By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 28th September 2018
Chelsea face off against Liverpool for the second time this week following their Carabao Cup clash at Anfield on Tuesday. This late Saturday kick-off sees top of the table Liverpool play third placed Chelsea who slipped behind Manchester City on goal difference on the weekend.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Odds and Predictions
The William traders have priced up the Reds as marginally favourites to claim all three points in this match-up with their odds betting at a 9/5 pick as part of William Hill’s Chelsea vs Liverpool odds, meanwhile Maurizio Sarri’s Blues are tipped at 9/5 in the match betting with a draw forecasted at a 13/5 tip.
Both sides led the league table on points right up until last weekend when Chelsea slipped to a goalless draw against West Ham. In truth, the Blues were fortunate to escape the London stadium with a point having saw the Hammers miss numerous chances to take the lead,
Klopp’s side, having amassed a 100% record in the Premier League this season will pose a palpable threat despite playing away from Anfield.
Their emphatic 3-0 win over Southampton was a stroll in the park for a side that clearly look like this season’s most likely challengers to Manchester City’s throne in our Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions. Sarri has already commented on their successes.
“I think Liverpool are ahead of us.”
Based on pre-match projections, Liverpool are slightly ahead and wagering that it’ll be a tough outing for the Blues.
Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions: Head-to-Head
Liverpool have lost once against Chelsea in their last eight fixtures against the Blues, confirming our Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions where we’ve tipped the Reds to continue their good form against Sarri’s side.
Recent head to head record (oldest first): Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Predictions, best bet and scorer
Predicted score: Both teams to score – no, bet trading at a 13/10 pick.
In our Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions, we’re betting on both teams not to score.
Our reckoning is that Chelsea will follow up on last weekend and fire blanks again. The reasoning behind that? The quality of their forwards. Sure Eden Hazard may be scoring at a high rate this season but as Manuel Pellegrini alluded to, stop him and you stop Chelsea.
Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata are Chelsea’s first team forwards this season and both have yet to produce the goods in front of goal. Morata has a solitary goal so far whilst Giroud has failed score at all – netting once for France during the international break.
Giroud has scored five goals in his last six Premier League starts against Liverpool, including the winner in this exact fixture last season.
Goal-scorer prediction: Mohamed Salah to score first 4/1
Mohamed Salah has nonchalantly scored three times this season, striking against West Ham, Brighton and again against Southampton.
The Egyptian has yet to get fully up to speed for Liverpool with some of his quiet performances – such as his game against PSG – coming under close inspection from fans and pundits. But it is testament to his overall quality that he is still positively impacting games and our betting projection has tipped for that to continue.
At a 4/1 pick, our Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions reckon Mohamed Salah will open the scoring for the third time this season – just as he did against West Ham and Brighton.
Chelsea vs Liverpool stats: Opta
- Liverpool have only won one of their last eight away Premier League games against fellow ‘big six’ opponents (D3 L4), though it was against Spurs this season.
- Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have created more chances for each other than any other pair in the Premier League so far this season (10).
- Liverpool are looking to win their first seven games to a top-flight campaign for only the second time, also doing so in 1990-91. The only side to win their opening seven games to a Premier League campaign were Chelsea in 2005-06 (first nine).
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.