Liverpool host Chelsea in Saturday’s headline fixture in the Premier League.
Chelsea go into the game three points ahead of the Reds, but Antonio Conte’s men will start the match as underdogs.
Bookies 888sport make Liverpool 11/10 favourites, with Chelsea 5/2 – the same price as the draw.
Despite the Liverpool vs Chelsea betting odds, Paul Merson thinks that the Blues are the more likely winners.
Merson went for a 1-1 draw in his weekly predictions, but the Sky Sports pundit said: “If both teams play to the best of their ability, Chelsea will win.
“They have better players: better defenders, and there’s not much in it attacking-wise. And Liverpool don’t have a Cesc Fabregas to properly hurt you.
“I have an inkling this will be a draw at Anfield, however, and that does neither side any favours.”
Liverpool may not have a Fabregas, but they do have a Mohamed Salah, who is the Premier League’s top scorer after 12 rounds of fixtures.
Despite his fabulous form, 888sport offer a healthy 9/2 on Salah scoring first and 6/4 on the Egyptian finding the net anytime.
Liverpool have a strong recent record against Chelsea. The Reds are unbeaten in their last five matches against the Stamford Bridge side.
Even more recent history should also favour Liverpool. Not only did Jurgen Klopp‘s men have an extra day to recover after their Champions League exertions in midweek, they only had to make a relatively short journey to Seville, while Chelsea were forced to make a 5,000-mile round trip to Azerbaijan.
Chelsea looked much more composed in Europe, though, beating Qarabag 4-0 a day after Liverpool spectacularly blew a 3-0 lead to draw at Sevilla.
Merson may be favouring Chelsea but BBC Sport tipster Mark Lawrenson is staying loyal to his former club by backing a 2-0 Reds win.
Lawro explained: “Eden Hazard has been fantastic for Chelsea in recent weeks, and his side are on a run of four straight wins in the Premier League.
“But the Blues are going to have to put together a much longer winning streak if they are going to catch up with leaders Manchester City, and I don’t see them doing that.
“It is very close between the pack of five teams that are below City, and they have been taking points off each other all season – which suits City fine.”