Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Liverpool vs Chelsea | Saturday 8 November, 2014 | Anfield | 12.45
The weekend’s Premier League fixtures kick off with at Anfield with Liverpool taking on table leaders Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers’ men need to get back to their winning ways if they expect to finish in the top half of the table this season, let alone play in Europe again next year. The Reds currently sit in seventh place in the league but with the middle of the table looking congested a loss at home this weekend would likely see them drop several positions.
Liverpool’s home record has been mixed, having won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1. They’ve conceded just 4 goals at Anfield which shows a pretty impressive home defence but with just 5 goals scored their attack has faltered at Anfield and is one of the worst in the league.
Liverpool’s midweek Champions League game against Real Madrid saw Rodgers accused of throwing in the towel before the game had even begun. The team had little chance of beating Real at the Bernabeu but in the end they retained some dignity in keeping the European champions’ winning margin to just 1-0.
Chelsea come into Saturday’s clash unbeaten in the Premier League and with an away record that’s seen them win 3 out of 5 games. The Blues have also managed to score as many goals away as they have at home so far this season (13) but they have conceded at least a goal per game on average in all of their away fixtures.
This could mean we’re in for an exciting clash on Saturday, especially considering the two sides’ head-to-head record for the last ten games which have resulted in four wins each to go along with two draws.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was disappointed with the team’s midweek fixture which saw them unable to defeat Maribor away, despite having thrashed them 6-0 at home.
“In the first half we didn’t play well,” Mourinho commented after the game. “After their goal we played very well and normally we should win the game, but when you don’t play well for 90 minutes you risk, and in the last 30 minutes when we played really well, intense and creative and with a big desire to win and had many chances to do it their goalkeeper was magnificent.”
On bringing on Diego Costa and Oscar at half-time he said, “I was not happy with the team and I was not happy with the performance, I changed at half-time with the conviction that the team was going to improve and I was proven right.”
Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Liverpool look unlikely to threaten Chelsea’s unbeaten run but there’s bound to be some goal scoring excitement in this game so the Blues to win 3-1 at 15/1 looks attractive at Betway.
Daniel Sturridge looks fit to make his Premier League return after several weeks off with thigh and calf injuries and could be a great bet to score first at 6/1 with Paddy Power.