Liverpool vs Chelsea | 2019 UEFA Super Cup Betting Preview & Tip (14.8.2019)

Chelsea vs Liverpool

Liverpool vs Chelsea | 2019 UEFA Super Cup Betting Preview & Tip (14.8.2019)

There will be fireworks when Liverpool and Chelsea square off against each other in an all-England clash in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. The Reds did remarkably well to win the 2018/2019 Champions League trophy in style and Jurgen Klopp’s troops will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face the Blues at Vodafone Park in Istanbul on Wednesday evening. It has been 21 years since Chelsea won their last European Super Cup trophy, but beating the star-studded Enfield outfit is easier said than done.

No Hazard, no party

The Eden Hazard transfer saga was finally ended on June 7, 2019, with the pacey Belgium international joining Spanish giants Real Madrid for a fee of €100 million which could rise up to €130 due to additional fees. Many football experts believe that Hazard is going to be sorely missed in the upcoming season and given Chelsea transfer ban, it is no wonder the Blues are seen as underdogs in the UEFA Super Cup clash against Liverpool.

Frank Lampard will use the forthcoming season to test as many youngsters as possible, meaning that the capital club have slim chances of regaining the Premier League trophy. You should bear in mind that the Blues are 7/2 at Betway to beat the Reds in 90 minutes.

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Mane is back

Sadio Mane, who was given an extended break after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, returns to contention for Liverpool and, no doubt, the Senegal international is going to prove a handful for Chelsea defenders on his debut in the new season.

The 27-year-old helped the Lions of Terange make it to the African Nations Cup final earlier this summer and seeing that he scored 22 goals in 36 appearances for the Reds in the 2018/2019 Premier League campaign, the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The former Southampton man did well to find the net for Liverpool in a 2-0 win in the national championship earlier in 2019.

Negative record in UEFA Super Cup

Considering that Liverpool and Chelsea face each other in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, the Premier League sides will put an end to La Liga’s dominance in the competition. In nine of last ten editions of the UEFA Super Cup Spanish sides emerged triumphant and it has to be noted that the Blues won their first and only trophy back in 1998 when they recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Real Madrid.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Dejan Lovren & Ragnar Klavan during the 2016 ICC game between Chelsea & Liverpool. (Photo: Photo Works/Shutterstock.com)

The Stamford Bridge outfit were outclassed by Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the 2012 UEFA Super Cup, with the team losing to Bayern Munchen on penalties in the 2013 season. Frank Lampard’s team are eager to put an end to the negative trend in the European Super Cup, but, as previously mentioned, they are not favoured to win the Vodafone Park against the Champions League winners.

Speaking of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s team are eyeing their fourth UEFA Super Cup trophy (1977, 2001 and 2005).

Virgil van Dijk – the tower

Liverpool were scoring goals for fun in all competitions last season, but if it wasn’t for Virgil van Dijk at the back, the Reds would not have go all the way in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s tower of strength seems to be in the form of his life and you should know that the Enfield outfit managed to keep 26 clean sheets in all competitions last term with the Dutch international in the starting XI.

Virgil van Dijk is widely expected to beat Messi in the race for the 2019 Golden Ball award as he is just 8/11 at Betfair to win the prestigious prize. Liverpool defenders prevented Chelsea attackers from scoring in their last meeting in a competitive match (2-0), which is yet another reason why Mohamed Salah and Co. are regarded as hot favourites to win the Wednesday’s encounter.

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Our Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tip

Liverpool and Chelsea meet for the first time ever in the UEFA Super Cup and, no doubt, all eyes will be on Vodafone Park when the two Premier League clubs take on each other in Wednesday’s highly-anticipated clash. Jurgen Klopp can count on key players for the European Super Cup game, therefore, we predict that they are going to record a routine win over Hazard-less Chelsea this time out.

After failing to help Egypt win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in their homeland, Mohamed Salah must be hungry for trophies and we are positive that Mo is going to leave his heart on the field in Wednesday’s match in the capital of Turkey.

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has always been preparing his men well for big matches and that is yet another reason why we strongly recommend you to back the Champions League winners to lift the European Super Cup trophy. The Reds will have a point to prove after they were beaten by Man City to the Community Shield title. On the other hand, the Blues did remarkably well to roll over fellow Premier League club Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final earlier this term, but the Reds will pose a much bigger threat for Frank Lampard’s charges than the Gunners. Liverpool are 3/4 at bet365 to win the game in 90 minutes.

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