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English Premier League Week 25 Fixtures Featuring Tottenham vs Liverpool

  • Monday, February 9th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr

    Tottenham-vs-Liverpool odds

    Soccer Betting: The transfer window may be closed, but the news is buzzing of the Leicester manager, Nigel Pearson, being sacked after the loss to Crystal Palace over the weekend. His on-field antics, as well as his post-game press conference comments after being told he was being replaced, showed no class, but what else did we expect him to do?

    After this weekend’s round, everyone must regroup for now to play mid-week matches with only a day or two to recover.

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    Premier League will have a 10-day layoff after the mid-week round 25, so it might also be seen as a good spot for some managers to rest their veterans, essentially giving them two weeks off to freshen up for the long road ahead.

    Our featured match of the weekend is at Anfield, with Liverpool hosting Tottenham. Liverpool is coming off an emotional 0 - 0 draw in the Merseyside Derby, and needs to take on a Tottenham club that’s carrying the league’s only current 3-match win streak. The Hotspur is also coming off an emotional win of their own, over cross town Londoners Arsenal, so now both clubs need to continue to find points if they hope to keep pace with the European qualification spots.

    Let's see what we have to look at for the rest of these mid-week fixtures, and talk about round 25 a little more in depth.

    Tuesday, February 10- 4 Matches

    Featured Match Tottenham vs Liverpool

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Tottenham +325 Liverpool -115

    Draw +270

    Spread:

    Tottenham +0.5 -115 Liverpool -0.5 -115

    Total 2.5:

    Over -125

    Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    As we mentioned in the opening paragraphs, Tottenham has the only current 3-match win-streak in Premier League, but Liverpool has been outstanding at finding points over the last 2-3 months, not just the last few weeks. In fact, 11 of the last 12 matches they had came away with some type of result, which in Premier League, or any league for the most part, will usually see you climbing the table.

    Despite playing well over that time, Liverpool still finds themselves in a precarious spot, holding 39 points and having to really decide if they have the club who would handle Europe next year too. Remember, we know David Gerrard will be wearing an MLS, LA Galaxy jersey come this summer, and we still have no clarity at all of the Mario Balotelli plans for the future.

    We will suggest taking the Tottenham +0.5 at -115, riding the club coming off an emotional win, not the one coming off a 0 - 0 listless draw in their own emotional game, the way it was away from Anfield.

    This could easily be a draw, and Tottenham has a touch more class up front to be the club that could possibly gain three points all together, so the +0.5 it is on the away side.

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    Leicester City vs Arsenal

    3-Way: 1: Leicester +900 Away ; X: +500 Draw ; 2: Arsenal -345 Home

    Spread: Leicester +1.5 -120 ; Arsenal -1.5 -110 Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    As the round came to a closeon Sundayevening, the news of the firing of Nigel Pearson ripped through the news wire. His antics on the field surely contributed to his sacking, after having incidents with both players and fans, but he added fuel to the fire with his post-match comments after being told the club was going to be moving in another direction from here on out.

    The last place Leicester club, who is two points back of QPR and who also just had a manager resign, now has to try to figure out how to regroup and stay in top flight all together. Now Arsenal needs to also regroup, after coming off an emotional 2 - 1 loss in their London derby with Tottenham over the weekend. They, too, cannot afford to be giving away points from here on out if they hope to stay with the clubs in this group that are near the top of the table.

    We are taking this Leicester +1.5 at -120, basically because the problem is gone, and now they can find new motivation to complete the campaign.They have to find one ounce of fight, because another match with no points at all means another step closer to second tier next year for them. Choose the +1.5 on the away side to see if the signs of life are left, with the Over 3 also going in just in case they can't keep this a 2 - 1 type score. We can at least get something back by hitting the total.

    Aston Villa vs Hull City 3-Way: 1: Aston Villa +265 Away ; X: +220 Draw ; 2: Hull +120 Home

    Spread: Aston VIlla +0.5 -140 ; Hull -0.5 +120 Total 2: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, Aston Villa snapped the non-scoring streak at 660 minutes, before they equalized 1 - 1 just at the start of the second half. It did nothing, however, to help their cause. They ended up giving up all 3 points at home, in a match they came close to finding a draw, while playing the top club in the table. Aston Villa has lost 4 straight in league play, and has been outscored 4 - 17 in 12 away matches this campaign.

    You knew we were going to cash out +2 with Hull facing a totally depleted Manchester City lineup. They scored first and ended up finding an important away point from a club at the top of the table. Even without Toure and Bony in the Man City lineup, Hull put up a nice game plan to hold Man City down all day and find a draw, and they did that.

    We are hoping both clubs take advantage of each other's situation, knowing points have to come from somewhere. A draw does nothing for either club, and a scoreless draw would be even more hysterical to see with two clubs who are both facing relegation battles down the stretch.

    We are suggesting the Over 2 because 1 - 1 can surely happen, despite Aston still only having 1 goal through the last 700 minutes. When it hits 2 - 1, we can sit back and thank that guy at Diamond Sportsbook who told me I would cash that Over 2 ticket!

    Queens Park vs Sunderland 3-Way: 1: QPR +325 Away ; X: +255 Draw ; 2: Sunderland -110 Home

    Spread: QPR +0.5 -110 ; Sunderland -0.5 -110 Total 2.5: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    QPR certainly looked good for 93 minutes in their first match to begin the 'Life After Harry' saga, but Southampton ripped their hearts out in extra time to leave them nothing, for a match they certainly deserved a point for at least. Now, QPR has to travel to take on Sunderland, who has actually won less matches than that of Queens Park, but Sunderland has 5 more points in the table, as a result of Sunderland having a league-leading 12 draws.

    Here's what we're going to do: Since we all know QPR is 0 - 11 in 11 away matches, we want you to close your eyes and think of a final score in your head. Now, we will post our final score prediction, and see if it matches up with your prediction you had.

    Wait for it....

    2 - 1 Sunderland!

    Bet it accordingly, with the -110 on the Sunderland 3-Way line, and the +115 on the Over 2.5.

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    Wednesday, February 11- 6 Matches

    Everton vs Chelsea 3-Way: 1: Everton +850 Away ; X: +430 Draw ; 2: Chelsea -300 Home

    Spread: Everton +1.5 -120 ; Chelsea -1.5 +100 Total 2.5: Over -130 ; Under +110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Even though Everton held their own at home in the Liverpool derby, they still did not come close to scoring, and have got to feel 100 percent lucky to come out of that match with a point. Liverpool dominated second-half possession, and had so many chances that could have seen the net, but simply didn't.

    Aston Villa did finally snap their ugly goal scoring drought, finally finding the net on Chelsea over the weekend, and hopefully that gives Chelsea some motivation knowing they came close to actually not walking out of Aston Villa with 3 points.

    Chelsea has a 25 - 4 home goal ratio, and although Aston Villa found the net at home vs Chelsea, we expect Everton to have zero success scoring here today. Chelsea 2 - 0 sounds about right, and hopefully they find a third to make it convincing, so the Chelsea handicap -1.5 at even money goes on the board.

    Burnley vs Manchester United 3-Way: 1: Burnley +900 Away ; X: +500 Draw ; 2: Man U -330 Home

    Spread: Burnley +1.5 -110 ; Man U -1.5 -110 Total 3: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well we know Man U will be without Mr. Shaw on the back line after his ejection in extra time in their 1 - 1 draw with West Ham this weekend. It was a match in which West Ham dominated for the most part, but just couldn't last long enough to keep Man U from turning West Ham's 3 points and finding the net with only seconds left in extra time to settle for a draw.

    We were surprised to see plus money on this total, knowing Burnley can certainly play wide open at this point, and Man U needing to try to take advantage of a club who has struggles stopping anyone all campaign.

    This match could easily end 2 - 1 at the very worst to push that 3 on the total, so it is the spot to go for some action.

    West Ham vs Southampton 3-Way: 1: West Ham +370 Away ; X: +280 Draw ; 2: Southampton -130 Home

    Spread: West Ham +0.5 +110 ; Southampton -0.5 -130 Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    West Ham comes off the disappointing result as we mentioned, playing 93 minutes of perfect football to only draw, after giving up a goal in extra time.Southampton finds themselves in the exact opposite position, coming off a match where they looked lethargic for 90 minutes, and found a 1 - 0 win with their own extra time goal to secure 3 points.

    We are going to take a little chance here, and go for the Over 2.5 at even money. Why, you ask? Well a 1 - 1 match here accomplishes nothing, and both clubs know now not to wait until the ref is about to blow the whistle to end the match to decide a match. We see 2 - 1 here, so the Over 2.5 goes on the board.

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    Manchester City vs Stoke City 3-Way: 1: Man City -145 Away ; X: +290 Draw ; 2: Stoke +425 Home

    Spread: Man City -0.5 -145 ; Stoke +0.5 +125 Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We can assume that even though Bony and Toure should be back in time to be available, they both come off a crazy 120-minute African Cup final that was physical and long, and they certainly need some time to recover from it.

    That being said, we will see how the roster will read come game day, because they have not been around to help the club, and it has hurt them, naturally. Not to mention having to get reused to the weather in England after being in Africa for two weeks.

    We have no confidence in anything Manchester is putting out there without their African stars, and it has certainly shown in their results. Until they all get situated, and back in form, we are taking Stoke and the +0.5 at +120 to find some kind of result at home, be it a draw or 3 points.

    Newcastle vs Crystal Palace 3-Way: 1: Newcastle +210 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: C. Palace +140 Home

    Spread: Newcastle Pk +125 ; C. Palace Pk -145 Total 2.5: Over +125 ; Under -145

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Crystal Palace has quietly gotten themselves out of the relegation discussion, although 6 points is not all that much of a separation from the 18h spot that will be sent down at the end of the campaign. Newcastle is another of the clubs coming off a great performance that they should have found 3 points, only to let a goal at the end of regulation time cost them 2 of those 3 points having to settle for a draw.

    Again we ask ourselves why this total is being given away at +125 to see a few goals. Answer - Another line setter sleep walking moment, in which they are missing the mark. We have busted the line setters plenty this year giving away good prices, and we feel that this Over 2.5 at +125 is proving us correct again.

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    Swansea vs West Brom

    3-Way: 1: Swansea +200 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: West Brom +150 Home

    Spread: Swansea Pk +100 ; West Brom Pk -120 Total 2: Over -140 ; Under +120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    How much fun are these two going to have against each other? We see plenty of goal scoring here, and we in the studio knew when they went down 2 - 0 over the weekend, that they were going to come back and make a match of it, and they did that indeed, drawing at 2 - 2.

    We see a similar result here, but of course the -140 on the straight 2 is not a good enough value. Move the line to Over 2 and 2.5 to get closer to even money, because we do believe we will see a minimum of 3 goals here, somehow, some way!

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