Many punters have lost cash backing Liverpool at Anfield this season, with Kenny Dalglish’s side having failed to beat Swansea City, Norwich City and Sunderland on home soil. Bankers they are not, although that hasn’t stopped the bookmakers from going a best price 4/11 (Coral – £30 free bet) that the Reds oblige on Saturday.
It would be just the third occasion that Pool have won at home this term, with Bolton and Wolves the only teams to return home having tasted defeat and the Merseyside team suffered their latest disappointing result on Monday night when Fulham beat them 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
Andy Carroll started that particular match although it was another frustrating night for the ex-Newcastle forward who has managed just two Premier League goals this term. Perhaps the worm will turn against Rangers, with bet365 (£200 free bets) offering a best price 5/1 that the England man breaks the deadlock.
Not that Luis Suarez has been prolific recently, with the Uruguayan having failed to find the net in his past five matches for Liverpool, despite slotting home four for his country against Chile last month. Coral go 7/2 that he opens the scoring this weekend.
So far, so good for QPR as Premier League new boys, with Neil Warnock’s team having accrued sixteen points from their 14 matches. It gives them a six point cushion over the sides in the bottom three and the London side have already won three games on the road this term.
The Super Hoops will draw comfort from the fact that the Canaries and Swans have held Liverpool in their own back yard and a draw looks appealing at 4/1, while you can get 10/1 that the visitors land a maximum haul on Merseyside for the second time this term.