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Liverpool v Huddersfield Betting Tips: Reds to maintain pressure?

| 26.04.2019
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Odds and preview for tonight’s Premier League match

Liverpool need to avoid any potential banana skins in their quest to take advantage of any mishaps from Manchester City in the battle for the Premier League title.

Already relegated Huddersfield Town are the visitors to Anfield tonight, with Jurgen Klopp hoping his side can gain three more points to put the pressure back on the league leaders.

Jan Siewert will hope his Terriers side can put in a performance to regain some pride after a woeful season, but can they upset Liverpool’s title hopes?

We’ve got all the odds and info ahead of kick-off, with the game live on Sky Sports Main Event from 8:00pm…

Head-to-head

Since their promotion to the Premier League in the 2017/18 campaign, Huddersfield have lost all three of their games against the Reds.

The Anfield side struggled in the first meeting this season, with a 24th-minute strike from Mohamed Salah giving Liverpool all three points.

The Terriers have lost the last six against Liverpool, and haven’t managed a goal against the Reds since a 1-1 draw in April 1962.

Likely XIs

Liverpool vs Huddersfield - Football tactics and formations

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Huddersfield: Lossl; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm; Kachunga, Bacuna, Hogg, Mbenza, Mooy; Mounie.

At this stage of the season, Klopp can’t afford to rest any of his starting XI, even in a match against the league’s bottom side.

Adam Lallana has been out with a muscle issue for the last five weeks, and will face a late fitness test to decide whether he will make the squad.

Fabinho was taken off just four minutes after he came on after suffering concussion against Cardiff City on Sunday, so he may not be risked.

Huddersfield boss Siewert is likely to start with Steve Mounie over the in-form Karlan Grant in favour of a more physical presence up front.

The Terriers are also likely to adopt a defensive line-up, packing the midfield in a 4-5-1 formation.

Key Battles

Steve Mounie Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town’s Steve Mounie battles for the ball

With Huddersfield likely to pack out the middle of the park, Liverpool’s midfield could be suffocated and it’ll all be about how they get the ball from back to front to feed their ever hungry front-three.

Salah is still in with a shout for the golden boot, so he’ll be hoping for some good service in and around the box to climb the goalscoring charts. Erik Durm is likely to be tasked with keeping him quiet, and it could be a long night for the German full-back.

If starting along up-top, Mounie will be the one most likely to break through for the Terriers. Virgil Van Dijk has arguably been the league’s player of the season, and it’ll be up to him to restrict the service to the Beninese international.

Match Odds

There’s a massive 74-point gap between the pair this season, so it’s no surprise that Liverpool come into the game at Anfield as red-hot favourites. They’re odds-on to grab three points at 1/14.

Anything can happen in the Premier League, and there have already been some shock results this season. Huddersfield are heavy underdogs here at 33/1.

Salah and Sadio Mane are the men in-form for Liverpool, and are leading the title charge. They’re both 13/5 favourites to break the deadlock, or there’s 8/15 about them scoring anytime.

Mounie is the main threat for Huddersfield if they opt for a physical presence up front. He’s 4/1 to score anytime.

Grant has taken to the Premier League since signing for the Terriers in January, already becoming their leading goalscorer for the season. If he gets game time, you can get 7/2 on him grabbing a goal.

Fancy this one to be a bit of a goalfest? We’ve got 29/20 on over 4.5 goals in the game.

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate who closely follows American sports, focussing on the NBA and NFL. He also has a keen interest in all things football, paying regular attention to the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.