English Premier League Week 16 Fixtures Featuring Liverpool vs Manchester United

  • Thursday, December 11th, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

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    Soccer Betting: England is one of the few leagues around the world who do not take a break for the holidays, so it is non-stop football right through the end of 2014 and into the New Year. We have our featured matchon Sunday, with Manchester United hosting Liverpool at Old Trafford, and Man U has certainly gotten back on track lately. Liverpool is still dealing with the antics of Mario Balotelli, who might see his way out of Premier League in the transfer window.

    Two matcheson Sunday and a lone matchon Mondayround out the round of 16, so let's see what action we can find in England this weekend.

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    Saturday, December 13- 7 Matches

    Southampton vs Burnley

    3-Way: 1: Southampton -125 Away ; X: +260 Draw ; 2: Burnley +395 Home

    Spread: Southampton -0.5 -125 ; Burnley +0.5 +105

    Total 2.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Southampton was Manchester United's latest victim last weekend, and they have now lost 3 straight matches headed down the table. And, just as soon as we thought Burnley might be making their way out of the relegation zone, here they go losing to QPR last weekend.

    This is a battle of two clubs with no idea of what to expect right now. Most likely, they will both approach this match wondering the same things we are. I will go on a limb and take this draw at +260, because neither team is playing with any fight right now.

    Hull City vs Chelsea

    3-Way: 1: Hull +1650 Away ; X: +615 -5Draw ; 2: Chelsea -530 Home

    Spread: Hull +2 -115 ; Chelsea -2 -105

    Total 3: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Just what the doctor ordered! Chelsea gets to continue their pace at the top of the table taking on a Hull City club that has 2 wins on the campaign.

    Simply take the -2 at -105 expecting Chelsea to continue their dominance of Premier League.

    Stoke City vs Crystal Palace

    3-Way: 1: Stoke +190 Away ; X: +220 Draw ; 2: C Palace +160 Home

    Spread: Stoke Pk +100; C. Palace Pk -120

    Total 2.5: Over +135 ; Under -155

    Analysis and Prediction:

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that +135 on this total to go Over the 2.5, and it will be exactly where we look to find some value on the board.

    Stoke made it look easy against an Arsenal club that was playing well, and found the net 3 times to take 3 valuable points. They should be able to repeat a performance like that and we expect a 2 - 1 score line here to cash the Over 2.5 ticket.

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    Manchester City vs Leicester City

    3-Way: 1: Manchester -210 Away ; X: +360 Draw ; 2: Leicester +585 Home

    Spread: Manchester -1 -135 ; Leicester +1 +115

    Total 3: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Manchester City put a great plan together to take on Roma in Champions League during the week, and are now advancing to the round of 16.

    Now, Leicester finds themselves at the bottom of the table and huge underdogs at home.Man City should have plenty of success finding the net, and we expect a huge away win here. If you can beat AS Roma in Italy, you should be able to beat the worst team in Premiership away from home too.

    We will take Man City -1 at a marginally juiced -135, and the Over 3 is also a good place to find some action.

    West Ham United vs Sunderland

    3-Way: 1: West Ham +170 Away ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Sunderland +170 Home

    Spread: West Ham Pk -110 ; Sunderland Pk -110

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    The line setters must not be following what is happening in England lately, because West Ham has been just as hot as Man U lately. Being away from home might be a concern, but Sunderland only has one win in 8 home matches, so what is to be afraid of here?

    West Ham and the Pk at -110 has plenty of value with the Draw no Bet scenario in place, as they are simply hot right now, and Sunderland is not getting any results other than draws lately.

    Aston Villa vs West Brom

    3-Way: 1: Aston Villa +275 Away ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: West Brom +110 Home

    Spread: Aston VIlla +0.5 -130 ; West Brom -0.5 +110

    Total 2.5: Over +130 ; Under -150

    Analysis and Prediction:

    They give us no room to take this total to stay under, and the line setters might be on to what is to be expected here. This is a 1 - 1 match waiting to happen, so the draw here might be the best play on the board as far as value goes.

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    Newcastle vs Arsenal

    3-Way: 1: Newcastle +700 Away ; X: +385 Draw ; 2: Arsenal -240 Home

    Spread: Newcastle +1.5 -130; Arsenal -1.5 -110

    Total 2.5: Over -140 ; Under +120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Arsenal looked to be on track, but took a tough 3 - 2 loss last weekend against Stoke City. These two are locked at 23 points on the campaign, but Arsenal has had Newcastle's number lately. The Gunners have gone 7 straight matches finding a result against Newcastle, with 5 wins and 2 draws since 2010, but only two of those matches were won by more than 1 goal.

    We will recommend the Newcastle handicap +1.5, expecting a tightly contested battle.

    Sunday, December 14- 2 Matches

    Featured Match Liverpool vs Manchester United

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Liverpool +340

    Man U -125

    Draw +275


    Liverpool +0.5 +105

    Man U -0.5 -125

    Total 2.5:

    Over -125

    Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Our featured match of the weekend comes at Old Trafford, with Manchester United in form and playing their best football of the campaign as of now.

    We all know the antics of Balotelli has found its way to the forefront of Liverpool discussions, and we can assume that Liverpool is shopping him around to see what they can get in return as the transfer window comes.

    Manchester United has nothing else to concentrate on but Premiership and trying to make their way back in to European competition next year. Liverpool got eliminated from Champions League during the week, and now has to prepare for Europa League. We will take this Over 2.5 at a reasonable -125 due to the fact that there is no love lost between these two, and we might see a good amount of fouls and set pieces that can create trouble in and around the 18 yard box.

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    Tottenham vs Swansea

    3-Way: 1: Tottenham +195 Away ; X: +240 Draw ; 2: Swansea +145 Home

    Spread: Tottenham Pk +115 ; Swansea Pk -135

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This is another match where we can expect a bit of goal scoring to happen. Even though Tottenham has been shut out the last two matches, the odds of it happening 3 straight are slim. Swansea plays well at home, and can usually find the net here. They have scored in 9 of their last 10 home matches including the 2 cup matches.

    The Over 2.5 at -110 is worth the action.

    Monday, December 15- 1 Match

    Queens Park vs Everton

    3-Way: 1: QPR +700 Away ; X: +350 Draw ; 2: Everton -225 Home

    Spread: QPR +1 +125 ; Everton -1 -145

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Whether Everton wins this match at home or not, we are certainly not paying -225 to hope it happens. Even the -1 is poorly priced at -145, so there is no meat on the bone for a play on Everton at all. Queens Park has won two of their last 3, and we can expect them to find the net away from home, as well as expect Everton to score multiple goals again at home. This Over 2.5 at a marginal -125 is the best play we can recommend on this final match of round 16 in Premier League.

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