Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Preview: Reds to impress ahead of Anfield coronation


LIVERPOOL host Chelsea ahead of their title presentation on Wednesday night. Daniel McCulloch (@DMcCulloch1984) shares his favourite fancies.

Liverpool vs Chelsea | Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 20:15 | Sky Sports

In normal circumstances there would be a lot more fanfare around this match. After all, this is the last game of the season at Anfield and fans would get to celebrate a title victory against a side that had deprived them of one is such stunning fashion six years ago.

Much has been made of Liverpool’s recent form – the Reds have trebled their number of league defeats for the season since the Premier League returned – but I think odds against quotes for a home victory are far too big.

Liverpool’s defeats came against Manchester City and Arsenal. The former are a class above anyone else in the league apart from Liverpool while the latter had a huge amount of fortune.

Two sloppy mistakes enabled Arsenal to get the victory but Jurgen Klopp’s men did win the shot count 24-8 and Gunners keeper Emiliano Martinez was Man of The Match. It was a similar story when Liverpool drew 1-1 against Burnley so I have little doubt that they will be motivated for this game.

Jurgen Klopp has tended to play his strongest side still and as well as value in the outright market, I like the look of Liverpool and BTTS, which is available at 13/5 with Bet365.

Chelsea have actually only scored in four of their 11 defeats this season but 21 of their 36 (58%) have seen each outfit obliged as have 19 of Liverpool’s matches (53%). With Chelsea really needing a result in order to secure Champions League football I do not think they will take a backwards step. Frank Lampard must surely know his side are better offensively than defensively and I expect an open encounter.

I did also consider the 2-1 scoreline, which is 17/2 with Bet365 but if I would not be overly surprised if this game finished 5-3 so will take the simpler option.

Best Bets

Liverpool vs Chelsea – Liverpool to win (11/10 Unibet)

Liverpool vs Chelsea – Liverpool to win and Both Teams To Score (13/5 Bet365)

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I have loved numbers and sport throughout my life, so betting was a natural step. I started writing my own betting column at university and have continued throughout my adult life. I bet on football, golf and the NFL mainly but two flies going up a wall could also capture my attention. I am a West Brom fan and also follow teams in other sports but I think it's fair to say that no side compare with The Baggies!

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