As the domestic season approaches its business end, Sunday sees the first silverware of the season decided in England as Liverpool and Chelsea clash in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
In what will be the 191st meeting between the two old rivals, their latest clash is a rerun of the 2005 League Cup final at the Millennium Stadium, where the Blues toppled the Reds during extra time in Cardiff’s thriller 17 years ago.
With an all-Germanic battle on the touchlines between Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel in the capital, during the last 10 games they have met, Liverpool have won five times to Chelsea’s two, with three draws playing out.
Favoured slightly due to their league position, the Merseysiders are marginally fancied by the bookies at 27/20 with MansionBet, 10Bet, VBet and SportNation, with Chelsea 28/11 with SBK.
In the Premier League this term, however, the spoils have been shared on both occasions in score draws, so could extra time be needed once more to reach an outcome? In what is expected to be another tight encounter, draw odds at 23/10 with SkyBet and PariMatch could be a more frugal option to explore.
Taking a look over the goalscorer market, Mohamed Salah’s anytime scorer boost price at 3/1 with SkyBet looks too good to overlook, whilst for Romelu Lukaku to net in 90 mins also, Betfred is the place to visit, at the same tantalising price. With Lukaku out of form though, perhaps picking up Kai Havertz to score anytime at a boosted 9/2 with William Hill could be a better punt.
If a scorer double ticks your box, a Salah-Mason Mount double at 16/1 with SkyBet looks a stretch, but with the latter returning from injury, it could yet come in for decent spoils.
Correct scorelines are also one to peruse on your bet slip this weekend meanwhile, and a 1-1 repeat from Anfield back in August looks one to consider at 11/2 with SportingIndex.
As two sides that are set-piece dominant, corner kicks might become a pivotal ingredient in the final in North London. As such, another price to catch the eye is Bet365’s evens for over 10 corners to be taken.
Casting our eye over the other price boosts available finally, a 5/2 price for a penalty to be awarded with BoyleSports could be of interest, whilst for Trent Alexander-Arnold to have at least one shot on target from outside the area looks good at 10/3 with PaddyPower.