Blackpool v Liverpool Betting Preview

Tags: 2016/17 Premier League

Published: 08:38 12/01/2011

Blackpool will attempt to improve on their poor home record tonight when they entertain Liverpool and manager Ian Holloway is expected to make nine changes from the team who played in the FA Cup at the weekend . The Seasiders have only one two home games so far this season although they have so far played a disproportionate number of away games because of building works at Bloomfield Road . This is a huge game for both teams who are currently locked together on twenty five points just four points above a relegation position Kenny Dalglish has a huge job trying to motivate this below par Liverpool team and the Reds will be without star player Steven Gerrard tonight who is banned after a dangerous tackle at Old Trafford at the weekend . Glen Johnson , Joe Cole and Paul Konchesky all face late injury tests for Liverpool who have lost seven of their last ten away games . The enigma that is Fernando Torres probably holds the key to tonight's game . Torres has scored only one goal for Liverpool away from Anfield since April 2010 and Bet365 will be inundated this morning with their quote of 10/11 that Torres again fails to score tonight . If nothing else Dalglish is expected to get the best out of Torres but this theory got off to a poor start on Sunday when Torres was substituted against Manchester United . At the moment Liverpool and Torres cannot be relied on and cannot be backed at short prices . Ian Holloway will have his "Tangerines" massively up for this game and the value has to be with Blackpool at best odds of 10/3 with Australian bookie Canbet . Best bet however may be to back Blackpool with a goal head start (+1) at odds of 5/6 with Paddy Power and you are on a winner even if the game ends as a draw .

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