Bookies nervous over Liverpool liabilities

REAL MADRID started the Champions League as 4-1 favourites to win the competition with Liverpool relatively unconsidered 22-1 shots but they go into the final a lot closer in the betting with Paddy Power concerned with their liabilities for the Kiev shootout.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “There are some seriously nervy looking traders right now, and it’s not just the Manchester United fans I’m referring to.

"A Liverpool victory would be our biggest loss on a single game so far this season."

There's no such fancy prices regarding Liverpool's chances in next season's Champions League with bet365 already betting on the competition and Jurgen Klopp's side are available at just 10-1 with Real Madrid 6-1 for what could be an attempt at a fourth straight triumph.

Manchester City were the best team in Europe this season and it is some surprise they are not rated as favourites, bet365 offering Pep Guardiola's team at 11-2 from 9-2 market leaders Barcelona.

Betway rate Lyon's classy forward Nabil Fekir 1-6 to join Liverpool by the end of the summer transfer window and he is 3-1 to remain with the Ligue 1 club, who are 66-1 to win the 2019 Champions League final which will be Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano arena.

Match in Focus

19:15 Fr 17Aug ELEV

Girona v Valladolid

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  • Girona have failed to win their last five home La Liga matches
Expert verdict
Promoted Valladolid are back in the top flight – but minus their 33-goal top scorer, Jamie Mata, who has joined Getafe. The playoff winners’ second-top scorer last term – Michel, with five – is injured and it promises to be an awkward return to the big time for Sergio Gonzalez’s men at the Montilivi where Girona took points off Atletico and Real Madrid.



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