Liverpool’s title ambitions will be put to a real test this weekend when the Anfield outfit faces Chelsea. Even though Klopp’s team was pretty far ahead of City not too long ago, a string of bad results gave the Citizens a chance to close the gap. Now sitting only 2 points from the top and with a game in hand, Manchester City has a great shot at a new title. It all depends on Liverpool this time. With the title within their grasp, the Chelsea game is a must win for Klopp’s team.
Not that Chelsea will make things easier. Maurizio Sarri’s side may have been criticized for lack of firepower in the second half of the season, but it’s still a great team. Eden Hazard has been running rampant all year long in the Premier League, scoring goals from all over the place. Chelsea can’t catch up with City on the second spot, but they sure don’t want to fall under the third. With Tottenham, Arsenal, and Manchester United lurking from behind, Chelsea will fight hard to win the Liverpool clash.
Bookies are giving Liverpool better chances to win the game at 20/33. Chelsea’s odds are 17/4, while the draw stands at 3/1. The other markets look pretty better in our honest opinion. Since it’s a match that may bring Liverpool one step closer to the title, the Salah-Mane-Firmino trio up front will attack from the start. Chelsea won’t be defending either, so we think that both teams are much likely to score. This makes the goal betting market very interesting. You can bet on how many goals each team will score per half or 90 minutes. The Over/Under market is interesting as well, offering solid odds for over 3.5 total goals (9/5).
There are many enticing markets for the clash which means that we’re in for quite an exciting derby.