Premier League Betting Tips: Can Chelsea spoil Liverpool’s title party?
Drew Goodsell | 22 July 2020
Odds and preview for tonight’s Premier League matches
Tonight’s the night Liverpool fans have been dreaming of for 30 years, as they finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy.
But with nothing left to play for after Arsenal ended their hopes of a new record points tally, they take on Chelsea who know three points will guarantee Champions League football next term.
Before that, there’s a crucial match at both ends of the table at Old Trafford, as Manchester United take on West Ham.
The Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup semi-final defeat on Sunday with three points to take control of the race for top four, while the Hammers will mathematically secure their Premier League status with a point.
Ahead of tonight’s pair of fixtures, we’ve cast our eyes over the key odds.
After Leicester’s latest slip up against Tottenham in their battle for a Champions League spot, Manchester United remain level on points but sit just outside the top four on goal difference before a ball is kicked tonight.
The Red Devils are odds-on favourites at 1/4 to pick up their 18th win of the season, with West Ham outsiders at 12/1 to bag three points. A point for West Ham secures their safety, and our traders have the draw at 5/1.
Three points tonight could promote Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side up to third in the table by the end of the evening, depending on results at Anfield. But they know a win against West Ham will leave them in control of their own destiny with Leicester City to come on the final day.
But West Ham caused a shock in the reverse fixture at the London Stadium, with goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell securing a 2-0 win. You can find 90/1 on a repeat of that scoreline.
Manchester United’s front four of Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have been a joy to watch of late, and their fluidity will be crucial to United’s attack tonight. You can find 7/2 on any of those four breaking the deadlock, with 21/20 on Martial or Fernandes to score anytime.
For the Hammers, they look a more threatening side when Michail Antonio leads the line. He’s 9/1 to score first for the Irons, or you can find 3/1 anytime. There’s 4/1 about Yarmolenko or Sebastien Haller finding the net anytime too.
Liverpool v Chelsea (20:15)
Liverpool will lift their first long-awaited Premier League title tonight, and they’ll want to celebrate off the back of a win. As for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side, they’re still on the hunt for a top-four finish, and three points against Liverpool will secure that.
Chelsea remain the 12/5 underdogs heading into the match at Anfield, with Liverpool 21/20 to win the 31st match of their campaign. You can find the draw at 13/5.
Prior to their 2-0 defeat by the Blues in the FA Cup fifth round in March, Liverpool had won the last three meetings with Chelsea including a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in September. We’ve got over 3.5 goals priced at 3/5, with a repeat scoreline available at 15/2.
Former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is the 7/2 favourite to break the deadlock, with 23/20 on him anytime.
Roberto Firmino hasn’t scored at Anfield in league action so far this season, but he managed to find the net against Chelsea earlier in the campaign. He’s 8/1 to open the scoring, or 14/5 anytime.
Chelsea’s form since the restart has been down to Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud’s goalscoring form. You can find 6/1 on either to score first, with 11/5 about Pulisic anytime and 9/4 for Giroud netting within the 90 minutes.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.