Liverpool vs Huddersfield TownEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Apr 26, 2019, Anfield
JURGEN KLOPP believes Liverpool’s home match with Huddersfield is bigger than their hovering heavyweight Champions League showdown with Barcelona in the Camp Nou next week.
The odds on offer for this fixture would suggest otherwise with most bookmakers of the belief three points will be a Friday night formality for Klopp’s side.
That is reflected in the Reds being as short as 1/18 (Ladbrokes) for another home win. If you reckon Huddersfield can cause the Premier League shock of the season they are a hefty 40/1 (Ladbrokes) to win and are as high as 14/1 (Ladbrokes) to draw and cause an Anfield upset.
Those prices are hardly surprising given the horrendous season Huddersfield have endured. The Yorkshire side prop up the Premier League table with a pitiful 14 points.
The Terriers have been truly terrible and were relegated in record-equalling time and now face a daunting trip to fortress Anfield on the back of seven straight defeats.
Liverpool on the other hand have heroically only suffered one Premier League defeat this season and come into this clash having won their last nine games in all competitions. The Anfield side efficiently overcame Cardiff with a 2-0 win in Wales on Easter Sunday to preserve their Premier League title hunt.
In keeping a clean sheet against Cardiff the Reds secured back to back shutouts in the Premier League for the first time in two months. Klopp’s men have only conceded 10 goals in their 17 league outings at Anfield and as such boast the best defensive record in the division.
That coupled with the fact hapless Huddersfield have failed to score in seven of their last eight away days points towards profit in backing Liverpool To Win To Nil at 4/6 (Bet 365).
Furthermore the Terriers have shipped 19 goals during that aforementioned run and as goal difference could still play a part in determining the destination of the title, this could be a long night for Jan Siewert’s strugglers.
The Merseyside men average almost three goals per game at Anfield and will fancy their chances of filling their boots against floundering Huddersfield. Given how serious Klopp is speaking about this Friday night fixture, as well as the scintillating front three at his disposal, back Liverpool -3 on the Asian Handicap at 9/10 (Unibet).
In considering which of the Liverpool front three will light up Anfield on Friday night, Sadio Mane may be the man to opt for. The Senegalese winger has netted nine goals in his last eight Anfield appearances and 14 of his 18 Premier League goals have been scored at home.
Back the Liverpool wide man to continue his splendid season and to find the net on Friday night at 4/6 (Bet 365). In doing so, Mane can help Liverpool reach a club record 91 points and reclaim top spot in the Premier League.
This English Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town will be played on Apr 26, 2019 and kick off at 20:00