Union Saint Gilloise vs LiverpoolUEFA Europa League, KO: 17:45 Dec 14, 2023, Lotto Park, Brussels
LIVERPOOL have the luxury of a final game in their Europa League group stages with no pressure having already qualified and won their group.
The Reds travel to Belgium to face Union St Gilloise, who do have something to play for. They currently sit in third and could still overtake Toulouse if they win against Liverpool and the French side lost against LASK Linz.
It doesn't take a genius to work out Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to call on his big guns for the trip to Brussels, not with a grudge match against bitter and struggling rivals Manchester United to come on Sunday.
It will mean a heavily rotated team, with his side flying at the moment – their last gasp win at Crystal Palace at the weekend was their fourth win in a row.
They have already lost in this tournament to Toulouse with a squad full of changes and there's every chance several of his talented kids will get the call here.
Union St Gilloise haven't lost a league game since September and won at Charleroi at the weekend. But their 3-0 loss in Austria against LASK killed them in this group.
How the bookies view it
The layers know Liverpool will heavily rotate and although they are still 11/8 favourites with bet365, they are not the odds-on shots they would have been if the game meant something for them.
Recent head to heads
Liverpool proved too strong for Union when the sides met in September in a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Ryan Gravenberch and Diogo Jota in the clubs' only meeting so far.
Players to watch
Algerian hitman Mohammed Amoura scored a double at the weekend against Charleroi and has netted an impressive 14 goals for club and country already. He is 9/5 to score anytime with UniBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
It could be worth backing the Belgians here at a decent price with Liverpool having little to play for here. Their match with Manchester United is far too important for them and this Union side are a very decent side too,although the game has been moved to Anderlecht's stadium.
Backing the Belgian League leaders who are six points clear against a glorified Liverpool reserves at a big price makes sense.
This UEFA Europa League match between Union Saint Gilloise and Liverpool will be played on Dec 14, 2023 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best Union Saint Gilloise vs Liverpool prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.