Our resident betting expert is expecting another thriller at Chelsea’s home ground, tipping over 2.5 goals and both sides to score, following entertaining games against the Red Devils.
But ultimately, our man-in-the-know expects Chelsea to win, with Gary Cahill an outside shout to score against Brendan Rodgers’ men.
The former Valencia man was named Premier League player of the month for October and has been in sparkling form. He has scored four goals, including strikes against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. So The Tipster’s opening bet is Mata to score at any time against Liverpool at solid odds of 12/5.
Liverpool have been the dominant force in this fixture in recent years, winning five of their last six meetings. However, it won’t count for much on Sunday with Roberto Di Matteo in charge of a new-look Chelsea side. Liverpool are a team in transition reflected by their record of two wins in 10 league games – and The Tipster is backing Chelsea to beat Liverpool at 19/20.
After starting the season with several clean sheets, they have really dried up of late for Chelsea. The Blues have conceded in their last five league games and Shakhtar Donetsk created a host of chances against them in midweek. Meanwhile, Liverpool have netted in their last three away games and Luis Suárez is one of the league’s form players. Both teams to score is worth a punt at 8/13.
A quick look at the stats suggests this game should be a thrilling tie. There have have been over 2.5 goals in four of Chelsea’s last five league games, and they’ve also been involved in some very high-scoring cup matches. This bet has also collected in three of Liverpool’s four away games. The Tipster is backing over 2.5 goals in Chelsea v Liverpool at 8/11.
Gary Cahill is excellent at attacking the ball in the air and can be clinical if the ball drops kindly in the box. He has five goals in all competitions this season, including a magnificent volley against Tottenham Hotspur. Furthermore, Liverpool have conceded long-range strikes from opposition corners against Everton and West Brom this season. So The Tipster’s long shot is Cahill to score at any time at 6/1.
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