Football Betting Predictions: The Premier League is back this weekend, and last season’s runners up and European champions Liverpool get proceedings under way at home to Norwich.
This will be the Reds first home league fixture since becoming European champions, and it is a daunting task facing new boys Norwich, who could hardly have landed a more difficult fixture first up on their return to the top flight.
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Liverpool haven’t made any major signings over the summer, and have let go the likes of Daniel Sturridge. Without Sturridge, the likes of Divock Origi will get more game time, and Klopp will be expecting to see his Belgian striker pushing the front three this season for a starting space.
There is clearly strength in depth in the Liverpool squad, and manager Jurgen Klopp will be looking at the return of players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as new signings.
Liverpool also have players of the calibre of Naby Keïta, who only joined last season, but didn’t have a massive impact – and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returning from injury, to call upon.
If players like Keïta and Oxlade-Chamberlain can do a job for Liverpool this season, Klopp might well claim that he was justified in not spending big to strengthen his squad.
For their part, Norwich are still using the bulk of the players that got them up last season. Manager Daniel Farke wants to show faith in the majority of the players that got him up. There was a strong emphasis at Norwich on attacking play last season, with 93 goals scored.
At the same time, the Canaries also conceded 57 goals in the Championship. It’s hard to see with a defensive record like that how Norwich can stay up. It’s also a sign that Liverpool might put the Premier League new boys to the sword at Anfield on Friday.
Liverpool V Norwich Betting
Obviously the odds on a Liverpool win are very short. Klopp’s men are just 2/13 to get their campaign off to a winning start. The draw – arguably Norwich’s best chance of getting something – is 9/1, with a win for the visitors coming in at a massive looking 22/1.
Liverpool V Norwich – Football Betting Predictions
– Match Outcome – Can’t see anything other than a Liverpool win at 2/13.
– Value Tip – For a bit of value, over 3.5 goals is Even money. This game has a look of 3-1 about it.
- Liverpool were unbeaten at Anfield in the league last season, winning 17, and drawing 2. The Red’s home ground has become a fortress, and it’s nearly impossible to see Norwich breach this.
- Norwich conceded 57 goals in last season’s Championship, meaning that goals are likely for Liverpool.