The match is over.
Liverpool will hope Napoli can help them out and put some daylight between them and Salzburg in third as victory at Anfield for Liverpool is almost as sure a thing as you can get in the Champions League.
If the reverse fixture was anything to go by, then goals galore should be in the offering in this one, and all of them from the home side. That is because the Reds are yet to fail to score in a home game this season and have a remarkable 23 game unbeaten home record in UEFA competitions. Klopp’s men also put four past Genk on Belgian soil so backing them to at least do the same at fortress Anfield is the only way to go with popular sportsbooks in the goals market.
Genk have failed to score in two of their last five games in all competitions prior to their two league fixtures before meeting Liverpool. That hardly instils us with confidence that Felice Mazzù’s men have what it takes to break down the Reds on home soil where they have been so dominant. It was only when Liverpool were 4-0 up in Belgium that they took their eye off the ball and allowed Genk in but on home soil we expect no slip ups and Liverpool to come through the tie with the minimum of fuss.
Liverpool have scored four goals in their last two champions League games and we see little reason why that will not continue to be the case. With the attacking prowess of the Reds and home advantage, Jurgen Klopp will be aware this is something of a golden opportunity to give their goal difference a boost which may end up prove pivotal with so little to choose between them and Napoli.
Head to Head
The Reds came through the reverse fixture comfortable 4-1 winners on Belgian soil in game week three. A double from Oxlade-Chamberlain was back up by strikes from Sadio Mane and Mo Salah put the Reds four up before a slight lapse in concentration allowed Genk in thanks to Stephen Odey in the 88th minute.
Liverpool to win by more than two goals
Something of a no-brainer this one and certainly one of the easier predictions to make. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 23 UEFA home games boasting seventeen wins in that process. The odds with online betting sites also clearly favour the Reds win and as Genk conceded six on their opening Champions League group game against Salzburg and four against Liverpool it’s hard not to see the Reds running away with this one and all but booking their spot in the latter stages.
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