are carrying away form though with a three match winning streak on their travels and they have scored twelve goals on those three wins. Their overall record on the road this season is W4 D2 L2 but as they have shipped a lot of away goals, over 2.5 goals at William Hill is well worth a poke. Liverpool have averaged 2.5 goals per game on their travels this season and 88% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Mohamed Salah is the 10/11 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match with Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Dominic Solanke all 6/5 options. In the William Hill correct score market, a Liverpool 2-1 win is a price of 8/1 while they are 11/1 to win this 3-1. The two losses that Liverpool have suffered this season have both been at top four sides and they have handled themselves pretty well against the rest. They need a pick-me-up after those disappointing home results.
The Cherries won this fixture 4-3 last season in a cracking game before playing out a 2-2 draw at Anfield. So from the four previous Premier League clashes between the two of these, Liverpool are W2 D1 L1 up and there has been one win each between them at the Vitality Stadium. Three of the four previous Premier League games between them have gone over the 2.5 goal line.
Liverpool should have enough in the tank to get a win on the board in this one against the low-scoring Cherries. They weren’t at their clinical best in midweek and will be looking to set the balance straight again and they are value to win this.
16th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting