Reds To Out-Score Boro In League Cup
Liverpool To Win & Both Teams To Score
Football legend Matt Le Tissier gives Freebets.com an exclusive betting tip for Liverpool v Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup Third Round.
I fancied Liverpool to just about edge West Ham on Saturday, but the Hammers really exposed the holes in Reds’ back-line to record a well deserved 3-1 victory. Liverpool have now kept just one clean sheet this season and fixing their pourus defence has to be Brendan Rodgers top priority if they are to kick on this season. The Capital One Cup pits them against a lesser opponent in Middlesbrough this evening and the fresh faces in a re-shuffled back four will be hoping to stake their claim for a Premier League start at the weekend.
Middlesbrough are enjoying a pretty decent start to the season and they head to Anfield on a three-game winning streak. The Smoggies have hit seven goals and conceded just once during that run and a repeat of the attacking display which yielded four goals against Brentford at the weekend would certainly test the Liverpool defence.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Even an understrength Liverpool team should have enough to overcome Championship side Middlesbrough, but I fancy the away side to at least grab one goal. Liverpool to win and Both Teams To Score is my shout on the back of both club’s recent displays, available at top price 2/1 with Ladbrokes.”
Jose Enrique and Kolo Toure are expected to come in for Alberto Moreno and Martin Skrtel in defence with Brad Jones likely to deputise for Simon Mignolet between the sticks. Glen Johnson is back in training but unlikely to feature, while Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling may be rested. Lazar Markovic could be set to start in the hole behind Fabiop Borini and Rickie Lambert.
Aitor Karanka has Daniel Ayala back after he served a suspension at the weekend and Boro will return to full strength after resting players for the win over Brentford. Grant Leadbitter will continue in the engine room with Kike and Jelle Vossen set to lead the attack for the visitors.