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Leeds v Liverpool betting tips: Another thriller on cards

| 11.09.2021

Leeds v Liverpool betting tips and odds

One of the best matches of what should be an enthralling Premier League weekend takes place at Elland Road where Leeds are searching for their first win of the season against Liverpool.

The pre-match talk centred on whether Liverpool keeper Alisson and midfielder Fabinho, plus Leeds winger Raphinha would be banned, but FIFA eventually cleared all Brazilians to play despite the Premier Legaue unanimously agreeing not to release players or international matches in countries on the UK government’s red list.

The Reds, 9/2 to regain the title from Manchester City, have taken seven points from their first three games and are 4/5 favourites to beat United on Sunday.

The teams played out two thrillers last season and hopefully we’ll have more of the same in Sunday’s only game as we examine some of the markets and odds in our Leeds v Liverpool betting tips.

Match Odds

Leeds announced themselves on the Premier League stage on the opening weekend of last season with a 4-3 defeat at Anfield which was settled by an 88th-minute penalty from Mo Salah, his third goal of the game.

Seven months later, it was Leeds’ turn to leave it late as Diego Llorente’s 87th-minute header secured a fully-deserved 1-1 draw in a match containing 29 shots and Patrick Bamford also hit the bar in a second half dominated by the hosts.

Leeds have drawn their last two games against Everton and Burnley, and all three of their games have produced goals at both ends.

We go 29/10 on a share of the spoils and 17/5 with goals thrown in as one of our Leeds v Liverpool betting tips, but both teams to score is priced at just 1/2.

The Merseysiders won their first two games against Norwich and Burnley without conceding and are 27/10 to win to nil once more, but the hosts should not be written off at 16/5 to win bearing in mind Raphinha turned down the chance to represent Brazil because he would have had to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days upon his return to the UK.

Bamford played just an hour for England during their World Cup qualifiers so should be reasonably fresh and he can be backed at evens to be offside at least once and to have one shot on target.

The striker scored at Anfield and hit the woodwork in the return as we mentioned earlier.

Another #GetAPrice special which caught the eye is for Salah to score any time, Leeds left-back Junior Firpo to be booked and over 2.5 goals in the match at 8/1.

Talking Tactics

Bielsa went with a 4-1-4-1 against Liverpool in last season’s fixture and in the 5-1 defeat at Manchester United on the opening weekend of the current campaign, but in the last two games the Argentinean has selected an unusual 3-3-3-1.

Bamford has led the line with Jack Harrison on the left and Raphinha on the right with either Rodrigo or Mateusz Klich in the middle.

Liverpool fans were wincing when Virgil van Dijk was seen clutching his ankle at the end of the Netherlands’ 6-1 World Cup qualifying win against Turkey although the centre-back later said he is “already over it”.

Van Dijk should take his place at the back in the usual 4-3-3 with teenager Harvey Elliott on the right side of midfield and a three-man attack of Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane, with Roberto Firmino out injured.

Goalscorer Odds

The Reds’ front three of Salah, Jota and Mane dominate the first goalscorer market at 10/3, 4/1 and 5/1 respectively, while they are 21/20, 13/10 and 9/5 to find the net at any time.

Bamford is 6/1 and 2/1 in both markets, Harrison is 10/1 and 10/3, while Dan James is 3/1 for a debut goal.

Match Info

Where: Elland Road

When: 16:30, Sunday 12th September

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner