BETTING PREVIEW: Liverpool Can’t Afford To Slip Up At Anfield

Chelsea will be popular at 6/5 to beat Liverpool in Saturday’s lunchtime clash at Anfield, but Liverpool will be fired up against the unbeaten Premier League leaders and are are still deeply hurt by last season’s encounter which they lost and cost them the title.

Chelsea look to have spent well over the summer and have an outstanding striker in Diego Costa whom is 4/1 to net the opening goal here, whilst a 1-0 Chelsea win is 15/2. Although  a Chelsea win is the obvious call, a draw at 5/2 is a great price and one both teams would not be unhappy with.

If Burnley are to have any chance of retaining their place in Premier League it is games like Hull at home they have to win, 6/4 is a decent price although plenty will consider 15/8 about Hull as value but I see this as a pivotal match for the home team and take them to win for the first time this season at 6/4.

Manchester United are very frustrating but also very entertaining, I expect them to beat Crystal Palace at 1/3 but I expected them to beat Swansea, Sunderland, Leicester, Burnley and WBA, all of which they failed to do. I can’t help feeling they are going to thrash a team shortly and it could be Palace, United are 7/2 to be the weekend’s highest scorers in the league and this  match is 5/1 to produce most goals. I like Rooney at 4/1 to net first and take United to record a comfortable win.

Southampton are on a roll and should beat Leicester at home but 4/9 is very short and although I see no other result but a home win, I couldn’t back them at such cramped odds.

West Ham at 3/4 will be popular to win The Claret and Blue Derby against out of sorts Aston Villa at Upton Park, Villa will have their backers at 4/1 but West Ham are my selection here.

Manchester City are far stronger than QPR but at 9/20 are really short to win this match with Rangers a huge price at 6/1 to cause a big upset. On paper this should be a stroll for City, but QPR played really well against Liverpool when throwing it away at death and deserved their win against Aston Villa in last home game, Charlie Austin at 10/1 is value to score first goal here while City fans will look no further than Sergio Aguero at 11/4.

Sunderland gained three welcome points against Crystal Palace on Monday and look a big price at 13/5 for 3 more against Everton who played well themselves in their Europa League Win against Lille on Thursday but The Mackems have had extra recovery time since their trip to London and this could prove to be significant.

Tottenham are a difficult team to work out and hard to trust at short odds especially after a Thursday Europa League game, albeit one they won. They are 4/6 to beat Stoke who are just the sort of side whom could frustrated Spurs, although a Stoke win at 9/2 would be a surprise. A draw at 11/4 is a distinct possibility.

If Tottenham and Manchester United are hard to work out then what can one say about Newcastle! Over the years backing the biggest price outcome blind in Newcastle matches has been very profitable, and this Sunday that is the draw at 12/5 WBA are 13/10 while Newcastle whom have found a decent run of form from nowhere are 2/1 but a point here could be the value call.

I was at The Emirates on Tuesday night and wasn’t one of those whom took Ladbrokes in running odds of 94/1 on the draw when Arsenal led 3-0 against Anderlecht, they went to sleep at the back and paid the penalty in a match played in atrocious conditions, it was a thriller for the neutral but a nightmare for Gunners fans but all is not lost. I expect them still to reach the last 16 as runners up in the group, but once again go no further. Their record in Champions League is like Mexico in World Cup Finals. Arsenal are 21/20 to win at Swansea but once again the draw at 5/2 looks a very big price, I am sure it is because few punters back the draw but here is an instance where it Is clearly overpriced. Swansea at 13/5 makes only limited appeal and both might end up being happy not to lose this one.


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