Chelsea vs Liverpool Betting Preview & Tips


CHELSEA face Liverpool in Super Sunday's highlight showdown. Tom Love (@TomLove_18) shares his betting thoughts.

Chelsea vs Liverpool | Sunday 20th September 2020, 16:30 | Sky Sports

Both of these sides kicked-off the Premier League campaign with wins and although Chelsea won by the bigger margin, it can be argued that Liverpool performed much the better of the two.

The Reds were probably a touch unfortunate to concede thrice against Leeds in their season opener, the Yorkshire club only created 0.4 Expected Goals (xG) but were surprisingly clinical, a far cry from their profligacy last season.

Chelsea created just 0.6 non-penalty xG at the Amex and that’s unlike them. Timo Werner looked sharp up top if Kai Havertz didn’t – it will be interesting to see if Frank Lampard moves the former Leverkusen man to a more central role for this one. Problems still plague the Blues from a defensive perspective and that could spell trouble against a hungry looking Mo Salah and co.

One thing the Blues do have in their favour is a decent home record towards the end of the campaign, winning their last six at the Bridge. Liverpool were efficient on the road last season, winning a lot of games by a single goal and fine margins.

That being said, their obsession with avoiding defeat really is staggering. They’ve lost just three of their last 38 league games so I could understand people avoiding Chelsea even though they’re a decent side.

There were frailties in the Liverpool defence towards the end of the season and Virgil Van Dijk has been culpable for a few goals this year. Werner will no doubt be looking to play on the shoulder and with Chelsea unlikely to be naturally deep and defensive we should expect a fun and entertaining match up.

I’d rather err with goals in this one than plump for any outrights and although the money has come for the Over 2.5 we can still get some 17/20 on Overs and Both Teams To Score with William Hill and that looks just the ticket.

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Chelsea vs Liverpool – Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Goals (17/20 William Hill)

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I was first interested in the betting industry by doing the odd coupon at 18 - when I’d see a team at odds I didn’t expect it sparked my curiosity as to why that was. I’d go and research everything around that club: form, team news, manager quotes, and try give my own price in an aim to out-do the bookies. I personally enjoy punting on the Football League and European competitions. I like to diversify what markets I bet on so sometimes it’s outrights, goals, player cards etc. The Football League angle comes from being an avid Bradford City fan which has its ups (reaching a League Cup final and beating Chelsea in the FA Cup) and its downs (The entirety of 2018). Hobbies of mine include playing football, cross country running, travelling and playing Football Manager.

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