LIVERPOOL v CHELSEA, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

LIVERPOOL v CHELSEA

Liverpool have wrapped up the title, but they have been far from their best since the COVID-19 break.  A lot of that is likely due to pure relief at having won the title which looked like it might be cruelly taken from them.  In their last home game they drew 1-1 with Burnley and prior to that battled to a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, that draw to Burnley was the first point that they have dropped at home all season.

Chelsea currently sit 3rd on the log and in a real battle with Manchester United and Leicester for a top 4 finish.  They beat United in the FA Cup on the weekend and have won 3 of their last 4 League matches although their last away game was a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United.

Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 on the road earlier in the season and they won this fixture 2-0 last season.

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Liverpool 21/20

Draw 28/10

Chelsea 5/2

Suggested Bet:  The draw at 28/10

I can totally understand why Liverpool haven’t been at their best and although they will obviously be looking to win this one they face a very motivated Chelsea side and I think the visitors can get a point.

SHEFFIELD UNITED v EVERTON, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

SHEFFIELD UNITED v EVERTON

Sheffield United are 8th on the table and are coming off a 2-0 away defeat at Leicester.  Their recent home form has been impressive though and they have won 4 on the trot including wins over Chelsea and Tottenham.

Everton are 11th on the table and have only managed 2 draws and 2 defeats in their last 4 starts.  Their last 2 away games were a 3-0 loss at Wolves and a 1-0 loss at Tottenham.

Sheffield United won this fixture 2-0 away from home earlier in the season.

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Sheffield United 23/20

Draw 23/10

Everton 53/20

Suggested Bet:  Sheffield United win at 23/20

Based on Sheffield United’s home form and Everton’s current lack lustre performances I think anything better than even money is worth a bet on Sheffield United.

BRIGHTON v NEWCASTLE, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

BRIGHTON v NEWCASTLE

Brighton sit 16th on the table and while extremely unlikely they could still be relegated mathematically.  Their recent form has been poor with just 1 point taken from the last 9 they have played for and that came in an away match at Southampton last time out.  They have had a tough run of fixtures though, their 2 home defeats were against Manchester City and Liverpool.

Newcastle are 13th on the table, 6 points ahead of Brighton and after a good run they have hit a really wobbly patch losing their last 3 and only taking 1 point from the last 12 they have played for.  Their last 2 away games were a 2-1 defeat to Watford and a 5-0 loss to City.

These sides played out to a goalless draw earlier in the season and their last 5 head-to-head matches have had 2 goals or less in them.

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Brighton 17/20

Draw 26/10

Newcastle 71/20

Suggested Bet:  Brighton win at 17/20

Both these sides are in shaky form, but Brighton have had by far the toughest of the fixtures and at home I am backing them to put Newcastle away.

MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

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United required extra time to beat Norwich away in the quarter-final and they also needed a replay to beat Wolves back in January when they started with their campaign.  In between that they had comfortable wins over Tranmere and Derby on the road.  They have been in good form in the League although were disappointed to draw 2-2 at home to Southampton last time out.

Chelsea have had a smoother run to the semi-finals, beating Nottingham at home, Hull away, Liverpool at home and then Leicester 1-0 on the road in the quarter-finals.

Chelsea and United are in a battle for a Top 4 finish in the League and Chelsea got a shaky but invaluable 1-0 win over Norwich last time out.

Manchester United did the Premier League double over Chelsea, winning 2-0 on the road and 4-0 at home this season and these sides last met in the FA Cup back in 2019 when Manchester United won 2-0 away.

Betting

Manchester United 27/20

Draw 47/20

Chelsea 41/20

Suggested Bet:  Manchester United win at 27/20

I feel United are playing the better of the two sides at the moment and can book their spot in the final in regulation time.

LEICESTER v SHEFFIELD UNITED, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

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Leicester are 4th on the table, but have only had 1 win in their last 5 starts.  They are coming off a disappointing 4-1 away defeat to struggling Bournemouth, but in their last home game they beat Palace 3-0.

Sheffield United are 7th on the table and have recovered from a wobbly patch to take 10 points from the last 12 they have played for including back-to-back victories at home to Chelsea and Wolves.  Their away form has been less impressive though and since play has resumed after the break they have only taken 1 point from a possible 9 on their travels.

Leicester beat Sheffield United 2-1 away from home earlier in the season.

Betting

Leicester 21/20

Draw 47/20

Sheffield United 29/10

Suggested Bet:  Leicester win at 21/20

Leicester have been quite disappointing of late, but they are still very much in the hunt for a top 4 finish and I have to fancy their chances at home against a Sheffield United side that hasn’t been travelling well.