Live on Five: Thu 18.00: Liverpool are unbeaten in 12 Europa League games this season and look set for a stalemate in Braga.
In Portugal, only the brave would back Liverpool, even at 8/5 (Stan James) to get the better of Braga. Since winning both away legs in their two qualifying ties, the Reds have drawn all four Europa League matches on the road, scoring just once in the process and boss Kenny Dalglish showed in the game at Sparta Prague that he was willing to make a few changes.
Furthermore, an away draw is always a decent first leg result and Liverpool will be confident of getting the job done at Anfield if they return on level terms from the Braga Municipal Stadium, where bwin post 9/4 against the stalemate.
Again it seems likely that goals will be at a premium and Stan James offer 7/4 for less than 1.5 to be scored.
Liverpool are just 4/11 with bet365 to qualify over two-legs.
Braga and Liverpool to draw – 9/4 (bwin)