So Liverpool lose on the road to a good Napoli team because of a phantom foul called on Andy Robertson when José Callejón launched himself into the Scot on as flagrant of a dive as you’ll ever see, and they’re no longer favorites to win Group E?
According to DraftKings Sportsbook NJ, that’s right!
Napoli are now odds-on favorites to win Group E, priced at -125. Liverpool drop to +125. Red Bull Salzburg, who obliterated Genk 6-2, jump from +1700 to +1100.
Nothing that happened today changes this: Liverpool will win Group E. Salzburg will also advance. Napoli will join the Europa League (again) and play with Manchester United and Arsenal👍.
Other oddsmaking overreactions
Chelsea lost 1-0 to team-turmoil Valencia. Naturally, Chelsea have dropped from Group H favorites to third at +300. Valencia, whose management makes the Trump White House look sane and steady, are favorites at +120. Ajax, who were the absolute class of the group today, are +200.
Chelsea and Ajax will advance.
Erling Braut Haland, who we wrote about earlier today as a breakout player, literally broke the fuck out. The 19 year-old recorded a first-half hat-trick in RBS’ aforementioned depantsing of Genk. Haland went from not listed as a potential top goal scorer to THIRD FAVORITE AHEAD OF SERGIO AGUERO at +900.
Finally, Napoli, who will be playing in the Europa League come January, is now 9th favorite to win the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League at +2500. They were +6000 before Callejón projectiled himself into Andy Robertson’s leg and belly flopped like Joe Gatto from Impractical Jokers into a pool on a cruise.