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


Sweden v South Korea

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sweden have won only two World Cup matches since reaching the semi-finals in 1994
Expert verdict
Neither team comes into the tournament in great nick and it could be worth taking a chance on a minor World Cup upset with South Korea a little bit of value against Sweden. South Korea possess the best attacker on the pitch in Heung-Min Son, while Sweden tend to be a team who struggle when asked to force the issue as favourites.



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