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Liverpool vs Norwich City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

2:16 PM GMT 09/08/2019
Joel Matip Virgil van Dijk Liverpool 2019-20
Having shared a number of high-scoring encounters, Al Hain-Cole expects Klopp's men and the Canaries to provide an entertaining Premier League opener

The winners of the Champions League and the Championship will face off at Anfield on Friday, as Liverpool take on Norwich City in the opening game of the Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp's men finished a close second to Manchester City despite posting the third-highest points tally in the history of the league, although consoled themselves by going all the way in Europe.

Latest odds

With the elusive 19th league title back in their sights, the Reds are 1/7 (1.14) favourites with bet365 to get off to a winning start against their newly-promoted opponents.

The Canaries have lost 10 and won none of the last 12 encounters between this pair, but are available at 14/1 (15.00) to pull off a huge upset by coming out on top here, or 7/1 (8.00) to earn a creditable draw.

Team news

Sadio Mane is likely to be on the bench after only returning to training this week, while Nathaniel Clyne is a long term absentee and James Milner will face a late fitness test.

Christoph Zimmermann, Louis Thompson and Alexander Tettey are all ruled out for the guests, with Timm Klose also a fitness doubt.

Preview

Fans of goalmouth action should be pleased to see this fixture kicking off the new campaign, with this pair sharing 34 goals in just their last six meetings.

Another high-scoring match looks particularly likely considering Daniel Farke's team boasted the most prolific attack in last season's Championship and averaged over two goals a game, yet conceded more than 16th-placed Stoke City.

What's more, Klopp has seen 17 goals scored in his three opening matches since arriving at Anfield, including 4-0 and 4-3 wins over West Ham and Arsenal respectively, plus a 3-3 draw with Watford.

Predictions

All in all, even money (2.00) seems generous on an entertaining curtain-raiser providing at least four goals for the sixth meeting in seven between Liverpool and Norwich.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Over 3.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at evens (2.00) with bet365