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Chelsea vs Liverpool odds and betting tips


There’s plenty of beef between Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard but I don’t see many goals on the menu.

Klopp and Lamps clash for the fifth time in 13 months today at Stamford Bridge (4.30pm), with the Liverpool boss 3-1 ahead so far.

Off the pitch it’s more even, but getting spicy, with snipes about money, manners and maturity stirring the pot.

Liverpool’s 4-3 defeat of Leeds was a classic measure of the glass half-full outlook for fans, but would drive any coach to drink.

An 11-goal thriller – four were disallowed – hints that was a very bad day for defences.

But July’s 5-3 aside, this Liverpool-Chelsea match-up tends to be tight, with 12 of the last 20 domestic meetings going UNDER 2.5 goals.

The 13/10 for UNDER 2.5 today looks fair.

Worldie angles focus on calamity cat Kepa and his perceived vulnerability to the long shot.

Split a fun stake on Jordan Henderson ‘first scorer’ 28/1 and ‘anytime’ 10/1 (both Bet365) .

Three cheers for the BBC with Premier League action live on One tonight! Minus one cheer for no crowd, obvs, and minus a cheer as it’s only Burnley at Leicester (7pm).

But earning back a nostalgic bonus cheer for Angela Rippon’s legs and saggy old Bagpuss. Now I’ve lost count.

The stats add up to a Chris Wood ‘anytime scorer’ poke at 5/2 and ‘a penalty awarded’ at 12/5 (Hills).

Take a flask of very strong coffee and your word jumble if you’re going to Newcastle-Brighton (2pm). The form book says it’ll be very dull.

Also, you’ll be stood outside on the street. Bet NO ‘both teams to score’ at 4/5.

Punt an under-par show when Tottenham go to Southampton (12pm) as Gareth Bale returns.

Some chippy, green-eyed fans reckon Gareth’s a bunker-offer.

But if the deal is ironed out in time for him to tee it up for this early-bird kick-off, Bale can putt all that nonsense to bed immediately, and still have time for nine holes before tea.

Both sides are in a little rough patch. Bet 11/10 (Fred) NO ‘both teams score’.

In La Liga, former Toon hero Mikel Merino is way too big at 9/1 (Bet365) ‘anytime scorer’ for Sociedad against Real Madrid (8pm)

Last week: Winners at 5/2 & 6/5


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