Liverpool to keep a clean sheet – 8/13
Arsene Wenger may have been famous for his “I didn’t see it” refrain in post-match interviews after incidents that benefited his Arsenal side, but you will have no such excuse when it comes to this punt.
It’s as simple as this. You have the Premier League’s meanest defence facing off against the league’s worst attack. To be honest, a Chihuahua would have more bite than The Terriers, as they’ve managed to score just 20 goals in 35 matches.
Ironically, that is the same tally as Liverpool’s steely defence have conceded in the campaign and we can’t see them buckling to a shot-shy Huddersfield.
With only one goal blotting their copybook in their last four games, it’s very easy to see when we are backing The Reds to keep a clean sheet in this one at 8/13.
Sadio Mané to score the first goal – 3/1
With Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both having well-publicised dips in form this season, Jurgen Klopp must be delighted with the fact that the other member of their three-man strike force, Sadio Mané, just keeps on trucking.
The Senegalese forward has netted huge goals against top-six rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United already this campaign and stands on an impressive total of 18 goals in the Premier League.
While all that sounds great, we’re sure Mané will be eyeing up the magic total of 20 strikes and has just three games left to do it.
He’s also been proven to be Liverpool’s go-to-guy to get them off the mark and that’s because of the 14 games he’s scored in this season, eight of those have been opening goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side and that’s why we’re tipping him to break the deadlock on Friday night at 3/1.
Half with Most Goals: Second Half – 5/6
With the title race so delicately poised, you think Liverpool would do the decent thing and try to put games away early to ease the nerves of their jittery fan base. Well, you’d be wrong in that thinking!
The Reds have scored more goals in the second half of their games in four of their previous five matches in all competitions, as their opponents eventually wilt under the constant pressure Klopp’s men impose on them.
Huddersfield may prove to be dogged in the first half, but they’ve let in six second period goals in the last three games alone and we see something similar happening here at 5/6.
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