Chelsea v Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 03, 2018
Stamford Bridge - Premier League
The big games keep coming thick and fast for Liverpool, as Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League finalists head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Sunday. Even if they lose this one, the Reds are all but certain to finish in the top four by virtue of their far superior goal difference compared to the Blues.
Chelsea haven’t beaten Liverpool in the league since 2014, with Liverpool winning two of the last six Premier League meetings between the sides. That includes a 2-1 success at Stamford Bridge last season, with the game at Anfield between the sides in November ending 1-1.
Danny Drinkwater and David Luiz continue to miss out for Chelsea, with both players rumoured to be on their way out of Stamford Bridge in the summer. Marcos Alonso is suspended for this one, after getting a retrospective ban for violent conduct.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Joel Matip, Emre Can and Joe Gomez are all expected to miss this one for Liverpool. The Reds could see a few changes to their starting XI after their recent exertions, and with a Champions League final against Real Madrid to look forward to.
Chelsea v Liverpool Preview and Predictions
It’ll be interesting to see the team that Klopp puts out on Sunday, as Chelsea’s chances will be boosted if the lethal Liverpool front three is broken up for the trip to Stamford Bridge. The fact that the home side need a win much more than their visitors could also have an impact on the outcome.
The Blues are clinging on to their top four hopes by the skin of their teeth, although they could start this game eight points behind Tottenham with just three games to play if Spurs beat West Brom on Saturday. Antonio Conte’s side are 5/4 for the win, but it’s difficult to tell how good those odds are until we see what happens at the Hawthorns and the line-ups named on Sunday.
Liverpool are 12/5, and they could see themselves down in fourth place prior to kick-off. Hopes of finishing as runners-up could also be over if Manchester United beat Brighton on Friday night, but in truth it’s all about Kiev now for the Reds. With Chelsea looking ahead to the FA Cup final, a sense of apathy could reign over both sets of players in this one. If so. the draw could come into play and it’s priced at 27/10.
1-1 draw at 13/2
Four of the last six meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool have ended 1-1, and another one of those could be on the cards this weekend.
Chelsea to win and both teams to score at 3/1
However, the Blues need a victory to keep their top four hopes alive. Klopp’s side are still likely to score even if they lose against a fired up opponent though.