Liverpool’s chances and betting tips match-by-match
As we approach October, Liverpool will be involved in some key fixtures that will be pivotal to how their season will pan out, starting with a Europa League clash against Swiss outfit FC Sion.
Incidentally, on checking my android betting apps, I see that Liverpool’s price for winning the Europa League is currently 16/1 while they are big 80/1 outsiders to claim the Premier League title.
Firstly, let’s take a look at The Reds’ opening match in this month.
Liverpool v FC Sion – Thursday 1st October, 8.05pm
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been drawn in Group B which consists of FC Sion, Bordeaux and Rubin Kazan, and following a useful point away at Bordeaux in a 1-1 draw, Liverpool will set their sights on taking top spot tonight with a win at Anfield. This may not be pretty, but Liverpool could come out on top this evening.
Tip: Liverpool Asian Handicap -1 @ 2.00 with Pinnacle looks appealing.
Everton v Liverpool – Sunday 4th October, 1.30pm
The first merseyside derby is almost upon us, and traditionally Liverpool have had the upper hand over their blue counterparts, but with the likes of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling now all gone, Liverpool are in a rebuilding phase. Everton will be keen to improve upon last season’s disappointing campaign, and I can see both teams cancelling each other out.
Tip: Draw at Goodison Park, perhaps 1-1.
Tottenham v Liverpool – Saturday 17th October, 12.45pm
Tottenham totally dismantled Manchester City 4-1 at the weekend, so what can Spurs do to an out-of-sorts Liverpool outfit with a misfiring Benteke up front? If Tottenham believe in themselves, they will win this one. Tottenham’s motto is “To dare is to do” – we’ll see.
Tip: I can see Tottenham winning this, perhaps 1-0.
Liverpool v Rubin Kazan – Thursday 22nd October, 8.05pm
Liverpool are usually pretty steady at Anfield despite what West Ham supporters will tell you, and given the Russian outfit Rubin Kazan’s poor form on their travels domestically, this could be a great opportunity for The Reds to really grab Group B by the scruff of the neck.
However, it won’t be straight-forward by any means as Rubin Kazan are likely to be set up to be difficult to break down. This could be a low-scoring encounter so I’d go with the under 2.5 goals but The Reds could sneak a 1-0 win.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals
Liverpool v Southampton – Sunday 25th October, 4.15pm
Probably a little harsh to dub this fixture as Liverpool A versus Liverpool B but there’s a reunion for a few players in the Anfield camp as they prepare to do battle against their former team-mates.
There’s usually a few goals between these two sides, and with Liverpool attacking the Kop, the fans will be desperate for a good showing and three points against a side that is fast becoming their equal. I sense a bit of value could be had in this fixture, hence my pick.
Tip: Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals, in perhaps a 2-1 win for The Reds
Liverpool v Bournemouth – Wednesday 28th October, 7.45pm (League Cup 4th round)
Liverpool struggled to put League Two outfit Carlisle United to bed in the previous round, having to resort to penalties to see them off in what was acclaimed as a good win by some former Liverpool greats. Are you kidding me?! They now face underdogs Bournemouth, but by now Brendan Rodgers’ season is expected to have started to take shape and this could determine his team selection for this encounter.
Either way, I’m expecting a fairly open, attacking match here and depending on team selection, both teams are very capable of taking this perhaps 2-1.
Tip: Go for Both Teams to Score, but Liverpool might just edge this with a 2-1 scoreline.
Chelsea v Liverpool – Saturday 31st October, 12.45pm
This is shaping up to be Liverpool’s toughest fixture during October with Chelsea expected to be challenging both of the Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League.
Chelsea’s form at Stamford Bridge is also solid and with a ruthless attacking line-up consisting of Diego Costa along with the creative midfield of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, Liverpool may well be powerless to resist. A return against his former club could be on the cards for Daniel Sturridge, but he’ll need to have got more playing time under his belt if he’s to make an impression here.
Tip: I have to take Chelsea to win this perhaps 1-0.
So, by the end of October we’ll see how Liverpool have progressed (or not), and if manager Brendan Rodgers is still occupying the Anfield hotseat. Either way, there’s some interesting football in store this month.