Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Liverpool finally ended their Premier League losing streak at the weekend with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United. Don’t assume the Reds of old are back, however. Liverpool should have scored more goals against the league’s worst team. On Thursday night, the Reds host Chelsea at Anfield seeking to turn one victory into a second win in a row. The problem is that Liverpool will face off with the Premier League’s second-most in-form team.
Chelsea have not lost in any competition under the management of Thomas Tuchel. The club’s decision to sack Frank Lampard and hire Tuchel has already proved to be a success. However, Chelsea are on a two-match draw streak in the league with a 1-1 stalemate against Southampton and a nil-nil draw versus Manchester United.
Liverpool won the reverse fixture against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 2-0 with both goals coming in the second half. Chelsea were played off the park and played much of the match with 10 men after Andreas Christensen was sent off for taking down Sadio Mane.
Mane then scored twice for the win. Can Mane get his first goal in five games versus Chelsea? With the way the Blues defence is playing, it is likely that this could be a low-scoring game. Which side
Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Odds
Liverpool are unbeaten in five straight Premier League matches versus Chelsea. The Blues have not won at Anfield in the league since the 2014-15 campaign. Yes, they have collected a cup win at Anfield since then, but Merseyside has been a graveyard in the league over the last six seasons. Leading sportsbooks have Liverpool at odds of 13/10 to win at home against Chelsea at full-time. However, the Reds have not won any of their last six games at Anfield and four straight finished in losses.
The Reds took just six points from their last 18 in the Premier League, scoring seven times and allowing 11 goals. Their win versus Sheffield United ended a four-game losing streak. Now, playing against one of the league’s best team in a top-five six-point affair, they may not replicate their win over Chelsea from earlier this season.
Chelsea are at odds of 43/20 to win at full-time against Liverpool away in the league for the first time since 2014-15. They took 14 points from the last 18 available with just two goals conceded and eight scored. Since taking over Chelsea, Tuchel’s defence has conceded just two goals in
Chelsea are just one point ahead of Liverpool in the race for the top five. The race for the Champions League places is heating up. Just seven points separate second-placed Manchester United and seventh-placed Everton.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Team News
Jurgen Klopp continues to have injury problems and may be forced to use Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak as centre-backs again. Phillips continues to be a strong hand and good as a back-up (he will most likely be sold off in the summer to another league team) while Kabak has not hit the ground running. There is hope that Fabinho could return to the team this week to face off with Chelsea after overcoming an injury.
Jordan Henderson remains out of action as does forward Diogo Jota. Naby Keita returned at the weekend and looked impressive once more. Alisson Becker missed Liverpool’s game at the weekend due to his father tragically passing away. Adrian played in his place at the weekend. Thursday’s game is a massive six-point affair. If Liverpool lose the game, it will be a fifth straight loss at Anfield and the team may need to be seriously be overhauled in the summer.
Reports this week indicated Liverpool could move for Rangers manager Steven Gerrard sooner than later. Why? There is a belief that Klopp could take the reins of the German national team.
Tuchel has just two names on his injury list going into the fixture. Centre-back Thiago Silva remains out of action due to an injury suffered in February against Tottenham Hotspur. Silva is expected to return at the weekend following the Liverpool game. Callum Hudson-Odoi has a slight injury but could be fit to play versus Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction
Both teams to score: NO @ 4/6 - BET NOW
Liverpool are not scoring goals and Chelsea are not conceding them. This should be a low-scoring game between the league rivals. It is a must-win game for both in the race for the top five. In addition, this is a fixture between the student (Tuchel) and the master (Klopp), something that is likely to be played up in the pregame. Four of Chelsea’s last six league games ended with both teams not scoring goals. Liverpool saw three of their last five league games end with both teams not scoring goals.
Under 2.5 goals scored @ 11/10 - BET NOW
Chelsea conceded just two goals over the course of their last six games in the Premier League. Only Sheffield United and Southampton got on the scoresheet versus the Blues. While Liverpool are a better attacking team than either Sheffield United or Southampton, they are still not clicking against the league’s better teams. Eight of the last 11 games between the clubs in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored.
Halftime result: DRAW @ 13/10 - BET NOW
In such a big game, it may take the opening 45 minutes for these teams to feel each other out. The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge ended 2-0 at full-time with the halftime result a nil-nil draw. There is a lot to play for on Thursday night. Liverpool arguably have more to gain with a victory due to their awful form over the last two months.
Seven of the last 17 matches in all competitions between Liverpool and Chelsea finished the first half as draws. Tuchel’s team are not conceding goals and Liverpool are not scoring many. The 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the weekend may have simply been a false dawn. Chelsea will be difficult to defeat and if both halves end in draws, it won’t be a surprise.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Tips
Here are our Liverpool vs Chelsea tips for Thursday's Premier League match at Anfield.
1. Both teams to score: NO @ 4/6
2. Under 2.5 goals scored @ 11/10
3. Halftime result: DRAW @ 13/10
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