Liverpool host Chelsea in most likely the biggest match of the weekend where the Reds expect to push for a Champions League spot. Things are not looking good for Liverpool, they are on the 7th place in the table and in the case of a negative result they would drop somewhere near the middle, a place from which European football will look further away.
Chelsea are leading Premier League with a four points advantage over the second place, but as Ivanovic has warned the Blues if they keep up the same form as against Maribor they might as well lose against a struggling Liverpool side. Liverpool might want to avenge last year’s 2-0 defeat which ended the first title hopes they had in 24 years.
The Reds allowed themselves to send in a second team against Real Madrid, probably resting their players for the clash with Chelsea, but while criticized for not even trying in Champions League, Rodgers had the decency to introduce Gerrard so that the captain could get a well-deserved standing ovation from the Bernabeu. They didn’t lose with a bigger margin mainly because of Toure as statistics clearly showed Los Blancos had 27 shots on target. Sturridge and Enrique are still under doubt, while Flanagan and Sakho will miss out for sure.
Chelsea are looking forward to improving their unbeaten run and hope Hazard shakes off the penalty miss and gets to score this Saturday. Remy and Mikel are unavailable for selection and by the looks of it Costa has shaken off his tiredness and might want to add to his 9 goals tally against Mignolet who looks to be conceding at least a goal per game. Both teams have two of the best young talents, and both Hazard and Sterling have three goals each in Premier League. Considering what’s at stake you could as well go for booking points: under 45 points has 2.25 odds, Liverpool to get booked last 1.70, while Chelsea 2.15.
The headline offers from William Hill are Sterling to score and Liverpool to win at 9.00 odds, and Hazard to score and Chelsea to win at 5.00 odds. The visitors to lead after 60 minutes have 2.45 odds, while Liverpool 3.30. Over 12 corners has 3.00 odds, while an outright Liverpool win at Anfield Road has 3.25 odds, and we’re betting 7 units on an outright Chelsea win with 2.15 odds.
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
Chelsea London: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Chelsea to win outright