Burnley vs Liverpool 12/26/2014 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Liverpool vs Burnley
Friday 26th December 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Burnley 15/4 Draw 14/5 Liverpool 4/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports, Canal +, NBC Sports Live
Burnley will host Liverpool on Friday with both teams in need of a win , only seven points seperates Burnley in the relegation spaces and Liverpool in tenth but Liverpool will have eyes on moving up the table and Burnley are only trying to survive this season in the Premier League. Burnley though have had a good run of form recently and accumulated eleven of their fifteen points over the last six weeks. Unbeaten at home in their last four Burnley will be hoping to continue that form when they host a struggling Liverpool. Dyche will be hoping that Ings and Barnes can continue their recent goal scoring exploits and that home advantage at Turfmoor with the home crowd being particularly vocal and obviously enjoying every moment of being back in the league with every home game a sell out this season.
Liverpool come into this game having won two of their last nine league games and are really struggling offensively. The reds did level up the game against Arsenal in injury time last weekend, that was the type of result that could ignite a season and we all know that Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool really need that. With Borini, Balotelli and Sturridge all out it will fall to Rickie Lambert to lead the line up front with Raheem Sterling and Stephen Gerrard in behind him. Liverpool need a spark from somewhere but I am not sure they are going to find it in turfmoor against a tough tackling hard working Burnley team.
Simply put I cant take Liverpool as favourites on the road against anyone. I am taking Burnley on the handicap here I think it's great value. I wouldn't be surprised if Burnley managed to get a 1-0 win here but more than likely this one finishes a draw so the home dog on the handicap makes sense.