Thursday 9 May 2019 5:35 pm

Football Betting Tips: Reds can keep pressure on City with entertaining final day win


Ben Cleminson writes about sports betting

Ben Cleminson writes about sports betting

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WHAT a remarkable few days it’s been.

We witnessed one of the great European comebacks at Anfield on Tuesday, where despite the absences of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool climbed a seemingly impossible mountain to overturn a three-goal deficit and knock Barcelona out of the Champions League.

If that wasn’t enough, Tottenham pulled off another astonishing comeback against Ajax in Amsterdam the following evening.

Having been 2-0 down and trailing by three goals on aggregate, Lucas Moura’s last gasp winner saw Spurs reach their first European final since 1984.

It’s the first all-English final since 2008 and what a night it promises to be in Madrid on 1st June.

Before that, though, there is the small matter of the culmination of the Premier League on Sunday.

Perhaps what was so incredible about Liverpool’s comeback in midweek was that it was less than 24 hours after Manchester City’s win against Leicester.

It came from an unlikely source too, with captain fantastic Vincent Kompany smashing in a piledriver from 30 yards and sending the Etihad into raptures.

It was a victory which took the Citizens within one win of retaining the title and many might have thought it would knock the stuffing out of Klopp’s side.

However, we have seen that this isn’t a side to give up and Tuesday was another example of how Klopp has installed a never-say-die attitude into his players.


With City at home to Brighton, it does appear unlikely that Liverpool will win the title, but to stand any chance, they must win against Wolves this weekend.

Make no mistake about it, this isn’t an easy game for the Reds.

Plenty think the fact Nuno Espirito Santo could achieve European qualification in his first season in the Premier League makes him worthy of the manager of the season award and there are many points to back that view up.

He has got his side playing a fantastic brand of football and they have taken a number of big scalps along the way too.

Wolves have beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and most recently Arsenal, while draws with both Manchester clubs show they aren’t afraid to mix it with the big boys.

They are guaranteed seventh spot in the table already which is a fantastic achievement that their players and Santo should be hugely congratulated for.

For Klopp there has to be the concern of a European hangover. The effort his players put in on Tuesday night must have taken plenty out of them, but you feel Klopp won’t allow them to coast here.

That’s perhaps why Salah being fit will be such a bonus.

The Egyptian would have been distraught to miss out on Tuesday because of concussion, but with him now passed fit, he’ll be raring to go and he could inspire his teammates yet again.

Even though this is the last day of the season and these games often get nervy, I don’t see these two sides playing like that.

Liverpool have to win and will surely go out on the front foot, while Wolves have plenty of attacking threat too.

A Reds win would see them finish on 97 points, whether that will be enough, only time will tell, but I think they’ll do it with both sides finding the net at 2/1.

POINTERS SUNDAY

Liverpool to win & BTTS 2/1

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