Fulham vs Liverpool – Back the Reds to regain fifth with a draw
Fulham’s strong showings against Liverpool in recent years were probably a factor in the Reds’ decision to give Roy Hodgson a chance as manager and they’ll be looking for another on Monday night as they fight for a top-half finish…
Liverpool have loved life in the capital under Kenny Dalglish, winning at Chelsea and drawing at Arsenal, but won’t take anything for granted ahead of their trip to Fulham, who they have beaten just twice in five meetings, both times by one goal.
They fell to a 3-1 defeat at Craven Cottage last season and the hosts won’t be short of motivation in their latest collision as they attempt to end a Premier League campaign in the top ten for only the third time.
The Cottagers have been the Premier League’s sixth best performers in 2011 and a run of six victories and a draw from seven home games is a huge reason for that standing, so Liverpool will struggle to record their fifth away triumph of the season.
The draw therefore looks the best bet at 23/10, though if you anticipate there being a winner, you can take advantage off odds of 9/5 on Fulham or 6/4 on Liverpool.
Seven of the last eight encounters between these clubs have featured under 2.5 goals so that is unsurprisingly rated the most likely outcome in the total goal market at 4/6.
The visitors have scored in all 15 of their league outings under Dalglish and Fulham have netted 14 times in their last seven matches so the goalless draw is unlikely at 8/1, with 1-1 the standout correct score option at 11/2.
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