Premier League betting – Liverpool vs Fulham
Liverpool vs Fulham betting preview
Liverpool League Position: 9th League Form: LWLWL
Liverpool’s midweek display was hardly one that can be used to judge their league form, namely since half of the team that started can hardly expect to be picked for what should be a good 3 points against an ailing Fulham side. Roy Hodgson’s return to Fulham is likely to draw the headlines however the only return that the Anfield faithful will care about is the expected return of Steven Gerrard. Gerrard is tipped at 6/1 on Stan James to open the scoring and is always a good shot to score.
Liverpool with Gerrard back will be almost back to full strength. Jamie Carragher continues to be absent with injury though, Gerrard’s return may mean that Hodgson reverts back to a 4-2-3-1 instead of his recent 4-4-2 with Fernando Torres leading the line and Gerrard playing in the hole behind him, meaning David N’Gog will be dropped to the substitutes bench.
Fulham League Position: 17th League Form: DLDLD
Fulhams’s form this season has been poor throughout, the loss of Roy Hodgson and influential left back Paul Konchesky looks to have hit them hard. Goals have been hard to come by with Bobby Zamora injured. Clint Dempsey has been and continues to be their most potent threat in front of goal with 5 all season; he is priced at 4/1 on Bet 365 to score anytime in the fixture.
The Cottagers have not won away from home all season, and seem to be becoming the draw specialists of the league with a total of 6 draws this season, including two no score draws, signalling that while goals are hard to come by that the Fulham back line marshalled ably be Brede Hangeland are hard to break down.
The odds for a non-scoring draw are quite handsome at 12/1 on Coral; however the most likely outcome looks to be a Liverpool win, possibly not a high scoring fixture that is won by the odd goal. The key factor will be Steven Gerrard, his return should propel Liverpool to a victory, however if injury still side-lines him a bore draw looks to be on the cards.
First Goalscorer Steven Gerrard 6/1 Stan James
Anytime Goalscorer Clint Dempsey 4/1 Bet 365
Correct Score 0-0 12/1 Coral
Outright Liverpool 4/7 Bet Fred
By John Fernandez
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