Liverpool-Cardiff City Betting Preview: There’s profit to be made backing early goals at Anfield

With Arsenal playing on Monday, Brendan Rodgers’ side have a chance to jump to the top of the league with victory and our tipster is backing first half action

Liverpool welcome Cardiff City to Anfield on Saturday with top spot very much at the forefront of their minds.

Victory against the Welsh club will see the Reds rise to the top of the Premier League once again this season, with Arsenal playing Chelsea on Monday night in another mouth-watering festive encounter.

Rodgers’ side come into this match on the back of a 5-0 victory against Tottenham last weekend which sees them on the run of three league wins. Paddy Power price them at just 2/9 (1.22) to take all three points.

Cardiff have had a turbulent week with problems continuing between the owners and Malky Mackay.

Despite issues behind the scenes, the Bluebirds have looked solid this season, currently sitting in 15th position racking up 17 points.

Last time out Cardiff came out on top against West Brom, winning 1-0 at home. Paddy Power price them at 11/1 (12.00) for an unlikely win. The same firm price the draw at 11/2 (6.50).

Liverpool’s man of the moment Luis Suarez has been in sensational form of late, netting an incredible eight goals in his last three matches. The Uruguayan tore Tottenham apart last weekend and is unsurprisingly 3/10 (1.30) to net anytime.

If you fancy him to net two or more goals, which has paid out in his last three matches, you can back that at 13/10 (2.30) .

A bet that does stand out which has paid out a number of times in Liverpool matches this season is over 1.5 goals in the first half.

Paddy Power price it at a generous 11/10 (2.10). Had you backed this in the Reds last 11 matches, it would have landed in nine of those games. With Suarez on fire, expect early goals at Anfield.

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