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It’s another reduced slate this weekend as the Premier League winter break finishes up with the second half of Matchday 26.
We took home some winnings last weekend, moving us to a net profit of $1,935 on the season.
Let’s finish Matchday 26 strong.
|Wolverhampton (+162)||Draw (+230)||Leicester (+175)|
|Southampton (-134)||Draw (+280)||Burnley (+375)|
|Norwich (+1000)||Draw (+525)||Liverpool (-400)|
|Aston Villa (+300)||Draw (+280)||Tottenham (-115)|
|Arsenal (-250)||Draw (+375)||Newcastle (+700)|
|Chelsea (-118)||Draw (+250)||Manchester United (+350)|
Burnley (+375) at Southampton (-134), Draw (+280)
It was only a matter of time before Sean Dyche got Burnley back on track. The Clarets have been terrific during the last month with victories over Leicester City and Manchester United, as well as a draw with Arsenal that probably should have been a win.
Southampton are still playing good football but results have dropped off a bit for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. The Saints also have the worst home record in the Premier League this season, taking just 11 points from 12 matches at St Mary’s, where Burnley are unbeaten during in the last two seasons. Three of the last four meetings between these sides have ended in draws, and given the Clarets’ current form and Southampton’s record at home, a share of the spoils feels inevitable in this one.
Pick: Draw (+280)
Tottenham (-115) at Aston Villa (+300), Draw (+280)
Aston Villa have had a remarkable run in the Carabao Cup but need to find a way to put in those same types of performances in the league. Booking a ticket to Wembley might give the Lions the confidence boost they require to put some much-needed distance between them and the bottom three.
This is something of a revenge spot for Villa, who looked on course for three points before a late Tottenham comeback when these teams met in north London to kick off the season. Spurs are slowly starting to find their way but still have just two wins from 12 away matches this season, and it’s not hard to see Villa doing enough to frustrate them Sunday.
Pick: Draw (+280)
Alex Moretto is a sports betting writer for BetaSoccer. A journalism graduate from Guelph-Humber University, he has worked in sports media for over a decade. He will bet on anything from the Super Bowl to amateur soccer, is too impatient for futures, and will never trust a kicker. Find him on Twitter @alexjmoretto.