Chelsea vs Liverpool Odds & Prediction – EFL Cup Final

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp will be aiming to win his first domestic cup competition in England when his team meets Chelsea in the EFL Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

For Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, there is the opportunity to win a third prize of the season after victory in the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.

This is the first major showpiece occasion of the English season. However, it ranks third in terms of prestige behind the Premier League title and the FA Cup.

EFL Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Chelsea vs Liverpool CHE +0.75 (-220) | LIV -0.75 (+170) CHE +235 | LIV +130 | DRAW +225 Ov 2.5 (+112) | Un 2.5 (-141)

Odds as of February 25 at Barstool

Nonetheless, there is huge interest in the Wembley final with Liverpool currently in superb form after its 2-0 aggregate semi-final defeat of Arsenal.

The odds favor Liverpool and they show the expectation that there could be several goals with so many top performers on show.

Ukraine War Controversy For Chelsea

There is, though, a grim backdrop to the game.

Coach Tuchel has admitted that his team is being mentally affected by outside events, having overcome Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 on aggregate in the semifinal.

Indeed, there are calls in England following the Russian invasion of Ukraine that Oligarch owner Roman Abramovich should be forced to sell the club.

Klopp’s Liverpool team is presently heading into this game boosted by a 6-0 hammering of Leeds United in midweek.

That has undoubtedly re-ignited Liverpool’s hopes of winning the title as it moved to within three points of leader Manchester City.

Liverpool has won its last nine competitive fixtures in all competitions.

Third-placed Chelsea, meanwhile, has little hope of winning the title as it sits 13 points behind Manchester City – arguably making the EFL Cup more important to Tuchel.

Liverpool has won its last nine competitive fixtures in all competitions.

But the club certainly has its eyes on a bigger prize after its latest outing – a 2-0 last 16 first-leg defeat of Lille in the Champions League, which Chelsea previously won last season.

At Barstool Sportsbook, Liverpool is currently a +130 favorite for a win in this final, with kick-off at 11:30 am ET.

Indeed, it has won its last nine competitive fixtures in all competitions.

Chelsea, meanwhile, is priced at +235 with the draw over 90 minutes at +225.

However, the eyes are always drawn to Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah, who is arguably the world’s best player currently.

After his absence from the Liverpool team while he competed for beaten finalist Egypt at the African Cup of Nations, Salah has slipped quickly back into top form.

Salah Hits Fine Form Again

He has scored three times in Liverpool’s last two EPL games, although the two he got in the six-goal demolition of Leeds were penalties.

He also scored in the 2-0 away win in the UCL against Inter Milan on February 16 – emphasizing both his fine form and Liverpool’s current rampant mood.

Therefore, at +440, the Prop odds for Salah to be the first goalscorer at Wembley look attractive.

EFL Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool Statistics

3 Wins 3
2  (WPT) Draws 2  (WPT)
0 Losses 0
8 Goals 10
0 Goals Against 3
8 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 0
3 Clean Sheets 4

*Stats from EFL Cup 2021-22.

Similarly, Sadio Mane has hit three goals in the last two EPL wins for Liverpool after winning AFCON with Senegal.

The price of +770 for Mane to hit the target first is, additionally, even more compelling.

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Havertz Is The Man For Big Occasion

Meanwhile, Kai Havertz has developed a knack for scoring important goals for Chelsea.

He hit the winner in the 1-0 defeat of Manchester City in last May’s Champions League final.

Furthermore, he scored the winning extra-time penalty which handed Chelsea its 2-1 win against Palmeiras of Brazil in the recent Club World Cup final.

Therefore, the odds of +950 for Havertz to score first this weekend are worthy of consideration.

It has been even between these teams in the EPL this season.

There was a 1-1 draw at Liverpool’s Anfield home last August followed by a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in January.

Furthermore, Chelsea’s EPL form has lifted in recent weeks with two straight wins following a stuttering run.

It was a 2-0 winner at home against Tottenham Hotspur and then won 1-0 at Crystal Palace last weekend.

For Chelsea, there have been five triumphs in this competition.

That means it is unbeaten in seven games across all competitions.

Liverpool, meanwhile, has won six straight in the EPL.

It has the best record all in this competition with eight wins – the last, though, in 2012.

For Chelsea, there have been five triumphs with the last one in 2015.

Chelsea Beat Reds in 2005 Final

Moreover, Chelsea was a 3-2 winner when these sides met in the final of 2005.

In conclusion, this game will be tight. It will require a proven goal-getter to break the deadlock.

At such good odds, Sadio Mane looks like the player who could deliver as the first scorer on this occasion.

Pick: Sadio Mane +770 (First Goalscorer)

 

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Author: Renee Castillo