As for this season’s Champions League campaign, Liverpool are heading to the final for the first time since 2007 but they must be careful this weekend as Jurgen Klopp’s side often struggle after midweek European fixtures.
In such instances, Liverpool have dropped points in eight of 11 Premier League matches since the group stage began. Six of those matches ended level as well, which makes a draw at 12/5 (3.40) with dabblebet look tempting.
This does not mean that Liverpool will struggle to find the back of the net, though. Whilst they have blanked in two of their last five league fixtures, the Reds do boast the second best attack in the league and have not failed to score in consecutive matches since 2015.
Salah and company will expect to find some joy against Chelsea’s defence who have kept just two clean sheets in their last 10 domestic matches.
The Blues should have a solid chance of scoring themselves, seeing as they have done so in seven consecutive matches, and Liverpool have only managed six clean sheets away from Anfield this season.
Based on these recent trends, both teams to score at 6/10 (1.60) looks a very safe bet. In fact, there’s historical precedence for this since this bet would have landed in 12 of the last 13 league clashes between these clubs.
For something more adventurous, a correct score bet on 1-1 at 11/2 (6.50) is an option. Liverpool’s propensity to draw after Champions League matches has been established and these two sides have produced that exact scoreline in four of their last six league matchups.
Add the fact that 1-1 has been the most frequent result in the Premier League this season (43 times), and this bet could well be worth it.
If predicting a specific scoreline is a little risky, and predicting both teams to score is perhaps too safe, then betting on the draw and both teams to score at 3/1 (4.00) looks the way to go.