Liverpool – Chelsea Betting Preview: Expect goals at Anfield with the Blues captain finding the net

Sunday afternoon sees the return of Rafa Benitez to Merseyside as his side look to cement their place in the top four, and Hugh Wilson is backing goals and has a 19/2 value bet

With a 3-0 victory midweek against their west London rivals Fulham, Chelsea moved into third position in the league by one point as the race for the Champions League places gets tighter by the week. Rafa Benitez’s men responded well to their FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester City, with a John Terry double and a wonder goal from David Luiz.

The European Champions travel to Liverpool with only one win in their last seven encounters against the Reds, but with four wins out of their last five league matches.

The visitors are slight underdogs at 5/2 (3.50) with BetVictor to come away with all three points.

Liverpool currently sit in seventh position in the table, trailing Arsenal who sit in fourth by 10 points.

Although the top four might be out of reach for Brendan Rodgers’ men, the Europa League places are still achievable. Although Liverpool been held in their last two matches against West Ham and Reading, goals usually flow for the Reds.

With five wins in their last seven versus Chelsea, Rodgers’ men enjoy playing the Blues. It’s no surprise the Reds are favorites at 23/20 (2.15) with BetVictor to carry on their fine form with a win on Sunday. The same firm offer the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

A bet that stands out in this match is over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73). Despite Liverpool drawing blanks in their last two matches, this bet would have paid out in their previous six matches before the game against West Ham.

When you also note that there have been over 2.5 goals in Chelsea’s last five matches, it’s a bet tough to ignore at an attractive enough price.

For those looking for extra value, the anytime scorer market provides some excellent prices.

If you fancy Liverpool old boy Fernando Torres, you can back him at 2/1 (3.00) to net in the 90 minutes, but the Chelsea captain scoring is the bet that stands out. John Terry has three goals in his last three league matches for Chelsea, and is 19/2 (10.50) BetVictor to score at any time.

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