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Liverpool v Stoke | Saturday 15:00
Going against one of my usual preferences here of backing teams in form, simply because for the first time in years I actually make Liverpool a touch of value!
Their horror season shudders from one disaster to the next, with individual errors and late goals leading to more dropped points in the Champions League this week. However, Brendan Rodgers has found one bright spark to cling onto and his name is Rickie Lambert.
With two goals in two games for the Reds, they can surely take advantage of an inconsistent Stoke team on Saturday afternoon. The Potters have a decent record against Liverpool but after three straight defeats the Reds will be determined to win in front of their loyal fans.
I’m backing Liverpool -0.75 at 15/16 with BetVictor, where even a one goal victory will see us profit.
West Ham v Newcastle | Saturday 15:00
The Hammers have regularly featured in my picks, this is because with either over or under performing sides the market is often priced incorrectly. It tends to stick with traditional views of a teams capabilities for longer than necessary and doesn’t value current form as highly as it perhaps should.
Both these sides have been enjoying some fantastic form of late but injuries to key players will disrupt West Ham again this weekend. Add to that their poor home record against Newcastle of just one win in eight games, plus the fact that the Magpies are the form team in the Premier League at the moment and I’m happy to back Newcastle +0.25 at 11/10 with BetVictor where just a draw will see us make a small profit.
Southampton V Man City | Sunday 13:30 | Sky Sports 1
I picked up a lovely winner with Aston Villa +0.75 against Southampton on Monday night (hope you saw the tip go up on my Twitter) and I’m taking them on here again this weekend.
This game sees the start of a real test for Saints as they face all the big teams, some of them twice over the festive period. I’m sure they will finish quite high up the table but it’s inevitable that they regress to some degree soon and despite Manchester City not being at their best this season, they have built an impressive away record and should be confident having just beaten Bayern Munich.
So, form and a touch of value is on the Citizens for once and I’m confident that backing City -0.25 at 21/20 with Bet365 will deliver a nice profit this weekend.