Liverpool let favourite backers down yet again last week when they were odds-on with Betbright for their away trip to Newcastle and the question all of us punters have have to answer this week is this: Can they be trusted again at short-prices at home to West Brom?
Well I know that you lot will give them a second chance as you always back the Reds whatever price Betbright put up and on this occasion I am as well.
Last week’s 2-0 defeat at St James’ Park was only their second loss in the last 19 matches and the big worry for Liverpool backers is that they’ve drawn 10 of those games.
I certainly wouldn’t be suggesting a heavy wager on them as a single for this match – they’ve already failed to beat West Ham, Norwich and Crystal Palace this season when a short-price home favourite – but, I believe they will finally break the visitors down as they have enough quality to come away with a very valuable three points.
Jurgen Klopp’s side safely made it through to the knock-out stages of the Europa League in midweek with a dire 0-0 draw in Switzerland against Sion and they may well struggle for goals again at the weekend.
England international Daniel Sturridge is injured yet AGAIN and the replacements Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi just aren’t delivering the goals in the Premier League.
The Reds have only scored more than one goal twice in their 12 home matches this campaign and against a very well organised West Brom side they aren’t expected to score many this weekend, either.
Seven of West Brom’s eight away matches have featured less than 2.5 goals and I do like the under’s again at the 3/4 with BetBright.
Tony Pullis will try to park the West Brom bus in front of the Kop in this one. He will try to frustrate his more illustrious opponents and they will offer very little, if anything as an attacking force – the game-plan will try to sneak a 0-0 draw.
I just believe that the hosts have too much quality amongst their ranks and the return of Brazilian playmaker and Liverpool’s main man Philippe Coutinho could be the difference to unlock the visitors defence.
It might take them a bit of time to break them down, but they will and a 1-0 Liverpool win at 4/1 with BetBright is my idea of the correct-score.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/4
Correct Score Liverpool 1-0 @ 4/1
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