The smorgasbord of soccer action continues this weekend as Matchday 22 in the EPL will be played out. There has been a bunch of EPL action over the Christmas/New Year period and there is another 10 great games scheduled for the weekend.
As usual, we provide you with our best bet of the weekend as well as our best value tip across the 10 game slate.
EPL Matchday 22 Betting Picks
Chelsea vs Burnley
Stamford Bridge, Saturday 10am ET
Our best bet of the week comes via Stamford Bridge this Saturday morning as the Blues host Burnley. Chelsea could only muster a 1-1 draw at Brighton in the mid-week Matchday 21 in the EPL but they have managed to pick up the maximum three points in the EPL in alternating games across their last eight matchups.
Chelsea’s results in those games have read W, L, W, L, W, L, W, D, so going by recent history, they should be back on top of their game at home on Saturday morning and be hunting the three points. They currently sit inside the top four, just five points clear of the trailing Manchester United, and will need to keep accruing points to ensure they qualify for the Champions League again.
The Blues are just a few weeks removed from good away wins in against London rivals in Tottenham and Arsenal, and when the travelled to Burnley back in Week 10 of the season, they were comfortable 4-2 winners on the road.
Chelsea should win at home, but they have been fairly leaky in defense this season. Expect Burnley to find the back of the net.
Tottenham vs Liverpool
Hotspur Stadium, Saturday 12.30pm ET
How can you faulter the Liverpool season so far? The Reds remain undefeated through 20 games in the English Premier League and have made everyone look like absolute fools. They have picked up maximum points in 19 of those 20 games, with their only draw coming against Manchester United all the way back on Matchday 9.
The one thing that might make them a little vulnerable to another big six club, however, has been their tendency to allow goals. Since Matchday 1 of the English Premier League season, the Reds have played in a total of 29 games in all competitions icluding Champions League, FA Cup and the EFL Championship.
Of those 29 games, they have allowed at least one goal in 19 games, which is more than you would expect from a team that remains undefeated in the domestic competition. They have stemmed the flow of goals over the last few month or so, however, after keeping a clean sheet in their last seven games in all competitions.
In their last three games against opposition big six clubs, the Spurs have scored just two goals and were comfortably defeated 2-0 by Chelsea at home just a few weeks ago. The Reds have an 8-3 goal difference in their last four games against the Spurs and we think they keep a clean sheet here.
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