After going closest out of all the Premiership teams so far to ending Man City’s unbeaten start to the Premiership season there is plenty of cause for optimism for Liverpool fans but getting results against the best teams in the league has never been a problem for Liverpool, what has been more of a problem this season has been beating the lesser teams. The likes of Sunderland, Norwich and Swansea have all taken points off Liverpool this season and Kenny Dalglish will want to make sure his side get all three points against Fulham in Monday night’s live match.
Liverpool are the favourites with the bookies to win this match and the odds have been nibbled at all week with several bookies making small cuts to the odds ahead of the kick off. Those looking to back Liverpool to win their fifth away match of the season can get odds of 5/4 at the time of writing and many will certainly be willing to risk Liverpool at those sorts of odds against a team who has amassed around half as many points so far as Liverpool have. If you fancy a draw in this match you can get odds of 12/5 whilst Fulham are ever so slightly less fancied than the draw at 13/5.
It has been a case of all of nothing recently for Liverpool when playing away from home, from six matches on the road Liverpool are yet to draw with four wins and two losses. It was a similar story last season too with no side drawing fewer games than Liverpool away from home. Whilst Liverpool rarely draw away from home the same result is Fulham’s favourite verdict at home, three of their six home games have finished all square whilst surprisingly they have managed just one win at Craven Cottage with the other two matches ending in defeat for the hosts. The fact that Liverpool’s least common result away from home is the draw and Fulham’s least common result at home is a win would suggest that Liverpool are good value to win this one at 5/4.
In recent years there have been plenty of goals in this fixture, seven goals were scored in a very exciting encounter here last season, Liverpool emerged victorious in that fixture 5-2 whilst the season before it was Fulham who got the better of Liverpool in a 3-1 win. Those results would suggest that the odds of 10/11 on this match having over 2.5 goals should be good value. The two league games before that between these teams at Craven Cottage both went the way of Liverpool and in both matches Liverpool kept clean sheets so a bet on Liverpool to win to nil looks interesting at a price of 13/5. It should pay to stick with bets like this for this match rather than betting on the goalscorer markets. Liverpool’s last eight league goals have all come courtesy of different players so backing one single player to score looks a hard one to predict currently.
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