2014-2015 Premier League Previews: Week 18 (Part 1)

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Updated: December 22, 2014
Liverpool - Week 18

Liverpool vs. Burnley

 

Match Date: 26 December 2014 (local time)

Venue: Anfield

 

Liverpool takes all the positives from its late equalizer against Arsenal and uses it as inspiration to dominate the match against the struggling Burnley.

 

Despite its unprecedented dip, the club’s head honcho, Brendan Rodgers remains keen in snatching a top 4 finish. Rodgers’ confidence is further fueled by the most awaited return of Daniel Sturridge.

 

As for Burnley, there’s no doubt that this squad is the outright relegation favorite of many sports betting sites. Just recently, the club just suffered a loss to Tottenham. This has readily pushed them into the bottom of the league table, while struggling for survival.

 

Prediction

Liverpool 3-1 Burnley

 

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Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

 

Match Date: 26 December 2014 (local time)

Venue: Selhurst Park

 

Playing in Selhurst Park barely gives Crystal Palace the assurance that they’ll win against the football betting favorite, Southampton. They have already lost 10 of their last 11 matches. It has been five (5) years since they last defeated Southampton and their possibility of repeating the same feat is slim.

 

Southampton just snatched a much needed victory last week. This can be considered as a good response after suffering a 5-match winless streak. It is also important to note that the squad, which they thrashed was Everton—one of the strongest clubs in the league. Everton suffered a 3-0 defeat in their hands.

 

 

 

Prediction

Crystal Palace 0-3 Southampton

 

 

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