Liverpool vs Chelsea
UEFA Super Cup
Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul).
Liverpool has shown no signs of slowing down and look keen to repeat the heroics of their last season. Most of their players have had fantastic times with their national squads too, which definitely adds to their charm.
True, they lost narrowly to Manchester City in the quest for the Community Shield, but they had battled till the end. And to compensate, they began their league campaign with an emphatic 4-1 win over Norwich.
Despite the positives, the injury to Allison Becker, who has the opportunity to become only the second goalkeeper in history to lift the Ballon d’Or, has certainly hurt the squad. It’s worth the wait to see how Jurgen Klopp would deal with the situation.
Opponents Chelsea is going through a transition period. They have huge potential, and their ceiling seems to have no limit. But at present, the squad is not set. New manager, Frank Lampard began his official season with a huge 4-0 loss against Manchester United.
They are yet to recover from the shock, and before it’s over, they are supposed to travel and take on an in-form Reds.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Liverpool recorded a 2-0 win.
- The last six wins could evenly split into three each for either.
- 11 of the last 14 clashes saw Chelsea failing to keep a clean sheet.
- Eight of the last eleven encounters had goals from both teams.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction
Taking into account the present form of either, the Reds are easily the favorites. They are the reigning Champions League holders and really have been a revelation in the continent under the guidance of inspirational coach Jurgen Klopp.
They have retained the squad that terrorized teams across Europe, and importantly, the players seem hungry and are in-form. Meanwhile, the Blues are yet to form a cohesive unit under Lampard.
Their weaknesses were on full display against Manchester United when the team let in four goals without a reply. Jordan Henderson and his boys will happily take advantage of this state of Chelsea.
They are in line to lift another continental trophy this Wednesday.
Going on though, the fact that it’s an opportunity to lay claim on silverware will really energize the 2016-17 Premier League champions. They also have the confidence of not having to face Allison Becker at the back.
Moreover, eight of the last eleven h2h clashes had goals from both teams, and importantly, Chelsea found the back of the net in 19 of the last 20 face-to-face fights.
As such, backing the BTTS option really seems to be a profitable endeavor.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Liverpool to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).