Liverpool know they must win out and hold out hope that Manchester City stumbles in order to claim their first Premier League title. The Reds and Citizens have fought hard all year, and just one point separates the two teams when they are level on games. Liverpool have a much easier schedule the rest of the way, but they can’t lose points by overlooking a team like Cardiff City when they are so close to a league title.
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Cardiff City +1232
Cardiff City are trying their best to stave off relegation. The Bluebirds are in 18th place with 31 points, and they are two points behind Brighton and five points behind Southampton. However, they have played one more game than those teams, and that gives them little margin of error in their bid to ensure that a Welsh team stays in the top flight. Cardiff won a must-win affair against Brighton on Tuesday, going on the road to beat the Seagulls 2-0. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison scored for the Bluebirds in the victory.
A spot in the Champions League semifinals against Barcelona is likely for Liverpool. The Reds just need to avoid a multiple goal loss to Porto in the second leg of their tie to move on. In league play, Liverpool have kept pace with City, winning five straight games coming into this weekend. They scored a huge win over Chelsea last weekend, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane scoring within two minutes of one another in a 2-0 victory for the Reds.
When these teams played at Anfield earlier this season, it was all Liverpool. The Reds cruised to a 4-1 win with Salah notching a goal and two assists, while Mane scored two goals.
Harry Arter, Matthew Connolly, Callum Paterson, and Sol Bamba are all going to miss this match for the side of Cardiff City. The Bluebirds are unlikely to have Jazz Richards who is dealing with a thigh injury, while Alex Smithies is questionable with a knee issue.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is doubtful for Liverpool, and Dejan Lovren is questionable. Adam Lallana is probable to play, but he hasn’t been much of a factor anyways this season, while Jordan Henderson has been given the all-clear for the Reds.
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Salah scored a brilliant goal in the win over Chelsea over the weekend, and he is now tied for the Premier League lead in goals this season. The Egyptian ran away with the Golden Boot last year, but he has not been as prolific this year. He has really come on strong over the last few weeks, and that’s a frightening sign for a Cardiff City team desperate to stay up.
Prop Bet – Liverpool to win to Nil -125
The Reds might be a little gassed after traveling to Porto for a Champions League tie on Wednesday, but they have looked much better on defense than they did last year. I believe they will be able to shut out Cardiff City in a comfortable win.
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I don’t see this match being close. Liverpool could be a bit tired, but there is a massive talent disparity between these two teams. Cardiff doesn’t have their best scorer in Paterson, and I don’t see them getting on the board. Liverpool will win by multiple goals in a game that’s never close.
English Premier League Odds: Liverpool 3, Cardiff City 0
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