Premier League – Liverpool vs Fulham
Liverpool vs Fulham betting preview
Liverpool League Position: 11th League Form: WLLDW
Liverpool registered their first league win under the newly re-instated King Kenny Daglish. A brace from Fernando Torres and a wonder goal from Roy Hodgson signing Raul Merieles left Liverpool as 3-0 winners at Molineux at the weekend. Could this be the sign of rejuvenation under Kenny Daglish, Wednesday’s fixture against Fulham could be an indicator as to whether their season is to turn around. Liverpool’s heroes at the weekend have in Steven Gerrard’s absence stepped up to the plate and showed that they can set Anfield alight again, so a bet on Fernando Torres and Raul Merieles at odds of 1.83 on StanJames and 4.5 on Coral respectively to score at any time is a good looking one.
Liverpool’s defensive record has also improved under Daglish, namely down to the recalling of Daniel Agger and the replacement of Paul Konchesky with Stephen Kelly. So Liverpool can be happy that they will not concede as freely as they did earlier in the season under Daglish, so a bet on a home clean sheet at the odds of 2.1 with Bet 365 looks like a decent one.
Fulham League Position: 14th League Form: WLWDW
Fulham’s season was always going to be a difficult one after Roy Hodgson left the club and Mark Huges replaced him. However it looks like 2011 could be the year when Mark Hughes’s tenure at Craven Cottage really takes off. The injury of Bobby Zamora has done Mark Hughes no favours, as he has only been able to manage 1 goal and 4 games, and he doesn’t look like returning soon. American attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey has used this as an opportunity though to cement his place in the Fulham team and to score a magnificent 8 goals from midfield, third only to Rafael Van De Vaart and Tim Cahill in goals scored by a midfielder. He therefore is magnificent value at 11.0 on Betfred to open the scoring.
Fulham’s season may be on the up, but that is coinciding with what looks like a Liverpool up thrust also. While both teams may be showing why they are premier league teams lately it looks like the home crowd advantage and the return to form of Fernando Torres could win it for Liverpool.
Anytime Goalscorer Fernando Torres 1.83 StanJames
Anytime Goalscorer Raul Merieles 4.5 Coral
Home Clean Sheet 2.1 with Bet 365
First Goalscorer Clint Dempsey 11.0 BetFred
Outright Liverpool 1.62 Bet365
By John Fernandez
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