If Jose Mourinho is to be believed, Liverpool should have a weakened Chelsea side to overcome in order to take another giant step towards claiming their first ever Premier League title.
The Portuguese boss claimed in the aftermath of his side’s first-leg Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid that he will rest players ready for the second-leg at Stamford Bridge.
Should the match end in a stalemate, though, then Ladbrokes have been kind enough to promise their customers their money back on certain markets.
Chelsea have drawn all but two of their five trips to play the division’s current top seven, illustrating just how happy Mourinho is to avoid defeat, rather than busting a gut to win, against the bigger sides.
For once, then, Brendan Rodgers’ band of attacking brothers could be left frustrated by his former employer’s pragmatism and if that’s the case, it’ll pay to be on either the match betting, correct score, first scorer and scorecasts markets.
With the safety blanket of a money back offer easing the risk, it could well be worth hunting some big odds in the scorecast market, working off three probabilities coming through.
A punt on Luis Suarez scoring first in a game that Liverpool wins 2-1 is available at a very lucrative 22/1 and has a number of factors in its favour to land at Anfield.
The Uruguayan has scored more first goals than anyone else in the league, while Liverpool have scored at least two goals in their last 15 home matches. The nerves around an imminent title claim though mean their already shaky defence will ship.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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