Liverpool

Liverpool vs Chelsea

, KO: 17:30 Aug 28, 2021, Anfield
Chelsea
 
1
x
2

A HIGH quality clash between two of the English Premier League title favourites should be the highlight of Saturday's card.

This mouthwatering showdown looks evenly matched after both sides followed up opening day, bloodless 3-0 wins with a couple of 2-0 victories.

Liverpool won at Norwich City and beat Burnley, while Chelsea eased past Crystal Palace before winning at the Emirates against a deflated Arsenal.

With both sides tipped to push to challenge Manchester City to the title this season, this should be a Saturday night cracker at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's team look rejuvenated after last season's car crash of a title defence and the main reason for that appears to be the return of one of the world's best defender in Virgil van Dijk.

However, the Dutchman will have to be on the top of his game to thwart a hungry Romelu Lukaku, who netted for the Blues in the London Derby success.

It's a great opportunity for both sides to put down an early marker in the title race.

How the bookies view it

Liverpool are favourites due to home advantage and they can be backed at 31/20 with Tonybet. Chelsea will have their supporters at 19/10 with Betfred. The draw is 23/10 with 888sport.

Recent head to heads

Chelsea won 1-0 at Anfield last season, which was their first victory at the ground on their last six visits. However, Liverpool had previously won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Here's that win for Chelsea last season courtesy of a goal from Mason Mount.

Players to watch

Mo Salah hit a serious dip in form last season for Liverpool, but that's a charge that could be labelled at plenty of their big guns last term. The good news for Reds fans is that he appears to be back to top form and netted in their win at Norwich. He's 6/4 with 888sport to score on Saturday night.

While all eyes will be on Lukaku, that could open up space for Kai Havertz, who is a big 7/2 with Unibet to score on Merseyside.

Anything else catch the eye?

Liverpool may have kept two clean sheets and are relishing the return of van Dijk, but they gave Burnley plenty of opportunities last week and they are playing a Chelsea side who won't be as wasteful.

The addition of the Belgian striker should really be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Thomas Tuchel as he aims to get the better of his German countryman in the dug-outs.

With such an array of attacking talent on the pitch, there really should be goals at both ends. Try the 5/4 for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals with bet365.

Liverpool have already won 19 corners in their two league games and bet365's 5/6 on them collecting over 5.5 flag kicks looks a solid shout.

 
1
x
2

This match between Liverpool and Chelsea will be played on Aug 28, 2021 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Liverpool Form
21 Aug 21
Liverpool
2 - 0
Burnley

14 Aug 21
Norwich City
0 - 3
Liverpool

23 May 21
Liverpool
2 - 0
Crystal Palace

19 May 21
Burnley
0 - 3
Liverpool

16 May 21
West Bromwich Albion
1 - 2
Liverpool

Chelsea Form
22 Aug 21
Arsenal
0 - 2
Chelsea

14 Aug 21
Chelsea
3 - 0
Crystal Palace

11 Aug 21
Chelsea
1 - 1
Villarreal

29 May 21
Manchester City
0 - 1
Chelsea

23 May 21
Aston Villa
2 - 1
Chelsea

Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
Chelsea
19/10
Betfred
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals
5/4
Bet365
Liverpool to win over 5.5 corners
5/6
Bet365
0 Comments

Leave a reply

Get involved Today!

It take less than 60 seconds to sign-up for free and to join in the conversation immediately. Post your comments, enter competitions,get exclusive betting offers and access all our free betting tips without spending a penny.

GET STARTED FOR FREE

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

About MFT  |  Support  |  Contact Us  | 18+  Gamble Aware  |  Privacy Policy  | ©2021 12th Man Media Ltd.

All betting odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account