Chelsea vs Liverpool: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:17 PM UTC

Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2019 12:17 PM UTC

Can Liverpool maintain their 100% record?
<div><h2>Chelsea vs Liverpool</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/chelsea-fc-vs-liverpool-fc-3838810/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, September 22, at Stamford Bridge</strong></a></p><p>Both of these teams slumped to disappointing defeats in the Champions League on Tuesday and both managers will demand a response this weekend. Liverpool are top of the Premier League table after winning all five of their opening fixtures. They will bid to keep that 100% record intact against a Chelsea side that beat Wolves 5-2 at Molineux last weekend. The Blues look great going forward, but dreadful at the back, and they have scored 11 and conceded 11 in five games so far this season, leaving them sixth in the table.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Mason Mount went down with an injury for Chelsea in midweek and that could prove to be a real blow. He has linked up really well with Tammy Abraham in the early stages of the season, and they account for 10 of Chelsea’s 11 goals between them. Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante both missed the defeat to Valencia, and it leaves Chelsea looking light down the spine of the team. It will be interesting to see if manager Frank Lampard starts Ross Barkley after the midfielder missed a penalty in an underwhelming display on Tuesday.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=0d6ed5cd-99a2-41c2-abf3-f12f9f951422&amp;f=2" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d580afa408d53fc8c579955/original-bet-365-early-payout" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Liverpool are still without number one goalkeeper Alisson, but understudy Adrian is growing into the role. Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson made a couple of race mistakes in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Napoli, and the Reds will be keen to deliver a strong defensive display on Sunday. Naby Keita remains a long-term casualty for Liverpool, so we could see Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum behind the front three, or James Milner could provide a more defensive alternative.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Both teams to score looks attractive in this one, but the best odds available are just 1.57. An alternative option would be to combine it with over 2.5 goals for what we at OddsMarket like to refer to as “the Alex classic”, named in honour of tipster Alex Campean, who regularly champions the bet.</p><p>It is also interesting to simply look at the winners market in this game. Liverpool have one of the world’s most dangerous attacking triumvirates, and Chelsea’s defence has been leaking goals. Emerson is injured and the Blues have been playing with three at the back, so Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold could hurt them down the flanks too. Liverpool will fancy their chances of unlocking a Chelsea defence that conceded four against Man Utd, two against Wolves, two against Norwich, two against Sheff Utd and one against Leicester, and that could be enough to hand the Reds a crucial victory.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Liverpool to win at 2.00 (even money) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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