A collision between two teams with title aspirations, Chelsea’s home clash against Liverpool will be well backed at 51/20 with Winner.com to finish all square and there’s also set to be plenty of cash for bet365’s 3/1, marked against a score draw at Stamford Bridge, where a 1-1 scoreline is a 15/2 chance via BetVictor.
On their own patch however, it’s the Blues that get the nod from bookies, BetVictor installing them as 11/10 favourites to see off the high-flying Reds, Paddy Power’s 11/4 outsiders and as Jose Mourinho’s men are pretty formidable in front of their own supporters, they’re worthy favourites.
Neverthless, Brendan Rodgers’s troops are strong enough to ensure it’s a close affair and a case can be made for a Chelsea triumph by a one-goal margin at 3/1 (Ladbrokes). More accurately, as it seems likely that both teams will find the net (8/15, Skybet), bet365’s 17/2 about a 2-1 victory for Mourinho’s charges catches the eye.
Elsewhere, Stan James make the hosts an enticing 5/1 to only secure the points on the back of an inconclusive first period and in a fixture that’s a safe-looking 8/13 at the same firm to produce three or more goals, Fernando Torres will inevitably be a popular choice at 6/1 with BetVictor to break the deadlock against his former club, although Luis Suarez’s form makes him William Hill’s 9/2 favourite in that market.
Chelsea to beat Liverpool by one – 3/1 (Ladbrokes)