Soccer Odds - English Premier League Week 26 Fixtures Featuring Liverpool vs Southampton

  • Thursday, February 19th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting: With everyone getting 10 days off to recoup and get healthy, the clubs assess what needs to be done as they prepare for the latter third of the campaign. Chelsea may be pulling away from the rest of the pack, but the battle for Europe has 10 points separating 2nd from 7th in the table.

    Our featured match of the weekend is at St. Mary'son Sundaywith Southampton hosting Liverpool, as both clubs find themselves only 4 points apart in the table. Points are now of the essence, and we are getting to the stretch of the season that can make or break a club’s season, so let's see what we can expect around the English Premier League this weekend.

    Saturday, February 21- 7 Matches

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    Stoke City vs Aston Villa

    3-Way: 1: Stoke +180 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Aston Villa +170 Home

    Spread: Stoke Pk -105 ; Aston Villa Pk -115

    Total 2: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Aston Villa has completely fallen apart. As far as we see it around here, clubs like QPR, Hull City, and even Burnley will appreciate how they have tanked and thrown in the towel for the season. They have not come out and announced that they don't expect to be in top flight next year, but all you have to do is watch this club for about 15 minutes, and see how there is no fight left.

    Stoke City is going in as a Pk Draw no Bet at -105, because a group of us guys in the Diamond studio could probably find a way to get a result against Aston Villa. Yes, it is that bad!

    Burnley vs Chelsea

    3-Way: 1: Burnley +1550 Away ; X: +615 Draw ; 2: Chelsea -525 Home

    Spread: Burnley +2 -125 ; Chelsea -2 +105

    Total 3: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Of course, Chelsea had the mid-week Champions League match with PSG, and are probably a bit disappointed after letting a one-goal lead slip away and settling for a draw, but the away goal might come in handy on the 2nd leg. This match won't present one-third of the issues that going to Paris presented, as we all know Burnley will most likely be facing relegation.

    The line setters dropped the ball here, as we see a -2 handicap on Chelsea and a 3 for a total, and that really does not add up. Chelsea will have 2 goals by halftime, and should be able to produce the same output in the second half, so 4 - 0 sounds just about right. Chelsea -2 and the Over 3 are both reasonably priced at +105 and -115, and they will both make our board in this spot.

    Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

    3-Way: 1: Arsenal -120 Away ; X: +270 Draw ; 2: C. Palace +355 Home

    Spread: Arsenal -0.5 -120 ; C. Palace +0.5 +100

    Total 2.5 : Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    All the pressure is on Arsenal in this spot, as they need points in every match they play from here on out to both stay in European contention and keep the clubs behind them from passing.

    This is another strange line offered, as we see a +355 on the home side, but yet even money on the +0.5. So they are telling us they have no chance to win, but they can easily get a draw. Really?No thank you, and this is the spot of the weekend to call the upset of the round.Yes, you are reading that right. We are suggesting the Palace at home at an extraordinarily tasty +355 to take all 3 points and shock everyone. Well, almost everyone!

    Queens Park vs Hull City

    3-Way: 1: QPR +300 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Hull +105 Home

    Spread: QPR +0.5 -125 ; Hull -0.5 +105

    Total 2.5: Over +140 ; Under -160

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well, look at that. We are actually talking about two clubs coming off wins their last time out, but yet they still find themselves in plenty of trouble. Obviously Queens Park has decided to give Chris Ramsey control, but we know he will still be relying on the staff around him to repair life after Harry.

    This match has a draw feel to it, but we have mentioned draws are tough to really call and expect, so we will turn to the away side handicap, and suggest the +0.5 at -125 to see if QPR can continue finding results as they climb out of the relegation zone.

    West Brom vs Sunderland

    3-Way: 1: West Brom +200 Away ; X: +215 Draw ; 2: Sunderland +155 Home

    Spread: West Brom Pk +105 ; Sunderland Pk -125

    Total 2: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Even though both of these clubs have had a poor season for the most part, to see this total at only 2 with a reasonable -115 attached to it surely opens the door for a play. It was 2 - 2 the first time they met this year, so why wouldn't we see something similar here?

    Let it be 1 - 1 if it must, but we certainly see them both scoring, even though the line setters say it will not happen as we check the Both to Score prop.

    Neither club can afford to sit back and let 90 minutes go by without pressing. We just saw West Brom dump 4 on West Ham in the FA cup just a few days ago. Two goals here is easily obtainable and, no matter how it comes, we will be happy they pulled it off.

    Manchester United vs Swansea

    3-Way: 1: Man U -105 Away ; X: +245 Draw ; 2: Swansea +315 Home

    Spread: Man U -0.5 -105 ; Swansea +0.5 -115

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Van Persie returns this weekend for Man U, and that is not the news Swansea needs at this point. Even though they do play better at home, we give Swansea no chance to win this match. They are out of sync when it comes to finishing off possessions. We saw it again the last time out vs West Brom, as they had the ball for 65 percent of the match and still lost 2 - 0. When you can't finish, you can have the ball all day if you like, because if the ball isn't finding the net, no one cares.

    Man U at -105 is so damn reasonable we can't even stand it, so if anyone is taking 3 points here, it is certainly United.

    Newcastle vs Manchester City

    3-Way: 1: Newcastle +1150 Away ; X: +480 Draw ; 2: Man City -375 Home

    Spread: Newcastle +1.5 +105; Man City -1.5 -125

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Three words for you: Lampard, Toure and Bony. That about wraps up all we need to say about Manchester City for this weekend, so let's just move on. Newcastle is going to get absolutely devoured this weekend. Chewed up, spit out, and smeared all over the place.

    There are no two easier plays to recommend this weekend than the -1.5 on Man City and the Over 3. The line setters aren't even making it outrageous to grab, so we expect the hammer to be dropped, and two tickets cashed with ease.

    Sunday, February 22- 3 Matches

    Featured Match Liverpool vs Southampton

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Liverpool +200

    Southampton +150

    Draw +225


    Liverpool Pk +105

    Southampton Pk -125

    Total 2.5:

    Over +105

    Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Liverpool has a match with Besiktason Thursdayin Europa League, and we will not have those results before we submit this preview. Do we have a rejuvenated Mario Balotelli now, after he finally found the net last time out for the Reds? He not only helped them take all three points from Tottenham, but even more amazingly he didn't even react to the goal that made it 3 - 2 to win the match. He certainly needed it, and he played the first half of the FA Cup match and should now have confidence coming into this weekend.

    Unfortunately for him, Southampton is going to shut him down, and we do not expect a lick of goal scoring here. This Under has to be the play to suggest in this spot, with Southampton at home and no one having much success against them. It might be 1 - 1 at best, so the Under 2.5 goes on the board for our featured match of the weekend, and it should still be an exciting match to watch.

    West Ham vs Tottenham

    3-Way: 1: West Ham +355 Away ; X: +285 Draw ; 2: Tottenham -125 Home

    Spread: West Ham +0.5 +105 ; Tottenham -0.5 -125

    Total 2.5: Over -140 ; Under +120

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Tottenham is another of the clubs playing a Europa League matchon Thursday, as they host Italian side Fiorentina on the front leg of the home and home.

    West Ham has slowly descended down the table as the weeks have gone on, and they come off a humiliating home loss in the FA Cup 4 - 0 to West Brom, which followed up 3 other disappointing results in Premier League.

    Let's go with Tottenham 3, West Ham 1, and move this total to Over 2.5 and 3 with the handicap to not deal with the -140 on the straight 2.5 and get close to even money for our trouble.

    Leicester City vs Everton

    3-Way: 1: Leicester +400 Away ; X: +270 Draw ; 2: Everton -135 Home

    Spread: Leicester +0.5 +115 ; Everton -0.5 -135

    Total 2.5: Over -105 ; Under -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Everton is yet another of the clubs playingon Thursdayin Europa League, but they are the only ones who have to travel for it. They play Young Boys on their front end of the home and home series, and have to travel back home to take on Leicesteron Sunday. Luckily for them, Leicester is a complete mess, and pose zero threat to anyone in the league.

    This is a spot for an Under call, with Tim Howard in net, and a Leicester club who will find nothing away from home. We would rather suggest the Under 2.5 at -115, than the -135 on the home side to find 3 points, so that is exactly what is happening. The Under 2.5 goes on the board.

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