'Liverpool make the trip with several of their squad still missing through injury, including captain Steven Gerrard (hamstring) and striker Daniel Sturridge (ankle). Defensive trio Jon Flanagan (hamstring), Jose Enrique and Sebastian Coates (both knee) are also out, while winger Victor Moses is unavailable due to the conditions of his loan move from Chelsea.'
Chelsea's only missing long-term injured van Ginkel and Ramires who's suspended for his fifth yellow card against Swansea.
I checked some prediction sites. Some see a win by Chelsea (like 2:1 or 3:1; but only due to CFC's good home record) but my favorites consider this a more close match like 1:1 or 2:2. Even indexing a lil advantage for Liverpool because of their convincing last results.
26.12.2013 Chelsea London – Swansea City 1-0
23.12.2013 Arsenal London – Chelsea London 0-0
17.12.2013 AFC Sunderland – Chelsea London 2-1 n.V.
14.12.2013 Chelsea London – Crystal Palace 2-1
11.12.2013 Chelsea London – Steaua Bukarest 1-0
26.12.2013 Manchester City – FC Liverpool 2-1
21.12.2013 FC Liverpool – Cardiff City 3-1
15.12.2013 Tottenham Hotspur – FC Liverpool 0-5
07.12.2013 FC Liverpool – West Ham United 4-1
04.12.2013 FC Liverpool – Norwich City 5-1
I think it should get a tough fight in which both teams first of all doesn't want to make mistakes. So my pick's a first halftime under 1.5 goals.
Pick: Asian Goals 1st Half under 1.5
Bookmaker: ➾ Bet365
Stake: 1 units
|TIPSTER: Agebi||Total profit: +49.18||Tips won: 15|
|Country: Germany||Total yield: +27.94%||Tips lost: 10|
|Speciality: Football||Total picks: 25||Tips pushed: 0|
|25.09||• Hapoel Katamon - Hapoel Marmorek||1.44||6||✅||+2.64|
|25.09||• Helmond - Fortuna Sittard||1.66||5||✅||+3.3|
|25.09||• Helmond - Fortuna Sittard||1.57||5||❌||-5|
|25.09||• Den Bosch - Heracles Almelo||1.4||6||✅||+2.4|
|22.11||• CSKA Moscow - Bayer Leverkusen||2.15||5||❌||-5|
|22.10||• Leicester City - Crystal Palace||1.85||6||❌||-6|
|17.10||• Liverpool - Manchester Utd||3.4||5||✅||+12|
|21.02||• FC Augsburg - Bayer Levekusen||2.3||9||❌||-9|
|20.02||• Esbjerg - Fiorentina||2.75||8||✅||+14|
|15.02||• Manchester City - Chelsea||1.35||10||✅||+3.5|