The Reds were taught a hard lesson by Real Madrid in the Champions League during the week, but they get a chance at redeeming themselves at Anfield this weekend. Where should we go with our soccer picks?
Recency bias will surely have had an effect on the public and oddsmakers alike, after they just witnessed Liverpool getting outclassed on their own pitch.
However, the Reds soccer odds are still firm -225 favorites a lot of the top online sportsbooks. Hull City is quoted in a wide range of +600 to +700, with a draw at over +350 at a lot of places.
The Reds were searching for their third consecutive win across all competitions, but everyone knew it was going to be a tall task for them to get even a draw against mighty Real Madrid.
That most certainly turned out to be true. The Reds lost 3-0 in their Champions League clash against the Spanish outfit, and this came at Anfield no less.
Despite naming a strong starting XI, with Alberto Moreno back in the side and Coutinho also slotting back in, Liverpool was outmatched, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema combining to score all three goals for the visitors. The Reds played very well at times, but they couldn't contain Real Madrid's incredible quality for long.
With only a matter of days to rest up and get ready for Hull City, we're eager to see how Brendan Rodgers tinkers with the squad, if at all. You'd have to figure we'll see some fresh faces in the starting XI come Saturday, though Rodgers surely realizes how important three points could be to the Premier League cause.
As of now, the Reds are in fifth place, ahead of the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton, but it's a tight race, so a slip-up could see them drop considerably. Spirits can't be too high at the moment around Merseyside, so a great result could go a long way.
All things considered, it's been a relatively bright start for Hull City this term. They can currently be found in 11th place in the Premier League, with 10 points out of a possible 24 thus far.
As for recenet form, the Tigers have gone unbeaten over their last two matches. First they topped Crystal Palace 2-0 at home, and then they grabbed an excellent away point in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.
Against the Gunners, it actually looked like Hull City would get all three points. The Tigers were ahead 2-1 until stoppage time, when Danny Welbeck found the back of the net to even things up. Alas, Hull City had to settle for a point, but what a crucial point that is in the grand scheme of things. Every point matters.
The main sources of goals for the Tigers have been Nikica Jelavic and Mohamed Diame, both of whom have four league goals, and Abel Hernandez has chipped in with three goals himself. On the surface you'd think this would be a tough matchup at Anfield, but Liverpool has been leaking goals at an alarming rate this season, so Steve Bruce will like his team's chances.
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Their recent play has left a lot to be desired, but the Reds are in a good spot to bounce back on Saturday.
It should be noted that Liverpool didn't actually play that poorly against the Spanish giants, and the opposing talent level will obviously drop a great deal this weekend. The Reds are desperate to get back on the winning side of the equation, and a meeting with Hull City presents them with a good opportunity to do just that.
With our soccer picks for Saturday, we are going to be in Liverpool's corner. Anfield will be buzzing, even in spite of the poor recent form, and we expect the Reds to get the job done.
Free Soccer Pick: Liverpool 3 Hull City 1 at Bet365