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It’s Super Sunday in the Premiership this weekend when Chelsea hosts Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in a crucial match for both sides. Anything less than a win will cost table position for both sides, and another loss for Chelsea would all but rule the Blues out of the title chase.
Liverpool and Chelsea have been evenly matched rivals over recent seasons, with each team claiming four win from their last ten meetings while two matches ended in draws. Liverpool has claimed two away wins during this period.
The most recent meeting between these sides at Stamford Bridge produced a 1-0 win for Liverpool. Chelsea last beat Liverpool in the 2009-10 Premiership season.
Chelsea has been on a poor run of form in recent weeks, winning three matches, losing two and drawing one. While Chelsea managed to beat a down-and-out Blackburn at Ewood Park in their last match, two losses to QPR and Arsenal do little to inspire confidence in the Blues.
Chelsea’s strikers are in good form, with 12 goals put away in the club’s last five matches. However, defence has a lot of questions to answer, with 8 goals conceded in the same run of fixtures.
Liverpool hasn’t set the pitch alight either as it has put together three draws a win and a loss in a club friendly in five matches. The Reds inability to put away Swansea in their last match does little to inspire confidence in their prospects this season.
Liverpool has scored a disappointing 6 goals in their last five matches. Defence has done a better job, holding goals conceded down to 3 in five games.
This match will play around Chelsea’s ability to break through the stubborn Liverpool defence, so don’t expect a high-scoring game like the one we witness against Arsenal.
Our feeling is that this game’s going to be tight and close, and that Liverpool will look to close out the Chelsea attack before sniping for a win.
Home advantage and the urgency of winning this match to stay in the title chase should give Chelsea the edge, but there is little ground to eliminate Liverpool’s chances of pulling off the win.
Our Chelsea vs Liverpool betting tip is to put your money on the over/under goals betting markets, where you can get good value on under 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture.
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