As he is unavailable for Liverpool’s trip to West Ham on Sunday, having racked up five bookings, controversial striker Luis Suarez is almost certain to start the Reds’ crucial Europa League clash at Italian side Udinese and the Uruguayan’s presence could spur Brendan Rodgers’ men on in the Stadio Friuli.
Subsequently Liverpool look more of an enticing proposition at evens with Betfred to acquire the win they need to guarantee progression to the competition’s knockout phase.
Nevertheless, the contest looks set to be close, so those seeking bigger odds where the Reds are concerned can tackle Skybet’s 11/4 for Rodgers’ troops to shade it by one or alternatively, Ladbrokes rate a 1-0 away success at 7/1.
However, it’s Suarez that punters should look towards for value. Knowing that he will miss out at the weekend, he should be firing on all cylinders and Paddy Power post 13/10 against him getting on the scoresheet at any time while the same firm also make Liverpool’s top scorer 9/2 to break the deadlock.
Both Bordeaux and Newcastle have qualified for the next stage meaning that only top spot in Group D is up for grabs as the pair face-off in the Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas. It’s effectively a dead rubber then and Magpies boss Alan Pardew is therefore likely to take an inexperienced squad to France, where his team can expect to taste defeat at odds of 5/6 via Blue Square.