Liverpool vs Chelsea (By: Miyagi)
This is a very important game for both sides and a tough one for predictions. Liverpool is in the 1st place, 2 points ahead of City but with an extra game played and anything but a win here will get them in deep trouble with just 4 games remaining. Chelsea on the other side is in the 4th place with United and Arsenal right behind them within 3 points as all three teams are racing for that 4th place and the ticket to next season's CL.
Both teams had mid-week games but their main focus was on this match and it's going to be a long battle since Chelsea is getting hot again and they have Hazard in amazing form, terrorizing his opponents over his last few games. It feels quite certain that a goal by any side will turn things wild here, so the real question is whether this goal will come early or not but in any case, I think this game will get out of control at some point and thus i will go with shots on target at this very very small line.
Looking at their stats: Liverpool averages 6.2 shots on target in their last 5 EPL home games while their opponents average 2.0. Chelsea averages 5.2 shots on target in their last 5 EPL games on the road while their opponents average 6.5.
In their first EPL meeting of the season (first round) there was a combined total of 10 shots on target, while in their EFL game back in September there was a combined total of 14 shots on target between those teams.
I like the stats, the form of those teams and the motivation and all things considered, i think this line is too low even for a single team to cover.
Liverpool vs Chelsea predictions
|Over 8.5 (Match Shots on Target)||Bet365||2.10||8||2-0 WON (+8.8 units)|
Liverpool vs Chelsea betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).