Liverpool can secure top spot in Group B with a point
Unbeaten in the Europa League so far this season, Liverpool only need to keep that record intact in their final first-round match at the Stade Tourbillon to top Group B.
FC Sion are the only side that can overtake the Reds and they fought a spirited rearguard action to take a point from Anfield in October. They’ve won twice in the section but progress is not yet assured as defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s team on home soil could open the door for Rubin Kazan and their situation would have been even more precarious had Clement Chantome not grabbed an equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time in their last home game against Bordeaux.
Klopp was philosophical about Liverpool’s defeat at Newcastle on Sunday, labeling the performance ‘a bad day at the office’. It was only their second defeat since the German took over the reins at Anfield and their first on the road.
As neither of these sides need a win to progress, this could be a low-key affair. Five of the 10 matches so far in this season involving these teams have ended in draws and that result is 43/20 in our Full Time Result Betting.
Both teams have scored in four of Liverpool’s five group matches and we offer 5/6 that the sequence is maintained in Sion. Under (2.5) in our Goals Over/Under market is 5/8 – you would have made a profit if you had backed that outcome is four of Sion’s five matches. Three of the Merseysiders’ five games have ended 1-1 and we have priced up that Correct Score at 21/5.
The match kicks off at 6.00pm on Thursday, December 10 at the Stade Tourbillon, Sion
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