A brace from Milan Pavkov gave the Serbian side their first victory in the tournament proper since March 1992 and defied bet365’s 14/1 (15.0) closing odds of a Red Star win in the process.
bet365 also offered a massive 80/1 (81.0) on Red Star to win 2-0, with even a small stake proving to be a big winner for brave bettors, whilst taking the hosts to be leading at both half-time and full-time paid out at 20/1 (21.0).
Despite the result, Liverpool are still in a reasonable position to qualify from Group C and are 1/2 (1.50) to make it into the knockout stages whilst both Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain are 4/9 (1.44).
The Reds can be backed at 2/1 (3.0) with bet365 to win the group but will almost certainly need to beat PSG in France next week – which they are currently 13/5 (3.60) to do – to stand any chance of achieving that.
After such a disjointed performance, after which Jurgen Klopp told reporters that the team “lost their mojo,” the 13/8 (2.63) on Liverpool not to qualify from Group C may also prove to be a popular bet.
The 12/1 (13.0) price, lengthened from 9/1 (10.0), on Klopp’s men to win the tournament is unlikely to see much love as Liverpool, much like the famous victory over Olympiakos in the 2004/05 season, may require victory by two clear goals on the final matchday.