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Anfield has been the setting of numerous memorable Europaean nights and Chris Hutcheon fancies Liverpool to overturn Athletico Madrid’s 1-0 lead.
Arriving in Madrid having travelled on ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, Liverpool went down 1-0 to opponents Atletico in the pair’s Europa League semi-final but despite the fact that they didn’t manage an away goal, the Reds remain in the box seat for qualification.
Nevertheless, 888Sport make Rafa Benitez’s side even money outsiders to make it through to the final at Hamburg’s HSH Nordbank Arena while the Spanish outfit are 10/11 at best with Victor Chandler to oust the Reds.
Liverpool warmed up for the contest with a 4-0 victory against Burnley and they’re a banker at 8/13 (Stan James) to come out on top in this one.
Atletico’s toothless attacking at home, their goal in the Vicente Calderon Stadium owed plenty to good fortune, suggests the Reds can also keep a clean sheet in victory; an outcome Partybets quote at a massive 2/1 and more specifically they’re 6/1 with Betfred to notch twice without reply.
That outcome is made more appealing by the La Liga side’s jittery defending on their own patch; Liverpool having almost scored on several occasions despite showing little in the way of attacking ambition or craft and Paddy Power’s 8/13 for Benitez’s charges to strike at least twice looks a safe bet.
Steven Gerrard meanwhile, got back on the scoring trail at Turf Moor, and Totesport rate the Liverpool skipper at an appealing 11/8 to find the net at Anfield.
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