Liverpool vs Middlesbrough – Premier League.
Anfield, Liverpool – 21st May 2017, 15:00.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Liverpool FC have missed a great opportunity to secure the 3rd position on England Premier League table even though they have had a lot of chances. It appears that goalless draw against Southampton two weeks ago at Anfield might cost the Reds direct qualification for UEFA Champions League and push them into the qualifiers.
Jurgen Klopp’s team is hosting Middlesbrough this Sunday, a team which already got relegated, so everyone is expecting good performance of the home and an easy win which would secure them at least 4th position in the table.
Considering the Reds have missed some top European action for years now, they probably wouldn’t mind playing in the qualifiers as well. However, potential draw or loss to Boro would push them to the 5th position, and all the work they have done this year would be for nothing.
As for their opposition, the squad from Riverside will make an express comeback to the Championship. There were a lot of troubles for Middlesbrough during this campaign, and poor defending is the biggest reason behind their failure. Also, many were saying from the start that AItor Karanka was not the appropriate choice to lead the team in the top flight, which turned out to be true judging by the results for this Spanish expert.
There were no surprises when it comes to the odds for this duel. Judging by the odds Liverpool is the safest banker bet you can get in the Premier League this weekend, being priced at 1/7 to win the match. When it comes to the best alternatives you can get here, we are also predicting a match fully dominated by the Reds and the visitors could easily suffer a disaster at Anfield.
Liverpool to win both halves at 4/5 odds is going to be our top choice here. Jurgen Klopp’s team won’t be making any risk and will probably rush towards Boro’s goal from the start to gain an early lead.
When it comes to the goal scorers market, Daniel Sturridge is obviously going to be one of the hottest picks at 8/11 rate to score anytime, while also many value seekers will keep an eye on Firmino to open the scoring sheet at 10/3 odds.
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough betting tips:
Home win in both halves 4/5 – Get best odds here
Sturridge to score anytime 8/11 – Get best odds here