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Reading can get something against overrated Liverpool

| 20.10.2012

Liverpool are arguably the most overrated team from a betting perspective in the Premier League and 2/1 may prove a fair price that Reading leave Anfield with either a win or a draw.

Looking at Liverpool’s home results in the last two seasons, Wolves and Blackpool both left with maximum points in the 2010/11 campaign, while newly-promoted Norwich and Swansea both avoided defeat last season.

In fact, Liverpool managed just six home wins all last season.

Therefore, 1/3 seems on the short side that they beat Reading, even if there seems a substantial gulf in quality between the two starting line-ups.

One of Liverpool’s problems has been finding an alternate source of goals to Luis Suarez and with the Uruguayan completing a fair amount of travelling in the last week as his nation lost 3-0 to Argentina, he may not be at his best for this one.

Punters fancying making an even bolder call may prefer the 7/2 that the game ends as a draw, while Reading are 8/1 to leave with a first victory of the season.

Manager Brian McDermott will certainly have fond memories of Anfield as it was the ground he claimed his first win as Reading coach, in a 2010 FA Cup replay.

The main piece of good news for Liverpool is that Brendan Rodgers knows how to break down a team managed by McDermott, if his 4-2 Championship play-off final victory as Swansea boss is anything to go by.

Pepe Reina is a big injury doubt with a hamstring problem for the hosts, but unbelievably this may be a positive.

Liverpool have triumphed in all three encounters this season when Reina has been absent, in comparison to less than a third when he has been between the sticks.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.