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Liverpool vs Chelsea Betting Tips: Salah to come back to haunt former club yet again

10:03 BST 13/08/2019
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2019-20
The Egypt international hit a memorable goal in the last match against the Blues, and Al Hain-Cole expects him to strike once again in Istanbul

Having started Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Norwich on the bench due to his late start to pre-season training, Sadio Mane will be raring to go against Chelsea in Wednesday’s Super Cup clash.

The Senegal international scored 26 goals in all competitions last season and is 888Sport’s 18/5 (4.60) favourite to pick up where he left off by opening the scoring in Istanbul - or 23/20 (2.15) to strike anytime.

Sharing last season’s Premier League Golden Boot with Mane, Mohamed Salah is also priced at 23/20 (2.15) to get on target for the third time in five starts against his former club.

With more match practice under his belt and having already got off the mark against Norwich, the Egyptian is probably the better value bet at an anytime price that looks fairly generous considering the Blues’ poor defending in their 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.

Heavily involved in most attacks but unable to find the net himself last Friday, Roberto Firmino is available at 17/10 (2.35) to get off the mark for the campaign at the Vodafone Park.

At the other end of the pitch, Frank Lampard must decide whether to keep faith with youngster Tammy Abraham or offer a chance to the more experienced Oliver Giroud or Michy Batshuayi in attack.

The 21-year-old looked lively despite drawing a blank at Old Trafford, and is on offer at 15/2 (8.50) to break the deadlock against the European champions or 5/2 (3.50) to simply score his first senior goal for the club.

However, Giroud was the top scorer in the competition en route to lifting last season’s Europa League trophy, and offers solid value at 33/10 (4.30) to demonstrate his European expertise with a seventh goal in 12 matches against Liverpool.

Batshuayi’s last goal for Chelsea was in the FA Cup way back in January 2018, but he can be backed at 29/10 (3.90) to provide a reminder of his own abilities with a big goal here.

Salah to score anytime at 23/20 (2.15) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport