Fulham splashed the cash last summer and supporters were full of hope that their attractive playing style could help the Cottagers thrive in the Premier League this season. However, it’s been a campaign of struggle for the west London side so far and BetVictor are prepared to chalk up 30/1 that Fulham come away from Anfield with a maximum haul on Sunday afternoon.
Slavisa Jokanovic appears to be running out of ideas at Craven Cottage and goodness knows how he’ll approach this trip to Merseyside to face a team who are very capable of running in the goals against inferior opposition.
Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated after Liverpool could only land a point at the Emirates Stadium, a measure of how far his team have come under his tutelage, with the German looking for them to play the rock n roll football that can boost their goal difference among other things.
Bookies Say Reds to Win
Bet365 go 1/8 about a win for the Reds which will be in Sunday multiples with many betting customers, while there are lots of other ways to get with these title pretenders who should dominate possession and create a host of chances.
Bet365 have 4/9 that Liverpool lead at half-time and full-time, while it’s clear that this is a team focused on keeping clean sheets this season and a Reds win to nil is tempting at 20/23 with BetVictor even though Fulham also have an attack-minded approach.
Jokanovic would dearly love to secure a draw at Anfield which would be the ultimate confidence booster and William Hill have 10/1 about this clash ending all square, with Cardiff recently playing their way back into the game against the same opponents before losing 4-1.
Consider the Asian Handicap Market
However, this is effectively a match which has seen the bookmakers reaching for the tin hats, with Liverpool likely to win the clash at a canter and it might be worth considering some bets on the Asian Handicap market if you feel strongly that there will be a substantial margin of victory.
BetVictor have a tempting 39/29 about Liverpool with a -3 handicap which means that you would need the home side to win by four goals or more in order for your bet to cop, although a three-goal margin of victory would see the bet pushed and you’d get your money back.
We’re drawn to the idea of a 5-0 scoreline in favour of the home side which is priced at 12/1, with Klopp potentially fielding a strong side ahead of the international break and Mohamed Salah will want to boost his goals tally and get back in the running to be top scorer this season.
Value in a Salah Opener
The Egyptian King is 5/2 with Betfair to score the opening goal of the game and have the Anfield crowd singing his name, while he’s remarkably no bigger than 11/2 with William Hill to plunder a hat-trick against a side who have been leaking an average of nearly three goals per game.
A Sadio Mane hat-trick is available at a bigger 9/1 with William Hill and the Senegalese forward has been equally among the goals this season, with Virgil van Dijk catching the eye at a bigger 25/1 with BetVictor considering the big Dutchman is hard to contain from set pieces and could have had a couple of goals against Arsenal last week.