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Odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea UEFA Super Cup – 2019-08-14

13th August 2019 / lee
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UEFA Super Cup 2019 Preview – Wednesday August 14th, 2019 at 8.00 pm

The first-ever all English UEFA Super Cup will happen on Wednesday night from Istanbul. This is the traditional annual match between the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League winners. After so much success for English sides in the UEFA competitions last campaign, European champions Liverpool will be looking to add more silverware to their cabinet.

The odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea are at 4/7 making them red-hot favourites* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.)

Liverpool v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Liverpool 4/7
Draw 3/1
Chelsea 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.)

Reds do it the hard way

Liverpool didn’t have an easy road to the Champions League final last season. Not by any stretch of the imagination. In the group stage, for example, they had to deal with some tough games against Napoli, PSG and Red Star Belgrade. Liverpool won three and lost three of those six games and were under some big pressure there. But they got out in second place behind PSG and that meant a tough draw was waiting for them in the round of sixteen.

Liverpool took on Bayern Munich but produced a show of strength away from home in the second leg to produce a 3-1 aggregate win. They sent FC Porto packing in the quarter-finals before their momentous semi-final tussle with Barcelona. Liverpool won through 4-3 on aggregate but that was remarkably only after having lost the first leg 3-0 away from home. It was a stunning response that they came up with at Anfield. In the Final, they met Tottenham, with Mo Salah setting the Reds on their way within two minutes and easing to a 2-0 success.

Europe’s best

Because of the set up that Liverpool have under Jurgen Klopp, they are regarded as one of the best in Europe and would be even if they didn’t have that Champions League title to hand. Their form throughout last season both on the domestic and European front was remarkable. They lost the Premier League title by a single point of Manchester City but only lost one league game all campaign. Still, they managed to push the Citizens so close with the extra burden of having to deal with those big European nights in the Champions League.

The Reds didn’t strengthen their squad over the summer by throwing the cheque book around. They seem pretty happy with what they have got and it’s hard to argue with that. It’s hard to see a perceivable area in which they could really have improved, aside from potentially luring Philippe Coutinho back to the club on loan. That didn’t pan out though so the Reds are pretty much as they were. With their wonderful attacking arsenal, it’s not a bad place to be in at all anyway.

The Deadly Trio

Mo Salah. Roberto Firmino. Sadio Mane. It was a front line which struck fear into the hearts of defences on the domestic and European fronts last season. Watching them it’s easy to see why. While the bulk of the goals came from Mane and Salah, Firmino plays such an important supporting role, creating space for others and creating assists. They have blended together so well that it is an enviable attack that the Reds have.

The odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea and Mo Salah to score in a Score/Win Double is at 13/8* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.). The speed and clinical finishing of Salah is their biggest asset of all. He is the star power of a star-studded trio of players and it is hard to imagine that they are not going to create chances against a Chelsea team who looked defensively fragile on the weekend.

Chelsea’s problems

Much has been made about Chelsea’s situation over the summer. They have an inexperienced manager at the helm in Frank Lampard. They have a transfer ban so haven’t been able to strengthen over the summer. Given the start that they had to the new Premier League season on the week, a bruising 4-0 loss against Manchester United, that just compound the problems that the Stamford Bridge club have at the moment.

Of course, Lampard is going to need time to find his feet in the top flight. His managerial experience extends to one Championship season with Derby. He clearly has some kind of plan to turn Chelsea into a young, exciting team playing attractive football. They looked decent in the attack, and if Tammy Abraham starts hitting the net, they should be fine, but there is the feeling that they are lacking a world-class number nine. They were defensively naive as well against Manchester United, boldly trying to play and open game which left them exposed to United’s counter-attack, which was just playing into the hands of the hosts.

Predictions

Liverpool may have only won one of their last six games against Chelsea but that win was in their most recent league meeting from last season, a 2-0 success at Anfield. Liverpool looked as if they just picked up immediately from where they left off last season, whereas the Blues, despite some positive enterprise look to have a lot of cracks to fill in.

This could be another great European night in Istanbul for the Reds as they enter into their sixth Super Cup. They have won three of their five previous visits to the fixture and were the most recent English winners as well, beating CSKA Moscow in extra time back in 2005. It should be a comfortable ride for Liverpool.

The odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea to nil are at 15/8 and doesn’t look like a bad price at all* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.)


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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!





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