Live on ESPN: Thu 18.00 & 20.05: Liverpool are 7/5 favs at Ladbrokes to win in Bucharest but they only need a point to progress.
Tottenham’s late winner broke Liverpool hearts on Sunday but the Reds could take plenty of positives from a decent performance at White Hart Lane and their display bodes well for tomorrow night’s trip to Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League.
A point will ensure Roy Hodgson’s men reach the last 32 and the Group K leaders are 12/5 with Betfred to grab a share of the spoils in Romania, where a goalless encounter is available at 8/1 courtesy of Totesport.
Ladbrokes make Liverpool 7/5 favourites to come out on top but with Steven Gerrard missing and Jamie Carragher now added to the injury list having dislocated his shoulder at the weekend, the Reds’ squad is weakened a touch and a stalemate perhaps looks the best bet.
As an alternative, Hodgson’s charges are rated at 8/11 in Coral’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, a wager made more appealing by the likelihood that Liverpool will avoid defeat.
David N’Gog struck twice when the sides met at Anfield and the French striker, who has performed well in the competition so far, netting five times, is a tasty 21/10 (Paddy Power) to grab a sixth at any stage.
Elsewhere in the Europa League, Besiktas look a bit short at 11/10 (888sport) to win away at CSKA Sofia where the home team could force a draw; 12/5 at .
PSG are 11/8 (Betfred) to beat Sevilla in one of the top ties of the evening but Sevilla have impresed in this competition so far and are 9/4 with Stan James to grab an away win. For shorter odds backers, PAOK are a decent 3/4 (William Hill) to see off winless Brugge.