Bottom up!

A clash of opposites in Group E of the Europa League on matchday 5. The hosts are laughing from the top of the table, while the visitors are at the other end. The starting position is therefore clear. This is also shown by the betting odds for Liverpool v LASK

At 877:28, the duel of market values also clearly goes to the hosts. Here, a top team from one of the strongest leagues in the world duels against the upper midfield of a much smaller league. So it’s no wonder that the Liverpool vs LASK duel seems to be a foregone conclusion in all kinds of predictions

A look at the table also gives little hope for the Black & Whites. After three defeats in four starts, their chances of promotion are now slim. The Reds, on the other hand, will be looking to erase the blemish from the game in Toulouse. All of this encourages the bookmakers to make Liverpool the heavy favorites against LASK when it comes to odds and any kind of analysis

Liverpool – Statistics & current form

After the abrupt setback, it is now time to make amends. Unfortunately for LASK, the next opportunity has now arrived

For the love of competition

After Jürgen Klopp said at the start of the season that his team would have to fall in love with the competition, the rude awakening came in France. The surprising 3:2 defeat to Toulouse means that (in a worst-case scenario) they could even lose their lead at the top of the table.

They are clearly ahead in terms of points (9/7/4/3) and goals (+7/-2/-4/-1). However, the Reds’ self-image alone means they should not suffer another defeat. Motivation is therefore a given and that is usually bad news for the opposition.

They are in second place in the Premier League with 28 points from 13 rounds. After their only defeat against Tottenham at the end of September (1:2), they have only dropped points three times in eight appearances. Anything other than putting Liverpool against LASK on betting tip 1 seems dubious

Better everywhere

What makes the task so difficult for the Black & Whites is the sheer strength of their opponents. The difference in quality alone between the Austrian and English top flight is enormous. The performances in the respective competitions widen the gap even further.

Liverpool have eight wins and four draws in 13 appearances with a goal difference of 28:11, while LASK have eight wins and four draws with 21:13 goals after 15 rounds. This is not a good sign when looking at potential opponents (ManCity or Arsenal vs. Red Bull or Sturm Graz).

This difference was also relatively clear at the weekend. In the giant duel with ManCity, the Reds took a point from Manchester despite a lack of control of the game (40% ball and 0.55 xG). Efficiency is also possible.

But when the engine is running, the Reds are a force to be reckoned with. Mo Sallah and Darwin Núñez alone have already contributed to 23 goals. On Saturday, Alexander-Arnold (after an assist from Salah) was the golden goal scorer. With so many weapons, a clean sheet is unlikely to happen. The Reds can often overrun their opponents in the opening minutes, especially in front of a home crowd.

Predicted Liverpool line-up:

Lask – Statistics & current form

The Athletics were dealt a blow in the pit of the stomach just before the break. Was the international break and the success afterwards enough of a break?

Best of the rest

After many years of chaos, Linzer ASK has finally stabilized again. Gone are the days of relegations and changing coaches. They have now returned to the top flight of the Austrian top flight.

Successes against Red Bull (1:0) and Sturm Graz (3:1) have shown this impressively. The problem, however, is consistency. Although they can improve in big games, they always fall away again. The draw against the weakening SK Rapid (3:3) and the defeat in the derby against Blau-Weiß Linz (0:2) were painful memories.

As a result, they are considered the “best of the rest” in the Alpine republic. In terms of play and quality, they are rated higher than the rest of the league. However, they are a long way off the top duo (Red Bull and Sturm Graz), especially over the distance. This is evident both nationally and internationally

It’s missing a bit

Linz’s dilemma is concentration. Time and again, they deprive themselves of the fruits of their own labor. Against Rapid, they were unable to get going for a long time and trailed twice. After going 3:2 up in the 95th minute, they equalized again in the 96th minute.

Against Liverpool, on the other hand, they started like a shot from a gun. After 14 minutes, they were 1-0 up, deservedly so at the time, but the house of cards quickly fell apart after the break. Against Toulouse, a single goal was enough to tip a balanced game in the wrong direction.

The first leg against Saint-Gilloise was then lost 1-0 after two late goals (84′ and 94′). The 3-0 win on the final matchday was their first point. Here, for once, they brought the game idea and, above all, concentration to the finish. Now, however, a mammoth task awaits. There’s probably one piece missing at the end.

Predicted line-up of Lask:

Liverpool – Lask Direct comparison / H2H balance

The direct duel now enters its second round. The combatants met for the first time at the end of September. There was a 3:1 win for Liverpool in Linz. LASK took the lead and held their own, but in the end the class of the Premier League clearly prevailed.

With the fans behind them, a repeat performance seems more than likely. It is more than unlikely that Liverpool and LASK will prove the odds wrong

Liverpool – Lask betting tip

Looking at the circumstances, there is probably not much to be gained for the men from Upper Austria. Although every game has to be played first, the fact that the Merseysiders will lose twice against a “dwarf” can be relegated to the realm of myth. Looking ahead to Liverpool v LASK, at least the predictions are not expecting any surprises

Neither do we. For Liverpool vs LASK betting tip 1 is firmly planned. However, since this is almost customary, the odds are expectedly low.

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