After a cracking game on Wednesday between Liverpool and Chelsea, where Chelsea nicked the victory in the last ten minutes, the two sides meet again on Saturday afternoon. Bookmaker Bonuses gives us the lowdown with their betting preview on this weekend’s main Premier League event.
This fixture will be of slightly more importance, as they will both be competing to continue their fine starts to the Premier League season. The Reds have had the best possible start to the season any team could wish for, winning six out of six games, breaking a 28-year-old record. They have definitely shored up their defence with the acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk who has lived up to his price tag since joining last January (conceded two in six games). Jurgen Klopp’s side look like genuine title contenders this season with the added depth to their squad and are still available around 15/8 to win the league.
A lot of questions were asked prior to the start of the league about Chelsea. Their last season ended in turmoil with Conte leaving and new signings seemingly not working to their advantage. The introduction of Maurizio Sarri, former Napoli manager, couldn’t have gone better and they have had an impressive start to the season themselves. Chelsea have won five out of six games in the league, scoring 14 and conceding 4 goals so far. Sarri said it would take at least three months for his new team to get used to the Italian’s ‘Sarri-ball’ tactics but they seem to be relishing this new style of play.
Liverpool are currently the favourites to win Saturday’s game with odds generally available around 7/5. The home side are available for best price 19/10 with Betfair and we think this provides some good value with the Blues being unbeaten at Stamford Bridge so far.
Both teams to score seems (1/2) highly likely in this fixture with both sides scoring in 6 out of their last six games, Liverpool also seem the side to score first most likely which has occurred in their last ten games (Stats: https://www.sofascore.com/liverpool-chelsea/NsU).
Eden Hazard has been in electric form since the World Cup and scored an absolute screamer against Liverpool on Wednesday. We fancy him to make this his game at Stamford Bridge so backing him to score anytime (15/8) or as first goalscorer (5/1) both seem good bets.
Liverpool will be itching to get their revenge after being knocked out of the Caraboa Cup by Chelsea, however, we think that their winning streak will be put to a halt. Backing the draw at 5/2 seems a value bet and if you want better odds why not go for BTTS and draw 3/1. Don’t forget to check out all the latest betting odds and offers from online bookmakers to help you get the advantage!