Liverpool have the chance to end a pair of Premier League droughts on Thursday evening when they welcome Burnley to Anfield.
Despite Liverpool’s poor form, bet365 make them just 1/5(1.20) to pick up a first Premier League win since December 19 when they triumphed 7-0 at Crystal Palace.
Burnley were the only visiting team to avoid defeat on this ground last season, picking up a 1-1 draw, and another stalemate is priced at 11/2 (6.50).
In fact, the Clarets have only ever won on one of their 12 league trips to Anfield and are priced at 14/1 (15.0) to stun the champions.
Joel Matip was not deemed fit enough to start against Manchester United but he could return for this one, however Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota all remain out.
Charlie Taylor and Jimmy Dunne could both return for Sean Dyche’s side, while backup goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is still out.
Liverpool were somewhat lucky to escape with a draw against Man United after below-par performance, but perhaps the most damning indictment of their current form is that they have scarcely deserved anything more.
Indeed, since their 7-0 win at Palace, the Reds have managed only 10 shots on target – the fourth-fewest in the league during the time – despite taking 62 shots in total.
They could have yet more struggles against a strong Burnley defence that has conceded just five goals in their last eight Premier League games, not letting in more than one in a single fixture since November 28.
The hosts will be desperate to get back on track with victory here but given their struggles in front of goal and Burnley’s well-drilled defence, 11/8 (2.38) on under 2.5 goals from bet365 looks a strong selection for this Premier League clash.
This bet has paid out in Liverpool’s last four league games and seven of the Clarets’ last eight,
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com