Kenny Dalglish forces bookmakers to rethink
After a slow start on his return to the helm at Anfield, Kenny Dalglish has found winning form recently and finds his side unbeaten in the last 5. Having won all of the last 4 games following an important 1-0 away win against Chelsea this weekend, odds are changing rapidly in all Liverpool markets.
A top 6 spot will guarantee European football next season and bookmakers have revised their odds on this market after the Reds well earned win at Stamford Bridge, online bookmaker Stan James now offer the best odds of 1/2 for Liverpool to finish in this year’s Barclay’s Premier League Top 6 and bookmakers think they have a decent shout at claiming a place in the top 4 and a Champions League place following their recent good form with odds of 8/1 available over at Totesport.
Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish has been receiving increasing support for the permanent manager position and Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 1/6 for Dalgish to manage Liverpool in their opening game of Next Season. This is no surprise after recent good form, but other names in the frame for next Liverpool manager are Martin O’Neill 12/1, Jose Mourinho 14/1 and Frank Rijkaard at 16/1 all over at Paddy Power.
Liverpool, unbeaten in 5, host Wigan in their next Premier League clash on Saturday and are made comfortable favourite, with the best odds available with Paddy Power, Stan James and Bet365 all offering 4/11 for Liverpool to win.
Following this, Liverpool face a tricky away fixture in the Europa League at Sparta Praha a week on Thursday, Bwin offers the best odds of 18/19 for Liverpool to come away from the Czech Republic with a win in the bag. This will mark Liverpool’s first European fixture since the departure of Fernando Torres for £50 million this January.
Liverpool’s uncertain form over the season brings two interesting bets in regards to the remainder of their season. For Liverpool to remain unbeaten for the remainder of their Premier League fixtures Paddy Power offers odds of 12/1, to remain unbeaten in all competitions until the end of the season they offer 80/1. As Liverpool have already been knocked out of both the FA and League Cups, the odds of 80/1 would require Liverpool to remain unbeaten in the Europa League in addition to the Premier League making this bet a much more attractive offer.
On the other side, Stan James is advertising odds of 10/1 for Liverpool’s bubble to burst and to finish the Barclay’s Premier League in the bottom half of the table.