Betting Tips

Back Liverpool to gain revenge against Burnley in a nervy encounter at Anfield


Liverpool will be gunning for revenge against a battling Burnley side who beat Jurgen Klopp’s men 2-0 at Turf Moor earlier in the season.

 

Liverpool have beaten North London duo Spurs and Arsenal in their last two home games, but it’s the sort of game that Klopp’s charges have struggled to win this season, suffering embarrassing defeats against the PL lesser lights such as Sunday’s opponents Burnley, Hull, Bournemouth, Swansea and most recently, lowly Leicester.

Burnley last prevailed at Anfield way back in 1974 and it is hard to create a case for the Clarets this time around — despite winning the reverse fixture and showing an ability to annoy the top sides with a 1-1 draw (at home) against champions-in-waiting for evidence.

Burnley are simply horrible away from home, without a win all season and losing eight of their previous nine on their travels. In their defence, they have shown an ability to keep the scoreline respectable in that losing cause, going down by just a single goal margin in six of their last seven trips. Crucially, Tom Heaton missed Burnley’s 3-2 defeat at Swansea due to illness last time out, but the quality keeper should return between the sticks this weekend against the Reds.

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Liverpool have their own injury worries with captain Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino all doubtful.

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Liverpool are 1-4 across the board that’s way too short, but I’ll stick with the Red Men and the approach that worked so well against Arsenal, going this time for a DRAW HT Liverpool FT at 18-5 with Bet Victor.

Liverpool have scored at least twice in 8/10 PL homes, while over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Burnley’s last six aways. But I expect this to be a very cagey game with Burnley battling to keep away from any hint of relegation trouble, while Liverpool simply have to nick a result to keep their top four hopes rolling. They have Arsenal and Manchester United breathing down their necks and cannot afford another slip.

Former Saints Sadio Mane (4-1 188sport) and Adam Lallana (8-1 skybet) can send Liverpool backers into la la land with the first goal. But under 2.5 goals appeals at a healthy 39-25 with Marathon, with 1-0 2-0 Liverpool my preferred scoreline, but I recommend a small saver on the 0-0 at 20-1 with Paddy Power should the Reds not be able to break down a bulky Burnley backline.