Sports Betting. Liverpool vs Chelsea [31.01.17] : title battle as Klopp needs to risk[ 29.01.17 ]
Bet: Total Match Goals Under 2.5
Liverpool showed completely frustrated results in recent matches because of three defeats in a row. Firstly, The Reds were beaten by Swansea City 2-3 in Premier League. Then the team lost to Southampton in second leg of EFL Cup eliminating from the tournament. And in the end on Saturday Jürgen Klopp’s side was thrown away from FA Cup by Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sports betting experts noted that all three games were played on Anfield. Nevertheless bookmakers’ offices named merseysiders as favourites at betting odds of 2.60.
At the same time Chelsea, current leader of Premier League, is considered to be an underdog at betting odds of 2.80. And the Draw is more unrealistic (3.30). Unlike Liverpool Antonio Conte’s side has no such playing load in all competitions. So it can completely concentrate on title race. Since the defeat from Tottenham The Blues won four games in a row in EPL and FA Cup. Leicester City and Hull city were beaten with total score 5-0. And while placing bets take into account that The Pensioners have put eight goals into the net in both cup matches.
Sports betting experts admitted that after fiasco in cup competitions Jürgen Klopp have to place bets on Premier League title race. But it’s rather hard task because Chelsea leading handicap widened to 10 points after recent failed games. Moreover, The Reds have obvious problems with performance organization. Defenders often make awful mistakes while the attack isn’t effective without Senegalese Sadio Mané that was delegated to Cup of African Nation 2017. In addition, Philippe Coutinho can’t restore his mood after the injury. At the same time Chelsea has perfect line-up which provides such bets option as “Double Chance: Chelsea Or Draw” (1.44).
However, betting people need to remember that Liverpool knows how to play against top-clubs. For example, The Reds overcame Chelsea on Stamford Bridge this season head-to-head match. Moreover, on Old Trafford the draw 1-1 was made against Manchester City. And on Anfield Manchester City and Tottenham were beaten. Yet, if Liverpool could show its best at home Chelsea wouldn’t be object the draw result. Moreover, Klopp and Conte will obviously show tactic battle so Total Match Goals Under 2.5 at betting odds of 1.73 is a good choice. But Liverpool needs to risk in order continuing title race.