Liverpool host Basel on Tuesday night in a must win game. The reds need a win to give them any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. With Real Madrid already qualified as winners of group B, Basel, Liverpool and Ludogorets still all have a chance of getting through. Basel are currently sitting in second place on 6 points and both Liverpool and Ludogorets on 4 points. A draw for Basel in Anfield would be enough to see them through but even with Liverpool’s recent poor form you can always bet they will do enough when it counts to save themselves an embarrassing exit.
Liverpool were poor last time out drawing 2-2 with Ludogorets whereby Basel hosted Real Madrid and were unlucky to lose 1-0 against arguably the best side in the world.
Daniel Sturridge is still out along with out of form Italian Mario Balotelli which leaves Liverpool short up front with Lambert the only real striker left in attack. Lambert’s lack of experience could ruin any chance of Liverpool progressing with not a lot of goals expected in this game. Basel won’t risk too much pushing forward knowing a draw will see them in the hat for the next round.
Under 2.5 goals in this game is a decent 21/20. I can’t see Basel taking all 3 points in this game, and on the other side I don’t think Liverpool’s side deserve to make it through to the next round. The famous Anfield European nights atmosphere is long gone so a boring 0-0 or 1-1 draw seems the most likely outcome. A cold night with everything to lose doesn’t suit Liverpool at all. Basel won’t be afraid and will keep possession right from the start to avoid giving away an early goal.
Top 3 Bets
Under 2.5 Goals – @21/20
Draw – 14/5
Both teams to score – No @1/1
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