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Capital One Cup: Klopp for first Reds win over Cherries

| 28.10.2015

Matt Haynes | October 27, 2015

Liverpool v Bournemouth

  • Capital One Cup Round 16
  • Wednesday, October 28th
  • Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
  • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Live on Sky Sports 1

Capital One Cup achievable target for Reds?

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - White Hart Lane
Liverpool are 15/2 with Coral to win this competition and new boss Jurgen Klopp will have identified this as a very realistic achievement in what would be a bonus in his first season in charge.

The Reds are odds-on at 1/2 to beat Bournemouth next time out in what would be the German manager’s first win in charge since taking over, after drawing his first three matches.

However, Klopp’s team selection will be interesting as Belgium striker Christian Benteke has been ruled out because of a knee injury and the Merseyside outfit are set to play Chelsea next time out in the Premier League.

Ritchie running can expose Reds

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Watford - Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth right winger Matt Ritchie took under a minute to score against Spurs and has proved he can be a problem for teams this term.

Should Klopp opt to pick Alberto Moreno at left back, Ritchie can catch him out, with the Spain international time and again taking up advanced positions against Southampton.

At an enhanced 4/1 (from 11/4 in the regular anytime market), staking up to £20, this represents real value for punters with Cherries wideman Ritchie more than capable of causing a scare. Yann Kermorgant provides Eddie Howe with an experienced threat in attack and could well be worth a punt at 2/1 in the anytime market.

Firmino in line for start?

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v West Ham United - Anfield
Having seen him play numerous times in the Bundesliga, Klopp will be more than aware of the Brazilian’s talent. This could be a great opportunity for the 24-year-old to start and also, build up an on-field understanding with compatriot Philippe Coutinho.

They are 9/2 and 11/2 respectively to open the scoring and once the two click, can cause big problems for opposition.


See what else is trending in the Capital One Cup

Coral’s top tip: Ritchie is a fabulous 4/1 to net anytime at an enhanced price with punters able to stake up to £20 on this matchday special.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.