Liverpool v Augsburg tips – another tight game on cards at Anfield

Another tight game on cards at Anfield


Under 2.5 Goals

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Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1/1 with bet365

An interesting few days for Liverpool FC who have the small matter of Sunday’s Capital One Cup final following Thursday’s second leg clash against Augsburg.

Jurgen Klopp fielded his strongest possible team in Germany last week as the Reds drew 0-0 at the SGL Arena, although perhaps the manager will refrain from starting Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho in this match.

It’s a tough balancing act, with Christian Benteke and Jordon Ibe waiting in the wings to play their part against an Augsburg side who showed they were no mugs last week despite a concerted gamble on Liverpool to win the first leg.

No away goal means that the Merseyside team must tread carefully, with an away goal leading the Reds to need two goals and Klopp won’t want his team playing an expansive game.

Indeed, Liverpool’s most emphatic victories have been away from home this season, with that thrashing of Aston Villa joining the memorable away days against Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton under Klopp.

Augsburg enjoyed a 1-0 victory at Hannover at the weekend and their aim will be to keep things tight and wait for their opportunity to pounce.

Indeed, their away form in the Bundesliga this season is better than their track record at home, with the players potentially thriving in the atmosphere of Anfield.

We’re expecting a cagey encounter and Augsburg could well keep things tight all the way to the final whistle. Perhaps we’re on for extra-time and a potential penalty shoot-out.

Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1/1 with bet365

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