Liverpool are looking to finish in the top six and the hopes of doing so will be boosted heavily by a win against Chelsea in the midweek action.
This is the penultimate game of the campaign for the Reds, who have just qualified for the Europa League final. Winning this game will give them access to the Champions League group stages next season, but the club want to make sure of a European qualification place even before the game. A run of seven victories in the last 11 matches has seen the club move closer towards the top six.
Even though Southampton and West Ham are in a much promising position going towards the end of the campaign, Liverpool will be hoping that there is the turn of events in the final two games. The Reds are backed at 2.08 for a home victory, while Chelsea are backed at 3.90. The club suffered only one defeat in the league since the arrival of Guus Hiddink. The return to form for Belgian winger Eden Hazard will also be a crucial aspect. Even then, Liverpool are seen as the favourites to open the scoring at Anfield. They are backed at a quite strong 1.74 for getting the first goal.
This seems as quite good odds for a team that has been the first scorers in 10 out of the last 11 games. Chelsea, however, come on the back of a very good run of form away from home. They have collected the most number of points from away matches in 2016, but the good form was not there to be seen in the previous away match against relegation threatened Sunderland. A 3-2 loss means that Chelsea will not be able to overtake Liverpool irrespective of the results in the next two matches.