A war of attrition at the Bridge

the away side may play to stay in the game and try and frustrate Chelsea

Tuesday night brings together Chelsea and Liverpool, with the men from Merseyside looking to repeat their league victory at Stamford Bridge only nine days ago. A week last Sunday, it took a spectacular Glen Johnson effort to earn the Merseysiders the three points, leaving the critics and media to speculate on Andre Villas-Boas’ job security. However, at the weekend, his team eased the pressure on him with a comfortable 3-0 win against a weak Wolves outfit.

On Sunday, Liverpool enjoyed a magnificent result, pushing league leaders Manchester City all the way at Anfield, ending up with a 1-1 draw when they could easily have ended City’s unbeaten start to the league campaign. Liverpool showed that they can compete with the big boys playing a counter-attacking game and getting amongst the opposition when they are in possession. If Kenny Dalglish’s men are to get through to the Carling Cup semi-finals, then this is what they will have to do or Chelsea may be able to exact revenge for their league defeat.

As there is a possibility of extra-time, the away side may play to stay in the game and try and frustrate a Chelsea team that have been kept at bay by sides this season that are willing to defend in numbers and hit them on the break. I would advise people to avoid the ‘Both teams to score’ bet, as tempting as it may be, so the bet of the night would be for a draw to take the game into extra time, available at 5/2 with Totesport.

If you think neither side will hit the back of the net, then a 0-0 is available at 10/1 with SportingBet. For the very adventurous, you can get 11/1 for either team to win on penalties, which isn’t as farfetched as it sounds.

Recommended Bet:

Less than 2.5 goals @ 5/6 with Victor Chandler. 

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 29/11/2011 - 14:59 PM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Liverpool, Chelsea

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