- Venue: Vodafone Arena
- Wednesday: August 14th 20:00
- Referee: Stéphanie Frappart
The English derby in a faraway Turkey, which will decide about one European trophy. Could it be better for an introducing line of one preview? Liverpool faces Chelsea in a battle for the prestigious UEFA Super Cup title. The Champions League winners, against the holders of the Europa League. If something guarantees a spectacle that this should be it.
Liverpool opened the season with a fantastic 45 minutes against Norwich City, during which they have scored 4 goals. The Reds were in their usual style, displaying terrific transitions, and lethal finishing. Mohamed Salah was the star of the match, and the Egyptian’s for haven’t dropped a bit over the summer. We need to add that this win would be even higher if the home team didn’t slow down in the second half. Back then, Klopp’s boys decreased the speed and just waited for the match to end. Otherwise, it would be a very unpleasant experience for the Canaries. As for this opportunity to start the season with a trophy, Liverpool has to be concentrated throughout 90 minutes. Against Chelsea, there is no slowing down allowed. The European champions’ games since the start of the preseason started all ended with three or more goals, and just one of them didn’t see both teams to score. In fact, six of nine saw BTTS and over 3.5 scores.
The Blues suffered a catastrophe in Manchester this Sunday. A 4-0 defeat was just too much, and it seems that Lampard’s guys didn’t have a least of luck in that clash. Instead of leading at the end of the first halftime, they were behind, and afterwards, everything went downhill. What stayed the same in their matches is efficiency. This was the fourth straight match of the Blues which saw over 3.5 goals, and the first after five consecutive in which both sides didn’t score.
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Alisson suffered an injury which will keep him outside the field for at least 4 weeks, and that is the best possible situation. The Brazilian was one of the vital pieces in Liverpool’s UCL quest, and his injury is a big blow. Nathaniel Clyne is ruled out until the start of the next year.
As usual in the past few months, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are out of the combination. Willian might be questionable. Besides that, everything else is just fine.
We will go for a high number of goals in this one. It is a logical thing to do. Liverpool and Chelsea both love to play efficient games, and have the style which demands constant pressure and attacks. Their defences are a bit damaged with the recent developments. On one side we won’t have Alisson, and on the other David Luiz, while Rudiger is still not in the proper shape. Because of that, and the results from the preparations period, over 2.5 goals is our first recommendation. Betfair is solid with the offer sitting at 5/6.
The second tip would be over 1.5 goals in the second halftime. We assume that the first half isn’t going to end without goals. However, in these types of matches, the majority of the action takes place in the latter 45 minutes. One side usually takes the initiative, and that creates chances for goals. Bet365 brings wonderful odds at 10/11 for this one.
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