Nikola Velickovic  |  Sun 14th Apr   | Soccer

Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview

A must win situation for both teams in Sunday’s derby. Liverpool needs three points to stay in the title race with Manchester City. Chelsea is desperate for a victory which will be of huge importance for the Blues in the Champions League race. There is no room for calculations, and expect an open and vicious fight at Anfield today. Liverpool is the favorite, but that doesn’t have to mean anything, as we saw that o numerous occasions in English soccer.

Liverpool Preview

As the season reaches its end, Liverpool’s fans are getting more and more desperate, knowing that their team could have been at the top of the league instead of chasing Manchester City. At the moment, the Reds are playing good. They have six triumphs in a row, and in each one of them, they’ve scored at least two times. But what is also noticeable is the fact that during that stretch, Liverpool allowed at least a goal in five events. If we examine only clashes at Anfield, after a goalless draw against Bayern Munich, Klopp’s guys posted four straight victories with a total goal difference 13-3. The latest one against Porto. 2-0 is the only which hasn’t seen three goals.

Chelsea Preview

The Blues have three straight wins in the Premiership, and are holding that fourth spot at the moment, with two points more than Manchester United. But they have three points and a game more than Arsenal also, which puts them in a difficult position. But what is making their fans uncomfortable before this match is the fact that Chelsea isn’t performing well outside Stamford Bridge in the Premiership? Three losses and two wins is their record in the most recent five meetings in front of the rivals’ crowd. And in each one, they allowed a goal, while on the other hand, Higuain and the guys up front couldn’t net on three occasions.

Liverpool vs Chelsea Head to Head

Liverpool has 77 wins in history against Chelsea. On the other side, the Blues have 63, while 41 matches ended without a winner. But the Reds didn’t win in the past five games. The situation is even worse at Enfield where L’pool recorded its last triumph back in 2012. P.S. eight of the previous nine events between these two sides ended with both teams to score.

Liverpool vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips

There is no other option here but to back the Reds. Having in mind Chelsea’s inconsistency on the road, and home team’s performances when playing at their court, it seems like a logical thing to do. The odds are not that bad, too. Now. We would recommend combining this with high efficiencies, like over 2.5 goals, as we can’t see this event ending with anything below that. As soon as one side scores the other one will start chasing the result which will eventually end with an open and attractive match. And high efficiency of course. Also, try over 1.5 HT. It’s worth risking.

Nikola Velickovic