Liverpool vs Fulham Betting Tips: More goals at Anfield expected
Liverpool played out one of the games of the season just three days ago at Anfield when beating Spurs 4-3 in a bell-ringer. Another London club in Fulham travel north to Merseyside and will attempt to pinch some points from the Champions League spot chasing Reds on Wednesday night,
We've got a couple of tips for the all-important clash...
In one of the most Spursy examples of Spurs being Spurs, the beleaguered Lilywhites fought back from being 3-0 down after 15 minutes at Anfield to equalise in injury time. The perceived hero of the hour Richarlison had hardly got his top back on in time to see the hosts kick-off, relaunch an attack and take the lead back to deny Tottenham a brilliant draw and snatch all three points.
The win kept Liverpool's outside hopes of Champions League qualification alive, but The Reds know they cannot afford to drop any points with the teams above them in the league obviously having more points in the bank and having games in hand.
One thing that has been consistent in this most inconsistent of seasons for Jurgen Klopp's men has been the defensive turmoil. Virgil van Dijk looks like a shadow of his former self, Trent Alexander-Arnold is still majestic going forward but has somehow got even worse going the opposite way, while the midfield offers what can only be described as wafer-thin protection for their backline.
Fulham have also had their fair share of defensive frailties this season but overall it has been a remarkably successful campaign for Marco Silva's men and although their hopes of European football now look over, fans of the Cottagers must be thrilled with their first season back in the big time.
Still without talismanic striker Aleksandar Mitrovic due to his lengthy ban for squaring up to a referee, the London side come here as underdogs but will fancy their chances of upsetting their hosts.
Liverpool vs. Fulham Tips
To kick things off we will go with a simple bet that has landed in three of Fulham's last four league games and all four of Liverpool's last four; Both Teams to Score. Liverpool's issues at the back are well documented and an interesting statistic regarding The Reds is that their BTTS percentage is actually 58% at home compared to just 53% on the road.
Fulham's record also lends itself to this pick as they have seen BTTS land in 58% of their games when they are the visitors. Liverpool's upturn in form has been more down to the fact their new-look attack has started to catch fire more than their backline have finally got their act together, with Gakpo settling in,
Salah still terrorising defenders and both Nunez and Jota a threat if starting either wide or centrally. With Trent finding more and more space on the right they create copious chances, and with this period of the season always promising thrills and spills as the games come thick and fast, we football fans both hope for and expect plenty of chances for both sides these days.
Coming off the back of such an insane game as the Spurs win The Reds will undoubtedly be aiming to fly out of the traps again and we can see them getting on the scoresheet early, which will obviously be brilliant for this bet.
Banking on Liverpool to keep any side for 90 minutes these days though looks risky and Fulham, despite missing Mitrovic, have proven both this season and last year when romping the Championship that they are adept at troubling the scoreboard operator.
Carlos Vinicius may not be prolific but is leading the line well as a deputy and scored against Man City last time out, while the Cottagers also have a raft of routes to goals so backing both teams to score at a shade of odds on looks a smart two-point play as our main bet.
He was much maligned at the start of the season as Liverpool fell from title contenders to top four hopefuls all the way down the league table, but as his side's results have improved the performances of Trent Alexander-Arnold have also bounced back.
For this bet, we do not mind one iota if he deserts his defensive responsibilities once more, as we want him as far forward as possible providing pinpoint crosses and out-of-this-world through balls for Liverpool's lethal attackers.
In his last five games Trent has registered six assists, and even more encouragingly for this selection is the fact he has hit at least one in each of these five. Since being dropped to the bench for the 0-0 draw with Chelsea,
Liverpool's number 66 has returned to the starting eleven looking much more threatening and his teammates seem to be feeding him the ball much more frequently than they had been doing in their early season struggles.
Perhaps only Kevin De Bruyne can better Trent's passing range in the Premier League and Liverpool's homegrown star is a shoo-in (fitness permitting) to surpass his teammate Andy Robertson one day as the defender with the most assists in Premier League history.
Now The Reds are firing on all cylinders going forward, Trent can profit once more and with this selection priced odds-on with Paddy Power and Betfair, being able to get 13/8 for something that has landed in five straight games looks too good to resist.
We couldn't put you off backing Trent for multiple assists at bigger prices, as this could be another wide-open game, but for tipping purposes, we will stick with backing the flying full-back to set up a teammate again as our second punt.