Liverpool v Cardiff betting
Liverpool face Cardiff on Saturday (12.45pm - BTSport1) knowing that a win will send them to the top of the Premier League table.
Brendan Rodgers' side have easily won their last 3 games, against Norwich, West Ham and Tottenham, scoring 14 goals - including a 5-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Cardiff secured a crucial 1-0 win over West Brom on Saturday - ending a five match winless streak for the Bluebirds. But Peter Whittingham's goal was their first in four matches and bookmakers don't give the visitors much hope on Saturday, with Liverpool available at best odds of just 2/9 with William Hill, while Cardiff are as big as 16/1 and the draw 6/1 - both with BetVictor.
These sides have never faced each other in the Premier League, although they did meet in the 2012 League Cup Final, which ended 2-2 before Liverpool won the cup on penalties.
Liverpool have won 7 and lost 1 of their league games at home this season, scoring 22 goals and conceding 5, while Cardiff have won just once on the road (D3, L4) scoring 4 and conceding 12. They also haven't scored in any of their last 4 away games and the best bet looks to be on Liverpool to win 'to nil' at evens with Sky Bet or Paddy Power (as short as 8/11 elsewhere).
Cardiff's last two away games have resulted in 2-0 defeats (to Crystal Palace and Aston Villa) and in Luis Suarez and co. they face a far more daunting opposition. Correct score bets should therefore revolve around high-scoring home wins and we recommend bets on 3-0 (7/1 with BetVictor & Paddy Power); 4-0 (11/1 with BetVictor & Paddy Power) and 5-0 (22/1 with BetVictor).
If you fancy Liverpool hitting Cardiff for six or seven, then head to Stan James who offer 6-0 at 50/1 and 7-0 at 100/1.
As far as First Goalscorer bets are concerned, Luis Suarez is available at best odds of just 2/1 with BetVictor and Paddy Power, but at the prices we'd prefer a small bet on Jordan Henderson who scored against Spurs on Sunday in a Man of the Match performance. He can be backed at 10/1 with BetVictor to open the scoring.
Incidentally, yet another Suarez hat-trick can be backed at 6/1 with Sky Bet, while former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy is 15/2 with Ladbrokes to score a goal at any time on his return to Anfield.
|Liverpool||To Win To Nil
||Sky Bet & Paddy Power
||7/1||BetVictor & Paddy Power
|Liverpool 4-0||Correct Score
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|Liverpool 5-0||Correct Score
|Jordan Henderson||First Goalscorer