Chelsea travel to newly crowned EPL Champions Liverpool on Wednesday evening with a view to cementing their own top-four status.
Despite winning the league title for the first time in thirty years, Liverpool’s aura of invincibility has dissipated in recent weeks. Having won the title with a few games to spare, their last target for the season was to match or surpass Man City’s 100 points tally from their historic 2018/19 season. A disappointing draw against Burnley at Anfield and a bitter away loss to Arsenal on their last outing put paid to that dream.
Having said that, Liverpool have been nothing short of incredible at home this season. They’ve turned Anfield into an absolute fortress. That draw against Burnley was the first time they dropped points at home in their 18 matches this season having won the all the previous 17 games. With the trophy presentation to follow, this is a game they certainly would not want to lose.
Chelsea come into this game brimming with confidence after a dominant and morale-boosting 3-1 victory of archrivals Manchester weekend in the semifinals of the FA Cup on Sunday.
In the league, the Blues are currently third on 63 points, just one point clear of both Leicester and Manchester United. They desperately need to get something out of this game if only to keep those two at arm’s length in this exciting battle for a top 4 finish that appears destined to head to the final day of the season.
Liverpool not having much left to lose at this point and Chelsea having everything to play for makes this to be a potentially open-ended, all-out attacking spectacle. Despite losing to Arsenal last week, Liverpool were utterly dominant in that game with a lion’s share of the possession and a host of chances that they just failed to convert. They are undefeated at home this season and they will, therefore, be keen to maintain that record. We feel they have an edge here and we are going for a combo bet of Double Chance Liverpool or Draw and 3+ goals @ 2.15 with Blackbet as our initial betting tip for this game.
The Reds have also had more than a week rest to prepare for this game as they have not had any cup competitions to attend to. Chelsea, meanwhile, were at Wembley on Sunday in the FA Cup Semifinals against Man United. So, they’ve had a little over a couple of days to get themselves ready for this. There’s no doubt that Liverpool’s Anfield performances are a huge reason as to why they’ve won the title in such convincing fashion. They’ve been terrorizing visiting teams here. This being their final hurrah at Anfield, they will certainly be motivated to not only end the season on a high but also put out a statement of intent for next season. Blackbet are offering a very enticing price of 1.70 for Liverpool to Score the First Goal and we are going with it as our final betting tip for this encounter.
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