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Chelsea v Liverpool part two takes place on Tuesday and Chelsea should have the psychological edge going into this game after beating Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday. There will be a hope that this game provides a better spectacle then the early parts of the final but the points are what really matter here, especially with Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle all failing to win at the weekend.
Chelsea are a bigger price than they were on Saturday despite already beating Liverpool this week due to this game being played at Anfield. Chelsea are not even the favourites to win this match, at the time of writing Chelsea can be backed at 2/1 with several bookies and that could be a very generous price considering Liverpool’s form since winning the Carling Cup and also their form at home all season. If you fancy Liverpool for a rare home win then they look short enough at 6/4 with one bookie whilst the draw always makes some appeal in games like this and the draw is the biggest priced outcome at 5/2.
Liverpool have been in dreadful form in the Premiership since winning the Carling Cup (much like Birmingham and Spurs in recent years) and have lost seven, drawn one and won just three of their eleven league games since. Liverpool’s home form is equally as bad with just five wins, nine draws and four losses. That is a worse record than QPR, Swansea or Sunderland. It does also suggest that the draw might be the most likely outcome, especially when you consider the draw has been Chelsea’s most popular away result this season, seven of Chelsea’s eighteen away matches have ended all square.
Interestingly four of the last five league games between these two sides at Anfield have ended 2-0 and that means that score could be value once again here, a 2-0 Chelsea win could be a good bet at 16/1 whilst it could also be worth covering 2-0 to Liverpool at 12/1. The last two draws between the teams at Anfield were both by 1-1 scorelines and if you fancy another draw here then that looks the best of the correct score bets at 6/1 with most bookies.
Squad rotation is likely to play its part here so expect Fernando Torres to start and that could be a smart move by Roberto Di Matteo has Fernando Torres has scored the bulk of his Premiership goals at this ground. Torres will look a good bet to get the first goal at 13/2 and to score at anytime at odds of 2/1. It could also be worth having a small bet on Torres to strike another hat trick for Chelsea, that outcome is 80/1 at the time of writing. Drogba, Suarez and Carroll are all around the same odds in the goalscorer markets whilst if there is some value at bigger odds than it might be Branislav Ivanovic who has three league goals this season, Ivanovic is 33/1 to score the first goal in this match and 10/1 to score at anytime against Liverpool.