Luis Suarez's absence could help Liverpool on Sunday
Liverpool are 11/10 to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday and that looks a fantastic price given the form of the two sides.
All season I've been laying Liverpool, and making a tidy profit from doing so, but this weekend I am finally ready to get on board with Brendan Rodgers' men when they travel to Craven Cottage to face a pretty miserable Fulham side. The Reds can be backed at 11/10 with bet365
to beat the Cottagers and looks a fantastic price, here are three reasons why:
1. Liverpool have lost 1 of their last 12 matches
Since losing 2-0 to Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League, Liverpool have been a force to be reckoned with winning seven and drawing four of their last 12 matches. The defeat was an embarrassing one against Southampton but it can be written off as a one off, as opposed to earlier in the season when the Reds were losing more matches than they were winning. Chelsea are the only team to have scored against Liverpool in their last four matches and with Fulham having only scored in two of their last six, it looks like it's only a question of whether or not the Reds can find the net.
2. Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez are both missing
It may seem like a negative but the absence of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard is actually a positive thing for Liverpool. In the first game of Suarez's suspension they scored six times against Newcastle, as the fringe players stepped up in the Uruguayan's absence. The same can be expected this weekend without club captain Gerrard, who can be as much of a hindrance as a help. Without him the likes of Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge will have to take more responsibility and that could give the Reds a new lease of life.
3. Fulham are the worst side in the Premier League at the moment
Fulham reached 40 points five weeks ago and since then they have completely switched off, with four consecutive defeats. They aren't just losing though, they're playing absolutely atrociously. The performance when losing 4-2 at home to Reading last weekend was arguably the worst by any team this season and there is no reason to suggest that things will be any different on Sunday. Liverpool can take advantage of the Cottagers' lackadaisical end of season attitude and inflict another embarrassing defeat on Martin Jol's men.
Back Liverpool to beat Fulham @11/10 with bet365