West Bromwich Albion – Liverpool Betting Preview: Expect the goals to flow for both sides

Capital One Cup holders Liverpool begin the defence of their trophy with a potentially tricky trip to The Hawthorns to face Steve Clarke’s West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening.

Brendan Rodgers is still searching for his first domestic victory since taking over the Anfield hotseat from Kenny Dalglish in the summer and the Reds are chalked up at 11/8 (2.63) to finally deliver a domestic victory for the former Swansea City boss here.

The Baggies will go into the match full of confidence having collected an impressive haul of 10 points from what looked like a potentially difficult start to the season for Steve Clarke’s charges and, of course, thumped Liverpool 3-0 on home turf on the opening day of the league campaign.

Despite that, West Brom are still available at 19/10 (2.90) to win on Wednesday while the same firm offer 23/10 (3.30) that the match finishes level at the end of 90 minutes.

West Brom have hit the target in four of their five Premier League matches so far this season and also managed four goals on the road against Yeovil Town in this competition.

Liverpool have notched in eight of their 10 competitive matches so far this term, including an impressive five-goal haul against Young Boys in the Europa League last week so goals can certainly be anticipated here.

With that in mind, the 17/20 (1.85) quote from Bet365 for both teams to score represents outstanding value and cannot be ignored by shrewd punters.

Those seeking bigger prices may be tempted to take a punt in the correct score market. A 2-1 win for the hosts is chalked up at 10/1 (11.0) while a 1-1 draw is available at 5/1 (6.0) with the same firm.

However, it may be worth siding with cup specialists Liverpool here and the 8/1 (9.0) for a 2-1 win for the Reds is a hugely tempting play.

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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