The 18 time English League Champions, 5 time Champions League Champions, 3 time UEFA Cup champions, 7 time FA Cup champions and 8 time League Cup Champions make the giants of Merseyside the most successful club to date, Liverpool FC.
However since the turn of the 90’s Liverpool has been knocked off their perch as the top club of English football and what must have been even more painful for its supporters is the fact that it was their arch rivals Manchester United that took their place at the top of English football.
Liverpool has not suffered a barren run in the last quarter of a century, they have finished runners-up in the Premier League a total of three times, won the Champions League in dramatic fashion and even achieved a cup treble in 2001. Liverpool´s history has not been without troubles or achievements.
Liverpool betting is strongly dependent on who their rivals will be as the squad still remains shaky season after season. Traditionally their game tactics favor a strong offense with many goals usually scored on any of their games.
How to Bet to Win on Liverpool
Bet on Liverpool to win on the traditional middle table teams down. As an example, in six games against Bournemouth four victories has been for Liverpool and two draws. They are strongest at home.
For the 2015 season Benteke is the man winning the games for the team with a scoring record at the top of the table and as long as his skills remain high without injury you can count on Liverpool scoring many goals. On the flipside watch for counter bets when Benteke hits a bad strike or on injury.
Although they are stepping up considerably in level, it’s worth noting that the Cherries actually scored more goals on the road last season than they did at Dean Court as well as conceding fewer and adopting a more pragmatic approach may not pay dividends.
It could well be argued that the best hope for the visitors to pick up some points will be by adopting an aggressive approach, even if that involves looking to hit Liverpool on the counter and they certainly have enough pace in their side to cause the hosts problems.
Liverpool’s back five was much maligned at times last season and although the likes of Simon Mignolet bounced back and the signs were encouraging at Stoke, it is too soon to assume that they are now a watertight defensive unit.
Liverpool have also slipped up at Anfield on a number of occasions in recent seasons, losing to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace and drawing with Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Leicester and Bolton.
It’s for that reason that the layers have dangled an entirely reasonable 4/9-shaped carrot which becomes even more enticing for those who believe that they will witness a dominant home display as those odds are, obviously, reflected in the handicap markets.
I do think that this is a better Liverpool side this season with more options up front and a solid base in midfield with James Milner a particularly important addition and Emre Can likely to come into his own granted more game time in his favored position.
I expect them to win but I also expect Bournemouth to come out fighting and the impressive Eddie Howe is sure to have his side well prepared, to such extent that I don’t expect them to be overawed.
That may not be enough, however, with mistakes and chances punished and taken more readily in the Premier League than the Sky Bet Championship but rather than side with Liverpool I think the prospect of goals in this game has been underestimated.
Whether you believe Liverpool will trounce one of the relegation favorites, I think there’s a fair case for believing that goals will be on the agenda.
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Christian Benteke scored 11 goals in 12 Premier League appearances.