Liverpool vs Chelsea Premier League Predictions

Premier League Liverpool vs Chelsea
Liverpool vs Chelsea Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

This game is set to be huge. With Liverpool chasing their first and much sought after Premier League title and Chelsea looking to seal a return back into the Champions League places in the league, this match looks set to be a do or die situation for both clubs.

Predictions

This one may be too close to call but if you can look into previous fixtures as evidence of what way to think, bear in mind Liverpool have just one win against Chelsea in the past four years.

Chelsea will come into this game as slight underdogs for the simple fact that Liverpool are so good at home, but the Blues will have to do a lot to get all three points in this game, with the Reds being unbeaten at home this season.

After their 3-1 comeback victory against Southampton, Liverpool will be flying high with confidence. With Manchester City playing a few hours before them, this could either be a game that gives them the advantage in the league or sees them fighting to keep the race alive.

Chelsea have lost six times away from home against Bournemouth, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City and Wolves, while Liverpool have only dropped points at home in draws against Man City and Leicester.

Liverpool have only lost once in all competitions at Anfield which was an EFL Cup loss back in September against an Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea.

In a game that has so much riding on it, it’s going to be so tough to call. In fact, because you could make arguments for both teams winning, much to the bookies’ delight, it’ll probably be safer to go with a 0-0 or a 1-1, because sometimes it helps to sit on the fence.

1x2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

A 1-1 draw may be one of the results that neutrals who want goals galore will moan at, but it could be quite a smart bet. Liverpool may start to show signs of cracking under the intense pressure that Anfield could put on then, and this could be one of the best bets of the weekend.  888sport have it as 7/1 and to put it in simple terms, Liverpool will not want to risk losing by going gung-ho and attacking mindlessly, while Chelsea will be determined to avoid another away day thrashing against top six side.

Seeing 15/1 for this bet was quite an eye opener and while on paper it may not seem too far out there, bear in mind that Liverpool were a minute or so away from this exact scenario happening against Tottenham. They went into the break leading by a goal to nil and as the game grew, the opponent gained more confidence and equalised. Liverpool were fortunate against Spurs but if the game plays out the same way against Chelsea, they may not be so luck with this particular bet rated at 15/1 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

These two obviously have a huge history against one another with 106 games played over the years. Liverpool have 44 wins while Chelsea have 35 and 26 draws played out between them.

Stats

  • It shouldn’t be a surprise that the top scorer in this competition is Ian Rush with 10 goals but behind him are some more recent stars such as Didier Drogba (nine), Fernando Torres (seven), Robbie Fowler (seven) and Frank Lampard (seven).
  • You’ll remember that the last time Liverpool were chasing a Premier League title they faced Chelsea in the month of April, with Chelsea winning that game 2-0 thanks to Demba Ba and Willian, which dealt a huge blow to Liverpool’s title chances.
  • Liverpool haven’t beaten Chelsea at Anfield since 2012 when they won 4-1 courtesy of a Michael Essien own goal, Jordan Henderson, Daniel Agger and Jonjo Shelvey with the other three goals.
  • Since that win, there have been five draws and three Chelsea wins with four of those draws being 1-1, giving you further reason to back the bet mentioned earlier.
By:James Cooke

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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