Chelsea vs Liverpool Prediction & Match Preview 25/2/2024

Chelsea go head-to-head against Liverpool on Sunday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 25/02/2024 at 22:00

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Wembley Stadium will be the centre of attention when Chelsea and Liverpool lock horns in the EFL Cup final. The Blues did well to hold star-studded Man City to a draw in their last league match, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s showdown. The likes of Thiago Silva, Carney Chukwuemeka, Benoit Badiashile, Marc Cucurella, and Lesley Ugochukwu remain on the sidelines with injuries, but Mauro Pochettino has no fresh selection worries.

The Reds, on the other hand, rolled over Brentford 4-1 at the weekend to retain top position in the standings. As key attacker Mohamed Salah should start this time out, we are tempted to put our money on Jurgen Klopp’s troops. All Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Alisson Becker, Dominik Szobozlai, Thiago Alcantara, and Trent Alexander-Arnold remain in the treatment room. Darwin Nunez is widely expected to lead the line for the Anfield outfit.

How the bookies view it

This is a tough one to call with Liverpool’s injury issues but the Reds are still favourites to lift the trophy at 8/13 with JBet888. Backing them to finish the job inside 90 minutes boosts the odds to 6/5 at QQjili. Chelsea are 12/5 with BetMGM for a win in 90 minutes and look decent value at 11/8 with Coral to get their hands on the silverware. The full-time draw pays 11/4 with BoyleSports and that bet had landed in the last two finals involving these sides.

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Recent head to head

Armchair fans will be hoping this is a better match than the two finals Liverpool and Chelsea fought out two seasons ago. Both those games went to penalties after a 0-0 draw, with the Reds coming out on top both times. The two Premier League meetings this term certainly suggest a better spectacle, with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge followed by a 4-1 victory for Klopp’s side at Anfield.

Players to watch

Raheem Sterling haunted one of his old clubs last weekend by scoring for Chelsea at the Etihad and will now be out to punish another at Wembley. The winger has been the most consistent of Pochettino’s forwards and is 10/3 with JBet88 for anytime scorer. Sterling also chips in with a few assists and is a tempting 7/1 with the same firm to set up a goal.

With doubts over so many of Klopp’s forwards, the only one who looks certain to start is Luis Diaz. The Colombian’s midweek strike made it four goals in seven games and he’s 3/1 with WJpeso for anytime scorer.

Recent Meetings

  • It’s been less than a month since the Carabao Cup finalists last met each other. Liverpool celebrated a convincing 4-1 victory in the Premier League tie on the occasion.
  • Liverpool’s commanding win ended a run of seven subsequent draws in the head-to-head encounters between these two rivals.
  • Only one of the previous six H2H matches produced three or more goals.

Chelsea vs Liverpool Prediction

Liverpool did pick up an impressive 4-1 comeback win over Luton on Wednesday but it is hard to be optimistic about their chances with so many injured players ahead of the Carabao Cup final. Chelsea have found the perfect moment to grow in form and pick up successive road wins over Villa and Palace before holding title hopefuls Manchester City to a 1-1 stalemate at Etihad Stadium. With all the absences in the Liverpool squad, we have to go for Chelsea to win or draw double chance pick at the odds of 1.70.

This is the cup final and we would normally predict a low-scoring scenario with an intense battle at the center of the pitch. However, both Chelsea and Liverpool have looked much better offensively than defensively in recent weeks. Both teams scored in all of Chelsea’s last five games across competitions. The same scenario occurred in all of Liverpool’s previous seven outings in all competitions. Both Teams To Score pick is well worth backing at the 1.57 odds.

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