Friday 26 April: 8pm

Liverpool have just three games left in the Premier League and they’ll be wanting to win all of them. Just how this game will affect the top of the table will depend on what Manchester City do at Old Trafford on Wednesday but anything but a win over relegated Huddersfield Town will do serious damage to Liverpool’s title hopes.

Latest Odds

Liverpool could end the season on 97 points and still not win the title. Their battle with Manchester City has enthralled fans regardless of who they support. At the time of writing this preview, they are top of the league with a two-point lead over Manchester City. They have played one game more than their title rivals and if City can win their last four games, then they will retain their title.

City’s game in hand is on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford and even James Millner says he’ll be supporting Manchester United. Whatever the result, Liverpool need to win this game and they are 13/10 (2.3) at Betfair to win the Premier League title for the first time.

They have only lost one league game this season and perhaps crucially that was away to Pep Guardiola’s team. Anfield is again a fortress and Liverpool are yet to lose a home league game this season. 15 games have been won with two draws against Leicester City and Manchester City. They still haven’t got as many home points as their title rivals who have won 17 and lost one at home. Liverpool last lost a home league game on April 23, 2017. Since then they have gone 38 without defeat and are just 1/12 (1.08) at BetVictor to beat Huddersfield Town on Friday.

Goal difference could yet decide who wins the Premier League this season. At the time of writing, City’s is six goals better than Liverpool’s. Up against a side that have already been relegated and conceded 69 goals, Liverpool will be looking for as comprehensive a win as they can get in this game.

Huddersfield Town have only scored 20 league goals this season. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have between them nearly double that amount. In their two seasons in the Premier League, they have a total of 48 goals in 73 games, that’s just 90 less than Liverpool have managed over the same number of games.

Their goal-shy attack is the main reason why Huddersfield Town have already been relegated. They are bottom of the table on 14 points from 35 games, that’s one less than Liverpool have won in their last five games. In fact, it only took Liverpool until mid-September to surpass Huddersfield’s season total.

Huddersfield Town have lost their last seven league games conceding 19 goals, even Brighton scored against them. They have two wins in their last 23 league games and both were against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves fans will remember that if they narrowly miss out on a Europa League place. It’s a massive 40/1 (41.0) with Coral that Huddersfield get a shock away win on Friday,

Head-to-Head

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 games against Huddersfield Town. The last six have all been won and Huddersfield have failed to score against Liverpool in their last eight meetings. You can get odds of 7/10 (1.7) at Unibet on Liverpool winning this game to nil.

Team News

Liverpool are likely to be without Fabinho and Adam Lallana for this game.

At Least Two Goals for Liverpool

The last five home games have all seen Liverpool score at least twice. There are odds of 7/1 (8.0) at Coral that they don’t score at least twice in this game. That’s possible as the reverse fixture between these two teams ended in a 1-0 win for Liverpool.

Who Wins the Golden Boot?

Liverpool have two candidates in the race to be the top scorer in the Premier League this season. Mo Salah is the joint-leader at the time of writing. He’s 1/2 (1.5) at Ladbrokes to score in this game and Bet365 will give you 2/1 (3.0) on him winning the Golden Boot. One goal behind him is team-mate Sadio Mane who is 7/1 (8.0) to win the Golden Boot and 4/7 (1,57) at Paddy Power to score against Huddersfield Town.

Prediction

Liverpool cannot afford any slip-up in this game. They haven’t lost at home and have won their last nine games in all competitions. Huddersfield have had a wretched season and it’d be a massive shock if they even took a point from this game ( a draw is 12/1 (13.0) at William Hill). A bet on Liverpool to win with over 2.5 goals in the game is 1/4 (1.25) at Betway.

Published by Steve Ashfield

Steve is a self-employed freelance writer with years of experience writing about everything from sport to politics. He loves his statistics and quotes them at every opportunity.

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