Brandon Rogers’ Liverpool presents more than badly in the English Premier League and on Sunday they will have a derby match against Manchester United at Anfield. It is hardly possible to find better preconditions for the Swiss Young Boys, who will welcome the glorious English team in a match from the first round of the group stage of Europa League.
However, there is a big if. The English clubs generally don’t give so much importance to the second-highest tournament in Europe, but especially in this game Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers is well aware of how much he needs a win. He needs it to raise the team morale.
Actually Liverpool didn’t play bad in the last few matches, but they were just too toothless in attack and that is the problem. Curiously both times that Liverpool lost – from Arsenal and WBA, the team played really poorly. However, both times when they drew against the English champion Manchester City and Sunderland, Liverpool played excellently, but failed to take the three points.
Young Boys presents normally in the Swiss league. Currently the team is on the fifth place in the standings with three wins, three draws and two losses. I have no direct observations of the games of the team, but I’m sure the class of the players of the Swiss team is far from the level of their opponents in this match.
The betting houses don’t think so and offer relatively high rates for a victory for both teams. The odds for a win for Liverpool are 2.62 against 2.75 for the home team. The draw is estimated at 3.2. The only explanation I have for these very high odds is the expectation of the betting houses the favourite in this match Liverpool to underestimate the match because of the low importance of the Europa League compared to the Premier League and the upcoming tough match against Manchester United.
However, I believe this is not a factor now, as Brendan Rodgers needs to win to strengthen the team and raise the confidence of the players. I think he will make the necessary Liverpool to play with maximum force.
Therefore I bet for a win for the English team in this match, but I secured the bet with a draw no bet option which gives me odds of 1.83.