Liverpool v Reading Match Preview 2012

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to get his first home win in the Premier League against former employees Reading on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds have played well this season but just haven’t got the results to match their performances.
Rodgers is facing a fitness crisis for the Reading game after finding out this week that, striker; Fabio Borini will be out for three months.
There will also be a late fitness test for Goalkeeper Pepe Reina who felt a twinge in his hamstring during a half-time warm up on international duty for Spain.
Injuries could give opportunities to young forwards Samed Yesil or Adam Morgan who will be looking for an opportunity after the development of a number academy players this year.
Also goalkeeper Brad Jones could start his first Premier League game for Liverpool since he signed for the club.
Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is also available again after suspension.
Reading are still looking for their first win of the season and will want to get out of the relegation zone and look up the table soon.
Reading, similar to Liverpool have put in a number of good performances but haven’t been able to get the results.
Striker Noel Hunt is a doubt with a heel problem but midfielder Mikele Leigertwood has recovered from a dead leg.
There are no new injury worries for Brian McDermott.
Team News:
Liverpool (from): Reina, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Suso, Suarez, Sterling, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Henderson, Shelvey, Cole, Assaidi, Downing, Morgan, Yesil.
Reading (from): McCarthy, Taylor, Gunter, Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Kebe, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Church, Roberts.
Betting:
Liverpool: 2/5 (William Hill)
Draw: 4/1 (Bet365)
Reading: 19/2 (Bet Victor)
Luis Suarez 1st Goal: 7/2 (Coral)
Steven Gerrard 1st Goal: 6/1 (Bet365)
Suso 1st Goal: 9/1 (Paddy Power)
Pavel Pogrebnyak 1st Goal: 12/1 (Blue Square)
Adam Le Fondre 1st Goal: 18/1 (Bwin)
Jobi McAnuff 1st Goal: 22/1 (Bet365)
My Tip:
With Martin Skrtel a threat from set-pieces backing the centre half as an anytime goalscorer would be my bet. 13/2 (Paddy Power)

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    Liverpool Vs Udinese Betting Tips

    Liverpool Vs Udinese

    Liverpool come into this game off the back of a 5-2 away win… at lowly Norwich, We are under the belief that gaffer Brendan Rodgers should be taking this competition as seriously as the league, to aid in restoring some faith in the fan base. Udinese come into this drawing the last two games 0-0 and we could see another low scoring game here.

    Match odds:

    Liverpool – 4/6 Totesport
    Draw – 29/10 Bet Victor
    Udinese – 5/1 Blue Square

    We anticipate this to be a low scoring game, assuming Liverpool put out an experienced outfit. We think the win price at home is too short to back as Liverpool are known for their goal-less results in Europe. They are hard to break down and Udinese have struggled for goals. You might want to take first goal after 27 mins at BetVictor’s 39/40 and Liverpool to score first 8/15 at the same firm.

    If Suarez plays he is 6/5 to score in 90 minutes, which may be a great bet, seeing as ne netted a hatrick at the weekend and is thirsty for goals. There is no reason why the half time result should be a draw, which pays 5/4 at Bet365 and also total goal minutes 5/6 for less than 120 minutes.

    If Liverpool want to sort themselves out, they need to put a strong line up out.

    Recommendation: *subject to team news*

    First goal after 27 mins at BetVictor’s 39/40
    Half time draw – 5/4 Bet365

    * William Hill – The Punt predictions *
    Ron Atkinson – No bet
    Derek McGovern – Udinese +1 13/10