PREMIER LEAGUE expert Ross Casey (@RossCasey24) is back to attack Saturday evening's match as Liverpool visit struggling Huddersfield.
Huddersfield v Liverpool | Saturday 20th October 2018, 17:30 | BT Sport
Liverpool are in third place at the start of gameweek nine after back-to-back draws against Chelsea and Man City. If you include their defeats in both the EFL Cup and the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp's side are now winless in four, but a trip to Huddersfield isn't expected to cause the same concerns with a best price of just 1/3 on the away side with Betway.
Huddersfield sit in18th after picking up just three points from eight Premier League games so far this season, where they remain winless across all nine of their matches across all competitions.
The Terriers are a huge best price of 12/1 here with BetVictor, which is hardly surprising when you consider that they are yet to even score in their four home games so far.
The Terriers went into the international break on the back of a high. They bossed Burnley away from home with 68% of possession, had seven more shots on goal than the Clarets and battled away to come from behind and secure their third point of the season. Before that match, they actually had more of the ball than Spurs in their 2-0 loss at home.
This is interesting, because against Liverpool last season, they played very deep and gave up possession of the ball in order to restrict the counter-attacking threat that Jurgen Klopp's side have. Whilst this kept them down to just 10 shots including a penalty, they still lost 3-0.
I was expecting Wagner to play a similar style here, but looking at those previous performances and the way that they failed to put a glove on Liverpool last season, I am changing my thinking and I believe that they may have a go at Liverpool here and odds of 7/5 on Both Teams To Score appeal.
I realise that seems mad when you consider Huddersfield are yet to score at home and Liverpool have kept five clean sheets already, but I feel Wagner believes that his fans deserve something to shout about and in reality this is a bit of a free hit.
Liverpool have injury worries over Virgil Van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and James Milner whilst Naby Keita is definitely ruled out, so that gives me more hope that our bet can come in against the odds. With the high press that Jurgen Klopp plays, it is unwise to play anyone with an injury worry and the likelihood that all four make the starting XI is unlikely in my opinion.
The Anfield side have kept just one clean sheet in their last three games and that is only thanks to a wayward penalty from Riyad Mahrez, so here is to David Wagner spotting a possibility to attack just like he did against Burnley and Tottenham last time out.
Huddersfield v Liverpool – Both Teams To Score (7/5 188 BET)