Champions League on Betfair: Liverpool back in Group B driving seat despite Ludogorets stalemate

Jordan Henderson scored Liverpool's second in Bulgaria
Jordan Henderson scored Liverpool's second in Bulgaria

Liverpool let slip a winning opportunity in Bulgaria while Arsenal were comfortable winners over Borussia Dortmund on another exciting night of Champions League football. Mike Norman has all the In-Play odds details...

"Anything other than a win for Rodgers' side at Anfield in two week's time will see the Swiss side qualify as Group B runners up. The Reds can be backed at 1.684/6 To Qualify, with FC Basel at 2.26/5."


Liverpool have Group B qualification back in their own hands despite only drawing 2-2 with Ludogorets in Bulgaria on Wednesday night.

A win over FC Basel in Match Day 6 will see Brendan Rodgers' side progress to the knock-out stages of the competition after a Cristiano Ronaldo goal gave Real Madrid a 0-1 win over the Swiss side to hand Liverpool a huge boost.

Dani Abalo - matched at 19.018/1 to score first - put Ludogorets in front inside just three minutes at Bulgaria's national stadium but first half goals from Rickie Lambert and Jordan Henderson gave the Reds a 1-2 interval lead, a scoreline that was matched at 30.029/1 in the Half Time Score market.

Liverpool failed to add to their tally in the second half and paid the price for some missed opportunities when Georgi Terziev brought the Bulgarian surprise package level with just minutes remaining.

The Draw was matched at a high of 9.89/1 In-Play, while the 2-2 Correct Score was backed at 20.019/1 on the night.

But thanks to Real Madrid's victory in Switzerland, the draw, as opposed to a victory, made little difference to the situation in Group B with Liverpool still needing a win over FC Basel to progress.

Anything other than a win for Rodgers' side at Anfield in two week's time will see the Swiss side qualify as Group B runners up. The Reds can be backed at 1.684/6 To Qualify, with FC Basel at 2.26/5.

In tonight's other game featuring an English club Arsenal recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium, a result that helped seal the Gunners progress through to the next round.

Arsene Wenger's men were matched at a high of 2.915/8 to win the game and goals from Yaya Sanogo - matched at 11.521/2 to score first - and Alexis Sanchez helped secure the victory. The 2-0 Correct Score was matched at 22.021/1.


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