Match Time: 8/15/2019 03:00 Thursday (GMT+8)
Liverpool: In good shape (Recent Form: WDWLDL)
Liverpool seem to be in good shape from the start as they comfortably outplayed Norwich City (4:1) in the Premier League opener. ‘The Reds’ face Chelsea on Wednesday in the UEFA Super Cup. “The Super Cup itself is not a cup that I’ve really loved to watch in the past because I was often in [either the Champions League or Europa League] final. The Super Cup is obviously the final proof; if you are not in that game, it means you didn’t win the final. That’s completely different this year, so we’re looking forward to it. It’s a big one, it’s a wonderful city. It’s a final, but the big difference between the Champions League final and this game is that it’s a new season, a different opponent. I think Chelsea have changed a lot: a new manager, Eden Hazard is not there anymore,” said manager Jurgen Klopp.
Chelsea: Poor start for Lampard (Recent Form: LDWWWL)
Chelsea started the season poorly, with an away defeat to Manchester United (0:4). Now it’s time for the UEFA Super Cup. “We need to be absolutely ready. It's a cup that the club desperately wants to win. I've never won it; a lot of players in there have never won it, so we have to give it everything. Going up against the team with the quality of Liverpool in a final is as tense as finals can be. You can lose finals; they're very tough. But what you cannot do is lose it on the premise that we weren’t prepared, or we didn’t have that hunger or desire or everything you need to try and win a game of this magnitude,” said manager Frank Lampard.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
All in all, I think that Liverpool are favourites of this clash. Liverpool are in good from from the start, whereas Chelsea appear to be struggling at the beginning. In my opinion ‘The Reds’ may win.
Liverpool VS Chelsea
Pick: Liverpool -0.75