After holding Manchester United to a draw in the midweek action, Burnley will look to claim yet another upset when they take on Liverpool, while revived Newcastle will welcome Aston Villa trying to win their third league match in a row. Our sportsbook is offering great odds for this weekend’s Premier League parlay.
Burnley vs. Liverpool: Comfortable away win
Burnley picked up a crucial point against Man United in midweek action to make it three successive league draws. They are still last in the standings and 11 games without a victory. Their matches have become tight with their last three games producing a total of just two goals. The Lancashire outfit need to find goals between now and the end of season with just three netted in the last eight. True, they have two games in hand on Newcastle who are sitting 17th, the first survival spot.
They enter this clash as heavy underdogs being priced at +1000 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. They are unbeaten in their last six home games, but they recorded their last win four months ago against Brentford. Just two of the last nine played at this ground have gone over 3.5 goals. They are usually making life difficult for the top teams and have recently kept Arsenal and United to draw games.
Liverpool is at another level. They will be looking to keep the Premier League title race alive. Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off Leicester City on Thursday thanks to a Diogo Jota double to keep the gap with Manchester City at the top to just nine points with a match in hand on the leaders. The Reds will welcome back both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane after their exploits in the African Cup of Nations. Salah played a few minutes in the midweek action against Leicester, but he will definitely start against Burnley.
New signing Luis Diaz seems to have settled into Premier League life and we expect him to have a great period with the Reds. Matches involving Liverpool finished with three or more goals 17 times this season and eight for for Burnley. Liverpool covered the spread in the last two mutual encounters against Burnley and should have enough to make it three in a row. This should be a two-unit play and that’s why we recommend you include them in your soccer picks and parlays.
Pick: Liverpool -1½ goals (-130)
Newcastle vs. Aston Villa: Goal-fest
Aston Villa have won just one of their last five domestic league fixtures and will be looking to return to winning ways after Wednesday’s thrilling draw against Leeds United. Philippe Coutinho has managed to return to form following his return to the Premier League, with the former Liverpool star scoring two goals and contributing two assists in three games following his shock loan move from Barcelona. Manager Steven Gerrard is bringing out the best of Coutinho with the pair on excellent terms, especially since they were teammates at Liverpool.
Aston Villa has an option to buy Coutinho for $45m, which Barcelona would be satisfied with as they want to get rid of the Brazilian given the fact that he is one of the highest paid players at the club. On the other side, Newcastle claimed back-to-back Premier League victories after their slender 1-0 win at Leeds was followed by a 3-1 success at home to Everton on Tuesday night. Eddie Howe still faces a challenging task as they bid to avoid relegation, but the addition of five new signings in January has come at the right time for the hosts.
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last 12 EPL home games against Aston Villa, a run which dates back to April 2005 but they failed to beat them in their previous seven league head-to-heads, including the 2-0 defeat from the reserve match. If you’re betting online, you should avoid the winners’ market. Newcastle are desperate for points but Aston Villa looks very good under new manager Gerrard.