Liverpool go into their crucial Champions League clash with Basel knowing that only a victory will be enough to see them claim second spot to advance to the knockout stages and the Swiss outfit head to Anfield needing only a draw to progress.
Bookies believe the Reds’ clear goal will give them an edge so they’ll kick-off as BetVictor’s 4/5 favourites to secure a vital success while Boylesports rate them at 23/20 to fail to register the necessary win and it’s 17/4 at bet365 for the visitors to come out on top.
Basel however, are pretty solid defensively and look capable of protecting a point against a Liverpool side failing to convince at present. Brendan Rodgers’s charges badly lacked cutting edge in the weekend’s goalless encounter against Sunderland and it’s easy to envisage them having the same problem against their well-organised Swiss opponents.
Liverpool and Basel to draw – 3/1 (Boylesports)