Liverpool vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool host Chelsea in a mouth-watering clash on Sunday afternoon at Anfield Road. The hosts somehow managed to steal a 1-3 victory over Southampton in spite of conceding the first goal of the game in the previous round at St. Mary’s Stadium. They went on to beat Porto 2-0 at home in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night and will generally come into this high on confidence.
Jurgen Klopp’s men go into this round with a two-point cushion on reigning champions Manchester City who have a game in hand, though. The Reds can’t afford any more slip-ups and this clash with Chelsea should be the toughest of six upcoming fixtures for them (at least on paper).
However, the visitors will also enter the affair on a high after a strong display in an easy 2-0 victory over London rivals West Ham United on Monday evening at Stamford Bridge. Belgian superstar Eden Hazard stole the show with a fantastic brace on the night.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
Liverpool are winless in last five head to head clashes with the Blues and this might be a big concern for Jurgen Klopp ahead of Sunday’s outing.
Just one of these five fixtures saw three or more goals scored, meaning Chelsea’s defensive line usually did well against Liverpool in recent head to head clashes.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they locked horns in this term of the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.
Three of last four league matches between these two likes ended with an identical 1-1 scoreline.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Prediction
The Reds won six on the spin across competitions, but they conceded at least a goal in five of these six matches. They also failed to keep a single clean sheet in last 19 games against the Blues. Knowing Chelsea have inspired Eden Hazard leading the line, we do fancy the BTTS bet at 1.75 odds.
Braver punters can try with Hazard to score anytime at 3.10. Chelsea’s problem are performances on the road as they lost four of past six away matches in the Premier League, beating only the likes of Fulham and Cardiff City (both narrowly) in the process.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.75 (3/4)
Eden Hazard to score anytime @ 3.10 (21/10).