With every passing weekend, the Premier League is setting the pecking order for this season. Everyone knows that the sooner a team finds its balance and its main squad, the better, especially if we’re talking about the ones that participate in Europe.
Weird enough, Chelsea and Liverpool are not among these teams this year after some bad final positions last time around – but that surely won’t them from showing us some great football.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
The two clubs play each other in the debut of this weekend, late Friday night. Chelsea has been drawn as the home team and couldn’t find a better time to face the Reds. They’ve won 10 points from their first 4 games of the season, but Liverpool is the first serious opposition they face.
There are quite some things that are encouraging for Chelsea fans: Diego Costa’s form, Hazard returning to his top-quality game and the overall great organization of Conte’s team. Will it be enough to win them three points?
One can never really say. Liverpool is a team that lost 0-2 against Burnley, but won 4-3 against Arsenal at Emirates and thrashed Leicester last time around. They’re meeting a lot of big clubs in this debut, and the team really thrives in these games.
Especially if they manage to score first and rather early, Liverpool are especially deadly, given the great quality of their offensive players (Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, to name a few). Inconsistency is the main thing that threatens Klopp’s side.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we’re certain of very few things this game, that’s why we recommend some less common bets. Over 0,5 goals or under 3,5 – because we don’t expect to see an all-out attacking game.
Also, Diego Costa to score and Chelsea to concede more yellow cards are all smart choices – among another few that depend on your luck and inspiration.
Diego Costa Anytime: 2.25 or 5/4