Chelsea vs Liverpool
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Chelsea vs Liverpool | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Liverpool and Chelsea already played one match this week. It happened on Wednesday, in the English Football League Cup, and that was just an introduction for the more important event, which will close Saturday’s Premiership program.
As we already said, these rivals met just three days ago, and Chelsea managed to win that game, despite being one goal behind the big opponent. Fantastic move by Eden Hazard decided the match five minutes before conclusion. When looking the Premier League games, Liverpool won against Southampton at home, 3:0, while Chelsa managed to get only a draw in the local derby against West Ham, 0:0.
The Blues snapped the winning streak of the Reds this Wednesday, partially redeeming themselves for failing to win against the Hammers. Still, this is a more important game and if they do not win here, this success in the EFL Cup will be quickly forgotten. Chelsea has nine games without a loss and during that time, at home, they have three triumphs in a row. In that period, Sarri’s boys scored nine and allowed only three goals, which indicates that they like to play offensive and attractive football. Since the season started, Chelsea has just two matches in EPL which ended with under 2.5 goals.
After 11 straight victories, the Reds were finally stopped. They just couldn’t fight with the impact caused by Eden Hazard’s arrival on the pitch. The Belgian international was the crucial player, and his presence on the court produced many troubles for the Liverpool’s midfield. Klopp’s troops are perfect in the Premiership, and they intend to stay like that. According to his words, his club is not shaken after the elimination from the cup, and their focus is on Saturday’s clash with the old rival. The match against Chelsea played this week, was the fifth one in a row which saw three or more scored, and the fourth during that time with both teams netting at least once.
Latest Team News
Chelsea has three questionable players, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro and Rudiger. On the other side, Liverpool has troubles in the back line, because Lovren is out, and Van Dijk is doubtful at the moment. Lallana is not expected to be in the protocol, same as Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi.
Along with the most recent fixture, these two sides played 180 matches so far. Liverpool is better when looking at the overall statistics, with 77 victories, while Chelsea has fourteen fewer. 40 games finished without a winner. Liverpool hasn’t won since late January 2017, and during that time, the Blues recorded two wins and draws apiece. Latest one at Stamford saw Chelsea’s minimal victory, 1:0.
Odds and Predictions
This derby is pretty close when talking about odds, and how couldn’t he be. We have two excellent sides here. The bookies made Liverpool to be a slight favorite with 2.50 on their win, while Chelsea’s victory is set at 2.70. A draw is 3.40.
Chelsea vs Liverpool | Top Betting Tip: Liverpool (1-2)
Yes, the Blues are good, and they already defeated Liverpool, but we can’t compare the approach of the Reds in Carabao Cup and in the Premiership. Klopp clearly stated last season that he is not interested in winning cup trophies, and that was a reason for the public to accuse him that he does not respect the competitions in England. Anyway, to get back to the subject. Chelsa will most likely attack, much more ferocious than in the previous clash, which will leave some open space for Salah, Mane or Firminho. Even if Liverpool doesn’t appear with the best possible line in the defense, be sure that offense will cover that up. Expect over 2.5 goals, because Sarri also likes to attack throughout the match, and in our opinion, this is even a better choice than the one on the final outcome. The final prediction Chelsea – Liverpool 1:2.