Chelsea vs Liverpool prediction, betting tips and odds brought to you by oddschecker football expert George Gamble.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Stats
- Four of the last five meetings between these two have seen the score level at the interval
- Four of the last five meetings have witnessed fewer than three goals
- These two met in the League Cup final in February with the match ending 0-0
Chelsea vs Liverpool Tips
Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
The FA Cup final is upon us and for Liverpool, it’s a chance to claim their second piece of silverware of the season. It’s a repeat of the League Cup final back in February where the ‘Reds’ had to beat Chelsea on penalties as both sides failed to hit the back of the net inside normal time.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are coming off the back of a 3-0 win away to Leeds United on Wednesday night but they played the majority of the match against 10 men as Daniel James was given his marching orders for a reckless challenge on Mateo Kovacic. Prior to that match they’d failed to win any of their previous three and had been struggling in front of goal.
Liverpool have looked a little more vulnerable than normal, as they showed in their 1-1 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur and in spells against Aston Villa in their last outing.
Only Chelsea and Manchester City have scored more than a single goal against Liverpool this calendar year but there’s a tendency in cup finals between two top sides that games are cagey and tense affairs which means fewer goals. I’ll take the unders for a point.
Betting Tip: Half-time Result Draw
The score being level at the break has been a common theme when these two take to the field and given the importance of this match, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if we saw things level at the interval once again.
As mentioned above, cup finals are often close affairs and given that both of these sides have been performing like they’ve had one eye on this fixture of late, neither side will want to go behind early doors.
The first half will likely see these two sides figuring one another out without risking too much and I think the breakthrough, if there is one, will come in the second half of proceedings.
I’d lean towards Jurgen Klopp's side lifting the trophy but they’ve looked a little lethargic in recent fixtures and I don’t see them running away with it. I like the halftime draw at just over double your money, it’s landed in four of the last five meetings and I’ll have another point play on it landing once again here.