Liverpool squandered their chance to win their first silverware of the season when they lost 5-4 on penalties to Man City in the Community Shield. Their second chance comes in Istanbul when they take on Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup.
Champions League winners Liverpool return to familiar surroundings as they take on Europa League winners Chelsea.
However, unlike that famous night in 2005, at the moment it would seem that Chelsea are the ones in need of a miracle if they are to claim victory in this contest.
The bookmakers have priced Frank Lampard’s men at 9/2, which is considerably higher than before their 4-0 loss to Manchester United last Sunday.
Despite losing by such a big margin at Old Trafford, it must be said that Chelsea played some good football for the majority of that game. The Blues hit the woodwork on multiple occasions and some say they should have led by two or three goals in the first half.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are priced at 4/7. These numbers became shorter and shorter as Jurgen Klopp’s men continued to put goals past Norwich last Friday.
Bearing everything in mind, our recommendation may shock you. We are going with the bigger priced Chelsea to do the business and win their first trophy of the season.
Lampard’s men will be desperate to return to winning ways while Liverpool will probably be mainly concerned with avoiding any severe injuries.
Chelsea to win – 5/1 bet365*
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