Big Game Focus: Liverpool v Chelsea


Liverpool host Chelsea in a blockbuster clash where the result could have far-reaching consequences. The Reds are battling for the title while the London side are fighting for a top-four spot. Here’s the Big game Focus with some betting tips. You can bet on this game here.

Premier League leaders Liverpool welcome top-four hopefuls Chelsea in a nail-biting clash on Sunday evening. This is one of Liverpool’s sternest tests in their remaining matches and they could maintain their lead at the top of the table with a win at Anfield. They had hit a bump a few weeks ago but are now back in the swing of things.

Chelsea, on the other hand, visit Anfield to try and spoil things for the Premier League challengers. Meetings between the Blues and the hosts always conjure up memories of Steven Gerrard’s now famous slip that handed Manchester City the title in 2014. Chelsea’s upturn in form has demonstrated that they are in the top four race.

Betting preview

The last six matches in this fixture at Anfield have seen both teams find the back of the net. Therefore, Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.75 looks appealing.

This fixture is a notoriously low-scoring meeting. Only three of the last ten meetings between these two teams have produced three or more goals, with five matches ending in a 1-1 stalemate. Therefore, you can back Under 2.5 Goals at odds of 2.05.

Eden Hazard has scored seven goals against the Reds in 16 appearances. The Belgian has also scored 16 league goals this season and produced one of the goals of the season against West Ham on Monday. So Eden Hazard as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 3.50 is attractive.

Team news

Liverpool’s only major issue surrounds Adam Lallana, who has missed the last two games with a muscle injury. Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might not be ready for this massive clash.

Chelsea have no injury concerns heading into this game.

Possible line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.​

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Hazard.