Heading into the season nobody could have expected this would be a middle-of-the-table clash. Ninth plays tenth, Liverpool vs Chelsea at Anfield in the early kick-off on January 21. Let’s make a prediction for this game between sleeping giants and take a look at the best current betting odds.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction and Betting Odds for Premier League Clash
Liverpool Run of Form
Jurgen Klopp and his side find themselves in the middle of the table. They come into this one on the back of two consecutive defeats in the league. If we include the FA Cup then they have just one win in their last four games in all competitions.
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These brief dips in form are somewhat common for Klopp’s team in this campaign, although they do tend to bounce back pretty quickly.
Chelsea Run of Form
The Blues have just two wins in their last five league games. That included a run of three defeats in a row, one of which saw them lose to Fulham for the first time in 17 years. A hard-fought win over Crystal Palace may be a sign that the squad are bouncing back, especially with new players arriving.
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Recent Head to Head
The last four times this fixture has been played it ended in a draw in regulation time, two of those were cup ties won by the Reds. The home side haven’t lost to their visitors in the last four matches between the sides. In fact, the away side have only won two of their last ten games against the Anfield residents.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction
Recent precedence indicates this is an uphill battle for Graham Potter. Despite the big-money signings and a recent uptick in performance, Liverpool are a difficult team to beat. Potter’s side should drop this one 2-1, with goalscoring continuing to be an issue.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Best Odds
SkyBet has Chelsea as the underdogs at 3/1 odds of winning. Klopp’s charges are at 5/6 odds of taking the spoils.