Premier League fans are treated to some rare mid-week action this week, and the match between Liverpool and Chelsea looks to have come at the perfect time for title-chasing Chelsea with Liverpool having lost 3 home-games in just over a week. We’ve a tip for that game, as well as Burnley vs Leicester, and Stoke vs Everton.
Burnley vs Leicester (Tuesday 7.45)
It sometimes takes a long-time for the bookies to change their opinion about certain teams, and that opinion this season is that Burnley are a poor side. Okay, so they might be one of the worst in the Premier League away from home, but their current home form is amongst the best in Europe – and yet the bookies have still priced them up as the outsider at home to Leicester. Okay, on past results you can build a serious case for Leicester as they’ve won the last four renewals of this fixture, but current form looks more pertinent in this scenario. Burnley have won 8 of their last 9 home games, whilst Leicester have failed to win any of their last 6 away games in the Premier League. Burnley are even 5 points and 2 places above Leicester in the table – and odds of 21/10 for them to win this match looks a serious value-bet.
Burnley To Win @ 21/10 (Betfair Sportsbook)
Liverpool vs Chelsea (Tuesday 8.00)
If there’s ever been a time to take on Liverpool at Anfield it has to be now – as their season has disintegrated with consecutive home defeats to Swansea in the Premier League, Southampton in the EFL Cup, and FA Cup defeat at the hands of Championship side Wolves. If that’s the case, then Chelsea will be licking their lips in anticipation of widening their current 10-point lead over Jurgen Klopp’s men, especially as they haven’t tasted defeat in their last 4 visits to Anfield. However, the flip-side is that it was Liverpool who won at Chelsea earlier in the season, and Klopp’s tactical awareness saw Liverpool take 11-points from their clashes with the other top-6 sides in the first-half of the season. Therefore, with lots of areas of debate, it may be worth noting that 4 of the last 8 matches between the two teams have been draws – making the 23/10 for another draw look another value-bet.
Draw @ 23/10 (Various Bookies)
Stoke vs Everton (Wednesday 8.00)
Everton have really hit form in recent weeks, and 4 wins on the bounce has got them up to seventh in the Premier League, 8 points above ninth placed Stoke, and they’ve also got a far superior goal difference. It’s not that Stoke have been playing badly, indeed they’re unbeaten in their last 5 home games, but with Everton winning their clash earlier in the season, and having won both their games last season, Everton look the bet.
Everton @ 17/10 (Betway, Bet365)