The clash between Liverpool and Chelsea at the Anfield is of huge importance for both sides. Liverpool need to win it to stay in the competition for the Premier League trophy; Chelsea need points to stay among top 4. So, who’s going to be the happier side at the end of Sunday’s duel? Read our Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips to find out!
Liverpool’s main rival in the title race, Manchester City plays against Crystal Palace. Actually, that game should be finished before the Liverpool vs Chelsea clash starts. If Man City win that one, they’ll overtake Liverpool on the top by one point. And considering that Man City have played one game less than Liverpool, if the Reds wish to stay in the title race, beating Chelsea is a must.
Losing on Sunday would probably mean that their title dream is over. If the play draw, the things will be better a bit, but if they beat Chelsea, they will have the right to hope for their first trophy in the Premier League era. Can they do it?
Our Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction is that they can. After all, they’re playing at home, where they’re still without a defeat this season in the Premier League. Actually, they’re the second-best home side in the league, with 14 wins and two draws.
Another thing going in the favor of the Reds is that they’re coming into this game after a series of impressive performances. They’ve won 6 games in a row, the last one being the win over Porto in the Champions League last Tuesday. And they’re without a defeat since early January when they lost to Wolves in the FA Cup.
The Blues are hoping to finish the season among the top 4 on the Premier League table because that would guarantee them a spot in the Champions League next season. There are only four spots that take the teams to the elite European competition, but there are six Premier League teams that want to get there. What this means is that the Blues will have to work hard in order to secure a place in the top 4.
The problem is that they got some really tough matches to play before the end of the season, the toughest of which seems to be the one taking place at the Anfield this Sunday. But, Anfield is in good memory of Chelsea fans. This is the stadium where they’re undefeated since 2012.
Most of the duels played with Liverpool at this stadium ended as draws, but the last one they played (in September 2018) was a Chelsea win. But, does this mean our Liverpool vs Chelsea betting tips will be in the favor of the Blues? You will have to read this article till the end to find out!
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Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction
This is a must-win situation for the Reds if they want to keep their Premier League title dream alive. Considering their recent form, they seem like they really want it. Another reason why they’re gonna be extra motivated is that they are looking for a win at home against Chelsea for the last 7 years. Now seems like an ideal moment for that!
Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.60 (bet365)