Another UEFA Europa League night at Anfield.
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In Monday’s Manchester United v Arsenal match, I recommended betting on the first goal to be a header at 33/10, and that a penalty would be awarded at any time at 2/1.
If you’d followed my advice there, you would have walked home a lot richer.
Your wallet would be so full nothing else would fit in your pockets and you would probably have to carry your keys.
I can only apologise if you got sweaty metal hands.
Now I’m back to help you win big on the Liverpool v FC Utrecht game tonight.
I’m Leroy Paine.
It’s rare that Liverpool can begin a match these days with absolutely no pressure at all on their shoulders, but that is close to what the Reds have here.
They have already secured the top spot in Group K of the UEFA Europa League, as the only team that can match their points tally of nine is Napoli, and Liverpool’s head to head record against the Italians of an away draw and a home win mean they cannot be overtaken.
What tonight will bring is plenty of players looking to earn a place in the first team in games that do matter, and Roy Hodgson has confirmed the likes of Ryan Babel, Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen are set to start – as well as young players such as Danny Wilson, Martin Kelly, Jonjo Shelvey and Dani Pacheco.
It was therefore thought that the home team’s big hitters were unlikely to feature, but with David Ngog unfit, Hodgson today stated that Fernando Torres would start.
However, odds on him filling his boots are not quite as generous as they are for others.
Sotirios Kyrgiakos has scored twice in the Premier League this season in just six starts, and is always a threat at set pieces.
He is 14/1 to be the first goalscorer, and 5/1 to score at any time with Sportingbet.
Liverpool’s struggles this season have mainly been down to their dreadful away form, but at Anfield they have generally been pretty solid.
Even so, with little riding on the game, 14/1 for a 0-0 draw doesn’t seem a bad bet either either.
Nor are the odds for a draw: 100/30 with Sportingbet.
I sincerely hope you’ve brought additional receptacles for your winnings.
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