Liverpool and Chelsea are set to contest the next chapter of their confusing recent matchup history as the two sides clash at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Having boasted some of the EPL’s most potent attacking players and chaos-driven tactics, these two clubs have somehow produced repeated duds in the last few times they’ve met.
Despite an injury to Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have managed to remain a potent attacking side, while Chelsea have begun to solve their finishing woes despite the absence of AFCON participant Nicolas Jackson up front.
With Liverpool leading the Premier League standings by five points and Chelsea on the rise in ninth, both clubs boast three-game winning streaks in league play. At least one of the sides will see their run come to a screeching halt in this match, as either the title race gets thrown for a loop, or the Blues are pegged back in their gradual recent improvement.
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Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Liverpool (-165)
- Score prediction: Liverpool 4-3 Chelsea
It has been far too long since these two sides have produced a match that lives up to the billing of two high-scoring sides duking it out in a back-and-forth affair. Liverpool and Chelsea notoriously saw their scoreless streak broken last time out in a 1-1 draw, with Luis Diaz’s 18th minute strike breaking a ridiculous 423-minute run without either side scoring against the other.
Extending further, these two clubs have seen just 11 combined goals scored across the nine matches since the insane 5-3 Liverpool win back in July of 2020. Those kind of runs for one club against another extend beyond just matchups and move into anomaly territory.
Chelsea have looked improved under Mauricio Pochettino, while Liverpool are in electric form in Jurgen Klopp’s sudden swansong. We’re backing the streak to break and these two chaos-driven sides to produce a thriller, an environment which Liverpool have thrived in this year.
to score Y/N
|-205 / +156
|Over / Under
|+110 / -150
Liverpool vs Chelsea match facts
- Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024
- Kickoff time: 8:15 p.m. local (3:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. PT)
- Location: Anfield Stadium (Liverpool, England)
- Referee: Paul Tierney VAR: John Brooks
- Last meeting: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool (Aug. 13, 2023 | Premier League)
Liverpool vs Chelsea best bet
- Pick: Both teams to score no draw
- Odds: +105 (DraftKings)
Liverpool and Chelsea have drawn in an astonishing seven straight meetings across all competitions, a wild anomaly that must be broken sooner or later.
While goals are expected, that narrative has blossomed into a full-on betting angle. Despite both teams to score sitting at a paltry 1/2 mark, simply adding no draw balloons the odds to the plus side. Even if a lid remains on the match, both sides should figure out how to net against the other at least once, and one of them will pull out a win.
Liverpool vs Chelsea prop bet
- Pick: Moneyline up to 70th minute — Draw
- Odds: +225 (DraftKings)
- Pick: Halftime/Fulltime — Draw/Liverpool
- Odds: +370 (FanDuel)
Nobody in the Premier League has picked up more points from losing positions than Liverpool this year, with their five wins, four draws, and just one defeat (19 points) from matches in which they trailed leading the league by a full five points. The Reds have faced three first-half deficits this year, turning two of them around, only failing to do so in their lone defeat of the season to Tottenham in which the Reds played most of the game a man down.
Meanwhile, Chelsea would be fifth in the Premier League this year if games ended at halftime, yet to trail at the break at any point this year. Yet if matches just consisted the final 45 minutes, Chelsea would sit 17th in the table.
These are two selections which play to the idea that Chelsea could either hold an early lead or at least keep the game level until late when Liverpool find a winner. You can get the Chelsea/Liverpool HT/FT pick at +1900 which is enticing, but seems maybe a bit too much to expect from a Blues side still growing into their coach’s tactics and struggling to finish chances on the whole.
Liverpool vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel
|TNT Sports 1
This Premier League matchup between major English clubs will be broadcast in the United States exclusively on NBC’s premium streaming service Peacock.
In Canada, the entirety of the Premier League is streamed exclusively on Fubo, who currently own the broadcast rights to England’s top football league through the summer of 2025.
In the UK, this match will be broadcast on television via TNT Sports 1, with streaming available on the discovery+ app and website.
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