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Capital One Cup preview and odds: Liverpool vs. Bournemouth


Published on: 26/10/2015

Capital One Cup preview and odds: Liverpool vs. Bournemouth

October 28, 2015 19:45pm - Anfield Stadium

League Cup

Liverpool play on Merseyside for the eighth time in the last nine games when they welcome fellow Premier League side Bournemouth to Anfield on Wednesday night.

Klopp still looking for first win

Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to three straight draws since taking over from Brendan Rodgers a fortnight ago. The Premier League stalemate against Southampton at the weekend was the Reds’ fourth draw in a row and their seventh 1-1 result in their last nine games. After Wednesday night, Liverpool would have played just two games away from home and only one outside of Merseyside in their last nine fixtures.

Liverpool are the most successful team in the competition having won it on eight occasions, the last being under the guidance of Kenny Dalglish in 2012. In the last round, it took a penalty shootout to separate the Merseyside team from their League Two opponents Carlisle United.

Bournemouth reeling from league battering

Bournemouth have lost their last two league games by five goals to one and now face the team that knocked them out of last year’s Capital One Cup. The South Coast side are playing their third straight away game in the competition having beaten Hartlepool United and Preston North End on the road in the previous rounds. They have already made the long trip north to Anfield once this season when they were narrowly defeated by one goal to nil in the Premier League.

Team news

Jurgen Klopp is expected to give further game time to the young Belgian striker Divock Origi, and may also utilise other squad players such as Jordan Ibe, Jerome Sinclair and Joe Allen for this clash. Roberto Firmino could also feature as he continues his return to fitness.

Premier League survival is a priority for the Cherries but it is expected that boss Eddie Howe will field a strong team as he attempts to bag what would be a morale-boosting win against the Reds.

Recent form (All competitions)

Liverpool: DDDDD

Bournemouth: LLDLW

Betting odds and tips

Can Liverpool really draw again? If you fancy them to finish level after 90 minutes for the sixth game in a row, Betvictor will give you a price of 19/5.

The same bookie will give you 9/1 for Liverpool to record their eighth 1-1 result in ten games.

Divock Origi could once again start for Liverpool and will be keen to repay the new bosses faith in his raw ability. The Belgian striker can be backed at 5/1 to score first in this game.

Published on: 26/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (26/10/2015 12:56:37) but are subject to change.