20th September 2020 – 17:30, Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea and Liverpool will face each other in the derby match of the 2nd round of the Premier League. It is going to be the clash between two title contenders, and they are looking forward to securing an early advantage over the rivals.
Match Preview & Team News
Chelsea kicked off the new campaign with a 3:1 away victory over Brighton. Although they haven’t been so convincing as it might seem just by looking at the result, the Blues converted their chances and booked three points. Frank Lampard’s side still has some troubles in defense, and they should need to address them as soon as possible. They have conceded too many times last season, or to be more precise, 54 times, and if Chelsea wants to challenge the top spot, they cannot afford that luxury. The hosts were very active in the transfer window as they signed some top-class players. Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Benjamin Chilwell, Timo Werner, and Hakim Ziyech should help the home side to be more competitive in the title battle. However, many of them will be out of the squad for this match due to injuries. Christian Pulisic will also be sidelined, and that is going to be a major blow for Chelsea.
Liverpool opened the season with a win over Leeds United in a fantastic match that finished 4:3. The visitors were totally out of focus in their defensive tasks, and the newly-promoted Leeds United managed to score three times at Anfield. Thanks to Mo Salah and his hat-trick, Liverpool avoided the first hiccup in the campaign. It was noticeable that Alexander-Arnold struggles with his form, which might be one of the points that Chelsea can exploit. The Reds were pretty quiet in the transfer window as they signed only Konstantinos Tsimikas, who should be a hot prospect. We will see how Jurgen Klopp’s side will perform in the second derby match in the season, after losing against Arsenal in the Community Shield.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be a very tight clash in which both sides have chances to remain undefeated. We believe that both teams will pick up a point from this clash, and it should end in a draw.
Goals Market Prediction
The attaching potential of these two teams is immense. If we consider their poor defensive displays lately, it can only mean that we should see an efficient clash. We think neither of the sides will keep their net intact.
Chelsea vs Liverpool predictions
Draw @ 3.75
BTTS Yes @ 1.55
Correct score 2:2 @ 13.00