Liverpool return to the Champions League on Tuesday live on ITV and we have free football betting tips.
The reds end a five year absence from Europe’s top table as they host Bulgarian side Ludogorets. They are big favourites to open their campaign by picking up all 3 points.
The Reds though will need to bounce back from a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Without Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge they lacked their usual zip and excitement against a stern Aston Villa defence. Sterling should return for this one but Sturridge will still be missing.
Ludogorets are in the Champions League proper after winning the Bulgarian last year and progressing through the qualifiers. They had a good run in the Europa League last year to the last 16 where Valencia knocked them out taking scalps from the likes of Lazio along the way. They may not be from the most prestigious side from the best league but they certainly know how to win a football match in Europe.
They got here by beating by beating Steaua Bucharest on penalties on that crazy night where the defender had to go in goal for the shootout, scored a penalty and saved two, more heroics may be required to get a result at Anfield.
Away from home Ludogorets like to keep it tight generally, against Steaua they had just one shot on target so don’t expect anything too adventurous.
Liverpool are big favourites with the bookies for this one at 2/9 generally, the draw is 11/2 and Ludogorets are as big as 14/1 to pick up 3 points.
So no value with the Reds there considering Ludogorets beat Lazio, PSV and Dinamo Zagreb in last year’s Champions League, they are not a side to be taken lightly.
Liverpool are a step up and Ludogorets were badly beaten by Valencia last year. I expect Liverpool to win this perhaps 2-0 or 3-0 so the best bet for me is Liverpool to win and under 3.5 goals at 20/21 with Bet365.
Last season Liverpool were ahead in 15 of their 19 home Premier League matches at half-time and scored 34 of their 53 home goals in the first half. In fact there were 40 goals in the first half at Anfield last season and 31 in the second half. On this, getting the first half to have more goals at 2/1 looks a solid bet.
Liverpool v Ludogorets Betting Tips
Liverpool to Win and Under 3.5 Goals – Bet Here at 20/21 with Bet365
1st Half to Have the Most Goals – Bet Here at 2/1 with Bet365
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