Liverpool will be hoping to get their Premier League season back on track when they welcome Sheffield United to Anfield on Saturday.
Unbeaten in 61 league matches on home turf, they are clear 2/9 (1.22) favourites with bet365 to return to form with a much-needed win here.
Chris Wilder’s men are without a win in six fixtures so far this campaign but can be backed at 11/1 (12.00) to pull off a shock victory at the home of the champions, or 11/2 (6.50) to earn a creditable draw.
Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita and Thiago will be assessed after missing Wednesday’s Champions League win over Ajax, although Alisson, van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all definitely ruled out.
Max Lowe has joined Lys Mousset, Jack O’Connell, and John Fleck on the sidelines after suffering concussion in last weekend’s draw with Fulham.
While they did manage to leave Amsterdam with a clean sheet on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp’s men had to survive some edgy moments in their first match without van Dijk.
To be fair, their defence had been looking very shaky for a while even with their leader at the back, letting in 25 goals in 12 league matches and keeping just two clean sheets in that period.
This will not have escaped the attention of the Blades, who are likely to pile the pressure onto the makeshift opposition backline and its backup goalkeeper.
In fact, odds of 19/20 (1.95) look like good value on both teams getting on target for Liverpool’s 10th Premier League game in 11, as well as a third in a row for Sheffield United.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com