William Hill’s original pre-season quote of 33/1 (implied probability 2.9%) has now fallen to a decidedly miserly 16/1 (implied probability 5.9%) after the Reds’ weekend goalless draw at home to Man City.
The game, which saw City’s £60m signing Riyad Mahrez miss a last-minute penalty, did not quite live up to the action of last season’s intriguing series of encounters between the two sides. It did, however, reinforce the feeling among some observers that Liverpool are shaping up to be an unbeatable side for the 2019-2020 season, domestically in any case.
Liverpool Outright Emerging as Major Value Bet?
If the game did lack the usual fireworks, Sunday’s outing has at least served up further confirmation that Liverpool are now showing – finally – the same kind of pedigree at the back as they have been showing for a number of years upfront, making them real title contenders.
Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes now place Jurgen Klopp’s side as 9/4 second favorites (implied probability 30.8%) behind Guardiola’s City whose odds as favourites remain stubbornly unchanged since the start of the season at 4/6 (implied probability 60%).
Liverpool’s 9/4 quote is emerging as arguably the leading value bet of the season so far – as most pundits begin to indicate that they now see this season’s title run-off as nothing more than a simple head-to-head between the red half of Liverpool and the blue half of Manchester.