Liverpool v FC Sion – Anfield at 20:05 live on BT Sport Europe
Liverpool head in to their second match of Group B in the Europa League looking for their first win as they welcome FC Sion to Anfield. Their uninspiring draw away to Bordeaux 2 weeks ago continued the pressure to mount on Brendan Rodgers and after their faltering start in the league, this match must be taken with the utmost seriousness.
The Reds’ 1-1 draw with Bordeaux was followed by another 1-1 draw at home against Norwich in the BPL, before it took a penalty shoot-out to get past Carlisle in the Capital One Cup. Brendan Rodgers looked destined for the boot as odds shortened up on Jurgen Klopp to be the next manager at Liverpool.
Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday would have gone a little way in repairing the damage, but unless Liverpool can string a few victories together, it’s hard to see the patient Liverpool board holding out much longer before pulling the trigger on Rodgers.
Despite Liverpool being well below their best, their price of 1.62 available to win tomorrow night looks big, especially when you look at how Sion have started their season.
Last years Swiss Super League runners-up have only won 4 of their 10 league matches this season and despite winning their opening UEL match against Rubin Kazan, things have got worse for Sion.
Since their 2-1 win over Kazan, they have lost both their league matches, failing to score in either. With just 5 points from a possible 15 and only 5 goals on away from home this season, FC Sion are not travelling well. Sion will be coming to Anfield looking for an upset, but in reality they know their best chances of picking up points will be against Kazan and Bordeaux.
There is no doubt that Liverpool will have an eye on Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Everton, but a victory tomorrow will make it two in a row which will boost morale before Sunday’s clash. The team will probably be made up of a mixture of youth and experience, but despite that, the Reds should have more than enough talent on display to win this one comfortably.
Rather than taking the 1.62 on Liverpool to win, I’m recommending to back them -1 on the Asian Handicap betting market at 2.10 and expect them to win by at least 2. If it is by the single goal, our stake will be refunded.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Liverpool -1 at 2.10
Prices correct at time of writing.
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