Betting watch - Liverpool’s chances of success this season

Betting watch - Liverpool’s chances of success this season

The 2021-22 season will be remembered as one of near misses, with Liverpool winning a cup double but falling short in the Premier League and Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s side finished as runners-up to Manchester City in the EPL and to Real Madrid in UEFA’s elite competition. Everyone connected to the world-famous Anfield club were proud of the efforts made by the squad and look ahead to the upcoming campaign with optimism.  

Fans want to see them improve a place, returning to the top of English football and adding another European Cup to the six already in the cabinet. Will the current crop live up to expectations, delivering on at least one of those fronts? Supporters certainly hope so, but what do the best betting sites make of their chances? In this article, we look at the Premier League betting odds and Champions League line-up. 

Pay attention to the traders 

The odds-makers working at the best apps don’t decide which team wins and which loses. The betting odds at the highest level of football have no bearing on the results, and traders have made some memorable mistakes over the years. They have paid out early on teams that have ended up losing the league or were offered huge odds and were too slow to react when underdogs went on a winning spree. Remember Leicester City’s EPL triumph? That cost the betting industry dearly. 

They don’t always get it right, but they rarely get it that wrong, and it’s always worth checking on how the sportsbooks see the season going. The odds attached to Liverpool tell us how they predict the coming season to play out, showing how much confidence they have in Klopp and his battlers. Following their final appearance and defeat to Real Madrid in Paris earlier this year, are bookies backing the Reds to win a seventh European trophy? 

Below you will find the latest online betting odds connected to Liverpool in the Premier League, Champions League and other major competitions. We also flag up anything worth noting from the specials with traders offering bonuses, promotions and unique markets.

Premier League 

Will spring 2023 be the time Liverpool win the Premier League title for the 20th time and second since 2020? It’s certainly possible, and the squad looks in great shape to achieve that after missing out on the trophy last season by just one point. But the bookies are backing Manchester City once more, just as they have done in each of the last five seasons. The Citizens are the early market leaders at this point, with all bookies pinning them to the head of the market, and Pep Guardiola’s men have attracted plenty of attention. 

It’s obvious that the champions deserve to be favourites as they have won each of the last two titles and are chasing a stunning three in a row, but their odds are short. The current betting makes it look like the 2022 champs need only turn up, and we know that’s not the case. Far from it. Liverpool are capable of ending on the top step, and their betting odds make them the value play. They will attract attention from supporters and those who love betting on an underdog with bite. 

Champions League 

The betting for this market is similar to that of the EPL, with traders going against Liverpool. The Reds can be found behind Manchester City, sitting third in line with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, also seen as a more likely champion than Liverpool. Could bookies be made to eat their words?  

It’s certainly not beyond them, and backers will support them for the generous odds offered. Champions Real Madrid trade at huge odds with four teams above them in the betting, which will catch the eye of many. They deserve more respect than they have been given. 

Specials 

In addition to the Premier League and Champions League betting odds, there are also a few specials that will interest Liverpool fans. The best of these is the trophy multiples, where you can back the Reds to win a combination of honours. You can also bet on the club’s next manager after Klopp, with Steven Gerrard the favourite.

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