Liverpool v Chelsea Tips and Betting Offers, Premier League, Saturday 25th November 2017
Can Chelsea continue their impressive away form with a win at Liverpool? Two top four contenders come head to head on Saturday evening, with the Blues looking to carry on their recent momentum. However, Liverpool are improving, and they have to continue that growth to close the gap on the sides above them and secure a Champions League berth. Both sides enjoyed big victories last weekend, but just how will they fare when they meet in this crunch game at Anfield?
Liverpool have been made favourites for this one, as they come in to the game priced at 5/4 with Betfred to take the points. Chelsea are 11/5 with Coral to come away with a result, while the draw sits at 12/5 with Coral. We think the visitors are being left a little long there, given that they have the second best away record in the division.
Liverpool have a solid record at home too, which makes this game such a tough one to call. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been uncharacteristically quiet about their improvement at home, as they are slowly becoming a force at Anfield. That’s bound to be step one of the plan that the German has for the Reds, but will that record stand up against the defending champions?
Liverpool have impressed in big games of late, and they’ve even looked defensively solid for the most part. They’ve been great at home to their fellow big guns during Klopp’s reign, and we think that run could go on here, despite Chelsea winning five of their six away trips this season.
One thing which stands out about these two is their impressive records at the back. While both have been accused of lacking defensive quality at times this term, that’s clearly not the case given their form. Liverpool have conceded a single goal at home in this campaign, which is the joint best record in the division. Meanwhile, Chelsea have shipped 0.67 goals per game on their travels, the second best defensive record in the Premier League. Surely those records will make things difficult for the two attacks here?
We can see a clean sheet here, given how the two sides have defended of late. The Reds have three straight clean sheets behind them at home in the league, while Conte’s 3-5-2 set-up is bound to keep things close. We’re backing against both teams to score, and you can find fantastic value on that pick. It’s landed in 83% of Liverpool’s home matches, and it can be backed at 7/5 with BetVictor. We’re also going for a tense 0-0 draw at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.