Liverpool – Chelsea: prediction for the match of the championship of England
The match between Liverpool and Chelsea on 14 April 2019 will be one of the most difficult in the Reds’ calendar until the end of the current season. The starting whistle at the Anfield stadium will sound at 18:30 Moscow time.Liverpool Liverpool continue their winning streak, the last round match against Southampton was no exception. The start of the away game turned out to be not easy for the guests, Southampton quickly denied their status as an outsider and started the game with attacking actions near the opponent’s goal. The result came quickly enough, already in the ninth minute, Shane Long managed to open the score, the striker freely received the ball in the opponent’s goalkeeper’s area and struck an accurate shot into the far corner of the goal – 1:0. The contender for the championship was clearly not satisfied with this development of events. Liverpool players ran on the attack and tried their best to win back the advantage of the enemy. Sadio Mane had the first goal-scoring chance for the Merseysiders, the Senegalese shot from the line of the goalkeeper’s area, but the goalkeeper of the Saints managed to react and transfer the ball to the corner. A few minutes later, another Reds player found himself in a similar situation, Naby Keita also shot from the line of the goalkeeper’s area, but the goalkeeper failed to parry his shot – 1:1 in the 36th minute. The guests scored, but the draw did not exactly suit them, it remained to hope for the second half of the game. Liverpool players suffered for a long time in the second half. Southampton were tight on the defensive, sometimes running into counterattacks, clearly hoping to keep a draw. The score was tied until the 80th minute, until Mohamed Salah took over the game, the leader of the Merseysiders ran away from the three defenders of the opponent and easily threw the ball into the right corner – 1:2. The hosts looked demoralized, and Jordan Henderson finally finished them off, the midfielder scored the third goal of his team, successfully closing the cross from Roberto Firmino in the 86th minute. The result is 1:3, the Reds won and kept a two-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race. But the Merseysiders must not forget that City have a game in hand, so they should not lose points in the Liverpool-Chelsea match in any case. Chelsea “Blues” took advantage of mistakes from competitors, thanks to which they returned to the Champions League zone. Now Maurizio Sarri’s team is in third place in the English championship. The match of the last round, in which they hosted West Ham at home, helped the “pensioners” return to the top three of the strongest teams in the Premier League. The hosts did not delay for a long time and started the fight with attacks on the Hammers’ goal. The first chance for the Blues was Ngolo Kante, the Frenchman struck from the penalty area, but overdid it a bit and shot above the crossbar. Very soon, Eden Hazard corrected his partner’s mistake, the Belgian opened the scoring in the 24th minute, after a masterpiece pass through the entire defensive line of the guests – 1:0. The hosts scored, but they were not going to stop at one goal scored. Already in the following attacks, Gonzalo Higuain could score, the Argentine struck twice from close range, but Lukasz Fabianski was in the way of the ball. The game has changed little since the break. Perhaps only the West Ham players began to look a little more active, which forced the Chelsea goalkeeper to come into play. The rest of the game resembled the first half. Eden Hazard managed to finally remove the questions, as well as issue a double, the midfielder set the score 2-0, scoring in the last minute of normal time. The result – 2:0, “pensioners” won and returned to the Champions League zone. If they want to continue to be among the top four teams, they must definitely take points in the Liverpool-Chelsea match. Odds for the match Liverpool – Chelsea April 14, 2019 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company believe that the home team should win the upcoming game. Odds for the match Liverpool – Chelsea: Liverpool win – 1.66; Draw – 4.10; Chelsea win – 5.20. Liverpool – Chelsea: prediction for the match Both teams are now in excellent shape and both can count on a positive result in this match. Forecast for the match Liverpool – Chelsea: both teams will score and the match will end with the victory of one of the teams: odds – 2.60.