Liverpool face Chelsea for the second time in four days at Anfield tonight and are a top priced 2.25 with Paddy Power to gain revenge for the FA Cup final defeat.
The Reds looked a different side when Andy Carroll came on in Saturday’s game, and were arguably unlucky not to force the game into extra time when his effort looked to have gone over the line.
The big man caused the Chelsea defence all sorts of problems and after scoring to make it 2-1 nearly inspired them to a stunning comeback with a superb performance.
The Blues back-line simply didn’t know how to handle him, and he will surely get a place in the starting XI this time round.
He has scored three goals in his last five appearances – the same number as he had managed in his previous 29 apps for the club – and in his current form looks worth a punt at 7.5 in the first goalscorer market with Boylesports and Paddy Power.
As far as the stats are concerned, Liverpool have won five of the last seven Premier League meetings between the teams – including the last three in a row.
That is good reading, but the one worrying factor has to be that they have scored just once in their last three home games against West Brom, Aston Villa and Fulham.
That is simply not good enough, but they now having nothing to play for but pride and I can’t help but think that Dalglish will have them geared up for this.
Liverpool to win 1-0 is my idea of the outcome and that is an 8.5 chance with bet365.