Two sides looking to maintain 100% starts to the new Premier League season go head to head on Sunday, as Frank Lampard's Chelsea play host to champions Liverpool. Here are our Chelsea – Liverpool betting predictions.
Chelsea vs Liverpool top free betting tips
Chelsea vs Liverpool has proven itself to be a Premier League classic over the years, and we're expecting more of the same on Sunday. Here are our top betting tips for this weekends' big clash.
All odds are subject to change, and you should always check the bookmakers' odds before placing any bets.
Liverpool look to take advantage of the injury crisis at Stamford Bridge
Both Chelsea and Liverpool secured wins in their first league games of the new campaign and will be hoping to maintain their 100% records this weekend. Chelsea won 3-1 away at Brighton last time out, their first win since the 2-0 victory over Wolves last season. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six matches and head into this weekends' clash as the form favourites. The visitors claimed a 4-3 win at home to Leeds United but will have to cut out the mistakes if they are to secure three more points in London.
Liverpool have picked up four wins from their last six matches against Chelsea, only losing once, and there hasn't been a goalless draw between the pair since 2008. When the two clubs last locked horns toward the end of last season, hosts Liverpool ran out 5-3 winners in one of the most entertaining matches. Chelsea finished 33pts behind Liverpool last season but have made some astute signings during the summer and will be hoping to close the gap somewhat.
Chelsea are in the midst of an injury crisis during the early stages of the new season and could be without up to 9 players this weekend. Billy Gilmour and Hakim Ziyech have been ruled out of Sunday's match due to injury, and Moteo Kovacic is suspended. There are also major doubts over Thiago Silva, Christian Pulisic, Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Jorginho, and Marco van Ginkel, all of whom will face late fitness tests. Liverpool, on the other hand, only have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out through injury, but Konstantinos Tsimikas and Xherdan Shaqiri are both rated as 50/50 and will be handed fitness tests before the trip to London.
Top 3 Betting Tips for Chelsea vs Liverpool
We have three top tips for Sunday's match between Chelsea and Liverpool. All of our predictions are carefully researched using all of the latest stats to provide well-reasoned tips. However, there are no guaranteed winning bets and you should always gamble responsibly.
- Full-Time Result: Liverpool to Win @ 6/5
- Total Goals Under/Over: Over 2.5 Goals @ 4/6
- Both Teams to Score: BTTS – Yes @ 11/20
Full-Time Result: Liverpool to Win
When placing a bet on the full-time result of any game, you have three options, a home win, an away win, or a draw. Full-time result bets don't include extra-time or penalties. In the case of a cup tie, a full-time result bet would be decided when the referee blows his whistle to end the opening 90-minutes, as they would for a standard league game. This type of bet is very simple. If you selected a home win and the home team wins, then you win, and the same applies if you back a draw or an away win.
Liverpool blew the rest of the Premier League away last season, including home and away wins against Chelsea. The Reds have won four of their last five matches against the Londoners, as well as four of their last six matches in all competitions (including friendlies). Chelsea have lost three of their last six outings and have a number of first-team players out injured.
Total Goals Under/Over: Over 2.5 Goals
Betting on the over 2.5 goals market means you are relying on at least 3-goals being scored in a match. So in order to win using this market; the final score would at least need to be 2-1, 1-2, 3-0, 0-3, or with any other higher amount of goals scored. If 2 or fewer goals are scored, you would lose, so it is advised to only bet on over 2.5 goals being scored in games you are expecting to be high-scoring.
Games between these two clubs have produced plenty of goals in recent seasons. Three of the pair's last four encounters have seen over 2.5 goals scored, which includes Liverpool's 5-3 win back in July. Four of the hosts' and five of the visitors' last six matches (which includes pre-season games) have also produced over 2.5 goals.
Both Teams to Score: BTTS – Yes
The ‘both teams to score' market is one of the most popular types of bet in football. When you select both teams to score you will either choose the ‘yes' or the ‘no' option. Selecting yes will mean that in order for your bet to be successful, both teams must score at least one goal each during the 90-minutes. If you select no, then you will either need the game to end in a goalless draw or for just one team to score during the 90-minutes. It doesn't matter how many goals the team/teams score in the ‘both teams to score' market as long as it matches your selection.
There have only been a total of three combined clean sheets in the last 11 meetings between Chelsea and Liverpool, so you can see why we're backing both teams to score on Sunday. Both teams have scored in four of the duo's last six league and cup clashes. Five of Chelsea's and five of Liverpool's last six matches in all competitions (including friendlies) have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard.