Live on Skysports 1: Sun 16.00: Liverpool are 13/5 () to hold Chelsea to a draw in the Premiership and Luis Suarez could strike.
Chelsea are odds-on at 5/6 with Boylesports to get the better of Liverpool but punters could be forgiven for being a touch wary about backing Andre Villas-Boas’ charges at that price given their recent results.
Admittedly, they narrowly sneaked past Blackburn last time out but prior to that result the Blues drew with a mediocre Genk side, looked all at sea defensively when going down 5-3 at home to Arsenal and also suffered a 1-0 loss at QPR, either side of a gruelling Carling Cup tie at Everton in which they required extra-time to narrowly prevail.
Furthermore the Reds, Stan James’ 7/2 outsiders, nicked it 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last season and so it’s fair to surmise that the hosts are far from a banker ahead of the Stamford Bridge contest, which is a tempting 13/5 () to finish all square.
In what looks set to a tight affair it should, at the very least, be level at the interval, an outcome bet365 chalk up at 5/4 while Betdaq mark 7.0 (6/1) against Kenny Dalglish’s troops holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw and it’s a tempting even money at Sportingbet for the visitors to triumph in the handicaps, where they benefit from a goal start.
Nobody will be keener to get on the scoresheet than Chelsea’s ex-Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, who is 5/1 (Betfred) to break the deadlock but following his four-goal haul for Uruguay last weekend, perhaps a better first scorer at 7/1 with Partybets, is the Reds’ Luis Suarez. The controversial marksman meanwhile, is 5/2 via Ladbrokes to score at any time.
Chelsea and Liverpool to draw – 13/5 ()
Luis Suarez to score – 5/2 (Ladbrokes)