Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Stamford Bridge this Wednesday night in the Premier League with the league-leading Liverpool aiming to stay top of the table come the end of the week. Down the years, this fixture has played out many all-time greats, even including a thrilling 4-4 in the Champions League over a decade ago.
Let's take a look at the Liverpool to win to nil odds.
Liverpool to win to nil vs Chelsea
Although an injury picked up during the Africa Cup of Nations leaves Mohamed Salah out of action once again, Liverpool are still clear favourites to win at odds of 1/2 (1.5). To win to nil, the Reds come in at 9/4 (3.25).
Heading into this week's games, Liverpool have the best defensive record in the Premier League. So far, in what is now set to be Jurgen Klopp's final season at the Anfield helm, his men have conceded only 18 times from 21 league outings. This has also witnessed Klopp's side go unbeaten at Anfield and lose to only Tottenham Hotspur many months ago in the Premier League.
Oddly enough, although this hasn't seen the Merseysiders win, there have been four 0-0 draws in a row recently between Liverpool and Chelsea, with their previous clash in August of last year seeing a 1-1 draw. This year, however, with Chelsea down in 10th with eight losses on the board, things are very different.
Liverpool to win after HT lead
Liverpool have led at half time in their past two games. They also defeated Bournemouth in their last league clash, although this did see all four goals come in the second half of a 4-0 win.
In fact, Liverpool have been more of a second half goalscoring team in 2023/24. They bagged all four goals in a 4-2 win over Newcastle United in the second 45, scored late on twice in a 2-0 FA Cup win away to Arsenal, four of their five goals in a 5-1 win to West Ham United in the second half, and beat Crystal Palace two months ago with a stoppage time winner. The Reds have also scored late on at the Etihad this season with an equaliser from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
They did, however, lead at half time at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture, and given their sensational form at Anfield and how much better they have been since that 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Liverpool could easily lead at half time once more.
Odds for Liverpool to now be winning at half time sit at 1/1 (2.0)
Chelsea to score in first 15 minutes
Chelsea leading after 15 minutes would be a shock. They have not led against Liverpool since a 1-1 draw seven games ago back in 2021. The Blues have obviously got much worse since then, and have let in 31 goals already this campaign and lost to sides like Everton, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Wolves already.
Chelsea' away record is also very poor, and besides beating a nine-man Tottenham Hotspur away from home, they have managed to lose at Newcastle, Manchester United, Wolves, Middlesbrough, Everton and West Ham already.
Chelsea to score at 75+ minutes
Scoring at 75+ minutes is perhaps a bit more likely for Chelsea, if they were to score. However, do take into account Liverpool's stunning 18-goal defensive record, and how they've let in only eight of those on home soil in the Premier League.
The only times Chelsea have scored against a side past 75 minutes in the past month's seven games, has been when they have done so against Championship teams, Preston North End and Middlesbrough. Plus, by this point in the game, Liverpool could well have already took a commanding lead and be more than comfortable.