Liverpool are aiming to secure their place in the group stages of the Champions League when they play host to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s return to Germany was going superbly well, with the Reds establishing a comfortable 2-0 lead through goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner, but the concession of a late goal to Mark Uth changed the complexion of the tie – and ensured that Julian Nagelsmann’s men will travel to Merseyside full of belief that they can make the Champions League group stages for the first time in their history.
Nevertheless, it is Liverpool who are dabblebet’s favourites to see out the tie and the English Premier League outfit are considered as a 4/6 (1.67) chance to seal their place in the group stages in style with a win on Wednesday night.
A draw, of course, would be enough to see Liverpool progress with 16/5 (4.20) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.
Hoffenheim will reflect on missed chances in last week’s first-leg – most notably Andrej Kramaric's missed penalty with the match still level at 0-0 – and the Bundesliga side will still feel that they are capable of causing an upset. There is 7/2 (4.50) that the Germans claim a famous win at Anfield.
Nagelsmann’s men know that they must score at least two goals if they are to stand any chance of knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League and, so, Hoffenheim can be expected to adopt an aggressive approach when they visit Merseyside.
That could well lead to a nervy night for the home supporters, but it may mean an open and entertaining tie for neutral observers – and the goals could well flow in this game.
Liverpool kept a clean sheet in their victory against Crystal Palace at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon but, before that, Klopp’s charges conceded four goals in just two matches and the Reds’ defensive frailties could be exposed once again by strong opposition. 1/2 (1.50) is available that there are goals at both ends.
Furthermore, there is just 1/2 (1.50) that there are more than two goals scored, while the juicy 6/1 (7.0) for both teams to score in both halves of a frenetic fixture at Anfield may well prove popular with punters
Better value, though, could lie in backing dabblebet’s 6/5 (2.20) quote for more than three goals to be scored when these two teams lock horns on Wednesday.