After putting in an intense performance against Chelsea, Al Hain-Cole expects the Reds to find life tough versus Marc Silva’s rejuvenated home team
After securing a hard-earned draw against Chelsea in midweek, Liverpool will be hoping for a first win in five Premier League games when they travel to the KCOM Stadium to take on Hull City on Saturday.
That result ended a run of three consecutive defeats for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are 9/20 (1.45) favourites with Betway to build on the stalemate by coming out on top here.
The Tigers also earned an impressive point by holding Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to go one better with a fourth consecutive victory on home turf.
Three of the guests’ last four league fixtures have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them being forced to settle for a single point yet again in this one.
While many scratched their heads at the appointment of a man whose name was relatively unknown in English football, Marco Silva has already done enough to vindicate his selection as Mike Phelan’s replacement.
Having immediately masterminded a first victory in 11 fixtures by beating Swansea City in the FA Cup on debut, the former Olympiakos boss has since overseen a much-needed league victory over Bournemouth, three competitive performances against Manchester United, and a creditable 2-0 defeat away to Chelsea.
With the 4-1 cup defeat at Fulham now looking like a blip, the Portuguese manager will relish he chances of making life difficult for yet another high profile opponent.
After conceding just three goals in three games against Manchester United that reaped one defeat, one victory and one draw, the hosts are more than capable of frustrating the Reds after their intense clash against Chelsea.
Even with Sadio Mane back from Africa Cup of Nations duty, a Reds team that has scored just six goals in eight games should struggle to break down a reinvigorated home backline.
With this in mind, odds of 11/10 (2.10) seem generous on Hull ensuring no more than two goals are scored for their third consecutive league game and seventh match in nine for Liverpool.