Goals And Crucial Win For Liverpool On The Cards At Anfield
The foundation for Liverpool’s rise to the top of the Premier League has been the defence. Last season it was all about brilliant forward players who ultimately were undermined by mistakes at the back. Defensively Liverpool are a better outfit but they have only kept a clean sheet once in their last five matches. They tend to score two goals if the opposition score one and that could be the case tonight when Leicester visit Anfield. Liverpool can win and go seven points clear at the top but the best bet is BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 21/20 with Coral.
Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 at home in their last match and have had a break because they were not involved in the FA Cup. Beating Leicester on their own patch will be huge after Manchester City lost at Newcastle last night. A win means Liverpool would have their best chance since 1990 of being the champions of England again. However, some key absentees at the back make them vulnerable to Leicester counter attacks. Two of Liverpool’s last three matches produced more than two goals and Leicester’s last fixtures saw three goals or more. Both meetings last season produced 2-1 scores so OVER 2.5 GOALS is on at 9/20 with Paddy Power.
There are two other fixtures in the Premier League tonight and the potential for a big priced south coast double. However, Chelsea can spoil that scenario by beating Bournemouth on the road. The home side have lost 11 of their last 15 matches and Chelsea should be too strong for the Cherries. Southampton can keep their part of the bargain by beating Crystal Palace at home. The visitors have struggled against teams around them and their opponents have improved under the new manager. The DOUBLE on Chelsea and Southampton pays with 11/4 with Coral.
The racing is very moderate today with no contest offering a first prize in double figures. The 2.50 race at Lingfield is the most lucrative and the meeting goes ahead because that is the point of the All Weather. Happy Escape is the odds-on favourite and is respected in trying to win three in a row. However, on ratings and form and the relative odds MADE OF HONOUR is the horse to back at 3/1 Paddy Power.