Chelsea vs Liverpool Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 20 September 2020

Goals likely at the Bridge

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EnglandChelsea vs LiverpoolEngland
20 September 1630hrs
Football – England – Premier League
Pick Over 2.5 goals 
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 17 September

Last season’s champions take the next step in their title defence when they visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea attempt to inflict their first defeat of the campaign.

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Chelsea Preview – Can Chelsea prove they are genuine title challengers by defeating the current champions?

With the players that have been brought in and for the money they’ve cost, expectation is growing again amongst Chelsea’s supporters. Frank Lampard’s had a season to bed in as the Blues head coach and with the transfer ban in place there was even more room goodwill for the man who earned legendary status as a player at the club. Whilst that will remain, the onus is on Lampard to deliver trophies and most likely, a title challenge.

Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech bring massive reputations and a huge amount of potential, but they have to show that in the Premier League. Thiago Silva will improve their defence and organisation whilst the impending arrival of Edouard Mendy will hopefully solver their problem in goals.

 

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score in 1st half
11/4

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 18 September)
Chelsea did show good resilience to respond against Brighton when the Seagulls equalised on Monday and that’s not always been a trait you associate with this team of late. How they come back from disappointment is going to be crucial throughout this season. As is their defensive performance. They conceded far too many goals in the last campaign and have to be better.
This game may come a bit early for their liking but Lampard will also be confident his team can cause the champions plenty of problems.

Liverpool Preview – Will Klopp’s Liverpool demonstrate exactly why they are the best team in the country?

For a team who were excellent defensively last season and conceded 33 goals (a large chunk of them coming when the title was already won), losing three at home on the opening day at home to promoted Leeds has to be some sort of concern for Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool did manage to secure all three points thanks to a Mohamed Salah hat-trick and will know they have to be better in defence to retain their title.

Liverpool have been busy this week in the transfer market with the arrivals of Thiago from Bayern and somewhat surprisingly, Diogo Jota from Wolves. The former is a magnificent addition that will add quality to a very industrious and effective midfield.

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The challenge for any title-winning team is being able to follow up with that target on your back. Liverpool have not been in this position before and how they react will be interesting. Especially as they play a team who are aiming to take their place at the top of English football.

There are big challenges ahead after this one, too, with a visit of Arsenal and then the first Merseyside derby of the season to negotiate in the next three matches after this one. So we’ll soon see what this squad is made of.

Chelsea vs Liverpool Betting Advice

It’s easily the biggest game of the first two rounds of Premier League action. The champions against last year’s third and the team who have invested more than any other in the division. The last time the teams met it was an eight-goal thriller at Anfield as Liverpool collected three points. The Reds have the sign over Chelsea just now, winning their last three meetings.

Key Facts – Chelsea vs Liverpool Betting Tip

  • Considering the money spent the summer Chelsea need to be aiming to take points in these fixtures
  • Liverpool had to ensure some scares last week but as is so often the case they came out on top
  • Liverpool have won the last three Premier League meetings against Chelsea

 

Chelsea did defeat a much-changed Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup last season but this is a completely different test. It’s a game which looks stick on for goals and over 2.5 goals is the selection.

Best Betting Odds for Chelsea vs Liverpool

Chelsea to win: 21/10 Betway
Draw: 11/4 at Betway
Liverpool: 23/30 at Betway