Liverpool FC are coming after a 1:1 draw against Lyon in midweek Champions League play. The Champions League attempt came right after a 3:1 result against Fulham in Premier League action. Indeed, the Reds are in all sorts of trouble right now. And as you might expect their upcoming domestic encounter against Birmingham City is a must-win. Birmingham City are relegation threatened but they are coming off a scoreless draw with Manchester City, which considering the state of their year is a good result for them. However, Birmingham City cannot really be overconfident about their prospects at Anfield Stadium.
Soccer Betting Lines:
Liverpool FC -1½ -115 -325 2½ O -120 U Ev 2 O -120 U Ev Draw +375
Birmingham City +1½ -105 +1200 2½ O -120 U Ev ½ O -130 U +110
Venue: Anfield Stadium
Match Time: 03:00 P.M. Eastern Time Monday November 9, 2009
Soccer Bet Verdict: Liverpool FC were sixth in the table before the weekend, but slipped to seventh when most contested their matches on Saturday and Sunday. As Liverpool and Birmingham close the 12th turn, the standings will be adjusted accordingly. Liverpool have a shot to move up to fifth in the Premiership if they take all three points at the expense of Birmingham City.
Birmingham City are currently 15 th in the table at 11 points, at a level with 16 th Bolton and 17th Hull City. They are at the positive end of the table on a better goal difference and as long as they don’t lose by a huge margin against Liverpool, they will hold on to their place in the table.
Liverpool enter this game as the favourites to win outright however, they are listed at rather pricey odds on -325 to win outright. They are expected to win so. But at such a high price they are not worth the risk. Birmingham City are unlikely to take anything away from Anfield Stadium so they would be a long shot wager at 11/1 to win outright. They have shown some stoicism through the early season and therefore while they are expected to lose they are not expected to lose huge. The value in this match is betting on the score. Taking Liverpool to cover the handicap at -1 ½ -115. And taking the combined totals at Over 2.5 goals -120, Liverpool to score over 2 goals at -120 and Birmingham City to score at least one goal at Over ½ -130 are some of the better gambling selections available.
Soccer Free Picks: Liverpool -325 | Liverpool -1 ½ -115 | Over 2.5 -120