Liverpool had to win that game to avoid elimination and still must win their last two games according to the soccer betting lines. Yossi Benayoun got a hat-trick, Ryan Babel and Peter Crouch scored twice, and Steven Gerrard got the other goal as Liverpool won in record fashion. The Reds will now face group leader Porto on November 28th. “They will be worried,'' coach Rafael Benitez said, “But in the end we still have to win those last two games, regardless of how many goals we scored this time.”
Soccer betting lines show that Liverpool has not been eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League Betting since 2002. Porto has eight points in Group A, one more than Marseille and four more than Liverpool. The top two advance to the final 16, while third-place finishers qualify for the second-tier UEFA Cup. Liverpool will travel to Marseille on December 11th for their final game in the group phase. They must win the game against Porto and against Marseille. The soccer lines will have great action. Neither of the games will be easy and Liverpool must win both. “We had the belief we could qualify,” Benitez said. “Now we know we need to win our last two games.” The win against Besiktas was the largest in the Champions League this season. Arsenal beat Slavia Prague two weeks ago by a score of 7-0. The eight goal margin by Liverpool tied Juventus's victory over Olympiakos four years ago.
In other soccer betting lines action, Porto defeated Marseille 2-1 to take the Group A lead. Also, Chelsea drew 0-0 against Schalke, Rosenborg defeated Valencia 2-0 and defending champion AC Milan won 3-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk. Real Madrid drew 0-0 at Olympiakos, Lazio defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 and Celtic beat Benfica 1-0. The loss by Valencia puts them on the brink of elimination and underdog in the soccer betting lines.
Valencia are at the bottom of Group B with just three points, one behind Schalke, four behind Rosenborg and five back of leaders Chelsea with two games left to play and to bring action to the soccer betting lines. Valencia fired coach Quique Sanchez Flores after the first two losses and things have gotten even worse. Valencia was routed 5-1 by Real Madrid last week. They did win 2-0 at Real Mallorca on Saturday but were crushed by Rosenborg on Tuesday. Rosenborg coach Trond Henriksen said that Valencia was “timid and rather cowardly” and that they “lacked courage.” Those comments show just how much trouble Valencia is in. New Valencia coach Ronald Koeman definitely has his work cut out for him. Wednesday action on the soccer betting lines has Arsenal expecting to advance as they face Slavia Prague, Manchester United faces Dynamo Kiev, Barcelona hosts Rangers, and Inter Milan is at home against CSKA Moscow.