This Wednesday, it’s time for the final of the UEFA Super Cup. It’s taking place at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, where Liverpool will play Chelsea. The winner of the Champions League is the favorite over the winner of the Europa League, especially given the way the two started the new Premier League season. Still, before putting any money on this game, we advise you to take a look at the Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips!
The Reds won the Champions League 2018/2019 and a great way to give themselves the right kind of boost for the new season is to grab another trophy. Winning the UEFA Super Cup might not be their number 1 priority, but it’s always good to add a new trophy in the collection.
They’ll definitely have proper motivation in this game and their form has been fantastic. They did well in the friendlies during the summer, while their performance in the opening game of the Premier League was close to flawless. They beat Norwich 4:1, in a match in which they dominated the game completely.
However, not everything was great in that match. Their goalie, Alisson got injured in that game and will be absent for a few weeks at least. The ex-West Ham goalkeeper Adrian will have to be between the posts in the clash with Chelsea. If you’re worried if this fact is gonna affect our Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction, it won’t. We still believe the Reds are the favorites. And it’s not just because they have a fantastic roster; it’s also because Chelsea have big problems.
The season 2019/2020 could be very bad for Chelsea. The Blues have problems on many fronts, starting with the fact that Eden Hazard, who had been their talisman for the past couple of seasons, has moved to Real Madrid. An even bigger problem is that Chelsea weren’t able to get a suitable replacement for the playmaker. Due to the transfer ban, Chelsea are not allowed to buy any players this season.
They did get a couple of additions to the team. Many players returned from loans, while Cristian Pulisic joined the club on a deal that was set before the transfer ban came into action. Another problem is that Chelsea have a new manager. We’re talking about Frank Lampard, who was in charge of Derby County last season.
Although Lamps is the club legend, he does not have too much experience with being a football manager. And that showed in the first round of the Premier League when the Blues got hammered by the Red Devils. The score in Lamps’ first competitive game at Chelsea’s helm was 4:0 Man United. For all these reasons, our Liverpool vs Chelsea betting tips are not gonna be favourable to Blues. Instead, we’re gonna advise putting money on the Reds.
- Alisson (injury)
Nathaniel Clyne (injury)
- Calum Hudson-Odoi (injury)
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek (injury)
- Antonio Rudiger (injury)
- Willian (doubtful)
Adrian – Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson – Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Kepa – Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson – Kovacic, Kante, Barkley – Pulisic, Pedro, Giroud
Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction
The Reds need to be thought of as big favorites in this match. Still, maybe the Blues have learned their lesson from the game with Man United and maybe this time they’ll play more conservatively. And Lampard might decide not to use youngsters, but more experienced players. If he goes that road, we might not see too many goals in this game.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.57 (bet365)
- Under 2.5 Goals @2.30 (1XBET)