So Liverpool and Chelsea have gone all the way to Turkey to play a game that essentially doesn’t mean anything. That’s probably a bit harsh as it comes as a consequence of the supreme success that English teams had in Europe last season and may even repeat this. Nevertheless if there was a Barcelona or a Bayern Munich thrown into the mix instead tonight’s tie might look a little bit more exciting. As it stands this is a bit like a Community Shield abroad with the likely result that Chelsea get their second spanking within a few days.
So is the question simply about how many Liverpool score? Probably. Klopp can rotate to an extent, give Mane a few more minutes since his return from AFCON and maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain too. Based on the weekend’s results Liverpool don’t have too testing a fixture at the weekend either whereas Chelsea host Leicester, a tougher proposition than Southampton. Without Eden Hazard to keep the Liverpool defence on their toes they’ll be less concerned when pushing forward this evening. Liverpool scoring does seem a racing certainty then, we just need to evaluate whether or not Chelsea can get on the scoresheet too.
Well they should have done on Sunday but the woodwork prevented that on more than one occasion. Chelsea opening the scoring could have changed the entire complexion of the match but of course we’ll never know. What we do know is that Liverpool conceded time and again in pre-season and against Man City too which is to be expected. What we didn’t expect is Norwich to create the chances they did on Friday night in a brave performance that showed a lot of promise. The emphasis is on Chelsea here, and Frank Lampard in particular, to put the United result behind them straight away and to get at Liverpool from the off.
Chelsea should have scored first on Sunday and if they do go for it they have a chance against a Liverpool defence that isn’t yet at full speed and is missing the best goalkeeper from last season. The overwhelming evidence suggests that Liverpool will win but if we back Chelsea with William Hill and they score first we get paid out anyway. Although unlikely we also have the plan B of Chelsea winning from behind up our sleeve with this bet too. As this is really just a friendly game it’ll be a small punt but 9/2 with the above in mind seems a risk worth taking. Just click below and head to the Golden Goal section in Promotions.
Event: Uefa Super Cup
Betting Market: Match Odds
Bookie: William Hill
Published on: Aug 14, 2019 @ 07:47