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Liverpool vs Fulham – Bet on the Reds keeping a clean sheet

| 26.01.2011

As the enthusiasm continues to reverberate around Merseyside, Fulham travel to Liverpool to take on Kenny Dalglish’s revamped Liverpool side.

Liverpool’s 3-0 demolition of Wolves was their first away win of the year and only their third since 2010 started, but the form shown by Raul Meireles and co suggests Fulham will do well to upset the Reds.

Match Odds

Steven Gerrard will return to the Liverpool first-team and his return is intriguing to say the least.

Meireles and Fernando Torres have found their form while Gerrard’s been suspended and the freedom that Meireles had will be handed back to the Liverpool skipper who is 5/1 to get the first goal.

Even so, Liverpool should be strong enough at home to beat Liverpool and are 4/7 to make it six home wins in their last eight home games.

Fulham fans do have cause for optimism though despite their awful scoring record at Anfield – four of the nine Premier League games at Anfield have ended 0-0 and the draw is priced at 13/5 and a 0-0 draw is 10/1.

On the two occasions that Liverpool have won 3-0 this season, they have gone on to lose the following match.

Total Goals

Liverpool are 1/1 to keep a clean sheet and considering Fulham have scored in just two of their nine visits to Anfield, that seems likely.

However, the 4/1 for Fulham to keep a clean sheet is tempting considering this is the worst ever Liverpool attack – never before have Liverpool scored fewer than 30 goals in their opening 23 games – but Torres is back among the goals and a 1-0 Liverpool win looks the value at 6/1.

Goals seem highly unlikely at Anfield on Wednesday night and punters should get a load of the 21/10 for under 1.5 goals.

A £25 stake on Torres scoring first and Liverpool winning 1-0 would return £425. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.