Young Boys Bern vs Liverpool betting preview
Young Boys Bern
After a good showing in the Swiss Cup at the weekend in which they beat minions Wettswil 5-1 they will be on a high. Their early season league form has been indifferent as they sit in fifth place after eight games. In front of a home crowd they are unlikely to sit back and try and counter, they will attempt to play flowing football and will try and get a win and get a foothold a daunting group. Their best showing in this competition in recent years was reaching the first knockout phase in 2010-11 where they were unlucky to be defeated by Zenit St. Petersburg 4-3 on aggregate by a late goal in the second leg. They are not be written off and may snatch a draw here. The key player for them is Swedish midfield maestro Alexander Farnerud, whom may not be a bad bet for first goalscorer with Betfair at 21-1. Choose a free bet for this match here.
Liverpoolhave had their worst start to a Premier League season ever and have failed to win in four games. Despite resultsLiverpoolare adapting to their new manager’s style of play and haven’t been playing as badly as results suggest. Their lack of striking options is a cause of major concern for the reds although Luis Suarez seems to found his shooting boots with two goals in three games. They are creating chances and if Suarez can find the net consistently it will help the side believe in how they are playing and they will click. Expect them to continue in the same style but it is early days so don’t expect them to walkover their Swiss counterparts here. On paper they should win this game and they need a win under their belt if they are to progress in the competition but a draw would not be a disaster.
Match Prediction: 1-1 draw
The longest odds are on a draw with most bookies giving very similar prices on both sides to win, with slightly shorter odds onLiverpoolwith the majority. The best odds for a draw lie with Goalwin at 3.25, and a price of 6.5 seems popular with many bookmakers for a 1-1 correct score market. The best price for Suarez first golascorer is 7-1 with either Bet365 or Coral. Young Boys to lead at half time but fail to win is at 11-1 with both Coral and William Hill.
Young Boys Half time/Fail to win – 11-1 – William Hill
Alexander Farnerud first goalscorer – 21-1 – Betfair
1-1 Draw – 6.5-1 – Ladbrokes
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