Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League Betting Preview 2018/19
Without a doubt the biggest game of the weekend comes from the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as Chelsea travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool. The Premier League title race is still so close with Liverpool 2 points clear of Manchester City but with City having a game in hand. Interestingly Manchester City also play before Liverpool on the Sunday and could pure more pressure, if that was possible, on Liverpool by beating Crystal Palace in London. With all this in mind there will be huge interest in both matches, including betting interest, but with Liverpool v Chelsea being a big match without even including all the title race drama this is where are betting interest tilts towards.
As with most of our betting previews we like to start with the match winner betting markets. Obviously both teams are in form although Liverpool’s is superior as they are riding high in the league. Liverpool also have the advantage of being the freshest of the 2 teams having played 2 days before Chelsea who only have 3 days from playing their Thursday night Europa League match against Slavia Prague, away from home. So, with those things in mind it is no surprise that Liverpool are clear favourites to win the match, and fairly short priced odds with the online bookies. The best price you can currently bet on a Liverpool win is the 17/25 offered by MarathonBet. A lot more tempting is the draw, something we’d certainly look at due to the betting value. Unibet have the best odds on the draw at the moment and are offering a generous 13/4, just over 3/1. Chelsea’s fans might however be feeling a lot more confident and looking at the win where BetVictor are offering the best betting odds of 5/1. You might wish to try and cover your bets though if backing Chelsea with a little bit of insurance with the Chelsea Win – Draw No Bet with BetVictor which is 10/3. You could also visit Bet365 and take advantage of the 11/8 they are offering for Chelsea to win or draw.
With the correct score betting, well this is a challenge. Even though we have highlighted the betting value of the draw and the Chelsea win we predict a very open game, not what you want to read when looking for bet tips, we know. Although Chelsea have scored the least goals out of the top 6 Premier League teams and Liverpool have conceded the least we do think both teams will score at least once. The bookies are favouring that as well with Bet365 offering the best odds of 4/5. We’re going to try and get some better odds than that though. 2 scores we have picked out are firstly the 1-1 draw, which you can currently get at 15/2 with Betfair at present. The other scoreline we like the look of in the betting is the 2-1 to Liverpool, with Bet365 offering the best odds of 8/1 here. A score that could interest anyone thinking of a Chelsea win might want to look at the 18/1 Bet365 are offering on a Chelsea 2-1 victory.
When it comes to scoring all eyes will be on Mo Salah who has been superb for Liverpool since signing at the beginning of last season. First goalscorer betting markets are something we tend to avoid, and normally we would, but having a look shows some great betting value and outstanding odds on Salah to score first with Boylesports, they have fantastic odds of 9/2 at the moment, very generous seeing as most of the other bookmakers are priced around the 7/2 mark. Other good odds on offer are the 11/2 across most of the bookies for Mane to score first and the 17/2 with Paddy Power for Eden Hazard to bag first.
One last bet we have seen that looks interesting is something we wouldn’t normally bet on but could add to a bit more betting profit. We have suggested a close game and the only bookies to offer this bet we like are Betway, and is the game to be won by 1 goal and comes with odds of 6/4.
We hope you have found our Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League Betting Preview 2018/19 useful and interesting, and hopefully it will help you pick some winning bets. We did our best to find you the best betting odds available at the time of writing this but there is also another way to increase your bet value. If you look at claiming some of the bookmakers free bets and betting offers you can greatly improve your potential betting returns. We recommend claiming the best UK free bets from the likes of Paddy Power and Coral as there are plenty of new account deals worth claiming. Most leading free bet offers can be found like the Sporting Index £100 Free Bet, that is No Deposit or BetVictor £30 in free bets offer, so check them out and see what bet offers are right for you.