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Champions League Quarter Finals Betting 2018 Winner Odds & Predictions

Manchester City
The final eight teams left standing in this year’s UEFA Champions League now all know their fate in the quarter-finals after the draw was made on Friday, March 16th. It has thrown together a tremendous clash between the two last standing Premier League clubs in this year’s tournament, Manchester City and Liverpool. So that will be a mouthwatering showdown to look forward too while the reigning Champions Real Madrid will have a tough battle on their hands as they head off to face Italian giants Juventus in the quarter finals. The two met in the Final in Cardiff last season, with Real Madrid running out big winners in the showcase match. Will Juve be able to gain some revenge? Here we take a preview of the four ties.

Champions League Quarter Finals Betting Odds*

Barcelona 5/2, Man City 3/1, Bayern Munich 4/1, Real Madrid 9/2, Juventus 10/1, Liverpool 12/1, Sevilla 66/1, Roma 66/1* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)

Outright Winner Odds Converted to Chance of Winning

Barcelona 28.5% Man City 25% Bayern Munich 20% Real Madrid 18% Juventus 9% Liverpool 7.5% Sevilla 1.5% Roma 1.5%

Barcelona v Roma

Barcelona will be expected to roll their way through this one. Roma had a tough time of things in seeing off Shakhtar Donetsk in the last round so are probably going to have their work cut out for them in this one against a much more difficult opponents. The Catalans have been moving through the tournament effortlessly once again and they have moved to 5/2 favourites at Bet365 following the draw* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). They are favourites to win the first leg of this tie against Roma at home which is on Wednesday, April 4th. There have been the four previous meetings between the two clubs and from those things are actually even with one win each and two drawn matches having been played out. The last time they were together was in the 2015/16 Group Stage, with Barcelona winning 6-1 at home. The Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last twelve matches against Italian club, winning nine of those. Oh, and Lionel Messi has 12 goals 19 previous games against Italian opposition. Barcelona are probably going to find themselves in the final four.

Sevilla v Bayern Munich

After seeing off Manchester United in the last round, Spanish side Sevilla gets a tougher task as they face up to Bayern Munich. The Spaniards performed well against United in the round of sixteen, but they still looked pretty shaky at the back. Bayern Munich coasted through their tie against Besiktas in the last round and are favourites to win this tussle. This will be the first meeting between the two in UEFA competition and what makes this one interesting is that Bayern have lost their last five games in Spain, while Sevilla will be defending an unbeaten home record against German sides (W7 D4) when they host the Bundesliga powerhouses in the first leg.

Juventus v Real Madrid

What a tie this should be. Everything great about Juventus was seen in their second leg victory at Wembley over Spurs in the last round. They looked down and out in the second leg but called on all of their experience and nous to find a way to win through at the end of the day, taking a 2-1 win in London. They famously met up with Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League final with Real Madrid winning 4-1. However, it is Juventus who have won the last four two-legged ties against Real Madrid including the 2014/15 semi-final clash. They have won six of their last seven home games against the Spaniards as well. From the nineteen previous meetings, Real Madrid are 9-8 ahead with two draws. The Bianconeri may well make a good fist of this and do have a little appeal at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.) to win the first leg in Turin.

Liverpool v Manchester City

The bonus of this draw is that there will be a guaranteed English side in the final four of this year’s Champions League. This will be their first meeting in UEFA competition but it was Liverpool who are the only side to have beaten Manchester City in the Premier League this season. They are dominating the head to head from previous domestic fixtures as well, being 87-45 ahead with 46 drawn matches over the Citizens. You get the feeling that Liverpool's chances will hinge on them producing a result at home in this first leg, but they are 2/1 underdogs at bet365 to do so, with City at 13/10 to pull off the victory* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). The Citizens have managed to pick up just the one win in their last eight games against the Reds in all competitions.

Quarter-final first legs

3 April: Sevilla v Bayern, Juventus v Real Madrid 4 April: Barcelona v Roma, Liverpool v Man. City

Quarter-final second legs

10 April: Roma v Barcelona, Man. City v Liverpool 11 April: Bayern v Sevilla, Real Madrid v Juventus

First Leg Odds*

Juventus 6/4, Real Madrid 9/5, Draw 9/4 Bayern Munich 8/11, Draw 3/1, Sevilla 16/5 Barcelona 1/4, Draw 9/2, Roma 11/1 Man City 13/10, Liverpool 2/1, Draw 12/5* (all betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)

To Qualify Odds*

Barcelona 1/9, Roma 11/2 Bayern Munich 1/8, Sevilla 5/1 Real Madrid 4/9, Juventus 13/8 Man City 4/11, Liverpool 2/1* (all betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)

European Cup/Champions League Quarter Final Records

Barcelona - W14 L5 Bayern Munich - W18 L10 Juventus - W12 L5 Liverpool - W8 L4 Man City - W1 L0 Real Madrid - W28 L6 Roma - W1 L2 Sevilla - W0 L1

Quarter Final Predictions

It is easy enough to imagine that Barcelona and Bayern Munich will see off their respective opponents easily enough to make it through to the final four and take a step closer to the Final in Kiev. As for the other ties they are little harder to call. Manchester City probably won’t be too pleased with having drawn Liverpool, but over the two legs, you can see them just producing enough, especially with the second leg back at the Etihad, to get through. It could be an epic tussle between them though. The upset that we would put the most stock in would be Juventus doing a number over Real Madrid. They have head to head form over Los Merengues in Turin and if they can build a first leg lead, they will know how to defend it on the road.

Man City leads Champions League betting ahead of quarter final draw

Manchester City
With Chelsea bowing out against Barcelona in midweek, it has left just two of the original five English Premier League clubs in this year’s UEFA Champions League. Manchester City and Liverpool were the only one to make it through after Manchester United were stunned at home by Sevilla and Spurs lost out against the battling experience and expertise of Juventus in their second leg duel at Wembley. Manchester city had an easy time of things in their round of sixteen tie against FC Basel, winning 5-2 on aggregate, while Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success against FC Porto. The other notable name to fall from the round of sixteen was PSG who couldn’t get the better of reigning champions Real Madrid in their fantastic tussle. The draw for the quarter finals will be made on Friday, March 16th and in there will be two English clubs, three Spanish clubs, two Italian clubs and German powerhouses Bayern Munich. The fall of PSG has left Manchester City as the 3/1 outright favourites now at bet365* (betting odds taken on March 15, 2018 at 00:13 a.m.) as the Parisians were right up there at the head of the outright winner market with Pep Guardiola’s troops.

Champions League Winner Odds*

Man City 3/1, Barcelona 7/2, Real Madrid 4/1, Bayern Munich 9/2, Liverpool 9/1, Juventus 9/1, Sevilla 50/1, Roma 50/1* (betting odds taken on March 15, 2018 at 00:13 a.m.) Of course the current odds are all going to be shifting around a little bit come the draw for the final eight. That will be because of the level of difficulty that a team will face in the next round of the draw. But it is Manchester City who are the ones to beat according to the bookmakers and it would be very interesting to see how they handle the moves against someone like Barcelona, Bayern or Real Madrid.

Liverpool v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th March 2018

Liverpool v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League 17th March 5.30pm A point out of this would see Liverpool move back into third place, but they will be gunning hard for three points to shake off that loss against Manchester United last weekend. The Reds are the only ones in the top six playing this weekend. Watford have been doing much better, but only at home and their away form is pretty miserable.

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool remains unbeaten on home soil in the top flight this season with a great W9 D6 record so far. They have picked up wins in their last two at Anfield, netting six goals and shipping just the one in the process. Liverpool have been very good at the back at home this season, averaging well under a goal per game against and so Liverpool to win to nil at Paddy Power looks to be a good place to start for action in this one at 10/11 odds * (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). After their last two league defeats they have responded with a win in the following games, so are value to do so in this one too. The Reds have scored at least two goals in each of their last six home games and in the Paddy Power correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 option is value at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). 67% of their goals scored at Anfield this season have come after the half time break. Mo Salah is the First Goalscorer favourite for the game and three points will put Liverpool back up to third.

Watford News and Form

Watford’s fortunes have improved somewhat recently as they have collected three wins in their last five Premier League games (L2). The two losses in what sequence did happen out on the road though and they are badly out of form away from Vicarage Road. The Hornets have taken one point from their last 24 available away from home and they have failed to score in their last four away fixtures as well. Their overall record on their travels is W4 D2 L9 so they are vulnerable in this one for sure. The Hornets have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels and they have conceded 62% of their goals in the second half of away matches. Only Stoke and West Ham have conceded more goals than Watford have done in this season’s Premier League and both teams not to score at Paddy Power is at even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). It looks too tough of an away game for the Hornets at the moment.

Liverpool v Watford Head to Head

Watford grabbed a late equaliser in a 3-3 draw against Liverpool earlier in the season and that means Liverpool are unbeaten in four games against the Hornets in the Premier League now (W3 D1). Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak at home against the Hornets, three of those coming with a clean sheet. Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings in all competitions and from the previous nine Premier League meetings, Liverpool are W6 D1 L2 against the Hornets.

Liverpool v Watford Betting Odds*

Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Watford 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)

Liverpool v Watford Predictions

Liverpool to win: The likelihood of a home win turning up is pretty strong in this one as Liverpool have enjoyed a fantastic home season and they should be able to find more than enough cracks in the Watford back line to win this. Liverpool to win to nil should appeal.

Manchester United v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th March 2018

Manchester United
Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Tips - Premier League 10th March 12.30pm The battle for second place behind Manchester City is really on now as these two heavyweights meet up at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime. Liverpool have to take all three points to leapfrog the Red Devils once more back up into the second spot and they have been in tremendous form lately, while Manchester United have looked a bit disinterested in the Premier League for a while now.

Manchester United News and Form

Will Manchester United look to simply contain the threat of Liverpool? Will they try and take the game to the visitors? Manchester United dodged a bullet on Monday night after they found themselves 2-0 down at Crystal Palace. They mounted a comeback to land a 3-2 win but once again they churned out a really poor first-half performance. But that is back to back league wins they have taken now and three of their last four victories in the Premier League have been by a one-goal margin only. The Red Devils are W3 L2 in their last five games home and away though, but the two defeats were out on the road.

Manchester United v Liverpool 2018 Infographic

Manchester City are the only visitors to have won at Old Trafford nit the league this season and overall the Red Devils are W11 D2 L1 at home and they are on a three-match winning streak there, unbeaten in six (W4 D2). The Red Devils have averaged over two goals per game at home this season while they have conceded just the six goals in their fourteen home games. Defensively, largely thanks to David de Gea, United have been immense, with a clean sheet in 71% of their home games. Their performances haven’t been very fluent lately and you would expect them to be as tight as possible against such a big attacking threat and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 19/20* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018.

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool are really pushing hard for that second place finish and they are W4 D1 in their last five games, winning eight of their last ten played in the top flight (D1 L1). Away from Anfield, they have won three of their last four (L1), winning the last two back to back. They have been good away from Anfield this season with a positive W8 D3 L3 record and have lost just one of their last eleven on the road. Overall this season Liverpool have averaged pretty much 2.5 goals per game away from home and Mo Salah continues his great scoring feats this season and at bet365 he goes as the 3/2 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018). Liverpool haven’t been all that great at the back away from home, but with their scoring threat, they can cover that up most of the time. The Reds have opened the scoring in all but four of their away games this season and this is such an important game for them in terms of the race for second place. Only Man City have bettered Liverpool’s away form and their goals tally for the season.

Manchester United v Liverpool Head to Head

Manchester United earned a 0-0 draw at Anfield earlier in the season through a defensive display. That was the fourth draw in a row between the two giants of English football across all competitions (two 1-1 and two 0-0). Liverpool are unbeaten in five games now against the Red Devils but are winless in their last four visits to Old Trafford (D2 L2). Things are even with one win each and three draws in the last five Premier League meetings.   

Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Manchester United 8/5, Liverpool 13/8, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)

Manchester United v Liverpool Predictions

Liverpool to win: The Reds can earn themselves a huge three points in this one and take control of the race for second. Manchester United just look disinterested at times and Liverpool’s powerful attack can put them to the sword. You imagine most of the game will be controlled by Liverpool. Away win.

Liverpool v Porto Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th March 2018

Liverpool v Porto UEFA Champions League, 6th March 7.45pm Liverpool have one foot in the next round of the Champions League following a powerful performance out in Portugal in the first leg. A hattrick from Sadio Mane helped the Reds to a 5-0 advantage as they return to Anfield on Tuesday night to finish the job. It should be pretty easy for the Reds here on out in the tie.

Liverpool v Porto Betting Odds*

Liverpool 4/9, Draw 10/3, Porto 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 5:41 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018)

Liverpool News and Form

The Reds are running in some fantastic form at the moment with a four-match winning streak going in all competitions. They were once again in blistering attacking form in the first leg of this tie, romping to a 5-0 victory in Portugal. That leaves them unbeaten in six games in all competitions now (W5 D1) so are bang in form. They do have Manchester United coming up in the Premier League on the weekend so could be forgiven for taking this easy. At home, the Reds have lost just one game all season, an FA Cup tie against West Brom back at the end of January.

Liverpool v Porto 2018 Infographic

Liverpool have scored at least two goals in each of their last eight games at home in all competitions and over 2.5 goals at Bet365 should have immediate appeal. Liverpool have only ever lost one previous home game against Portuguese opposition from an overall W6 D2 L1 record. Liverpool also hold a W5 L2 record in two-legged contests against Portuguese sides. They are unbeaten at home in Europe now in their last thirteen games (W9 D4) and really this should be a walk in the park. Liverpool have won all 32 UEFA ties after winning the first leg away.

Porto News and Form

Something of a mountain to climb then to say the least for Porto who suffered their heaviest ever European home defeat in the first leg. They have now only won one of their last four ties in the round of sixteen in the Champions League and another defeat is on the way. Porto's record away to English clubs is W0 D2 L15 and they have a W3 L7 record in two-legged ties against English sides. The Dragons have suffered a loss in each of their last five visits to England now, including last season’s trip to Leicester in the group stage. Not only have each to their last five away games against Premier League sides have been lost, but they failed to score in any of them too. A group stage win in Monaco is Proto’s only away win in their last five and they have also only won one of seven previous UEFA ties after losing the first leg at home. They have just three wins in their last nine European ties and it is really hard to see what they are going to come up with. Maybe a consolation goal with an unfocused Liverpool facing them and therefore both teams to score at Bet365 is a decent 4/5 odds option* (betting odds taken on March 4th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.).    

Liverpool v Porto Head to Head

This will be the sixth meeting between the two sides and from the previous five, it is Liverpool who are holding an unbeaten W3 D2 record. Liverpool’s first ever home game against them was back in 2001 with the Reds winning 2-0 and then there was a bigger win for them in the 2007 group stage for Liverpool at Anfield, with the Reds running out 4-1 winners.

Who will win - Liverpool v Porto Predictions

Liverpool should ease themselves through this second leg and they don’t even have to send out their strongest side to do it. They will probably just go through but it is just worth a flutter on both teams to score as Liverpool aren’t likely to be in top gear.

Salah & Mane 5/4 odds to outscore entire Everton team this season

Liverpool have benefited tremendously from the input of Mo Salah this season as they look to lend themselves a top-four finish in the Premier League. Any chance of the title may well have gone already because of the procession that Manchester City have led at the top of the table, but the scoring output of Salah has exceeded all expectations following his summer arrival at Anfield. Salah has returned a total of 23 goals across Liverpool’s first 28 games of the season, while teammate Sadio Mane may have been the one to fall under Salah’s shadow in the Liverpool spotlight this season, but he has chipped in with seven goals. So that is the 30 mark hit between the pair of them this season, which is currently two more than their rivals Everton have managed as a team. The Toffees have just the 32 goals for the season and online betting site Bet Victor have priced up a competition between Liverpool’s duo of Mo Salah & Sadio Mane v Everton. Basically, can the Toffees outscore Salah and Mane combined this season in the Premier League? There is a quote of 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken at 3:09 p.m. on February 28th, 2018) on it being the Liverpool duo who beat out their Stanley Park rivals in the race. BetVictor Head of ante-post Football Michael Triffitt commented: “Everton have not had a great season and with only 32 goals scored in the Premier League this term that is way too low for the Blue side of Merseyside to challenge for even a top-six position this time around. “Over Stanley Park, however, Mohamed Salah has been on fire for Liverpool and currently sits on 23 Premier League goals which leaves him just 3/1* (betting odds taken at 3:09 p.m. on February 28th, 2018) to win the Golden Boot this season and just one strike behind Harry Kane. “Fellow attacking star Sadio Mane hasn’t been able to reproduce last year’s sparkling form but still has managed 7 top-flight goals. With the pair now combining for 30 goals between them they are just 5/4* (betting odds taken at 3:09 p.m. on February 28th, 2018) to outscore their Merseyside rivals in an intriguing market just released from BetVictor.”

Liverpool v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd March 2018

Liverpool v Newcastle Betting Tips - Premier League 3rd March 5.30pm Liverpool are really pushing along well for a top-four finish now and made it back to back league wins last weekend as they crushed West Ham at Anfield. They will expect to go out and do a similar job on Newcastle as well this weekend. The Magpies managed to dig out an away point at Bournemouth last weekend, but it may be harder for them to do at Anfield.

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool have been a strong force on home soil as they have gone W8 D6 L0 for the term at Anfield. There was an easy 4-1 victory there for them over West Ham last weekend and in three of their last five games at Anfield in the top flight, Liverpool have struck at least four goals. Liverpool have averaged almost three goals per game at Anfield and will be expected to net a few here. In the bet365 correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 is the shortest-priced option at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:19 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Liverpool have conceded only the ten home goals at home as well this season but they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last four. 68% of their goals scored at home have been in the second half of matches and 70% of their goals conceded at Anfield have been after the break as well. Liverpool have scored first in 71% of their games this season and a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time bet is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:19 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Mo Salah took his tally to 23 league goals with a strike against West Ham last weekend and a dozen of those have been at Anfield.

Newcastle News and Form

The Magpies are scrapping for all their worth at the moment having only suffered one defeat in their last eight games, and the defeat in that sequence was out at Man City. Newcastle picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth last weekend thanks to a brace from Dwight Gayle, but they did blow a 2-0 lead in the game which could be costly down the line. Newcastle haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their last three on the road and their defence will be put to a severe test by the powerful Liverpool attack. Newcastle have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game this season and have earned a clean sheet in just 14% of their road games. They are actually on a seven-match scoring streak of form in the league and both team to score at bet365 is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:19 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Despite the points that they have been picking up they go into the weekend just two points above the drop zone.

Liverpool v Newcastle Head to Head

Liverpool were frustrated with a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park earlier in the season and that’s back to back league draws against the Magpies now for them. Things are even in the last seven top-flight contests with two wins each and three drawn matches. Liverpool have won two of their last three Premier League home games against the Magpies (D1) and have lost just one Premier League home game ever against them, which was the very first one in 1994.

Liverpool v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Liverpool 1/5, Draw 6/1, Newcastle 10/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:41 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)

Liverpool v Newcastle Predictions

Liverpool to win: This should be routine enough for Liverpool and backing them to win to win to nil should deliver. They have midweek Champions league action coming up so look for them to take it easy and a Liverpool 2-0 correct score looks good.

Liverpool v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th February 2018

Liverpool v West Ham Betting Tips - Premier League 24th February 3.00pm Liverpool will be fired up for this one because they can go out and haul themselves into second place on Saturday with a win over West Ham. That is because current second-placed side Man Utd play on Sunday. So a big incentive for Liverpool here and West Ham won’t be looking forward to this tough away game after losing heavily at Brighton in their last road fixture.

Liverpool News and Form

The Reds can put some pressure on Manchester United in the race for a second place finish this season with a win in this one. Their home form has been great this term with a W7 D6 unbeaten sequence at Anfield and they have collected a win in each of their last three league games at Anfield (D1). Overall in their last four on home turf, the Reds have tallied thirteen goals and they will probably create plenty against a shaky West Ham defence on the weekend. Liverpool are averaging two goals per game home and in the Paddy Power correct score market a Liverpool 2- is the shortest-priced option at 6/1 with a 3-0 at 7/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8.49 p.m. on February 20th, 2018). Liverpool have done well at the back in only having conceded nine home goals, but they have failed to gather a clean sheet in any of their last three at Anfield. 31% of Liverpool’s home games this season have gone over 3.5 goals and 67% of Liverpool’s home goals this term have come after the break. Liverpool have scored 2 goals or more in each of their last 4 home matches. Hot shot Mo Salah is up as the first goalscorer favourite at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8.49 p.m. on February 20th, 2018).

West Ham News and Form

West Ham will be hoping to improve their away record this season a little further. They have only managed just the two wins all season on their travels. They have however gone W2 D2 L1 in their last five away from home so have improved a lot in that regard, but they suffered a really poor 3-1 defeat at Brighton in their last away game. But still, the loss against Brighton is their only defeat in their last eight home and away in the top flight. In their last league game they collected a 2-0 home access over Watford and that snapped an eight-match sequence of games without a clean sheet. But their defence is going to be under some pressure in this one, especially with them having conceded an average of two goals per game away from home this season and 60% of their road games have seen at least four goals. Over 3.5 goals at Paddy Power for this game is at even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8.49 p.m. on February 20th, 2018). The Hammers are on a ten match scoring sequence in the top flight and both teams to score is at 8/11* (Betting Odds taken at 8.49 p.m. on February 20th, 2018).

Liverpool v West Ham Head to Head

Liverpool have won their last two games against West Ham, scoring four goals in each of them. The Reds are unbeaten in their last three against the Londoners, scoring ten goals in that run of games against them. Surprisingly Liverpool are actually winless in their last there home games against West Ham though in all competitions D2 L1. Each of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.

Liverpool v West Ham Betting Odds*

Liverpool 1/7, Draw 5/1, West Ham 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 1:09 a.m. on February 20th, 2018)

Liverpool v West Ham Predictions

Liverpool to win: Liverpool should be pretty comfortable in this fixture against West Ham really. The Reds have good home form and it’s worth considering them to go out and win by a good three goal margin.

FC Porto v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th February 2018

FC Porto v Liverpool Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 14th February 7.45pm This may well end up being one of the most entertaining ties of the round of sixteen in this season’s Champions League. Liverpool have a powerful attack but we have seen already this season that they can’t always be trusted defensively. FC Porto will throw down a decent challenge and all three of their group stage fixtures in this season’s campaign were high scoring affairs.

FC Porto News and Form

Porto finished in second place in Group G this season in the Champions League and after losing their home opener against Besiktas they responded by beating RB Leipzig and then they hammered Monaco 5-2 in their final home game. All three of those games produced more than two goals so over 2.5 goals at William Hill is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds took on February 8th, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.) for the visit of Liverpool. Porto’s overall home record against English sides is W8 D6 L3 and the last time they played host to an English side, they beat Leicester on match day six of the group stage, with the English Premier League champions having already won the group.

Porto v Liverpool 2018 Infographic

Porto though have won only four of their last ten home games in Europe (D2 L4). So they have been far from reliable and they have taken only the three victories in their last eight home and away in European competition. Last season they got themselves past the group stage and so they have made it to the round of sixteen in back to back seasons for the first time since the 2009/10 season. Their record over two-legged ties isn’t great against English sides though as they trail 3-7 there and are on a four tie losing streak. There should be goals flying around in these battles with Liverpool.    

Liverpool News and Form

After a nine-year break from the round of sixteen in the Champions League, Liverpool are finally back. The last time that they were here they beat Real Madrid 5-0 on aggregate in the 2008/09 competition. Overall Liverpool have a W4 L1 success record at this stage of the competition. The only time they failed to get past the round of sixteen from those previous visits was actually against Portuguese opposition in the form of Benfica back in the 2005/06 season. Liverpool suffered a home loss in that tie against Benfica and that is their only ever home defeat against a Portuguese side (W6 D2). The last time that Liverpool hit the road to land in Portugal, was in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League with the Reds losing 1-0 at Braga. Out on the road in the group stage of the Champions League this season, Liverpool went W1 D2 which included them blowing a 3-0 half time lead at Sevilla to end up drawing 3-3. The Reds have a record of W2 D3 L4 in Portugal but those two wins in that sequence were in their first two visits there, which means that they haven't won there in any of their last seven visits. Liverpool’s away form in Europe isn’t great with just three victories in their last sixteen on the road (D8 L5). But they can boast scoring power at the moment, and both teams to score at William Hill is an obvious 6/10 option* (Betting Odds taken on February 8th, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.).

FC Porto v Liverpool Head to Head

These two have contested four games before and the first meetings were in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup which produced a 0-0 draw in Portugal before Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners back at home. The next meetings between them was in the 2007/08 Champions League Group Stages and there was a 1-1 draw out in Portugal before Liverpool ran out 4-1 winners back at Anfield.

FC Porto v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Liverpool 5/4, Porto 2/1, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 8th, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.)

FC Porto v Liverpool Predictions

FC Porto can probably keep themselves in this tie. Liverpool have a habit of running out of steam in matches and Porto can stick in there and have their moments in this game. They have good home form going against English sides and the Reds can’t always be trusted to hold things together at the back. The draw in the match outright appeals.

Southampton v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th February 2018

Southampton v Liverpool Betting Tips - Premier League 11th February 4.30pm The Saints landed a much-needed win last weekend as they went to the Hawthorns and produced a 3-2 victory to give them a bit of breathing space. It snapped a long streak of winless matches that they were on in the top flight. Can they follow it up in this tough home game though? Liverpool were frustrated with their 2-2 home draw against Spurs last weekend after conceding a late penalty. They will be looking to get three points in the bag in the hot race for a top-four finish.

Southampton News and Form

The Saints snapped their massive twelve match winless streak with a 3-2 victory out at West Brom on the weekend. That was just the ticket they needed to get up and away from the drop zone a little bit. The Saints are unbeaten in their last four played now in the Premier League (W1 D3) so they have been harder to beat as of late. That has to be counted as a positive for them. Their last two at St Mary's have ended in a 1-1 draw and four of their last six at home have ended by that scoreline. In the bet365 correct score market a 1-1 draw is at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.). Just how much will that win have done for them? Southampton have only won three league home games this season (D6 L5) and they have not collected one in any of their last six home fixtures. They are on a good scoring streak of seven home games though, but flip that around and they have conceded in their last eight at home. Still, it may add up nicely to a both teams to score option offering a bit of value.

Liverpool News and Form

The Reds thought that they had beaten Tottenham last weekend before shipping a late, late penalty. Still, they have only lost one league game since losing against Spurs back in October last year, so it has been great form from them. The only defeat in their last seven league games was out at Swansea recently, but Liverpool immediately snapped back to winning away form as they took a 3-0 win at Huddersfield in their next game. The Reds are W7 D3 L3 this season out on the road now and they have scored so freely at an average of 2.5 goals per game away from Anfield. That’s impressive, but they also have not been all that watertight at the back away from home and we have seen many examples this term of them throwing away leads. 62% of their away games have gone over 3.5 which is staggering. Mo Salah was at it again last weekend with a brace and he is the bet365 7/2 outright first goalscorer favorite* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.). Liverpool have been leading at half time in seven of their away games this season and they have split their goals evenly over the first and second half of matches. The Reds have actually opened the scoring in 9 of their 13 road games.

Southampton v Liverpool Head to Head

Southampton could not deal with Liverpool in a heavy 3-0 loss at Anfield for them back in November. If you look at the recent battles that these two have had thought, Southampton are slightly up with a W3 D3 L2 against Liverpool in all competitions. The Saints have lost just one of their last six games against Liverpool home and away in all competitions. Southampton are also unbeaten in their last two home games against the Reds too, collecting four points from those games. Four of the last five games between these two of them have gone under 2.5 goals.

Southampton v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Liverpool 3/4, Draw 11/4, Southampton 10/3* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.)

Southampton v Liverpool Predictions

Draw: The Reds will be hungry to put that disappointing result against Spurs behind them and they were comfortable 3-0 winners in their last road game out at Huddersfield. However, the Saints recently held out at home against Spurs and at Old Trafford against United and they may have enough to frustrate the visitors.