Liverpool will travel to relegation-threatened Cardiff looking for the win to take them back to the top of the Premier League after being replaced by Manchester City on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp‘s men have successfully coped with the pressure placed on them by the reigning champions in recent weeks as they have followed up wins by Pep Guardiola’s side with victories of their own to return to the summit.
City defeated Tottenham 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium to make it 10 consecutive wins, while the Reds travel to south Wales on Sunday aiming to claim a sixth win on the bounce to go two points ahead of their rivals.
And while Liverpool have won just two of their last five away games, they go to Cardiff having won the three Premier League encounters between the sides and have also come out on top in each of their last nine Premier League matches against sides promoted the previous season.
Liverpool are a best price 2/9 to win the game although Cardiff go into the contest with their tails up, having won 2-0 at Brighton in midweek to move to within two points of the Seagulls in the final position of safety.
Therefore, those feeling Cardiff can issue a hammer blow to Liverpool’s title hopes and boost their own survival bid can get a hefty 17/1 for the home win.
It looks a very tall order, though, as Neil Warnock‘s men have lost eight of the last nine at home against top-half sides, while the game sees the division’s second worst goals tally go up against the best defence, so a Liverpool win to nil at a best price 17/20 is worthy of consideration.
On a side note, Mohamed Salah will become just the third Liverpool player to score 20 goals in consecutive Premier League seasons should he find the net at the Cardiff City Stadium. He is 10/11 to score at anytime in the clash.