The game of the day is at Stamford Bridge, with the latest Chelsea v Liverpool odds released as Betfred announced this morning that they are enhancing the price on the Chelsea home win from 6/5 to a massive 4/1.
We are all set for a cracker at Stamford Bridge later this afternoon as the popular Salford brand report their price of 4/1 has already seen plenty of support from customers.
If you have plans: cancel them. This clash of the Premier League titans is not to be missed. From a betting point of view, it is the most intriguing high-profile clash of the entire festive season.
CHELSEA v LIVERPOOL – ENHANCED ODDS
Latest Odds: Chelsea 4/1, draw 5/2, Liverpool 13/5
Betfred have announced they are offering free bets worth £25 to customers to spend on any football fixture this weekend, plus they’ll offer Chelsea at a price of 4/1 (normal price 6/5) for all new customers!
Having two back-to-back away games of such a tough nature is probably a blessing in disguise for Liverpool.
They played brilliantly despite going down 2-1 against Manchester City on Boxing Day, showing an intricate and dynamic attacking play that is rarely seen from a visiting side at the Etihad Stadium. The Reds will need to keep up the high-tempo edge to their game for a trip to west London and Chelsea are the perfect opponents in that regard rather than taking on a middle of the road side.
Instead of going through the motions, Liverpool will need to be at their best once again in order to compete with Jose Mourinho’s efficient Chelsea machine that are slowly but surely finding their rhythm.
After looking at the prices, it’s really hard to ignore the claims for a positive Liverpool result.
Chelsea may be sitting just two points off the top of the Premier League but this isn’t a vintage Mourinho side. The Blues don’t strangle teams to death and always give them a chance at the other end.
This vulnerability at the back, where John Terry and Gary Cahill continue to show problems against trickery and pace, will be on show to full effect against Liverpool with Luis Suarez leading the charge.
The Uruguayan is the focal point for the Reds attack but he is ably assisted by Philippe Countinho and Raheem Sterling from wide areas. Those three were nearly unplayable at times against City on Thursday and with a few more decisions going their way, should have left Manchester with at least a point.
Chelsea are far more likely to be exposed by pacey attackers but they do have a knack of grinding out the home win. The west Londoners have already won eight off their nine games at Stamford Bridge this season, and drawn the other, so finding a victory against Mourinho’s side is a difficult thing to do. Any quotes for a home win should be taken, especially the 4/1 on offer from Betfred.
The double chance market (Liverpool to win or draw) is also interesting at 3/4. For your first goalscorer? Well, look no further than Suarez, who looks the banker of the day at 11/8 to find the net at anytime.