With no wins in three now across all competitions for Liverpool, the Reds will be looking to shake themselves up on the weekend. There will be no better way for them to do that either than in beating league leaders Man City. The Citizens have strung together a four-match winning streak and will want to prove themselves against what is deemed to be their main title challenger. Read our Liverpool v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)
The Reds have not picked up a win in any of their last three games in all competitions, picking up a draw with Chelsea in the top flight last weekend. There’s obviously no panic button that needs to be hit but a loss in this one would be a further setback. A big one at that.
Liverpool have won all three of their home games this season, scoring a total of eight goals and not connecting any. However, we are going with both teams to score in this one at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). Liverpool have conceded in three for their last four league games now.
So even though they are on a run of eight matches at Anfield in the top fight without conceding, we are backing City to snap that. The Reds have a very strong home record of being undefeated in their last 24 Premier League game and they have been winning at both half time and full time in eight of their last nine at Anfield.
Liverpool have scored at least two goals in all but two of their last thirteen home games. Sometimes big clashes like this can disappoint but we are going over 2.5 goals at 23/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). Even with Mo Salah out of form, the Reds aren’t likely to change their lineup.
Kevin de Bruyne is back in training for the Citizens but isn’t ready for action yet. They do have some other injury issues with Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy which leaves them a little bit short in the left back position. The Citizens have fired offer a W6 D1 record in their seven league games and out on the road, it has been a W2 D1 return.
The draw, their only dropped points of the season happened at Wolves back at the end of August. They can throw everything at this well-timed game just ahead of the next international break. A Man City/Draw Double Chance is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm).
Sergio Aguero is at 9/2 in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:46 pm) beaten only by Liverpool’s Mo Salah there. Manchester City have won eight of their last nine Premier League away games and home and away combined, have tightened up defensively with a clean sheet in each of their last three.
They do of course boast tremendous scoring power as they have netted at least two goals in all but one of their last seven games. They have not been losing at half time in any league fixture this season and have shipped only the one goal away from home in total.
These two met four times last season as they also squared off nit the Champions League as well as the Premier League. Liverpool won three of the four meetings, the only loss coming at Man City in the league. So that is some momentum that the Reds have and they have only lost one of their last ten games against the Citizens in all competitions now. They are on a five-match winning streak in the Premier League at Anfield against Manchester City. each of the last four games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Manchester City have to step up and prove themselves here in this massive showdown at the top of the table. With Liverpool just looking as if they are a bit off the boil and more conservative than usual, this could be a great time for City to strike. Away win.
5th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This will be a big battle between two unbeaten Premier League sides this season. Liverpool holds a two-point advantage at the top of the table over the Blues and so if they could land three points at Stamford Bridge then that would be a significant result for them. Can the Blues leapfrog them with a big home performance? Read our Chelsea v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:33 p.m.)
Forget whatever happened in the League Cup meeting in midweek at Anfield. That’s not going to have a bearing on this competitive fixture. The Blues have made a fine start to the season having dropped just the two points, which was out on the road in a frustrating game against West Ham last season. So they are a perfect three wins from three on home soil and the Blues have returned nine goals in those three games. We are going to take the obvious option of 13/20 odds on over 2.5 goals* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Chelsea’s three home games this season have averaged four goals per game. So the stats are there to even push that to 3.5 goals if you fancied.
Chelsea still looks short of a quality, prolific goal scorer but Eden Hazard has been carrying responsibility well with a five-goal haul this season and four of those goals have come at home. Hazard is at 7/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Chelsea are looking so much more exciting under Maurizio Sarri and it will be interesting to see how much they can trouble Liverpool. For sure we are going to back both teams to score as it is hard to see this being a conservative match up.
Liverpool are perfect in the top flight after six games and they are the early pace-setters. They banked a big 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend in an easy affair for them. It means that they have scored at least two goals in all but one of their games this season in the Premier League. They have also conceded in just two of their six games this term but they haven’t faced any side as powerful in attack as Chelsea this term yet. Because we see Liverpool having the edge over the Blues but not by much the Liverpool to win by a one-goal margin is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.).
That’s the same margin by which they have won three of their last four games by, including their successes over Tottenham. Sadio Mane is their top scorer for the season with four goals and two of those have been out on the road. Roberto Firmino has scored his two goals of the season away from home. All of Mo Salah’s have been at Anfield. We’re putting that together and looking at the value of 2/1 odds on Mane to get on the scoresheet for the Reds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). This would be another massive three away points for them if they could land them all.
Chelsea bagged a home win in the league last season in this corresponding fixture and earned a draw at Anfield. That was a good return from them and they are unbeaten in three now (W1 D2) against the Reds. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven league meetings and there have been four 1-1 draws in the last seven Premier League clashes.
We like the appeal on the away side for value in the match outright. Liverpool just look more the complete package then Chelsea do at the moment. Neither of these have faced as good of an attacking team this season as they will go up against in this. Liverpool look to just have the edge and they can get the win.
26th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is all positives around Anfield at the moment with a strong winning start in the Premier League and a success over PSG in their opening Champions League match in midweek. They are a force to be reckoned with given their strengths and form right now. Southampton have just the one win on the board for the season and could face a tough afternoon at Anfield. Read our Liverpool v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)
It has been a rocking start to the new season by Liverpool with five wins from five. They have shipped just the two goals as well so have laid down some big defensive improvements from last season. They have conceded in their last two games though, both 2-1 successes out on the road against Leicester and Tottenham. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in four of their five games this season and the Liverpool 2-0 correct score has a decent chunk of appeal at 6/1 odds for this weekend’s fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). It is hard seeing them getting tripped up here.
Their two home league games have produced a 4-0 win over West Ham and a 1-0 success over Brighton. So there is the simple option of Liverpool to win to nil at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). Liverpool have actually kept a clean sheet in their last seven Premier League home games which is a fantastic record. They are undefeated in their last 23 home matches as well in the top flight. There is another trend with them as they have been winning at half time and full time in each of their last six games.
Not an easy game for the Saints here who are looking for just their second win of the season. Their record so far this term reads W1 D2 L2, their lone success happening out on the road against Crystal Palace. Their other away game ended in a 2-1 loss against Everton. Last weekend they played a 2-2 home draw in a south coast derby against Brighton, throwing away a good lead. Looking very much a side who are going to struggle for a high output in front of goal, they have scored exactly two goals in their last two games.
Their main performer in getting goals, Danny Ings isn’t going to be available for this one as he would be up against his parent club. So it could be Charlie Austin coming in to lead the line instead. As we don’t see them scoring in the game under 2.5 goals is well worth a flutter at 8/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). Liverpool have more scoring power in them, but we are taking into consideration the effort of the Reds in the Champions League in midweek.
Liverpool took comfortable back to back wins over Southampton last season, both with a clean sheet. The Reds are unbeaten in four league contests against the Saints with a W2 D2 record. None of the last six meetings in all competitions have seen both teams score in a fixture. Liverpool are W3 D2 L1 in their last Premier League games against Southampton and are W2 D2 on home soil against them.
Liverpool just look unstoppable at the moment and given what we have seen from the saints so far, it is unlikely that investors are going to trip up the Reds. For our Liverpool v Southampton betting tips, we are looking at the simple Liverpool to win to nil option.
19th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Premier League returns with a bang on the weekend in a high profile clash between Spurs and Liverpool. The Reds have produced four straight wins to start the season and they lead the league. Spurs haven’t quite been able to keep pace as they were taken down by Watford before the international break. Read our Tottenham v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)
It is a W3 L1 record that Spurs have produced so far this season in the Premier League, their winning streak being snapped against Watford before the international break. They played poorly in that game and perhaps highlighted an issue in that they struggle for a Plan B when their fluent football isn’t happening. This will only be Tottenham’s second game of the season in the league, their other one ended in a 3-1 success over Fulham. Harry Kane is the 7/2 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.).
Last season Spurs produced good form at Wembley with a W13 D4 L2 record and it looks as if they will be staying there for a while as there have been delays with their new home. Spurs will be waiting on late fitness tests for Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris and a couple of others. We are going over 2.5 goals with bet365 at 13/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). Each of Tottenham’s last five league games have gone above the goal line. They have scored in each of their four league games this season, netting nine in total. They have managed just the one clean sheet though.
Tottenham’s defense hasn’t been perfect and if anyone can expose that, it will probably be Liverpool. The Reds have started strongly with four straight wins but as well as their flair we have seen them grind a bit and dig out wins without playing well. Actually, there has been more of than that the flair. Mo Salah has started the season in good scoring form, but it is Sadio Mane who has been the most impressive and he is 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.) for this one. A win in what is their first game against another of the big six this season would really send a big statement.
That would put them six points clear of a title rival. So far Liverpool have won away at Crystal Palace and Leicester and they scored exactly two goals in both of those. A Liverpool 2-1 correct score market option is at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). In each of their last five games in the Premier League Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time so that is a trend. The Reds have gone unbeaten in eleven of their last twelve games against Spurs in all competitions and their defense has been good, having conceded just one goal this term.
While Liverpool have been strong in their recent form against Spurs, it didn’t go their way last season. Tottenham banked four points from their two games against the Reds, powering their way to a 4-1 home win in the process. Liverpool have only lost one of their last 11 league games against the Lilywhites. Four of the last six meetings though have ended in a draw. Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six games between the two clubs in all competitions.
It is likely that Tottenham will be under pressure in this one. They churned out a really poor performance in their loss against Watford before the international break and their defense looked creaky. Liverpool have looked stronger in terms of defense this season and they could strike an important three points. The away win is our Tottenham v Liverpool prediction.
13th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There is naturally going to be a lot of title talk this season when it comes to Liverpool. They have opened the new season in emphatic style with back to back clean sheet victories. Back at Anfield this weekend they will be expected to roll out three more points. Brighton responded to a defeat on the opening weekend of the season by taking a stunning home win over Manchester United last Monday. Can they possibly do the same at Anfield to Liverpool? Read our Liverpool v Brighton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)
It has been a great start from Liverpool who will be pleased with their strong output in having beaten both West Ham and Crystal Palace with a clean sheet. While in their home opener against the Irons Liverpool were powerfully dominant in a 4-0 win, their resilience and patience was tested in a 2-0 win out at Palace last Monday. They did have more of a challenge on their hands in that one, with the goals coming from a James Milner penalty on the stroke of half-time, with the game not being settled until the 90th minute when Sadio Mane netted. So there have already been two positive sides of the Reds shown, flair and character. They should be more open and fluent in this one back on Merseyside and we are kicking off our Liverpool v Brighton betting tips by backing the obvious Liverpool to win to nil at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.).
Sadio Mane has three goals already this season and he is a 10/11 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.). The Reds have tremendous home form as they are unbeaten in their last 22 fixtures and they haven’t shipped a goal in any of their last six league fixtures at Anfield. The Reds have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last eleven league home games. Because of that strong scoring stat, it would make sense to go and look at the serious value on a Liverpool 3-0 correct score at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.) which is just a little longer than the 2-0 home win. They will be a banker for many punters this weekend.
Brighton suffered a 2-0 loss out at Watford in their opening game of the new season, so with their second fixture pitting them against Manchester United, they weren’t given too much of a chance. However, after powering their way to a 3-1 halftime lead, they stuck in there to collect a 3-2 victory in a shock result. That will be seen as a bonus three points for themselves and they were good value for it as well because they stayed organised and strong. Their star performer was Glenn Murray on the night and he is a 5/1 anytime goalscorer option for the Seagulls in their trip to Liverpool on the weekend. However, we are struggling to see them getting on the scoresheet and so we are rolling with a both teams not to score option at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 21st, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.).
Brighton struggled badly away from the Amex last season in the Premier League collecting just the two victories. They posted a W2 D5 L12 record away from home and managed to come up with only the 10 goals in their 19 away games. Out on the road last season they suffered a defeat at each of the top six finishers. They managed to come up with just the one goal in their away games against the top-ten finishers. The Seagulls have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches and now they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four league games. Heading off on the weekend to face Liverpool and their powerful attack, because of that statistic alone means Brighton are going to be a bit vulnerable.
Liverpool won both league meetings against Brighton last season, scoring nine goals across the two games. They posted a 4-0 home win over the Seagulls and that is at least four goals they have scored in each of their last three games against Brighton in all competitions. The Reds are on a four-match winning streak against Brighton in all competitions.
This will be all about the attacking power of Liverpool once again and basically just how long it will take to break the Brighton resistance. We can see Liverpool getting the job done with a clean sheet and have to back them to win to nil. The other appeal for Liverpool v Brighton betting tips would be a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/ full-time bet.
25th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Both of these sides got the new season in the top flight off to a positive start. Crystal Palace survived a stern test out at the newly promoted Fulham to collect three points. But they will get an even bigger test here as they take on Liverpool. The Reds came out of the gates with a massive show of force as they destroyed West Ham 4-0. Read our Crystal Palace v Liverpool predictions for more.
Crystal Palace 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)
There was a good opening to the new Premier League season for Crystal Palace who produced a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage against Fulham. That was a good result because they were heavily second best in terms of possession against the newly promoted side, but they took their chances. Wilfried Zaha was on the scoresheet for them in the match with a second-half goal and he is at 11/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.). They could get some game time out of Max Meyer for this one while another of their summer signings Cheikhou Kouyate could come into the middle. Scott Dann is still on the sidelines for the Eagles. Crystal Palace are actually on a four-match winning streak in the league and they have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven games, so we are fully expecting goals in this Selhurst Park clash.
Over 3.5 goals is at 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.) for the fixture just to highlight that. Palace lost their opening seven games of last season so they are already well ahead to where they were last term. Overall last season Crystal Palace produced a W7 D5 L7 record at Selhurst Park in the top flight and they produced a three-match winning streak there to round off the season with. The Eagles have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games as well. Last season Crystal Palace lost four of their six home games against the top-six finishers.
It was some start from Liverpool last weekend at Anfield as they took on a much-hyped West Ham side. Liverpool made light work of the fixture as they romped to a 4-0 success. Mo Salah opened his account for the new season with the opening goal of the game and in the bet365 first goalscorer market Salah is the 9/4 odds favourite* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.). Sadio Mane was the star of the show last weekend for Liverpool as he netted a brace. Daniel Sturridge came up with their fourth and final goal of the match. Liverpool are undefeated in 27 of their last 30 Premier League matches and after big moves in the summer transfer market, they will be expected to continue their strong start.
Liverpool collected a W9 D5 L5 record last season out on the road in the Premier League and they averaged over two goals per game on their travels. But because of their recent history against Crystal Palace then a Liverpool 2-1 correct score bet is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 17th, 2018 at 8:35 p.m.). Remember as well last season that Liverpool kept a clean sheet in just 26% of their away games in the top flight. The Reds will probably dominate possession in this game and while their attack is the most impressive point of their status, they have actually kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Premier League matches.
Liverpool won both league meetings last season and both successes over Palace were by a one-goal margin. Things have been even between these in the last six Premier League meetings with each having taken three wins. Five of the last six meetings have ended in an away win and all but one of those six produced over 2.5 goals. Both teams have scored in eleven of their last twelve meetings.
We are going to stick with Liverpool to edge another win against the Eagles. They do have the extra advantage of quality in attack to that of the Eagles and that will probably count at the end of the day. We are backing a Liverpool to win & Both Teams To Score option for our Crystal Palace v Liverpool betting tip.
18th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool have made a lot of investments over the summer and now the work of trying to close the gap to champions Man City begin. The Reds will be backed heavily for this home opener and over the summer they have already produced some fantastic displays in pre-season. West Ham though have spent heavily as well and new boss Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to cause an upset in some style.
West Ham 13/1
* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)
Big things will be expected of Liverpool this season in the Premier League after having made such heavy investments over the summer in the transfer market. They finally look to have a stable goalkeeper with Alisson between the sticks and it could also be Premier league debuts given to Fabinho and Naby Keita. Even though they will be taking on a side who has also invested heavily in the summer, Liverpool are red hot favourites to win this fixture and they have gone undefeated in their last 21 Premier League home matches. Everyone is fully aware of the attacking threat and powerful style that Liverpool will bring to the table and so we can only expect a high-scoring game in this one and so for our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are going over 3.5 goals at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.).
To back that up there is the stat that Liverpool have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 home games in the top flight and they may not have their strongest defensive line up out either with Dejan Lovren reportedly not fit to go and Joel Matip not ready. For our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips we are also going to have a look at a Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time option at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) simply because Liverpool were winning at both half time and time in five of their final six Premier League matches of last season. We have already seen impressive attacking displays from them over the summer with Daniel Sturridge popping up and looking very sharp in front of goal.
West Ham have a new manager in place with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini coming back to the Premier League. They have been really busy in the transfer market as well and we can expect to see a new-look West Ham side out. They do have some good looking options at full back now and they should be a lot stronger in defence. But still, they are going to have their work cut out for them in trying to keep Liverpool quiet. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) for the fixture as West Ham look to try and improve upon their bottom half of the table finish from last season.
They were defensively a mess last season and actually ended up with the joint-worst defensive record in the top fight alongside the relegated Stoke. So clearly improvements had to be made and the likes of Ryan Fredericks are going to help out. They also splashed out big in improving their front line which now looks really good. They have Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to help out with their scoring power and they added a bit of creativity in bringing in Jack Wilshere as well. West Ham collected just three away wins last season and for all their summer improvements, it is going to be a big ask to keep Liverpool at bay.
Liverpool posted back to back 4-1 wins over West Ham last season and that is three games in a row against them in which the Reds have scored exactly four goals. Each of the last five meetings between them in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Liverpool though are only W1 D1 L1 in their last three Premier League home games against the Irons. The overall head to head is in Liverpool’s favour at 71-28 with 37 drawn games.
This will be a game between two sides high on optimism and this should, therefore, be a cracker. West Ham should be more competitive than they have been for a while, but there aren’t many teams who are going to get anything out of a visit to Anfield this season. We have to go with Liverpool to bank the three points in a high scoring game. Liverpool to win & both teams to score tops our Liverpool v West Ham betting tips.
10th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Reds sign off for the season on home soil and will, of course, have a bigger focus on the Champions League Final later in the month. All that the Reds need out of this game is a point to guarantee their top four finish. Brighton have survived for the season and given they had extra work in midweek, may have a tough afternoon at Anfield.
Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Brighton 16/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
As long as Liverpool don’t lose this and see Chelsea win their final game, then Liverpool will lock in their top four finish. The Reds are only W1 D3 L1 in their last five league games, suffering a midweek defeat at Chelsea. It’s understandable that their league form has dropped because of their run to the Champions League final. Liverpool just need to get through this game to also complete a full season at home unbeaten as they are W11 D7 at Anfield this term, winning four of their last five there. They have taken a clean sheet in each of their last four home games as well so Liverpool to win to nil at bet365 is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:40 a.m.) and that should appeal to punters. The Reds have averaged 2.3 goals per game this season at Anfield while they have conceded just the ten goals in a wonderful defensive record. That is a clean sheet earned in 61% of their home games. 66% of their home goals have been scored in the second half of matches this season and that man Mo Salah is the 2/1 bet365 first goalscorer favourite.
The Seagulls couldn’t compete with Manchester City at the Etihad in midweek, but they did get a goal on the board in their 3-1 loss. That leaves them with just the two wins away from home this season (D5 L11) and that record may not be improved in this one. Brighton have lost three of their last four on the road and are without a win now in their last twelve away from the Amex. In the end, it doesn’t matter because they have survived in the top flight for another season and that was their goal at the start of the campaign. Brighton have scored just the ten goals on their travels this season and in the bet365 correct score market, a Liverpool 2-0 is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:40 a.m.) is the shortest-priced option there to consider. To their credit, Brighton’s defence hasn’t been bad this season and only 22% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and if you consider that Liverpool 2-0 then this one may be worth backing to go the same way. Brighton have scored 80% of their away goals in the first half of matches.
Brighton suffered a heavy home loss against Liverpool earlier in the season in what was the first meeting between the two clubs since a 2012 FA Cup tussle which the Reds also won handsomely. Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak against Brighton and they are unbeaten in six against them. Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings and each of those also went over 2.5 goals (four of them went above 3.5 goals).
Liverpool will likely go and put on a show in their final game of the season. Brighton can relax about their day and did have extra work in midweek to get through. Back the Reds to get the win by at least a two-goal margin.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is the high-profile clash of the Premier League weekend. All that Liverpool are really looking to do is secure third place in the table over Tottenham, even though that’s out of their hands as Spurs have a game in a hand over them. Chelsea’s thin hopes of a top-four finish will diminish with anything less than three points here.
Chelsea 23/20, Liverpool 11/5, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
Chelsea’s home form stands at W10 D3 L4 and a positive going into this one is that they are going to be a lot fresher than Liverpool are. The Blues have been patchy at Stamford Bridge recently though with a W2 D1 L2 record in their last five league games there. This will be their first home game though April 8th which was a 1-1 draw with West Ham. They have won their last three league games, all away from home and all by a one-goal margin. Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin at bet365 is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Chelsea have averaged 1.65 goals per game at home this season and they have scored in each of their last four. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last three at home though and both teams to score is going to be a pretty obvious betting option going into this one. Eden Hazard looks to have rediscovered his top form after a bit of a slump and is a pretty solid anytime goalscorer option for the home side. Chelsea still have a mathematical chance at a top-four finish heading into the weekend, but it is highly unlikely to end up happening for them.
Liverpool have been doing the extra work in their Champions League campaign so have been trying to balance the domestic duties with that. It has led to them making chances for Premier League games recently and that is why they are only W1 D3 in their last four games in the English top flight. They have been distracted by Europe. Their away form reads W1 D1 L2 in their last four which is part of an overall W9 D5 L4 record for the term away from Anfield. Liverpool have not won at any of the other current top six this season, losing at Man City, Man Utd and Spurs while drawing at Arsenal. They conceded at least two goals in each of those as well. Over 3.5 goals is at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). The Reds have returned over two goals per away game on average this season and leading the way is Mo Salah with thirteen away goals for the team and he’s going to be heavily backed against his former club in the anytime goalscorer market. If they do lose this Chelsea would move to within three points with a game in hand over them. But still, Liverpool dominate the Blues in goal difference advantage.
Three of the last four meetings have ended in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool winning the other one in that sequence. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against the Blues. The Reds have won their last two league visits to Chelsea as well. Both teams have scored in each of the last seven Premier League games.
Chelsea are the fresher of the two sides with all of the extra Champions League work that Liverpool have been doing. The Blues really have nothing to lose at this point, so they can have a good go at this. Back Chelsea to win in a game where both teams score probably.
3rd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool blew a two-goal lead against bottom side West Brom on the weekend and had to settle for a frustrating point. At this stage, the most likely outcome is now the third-place finish in the league. As for Stoke they collected a point against Burnley on the weekend, but are four points clear of safety now having played a game more than those just outside of the relegation zone.
Liverpool 2/7, Draw 9/2, Stoke 17/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
Naturally, the focus of the Champions League is coming into play in results in the Premier League for Liverpool. The Reds have their top four finish and so can afford to switch off in the top flight in order to push for glory on the European front. Liverpool are W1 D2 in their last three and they are without defeat in their last five league games. They had a good 2-0 lead at the Hawthorns on the weekend before switching off and conceding two goals in the final ten minutes to end in a 2-2 tie. Liverpool are a four-match winning streak at home for the league season and this is their penultimate league home game for the term. The Reds haven’t conceded in any of their last three home games and Liverpool to win to nil at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:22 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018). Liverpool have averaged almost 2.5 goals per home game this season and they have shipped just the 10 goals in 17 games at Anfield in the top flight. They have netted at least two goals in each of their last eight at Anfield and the Stoke defence isn’t likely to trip them up really. A Liverpool 2-0 correct score is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:22 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018) and will have some appeal.
The position for the Potters looks pretty dodgy right now. They are four points clear of safety and without a win in a while. They are winless in their last eleven league games now after drawing 1-1 with Burnley on the weekend at home. Once they are through this Liverpool test they have to face Crystal Palace and Swansea in their last two games. But then if this weekend doesn’t go well for them they could be relegated before that. Stoke are without a win in their last dozen games on the road but they have drawn three of their last four. But the Potters have lost each of their away games this season against the other sides currently sat in the top seven so that doesn’t bode well for them. Stoke have won just once away all season and it really is hard seeing them make an impact in this one. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:22 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018) and the Potters have failed to score in two of their last three on the road. Overall this season they have only managed 13 away goals while they have conceded at over two goals per game on average.
Liverpool brushed Stoke aside with a 3-0 win at the Bet365 Stadium earlier this season which leaves them with a four-match Premier League winning streak against the potters. The Reds have won their last two home league games against them by a 4-1 scoreline and they are on a four-match winning streak at home and they are unbeaten in their nine previous Premier League home (W7 D2). Each of the last four meetings have ended above 2.5 goals.
Even though they have the distractions of the Champions League, the Reds should be able to get three points against Stoke. The Potters are battling, but without the end rewards that they need and their defence is unlikely to hold out at Anfield.
25th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting