Chelsea v Liverpool Betting Tips
There is no doubt that the biggest match of the weekend in the Premier League is Liverpool’s trip to West London to take on Chelsea.
Just two points separate these two unbeaten teams after Chelsea dropped their first points of the season when drawing against West Ham last weekend while Liverpool maintained their blistering early pace by comfortably seeing off Southampton 3-0.
Another layer of intrigue is added by the fact that these two teams met at Anfield in the Carabao Cup during midweek. However, with both managers making significant changes to their teams on Wednesday night there isn’t too much we can draw from that contest.
Will Chelsea Have Enough to Return to Winning Ways?
A lot has been written about the amount of money in English football and how it attracts the best players in world soccer. It’s not just players though. Many of the best managers in the game ply their trade in England.
By anybody’s reckoning, both Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klopp are among the elite managers in the game. They’ve both created incredibly strong teams during their careers and while Klopp is ahead of Sarri in terms of their current sides, the German still has huge respect for his Italian rival.
Sarri and Klopp can both broadly be characterised as attacking managers but they go about their business very differently. While Sarri prefers his team to keep possession and create chances via intricate passing moves which start from the back, Klopp goes for a more direct style of high energy football that has been referred to as ‘rock and roll football’.
Sarri’s Napoli team were one of the best teams to watch in Europe last season and Chelsea have shown glimpses of very good football already. However, there are issues.
The position of N’Golo Kante as a more attacking midfielder isn’t quite working and the Blues appear over reliant on individuals bailing them out if their pass-and-move style doesn’t fire.
Kante missed chances against West Ham last weekend and Eden Hazard was, for once, unable to come up with something special to win the game. Liverpool, by contrast, are a well oiled machine from front to back and Klopp has several top class attacking players capable of winning a match.
This is going to be a tight game and we think that a bet on both teams to score is sensible at $1.53 with bet365.
However, Liverpool look a cut above Chelsea just at the moment with many pundits believing they are the only side capable of challenging Man City for the title. For that reason, a bet on Liverpool winning and there being over 2.5 goals scored in the game is appealing at $3.25 with Unibet.
Hungry Shaqiri to Prove His Worth
In the early days of his time at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp was often criticised for Liverpool’s lack of defensive solidity. Spending over $250,000,000 on Virgil van Dijk and Allisson has helped but Klopp also deserves praised for tightening Liverpool up at the back without changing their style.
It was very interesting that he took Xherdan Shaqiri off at half time against Southampton when his team were 3-0 up as he was concerned that they looked too open. That’s despite Shaqiri providing two goals and generally playing very well.
Shaqiri cannot help but have been disappointed with that decision but he’s winning over the Liverpool fans and can prove his worth to his new manager by scoring the last goal against Chelsea at $10 with MadBookie.
Chelsea v Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals at $3.25 with Unibet
Both teams to score at $1.53 with bet365
Xherdan Shaqiri to score last at $10 with MadBookie
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