LASK Linz and Liverpool face off on Thursday in a Group E UEFA Europa League showdown at Raiffeisen Arena.
LASK vs Liverpool Odds
Liverpool is the favorite sitting at -285 while LASK is the underdog sitting at +700. The total sits at 3.5 goals with the over paying out at +125.
LASK Betting Preview
LASK had to go through the Europa playoff to get a spot in this tournament. On August 31st they played to a 1-1 draw against Zrinjski and that was enough to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Since that game, LASK has won three straight games in the Austrian Bundesliga. In the last game against Austria Klagenfurt, they were able to secure a 3-1 victory. They had 43 percent of the possession and five shots on target. LASK is dealing with some key injuries heading into this game. Tobias Anselm, Yannis Letard, and Adil Taoui are dealing with ACL injuries heading into this game.
Liverpool Betting Preview
Liverpool has dreams of winning the English Premier League and also the Europa League. In the last game against the Wolves, Liverpool scored three goals and that was enough for the two goal victory. Cody Gakpo scored in the 55th minute and Liverpool added two more goals after the 85th minute. Virgil van Dijk can start in this game, and it’s expected that he’s going to play a role in this game. Trent Alexander-Arnold is dealing with a hamstring injury and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to go in this game. Liverpool is expected to make a few changes for this match and they are going to probably tr y to get some usual reserves in the starting lineup here.
Shane’s Free Pick
Even with Liverpool starting a lot of reserves, I expect they are going to find success in this game, especially with the offense. Liverpool has a ton of talent and they are going to have no issue putting up the ball in the back of the net against the LASK defense. I do expect their defense is going to struggle in this game though, and that is going to be the difference as this game is going to be higher scoring. Back the over 3.5 goals to cash here.