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Bet on Liverpool vs Blackburn – Roy Hodgson’s career under threat

| 23.10.2010

Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres will return to the Liverpool side after missing out in midweek as Roy Hodgson gears up for a game that could make or break his Liverpool future.

Sam Allardyce will be without Chris Samba as the centre-back serves a one match suspension, and with doubts over Ryan Nielsen’s fitness, Liverpool can take advantage of a depleted Blackburn defence.

Match odds

In the 16 clashes between these two in the Premier League, Blackburn have only managed to leave Anfield with three points on the one occasion.

But Allardyce will feel his side have a real chance considering Liverpool’s awful start and Blackburn are 4/1 to win.

Liverpool are under pressure to resurrect their season after the takeover, and nobody is feeling that pressure more than Roy Hodgson.

With Torres firing blanks, Hodgson is looking to Gerrard to continue to carry his side, but the England midfielder has struggled to capture his best form this season.

Liverpool are really struggling to gel under Hodgson’s leadership and the 4/6 available for Liverpool to beat Blackburn seems a little short.

Total Goals

Steven Gerrard is looking for his 50th goal at Anfield in the Premier League and is 13/8 to score any time.

Liverpool have struggled defensively and no team has conceded more goals from corners than the Merseysiders which suggests Blackburn’s best chance of goal would be from a set piece.

Mame Biram Diouf is a big lad and can cause problems at the heart of the Liverpool defence and is 5/2 to score any time.

Recent ties at Anfield have produced plenty of goals, 11 in the past three games, but Liverpool have scored just seven goals this season and under 2.5 goals is available at 8/11.

Liverpool are 6/5 to keep a clean sheet. See the full Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers match betting odds market here.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.