Odds shown as:

Liverpool v Chelsea Tips: A tight game predicted at Anfield

Liverpool v Chelsea Tips: Kovacic features.
Liverpool v Chelsea Tips: Kovacic features.

With no UEFA competitions this week, Thursday evening live on Sky Sports for an 20:15 kick off, we head to Merseyside where Liverpool host Chelsea in a season defining clash. Run away title leaders Manchester City registered their 15th consecutive league victory on Tuesday evening and they show no sign of slowing down. With this year being a landslide for the Premier League champions, a top four battle looks most realistic and welcoming the Blues who sit one point ahead makes this a pivotal six-pointer for both.  

Fifth place Liverpool head into this home tie as 5/4 favourites, Chelsea 13/5 and the draw 11/5. Jurgen Klopp is still blistered with a host of crucial absentees, including Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Diogo Jota and none other than their most influential defender, Virgil Van Dijk. Klopp will be pleased to have the Brazilian, Fabinho, back fit and potentially starting on Thursday to help sure up their brittle defence.

Today's football tips

Tuchel continues to go undefeated since taking the reins at Chelsea, with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United at the weekend. Callum Hudson-Odoi was subbed at half time following picking up a slight injury which could make way for Reece James to fill his void. Thiago Silva may be close to returning following a hamstring injury, as he has returned to training recently with the squad. 

Under 2.5 goals
Odds correct as of 2021-03-03 21:20 Odds subject to change.

Since Tuchels arrival at the London side, they have been extremely dominant with the ball averaging an incredible 67% over his nine matches. This heavy obsession with the ball has often left teams retreating and ultimately resulting in low scoring games.  

In Tuchels nine games in charge, eight of those have gone under 2.5 goals. Liverpool have been at the hands of a few heavy defeats in recent matches, losing 3-1 and 4-1 to Leicester and Man City in February, however, their last three have all gone under 2.5 goals with both teams failing to score in those. 

With so much on the line in the battle for Champions League places, this game is vital for both sides which could lead to an extremely tentative match with both teams priority being not to lose. This gives this even money price of under 2.5 goals real value. 

Premier League betting
Thiago to be carded
Odds correct as of 2021-03-03 21:20 Odds subject to change.

The 29 year-old Spanish International has had a difficult start to life in Merseyside since joining Liverpool. A two month injury and contracting COVID-19 since being in the UK could both be factors in his lack-lustre performance, but he certainly hasn’t been hitting the heights he set at the German giants, Bayern Munich.  

With the make shift defence and midfielders filling in at centre back, it has left Thiago playing a much deeper role than expected, often leaving him in sticky situations resulting In picking up yellow cards for tactical fouls. In 10 Premier League matches, he has picked up three yellow cards (30%) and will be up against a midfield with the engine of Kante and silkiness of Kovacic which could definitely lead to some frustration. Priced at 7/2 (22%) there is definitely some value in him to be booked in a game of this magnitude. 

Kovacic 2+ shots, Chelsea or the draw & Thiago to be booked
Odds correct as of 2021-03-03 21:25 Odds subject to change.

The Croatian midfielder has been a class act since given regular starts under Tuchel. He has been a pivotal cog to this Chelsea side with and without the ball. In his seven starts under Tuchel, he has registered 10 shots, landing two or more in four of the seven (57%).  

Chelsea are also unbeaten under the Germans management and with Liverpool looking a shadow of their former selves, there is some big value in the blues getting something out of this game. Throw in Thiago to pick up his 4th booking of the season and we have a big same game multi that’s definitely worth some loose change. 

Free betting offers
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Get £35 In Free Bets
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org