After winning the Champions League group of death with maximum points, Liverpool plays host to Aston Villa while struggling Southampton travel to visit out-of-form Arsenal on Saturday. You can live-bet on the English top-flight league using our sportsbook.
Liverpool vs. Aston Villa
After resting their stars in the midweek’s Champions League action, Liverpool are ready to take on Aston Villa and Reds’ legend Steven Gerrard. Liverpool became the first English club to win all six games of a Champions League group phase after beating AC Milan in the final game and are currently in the heat of a battle to secure supremacy in the Premier League. They are sitting second in the EPL standings, just one point behind leaders Man City.
There’s no value in backing them to beat Aston Villa on Saturday because they are priced at -425 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. Jurgen Klopp did well to rest many of his key players because the Reds are playing five games in 15 games as the festive period is full of action in the Premier League.
Liverpool duo Naby Keita and Joe Gomez were fit enough to return to the pitch as substitutes against AC Milan but Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara were all rested but they will surely return to the starting XI against Villa. Mo Salah added another goal to his season tally. He scored 20 goals in 21 goals across Premier League and Champions League, offering 10 assists in the process. He will definitely lead the attacking line and he will be joined by another superstar, Sadio Mane who’s sitting fourth in the EPL top scorers’ chart with seven goals.
Last weekend, Liverpool scored once in the short victory against Wolves, being saved by Divock Origi’s last-minute goal. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in their last seven games against Aston Villa and have managed six victories during this run.
On the other side, have suffered defeat in each of their last three visits to Anfield across all competitions but Gerrard has done an impressive job at Aston Villa winning three in the previous four EPL games. We expect them to find the back of the net and help us win our bet. We always expect goals when Liverpool are playing on home soil that’s why we love the overs in our soccer picks and parlays. We’ve seen four goals in Liverpool’s four home games, and we are going with the trend.
Pick: Over 3½ goals in the match at +105
Arsenal vs. Southampton
Arsenal will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they welcome Southampton on Saturday at the Emirates. With Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea expected to finish in top three, the fight for a top-four finish remains the only question of the season. Five teams are battling for that fourth spot with Arsenal being one of them.
Arsenal are unbeaten in the last five EPL head-to-heads against Southampton holding an unbeaten record against the Saints in Premier League history. No matter the opponent, that record is huge and will always follow Southampton.
The Gunners enter this clash on the back of two defeats in a row, but they are tipped to win this contest and return to winning ways. Southampton are winless in their previous four games bur this match should be closer than the odds suggest. The odds compilers are very smart setting the spread at +1 for the visitors. We don’t like that line so we will avoid it. When you’re betting online you should always search for the best value bet and this time we’re going with the goals’ market.