Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction: Premier League Match on 04.03.2021
Three matches are scheduled to be played in the English Premier League on Thursday evening. The top of the bill comes from Anfield where last season’s champions Liverpool host top-four contenders Chelsea in a tussle you can follow live on television from 20:15.
These two teams have served up some memorable encounters over the years and the Reds have a chance to do the double over the Blues. Jurgen Klopp’s side won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge back in September with both goals that day scored by Sadio Mane after Andreas Christensen had been shown a red card on 45 minutes.
Reds surrender their title
Liverpool’s title defence lies in tatters and they will surrender the crown they fought so hard for last season. It is becoming increasingly likely that Manchester City will end the season as runaway champions. The Reds must now concern themselves with finishing in the top-four and securing a place in next season’s Champions League. That remains in the balance at this stage with the home team down in sixth.
Four defeats and one win in their five most recent games has Liverpool on 43 points which is 19 off the pace set by Manchester City. They are one point behind fifth-placed Chelsea and trail West Ham in fourth by a couple. It’s not ideal but it’s certainly not beyond repair and the locals will fight until the last game to finish in the top-four.
The rollercoaster season for Blues
It has also been a rollercoaster season for Chelsea who lost manager Frank Lampard to poor form after the former club captain spent big in the summer transfer market. He was replaced by Thomas Tuchel and it seems to have had the desired effect, certainly in the short term. Chelsea are fifth and on an impressive unbeaten run.
Three wins and two draws have the visitors one point behind West Ham with plenty of football still to be played. Victory at Anfield could catapult them back into the prize places and Chelsea will take heart from their strong form as well as the poor run of their opponents. The stats heading into this match suggest the Blues won’t have too many better chances to beat the Reds on their patch, but nothing can be taken for granted.
Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction
This fixture is famous across Europe and armchair fans hope we are in for another thriller on Thursday. There is more pressure on the home team than they’ve experienced in a long time, but they did grab an overdue win last time out and will be eager to build on that. Chelsea have drawn their last two but may see another share of the spoils as a decent result on Merseyside.
Premier League odds
The pre-match betting has Liverpool priced at 2.25 to win this game with Chelsea trading at 3.02 with 22bet. For those that can’t split the pair, there’s the draw price at 3.6.
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