Slashed to 1/5 with BetVictor to be crowned champions after scrapping out another victory on Sunday, at Norwich, Liverpool are closing in on the title and while avoiding defeat at home to Chelsea, an outcome rated at just 2/7 by William Hill, won’t be enough to mathematically secure the Premier League trophy, it would be hard to see them blowing it from there.
A victory for the Reds will rule the visitors out of the race and Stan James have installed Brendan Rodgers’s men as even money favourites to land three vital points while Jose Mourinho’s side are 3/1 (BetVictor) to make it a nervy end to the campaign for the leaders.
However, Liverpool have only failed to win twice in 17 outings on their own patch so at the very least they’re worth an interest at 4/9 in Stan James’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market and indeed following Chelsea’s morale-sapping reverse against Sunderland, the Reds should enjoy the upper hand.
With a close encounter nevertheless likely, bet365 make them 3/1 to edge out the stubborn Blues by one and they’re 8/1 courtesy of Winner.com to card a 2-1 success. Luis Suarez meanwhile, again gets the first scorer nod from bookies at 7/2 (betway) but there’s also likely to be cash in that market for in-form attacker Raheem Sterling at 10/1 with bet365.