Europa League betting preview: Steaua Bucharest v Liverpool
Liverpool are in Europa League action tonight as they look to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
The Reds travel to Romania to face Steaua Bucharest knowing that a point will secure their passage into the next round, Roy Hodgson’s men having already gathered eight points from their first four Group K games.
Joe Cole looks likely to make his first appearance for five weeks but both Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are out, the latter being set for a three month spell on the sidelines after dislocating a shoulder at the weekend. The Anfield side could also use the game as a chance to give a run out to some youngsters, with Danny Wilson, Daniel Pacheco, Nathan Eccleston and John Flanagan all included in the squad. Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt and Raul Meireles are rested.
Bet365 make Liverpool the 11/8 favourites for the contest, with Steaua Bucharest available at 2/1. The draw is offered at 9/4.