In the first day of 2018 five matches will be played in the EPL, one of which will be a game between Burnley and Liverpool. Bookmakers are on the future guests’ side in this couple, the Merseysiders, which are in a great sporting shape, trying to maximally approach Chelsea, which are on the third position in the peloton. But Burnley shouldn’t be underestimated as well, the team has set the goal of finishing in the top-seven and to participate in the Eurocups next season. Very recently the Crimsons gave a real battle to Manchester United and will probably do the same with the Reds.
Burnley impress positively this season. Before the start of the English championship, Burnley alongside Brighton and Huddersfield were one of the obvious outsiders of the championship, but the victory in the first round over Chelsea, moreover in an away match, showed the mindset of the future hosts for the season.
It is unreal for Liverpool to fight for the title of the strongest team in the EPL, as the negative handicap to Manchester City is already more than a dozen points and is getting bigger with every round, therefore Klopp’s team is going to concentrate on the battle for the top-four. The main opponents of the Merseysiders are Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. Liverpool have had 10 away matches within the English championship, in which they have five victories, three draws and two defeats, the difference of scored and conceded goals is 27:20.
Burnley lost only 30% of the matches at their home ground, while the Reds have only 50% of away victories. A bet on the future hosts, who fought with all the tops, looks like a decent option.
Prediction for the match: Burnley to win with +1.5 Asian handicap