Fulham are up against Liverpool at Craven Cottage hoping to come up with a miracle against the title challengers this weekend. The appointment of Claudio Ranieri did not make a difference for the Cottagers, who have not experienced a sea change since Scott Parker replaced him a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, Liverpool are having to face criticism about being too defensive as the team has been stuttering under pressure of late. The Reds are one point behind Manchester City with eight games left. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fulham lost 3-1 against Leicester City last weekend. This was the sixth consecutive defeat for the Cottagers, who have been able to avoid a defeat only once in the last 11 matches across all competitions.
Liverpool were able to produce a determined performance against Burnley and pick up a 4-2 victory at Anfield. This was followed by a 3-1 success over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The reverse fixture witnessed Liverpool getting a narrow 2-0 win over Fulham, who did have opportunities to score goals at Anfield in this match. The last game between these two clubs at Craven Cottage was in 2014 when Brendan Rodgers was in charge of the Reds. Liverpool had picked up a 3-2 victory in that match. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Liverpool.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Liverpool win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Liverpool enter into the match with a need to pick up three points in this potential banana skin of an encounter, as Fulham have the potential to come up with a surprise considering the Reds’ difficult away form. Liverpool have won a single game in the last five league matches on their travels, while they also come on the back of a trip to Germany in the Champions League. Still, Liverpool’s quality will prevail and our preview expects an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Liverpool win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham vs Liverpool draw odds: 6.00
Fulham win odds: 10.00
Correct Score odds
Liverpool have only conceded eight goals on their travels this season but they have not been outstanding when it comes to scoring past opponents in away matches. Jurgen Klopp has been criticised a lot for this defensive mentality, but the recent game against Bayern produced a strong of a performance from the Reds. Fulham’s defensive troubles make our correct score prediction opt for a 3-1 away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Liverpool 3-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The reverse fixture between these two clubs happens to be the first game to witness under 2.5 goals whenever these two teams have come up against each other since the 2013-14 campaign. This trend is not expected to continue with Liverpool fresh from scoring seven goals in the last two matches. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sadio Mane is just one goal shy of catching Mohamed Salah in the Liverpool scoring charts. Salah has scored once in the last nine appearances whereas Mane has been able to get nine goals during the same period. Mane has also scored a brace in three out of his last four appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Sadio Mane.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sadio Mane at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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