Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction, 3/4/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Chelsea
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (+115) Chelsea (+220)
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (12-7-7, 6th in the EPL) play Chelsea (12-8-6, 5th in the EPL) at Anfield on Thursday. The starting goaltenders are Alisson for Liverpool and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at +220 while the Reds are at +115. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Liverpool faced Sheffield United in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. Liverpool tried 18 dribbles in this game and converted 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 61.1%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 92.2% passes received rate by connecting on 547 of the 593 pass attempts in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Liverpool wrapped this game up at a 53.3% rate by landing 8 shots on target out of 15 shots. Liverpool is averaging 1.69 goals per 90 minutes (44 total goals) and have accounted for 27 assists in all matches for the year.
Mohamed Salah is a player who should be able to impact this match for Liverpool. He has totaled 59 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards in his career. Salah has been in the starting lineup in 228 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.60 G/90. The forward hailing from Egypt has earned 136 goals scored in 20,363 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Sadio Mane, the forward representing Senegal. He has assisted on a goal 56 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 123 total goals. Mane has totaled 23,040 mins in 267 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 43 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.48 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Liverpool will be Alisson. Alisson has defended the goal for a total of 14,529 mins and has tallied 284 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.8 (97 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 76.3. The keeper born in Brazil has had 376 shots sent in his direction in 163 career starting assignments. Alisson (104-33-26 mark during his career) has totaled 74 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 45.4% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Chelsea weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Manchester United. Chelsea finished with a 72.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 550 out of their 602 passes they attempted for a rate of 91.4%. Chelsea landed 6 shots tried out of the team's 18 shots tried which had them sitting at a 33.3% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 40 goals and 27 assists in all their matches, Chelsea averages 1.54 goals and 1.04 assists per 90 minutes.
Timo Werner should provide a lift for Chelsea. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 198 matches so far in his career. The forward hailing from Germany has earned 17,491 mins and has earned 97 goals. He has earned 12 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 41 times. You should also keep an eye on N'Golo Kante, the midfielder representing France. He has earned 14 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 18 different times. Kante has been given a total of 38 yellow cards in 22,093 mins played (249 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.06.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the goal for Chelsea. Mendy has racked up 54 shutouts while defending 409 shots against him in 11,263 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 77.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.2%. He has given up 0.87 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 39-31-22. In his career, Mendy has surrendered 109 goals and has tallied 316 saves in 125 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Liverpool (+115)
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