Premier League betting – Liverpool vs Chelsea
Liverpool vs Chelsea betting preview
Liverpool will go into the tie against Chelsea on Sunday with a fresh belief after two straight wins in the League has moved them out of the relegation zone and up to 13th. However it will be a more difficult tie for Roy Hodgson’s men this weekend as his side, who have only scored 10 goals in 10 games so far this season, go up against the league’s top scorers with nearly three times that amount. Fernando Torres netted his first goal since August in the reds last home fixture two weeks ago and he is nicely priced at 6/1 with Coral to open the scoring on the day. While midweek hat trick hero Steven Gerrard is very tempting at 10/1 with Betfred to score the last goal. Liverpool go into the game on Sunday with forward Dirk Kuyt hoping to make a return and no other injury worries.
Chelsea turned on the style in midweek to earn a comfortable 4-1 victory over Spartak Moscow and qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. The league leaders go into the weekend clash top of the form table after a hard fought victory over Blackburn last time out and are firm favourites to get the win, best priced at 11/10 with Betfred and Victor Chandler. The Blues will be boosted by the return to action of Frank Lampard, who is a great price at 8/1 with Betfred to open the scoring. Unfortunately, Ancelotti has confirmed that current Premier League top goal scorer Florent Malouda is definitely out of tie, as it longer term absentee Yossi Benayoun.
Match Prediction: Chelsea at best odds 11/10 with Betfred
Chelsea have had a habit of pulling out big performances under current manager Ancelotti, beating Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United home and away last season. This should continue on Sunday with Chelsea in great form and boosted by the return to action of Frank Lampard. A 2-0 Chelsea win was the result in the corresponding fixture last season and a very good price at 9/1 with Unibet when remembered that the Blues have only conceded 3 goals in the league this season. Although if you think Liverpool can continue their recent upturn in form against the current champions then there is plenty of value in the market. The correct half time/full time result combination of draw/Liverpool showing especially good value at 8/1 with Stan James.
By Sam Markham
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