Liverpool vs Chelsea match prediction: 3 reasons why Chelsea will overcome Liverpool tonight in the UEFA Super Cup at Vodafone park stadium, Istanbul, Turkey.
Liverpool and Chelsea will clash tonight for the UEFA Super Cup. This is a historic moment in English Football history as this presents the first time two English teams will partake in the UEFA curtain raiser. Istanbul will always remain special to the Reds. It is here after all, where they won the Champions League, dubbed the Miracle in Istanbul. The Fans will hope that tonight ends up being just as special.
Liverpool are coming on the back of an emphatic 4-1 victory over Norwich City while Chelsea were on the wrong side of a 4-0 drubbing at Old Trafford. However, Jurgen Klopp is not letting the results fool him into letting him keep his guard down.
“We respect Chelsea a lot, saw the game against Manchester United and if you saw the game without the result you would have no idea how the game was because the game was really a very good game.” The Liverpool boss had said earlier.
A lot of people are looking forward to the Liverpool vs Chelsea match and have come up with their own prediction on the outcome. Here at SportsRush we have also made a prognosis on the match and have concluded that Chelsea are the likelier of the two to come out on top tonight. To further illustrate our point, here are three reasons.
Better head to head record in Knock-Out matches
Frank Lampard has had a couple of opportunities to lay his hand on the UEFA Super Cup before. However, he came out short in 2012 and 2013. He now has the opportunity once again and this time he will lead Chelsea against Familiar foes in Liverpool.
Both these clubs have faced each other 10 times in knockout games in all competitions in the last 12 years. Lampard has been at the heart of a majority of these matches and will hope that the Blues replicate the success which has seen Chelsea get the better of Liverpool 6 times. On the other hand, Liverpool have come out on top only once. The two have faced each other to a couple of draws in the Champions League knock-out legs and drew a League cup match that had to be replayed.
Football isn’t played by numbers. However, they do suggest trends and while Liverpool may be European Champions. The numbers suggest that in Chelsea they have received their worst opponents possible in a one-off encounter.