Liverpool are in a great position in the Europa League and with an away tie coming up against Toulouse, they can secure qualification for the next stage of the tournament.
The Reds are the best ranked team in the competition and they can rotate players for this game in France and still come away with a win. A 5-1 demolition of Toulouse at Anfield a few weeks ago showed their class and this time around, it may not be so convincing, but an away win is on the cards.
Diogo Jota opened the scoring and although Toulouse equalised, Endo, Nunez, Gravenberch and then Salah made the scoreline convincing.
Liverpool were caught out last Sunday as they drew away at Luton Town who defended resolutely and held Jurgen Klopp’s men to only one goal and this is a major blow to Liverpool’s title credentials as they should be able to go away to Luton and grab all three points.
With Manchester City coming up for Liverpool just after the International break, it was important for Liverpool to stay as close as they can to their title rivals, but dropping two points wasn’t on the cards for Klopp.
Liverpool now return to Europa League action and can be let off the leash to attack from the off and secure a win which will all but secure qualification for the next stage of the competition. This means that they will be able to rest their top stars for the final couple of games in the group.
For Toulouse, welcoming the giants of Liverpool Football Club is huge and they will want to put on a big performance, however their form is really poor as they lost 2-1 at home to Le Harve and 3-0 at Montpellier before that.
The only positive they can take is that they did beat LASK 1-0 at home in the Europa League and although LASK aren’t anywhere near Liverpool’s standards, they can look to try and make this game competitive and stay in the game as long as possible.
Toulouse will look to attack as often as they can, but will be wary of Liverpool’s killer instinct and we can look to see plenty of goals in this one if both teams make it an open game, however the class and quality of Liverpool is bound to show up and therefore The Reds can secure a comfortable win in this one.
|Toulouse to win||11/2 Bet365|
|Liverpool to win||2/5 Bet365|
|Liverpool to win and both teams to score||11/2 Bet365|
It’s a tall order for Tolulouse to repeat Luton Town’s efforts and hold Liverpool to a draw, but as they aim to do so, Liverpool will be out to get another win under their belt in this competition and make it through to the next round with a few games to spare.
5-1 was the scoreline at Anfield and although it is unlikely to be the same in this match, Liverpool can win comfortably, but the home side can score in the game.
Therefore our punters.pub bet of the day is Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 7/4 with Bet365.