Adelaide United vs Liverpool 07/20/2015 Club Friendly Preview and Prediction
Liverpool vs Adelaide United
Monday 20th July 2015 05:00(ET)
The Line: Adelaide United 11/2 Draw 7/2 Liverpool 2/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; Bein Sports ; Premier Sports
Liverpool continue their tour of Australia and early on Monday morning they take on Adelaide United. Liverpool have met the release clause on Christian Benteke's contract and will pay Aston Villa £34million for the Belgian Striker. Benteke has not joined the pre season tour yet as he will do a medical in England before joining the reds. Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers is putting together a team to compete with the money of Manchester United , Manchester City and Chelsea, he has brought in Ings, Clyne, Milner, Bogdan and now Benteke and in my opinion strengthened Liverpool in the areas they were weakest. It will be interesting to see how the team gels together in the coming weeks but there is no doubt that this is now a better liverpool squad than last years.
Adelaide United have a nice blend of youth and experience and their Spanish manager Gombau has brought in some good experience with a mix of Spanish players Palanca, Pablo Sanchez and Cirio will be key players for Adelaide in the up coming season but this is a big ask for their players as they meet a vastly superior Liverpool team. Mabil and Djite will be hoping to build on decent seasons last year and provide more support for top scorers Sanchez and Cirio.
Not a huge amount of value on this one but Liverpool do look like they are value on the handicap. While Liverpool are obviously in preseason and will give everyone a game and only play their first team 45 minutes I think there is a vast gap in ability between these two. Going to take Liverpool -1 just a small play for interest in what is shaping up to be an interesting pre season for Liverpool