- Bet Liverpool Win to Nil at 8/11 with BetVictor
- Bet Cardiff Win With +2.5 Goal Handicap at 19/20 with Bet365
There won't be a weekend accumulator that doesn't include Liverpool to beat Cardiff City at Anfield this Saturday.
Liverpool are matching Manchester City stride-for-stride this Premier League season, but a goal difference of +13 after nine games indicates that there have been a few tight victories for the Reds.
This included the 1-0 triumph at Huddersfield last week, which could easily have seen Jurgen Klopp’s side drop points; the German won’t want his team to fly that close to the sun against a Cardiff side who are bouncing after beating Fulham 4-2 last week.
Liverpool are overwhelming favourites at 1/9 with BetVictor, having won seven of their matches so far, with some punters looking to back them to win the game without reply.
Reds To Nil
Indeed, we should consider that this team are yet to concede at Anfield this season, with that Riyad Mahrez missed penalty the closest an opposition side has come to finding the net.
On this basis, you have to argue that the 8/11 with BetVictor about a Liverpool win to nil is a big value price, with Trent Alexander-Arnold potentially coming into the team at right back and Joe Gomez shuffling across to central defence where he operates well with Virgil van Dijk.
After all, Liverpool nearly always find the net in front of their own supporters, with Mohamed Salah still the jewel in the crown, despite a lot of noise about whether the Egyptian is playing on the same level as last season.
Expectation levels are a curious thing and you could do worse than backing the Egyptian king at 11/5 to score first with Paddy Power, especially as he seems to be on the end of lots of scoring chances whether he’s capable of putting them away on every single occasion.
Could Cardiff Draw?
Cardiff on the road haven’t disgraced themselves and they will arrive at Anfield bursting with good vibrations after that stonking win over the Cottagers which saw them come from behind to win.
Neil Warnock will also be acutely aware that Liverpool played Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night and therefore have a short recovery time before this game, with his team 25/1 with Ladbrokes to celebrate a miracle win at Anfield.
It should be noted that horses win at odds bigger than 25/1 on a regular basis and that Cardiff did have scoring chances at Wembley when losing to Tottenham by a slender 1-0 scoreline, with the Welsh side particularly dangerous when it comes to set pieces.
The draw is trading at 9/1 with Unibet and the most likely way this will finish all square is if Cardiff manage to nullify their opponents, with Paddy Power chalking up 25/1 that there is No Goalscorer in the game. It would be a serious blow to Liverpool’s title hopes if they can’t put the Bluebirds to bed.
Bet365 have 19/20 about Cardiff with a +2.5 goal start and that means that you would win the bet if City manage to lose by two goals or less. Klopp won’t be interested in boosting the goal difference at this juncture, and will be keen to provide a rest for several of his players, should he get the opportunity to do so.