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Liverpool FC vs. Aston Villa FC
Saturday, December 11, 2021 – 10:00 AM EST at Anfield
Winter Schedule Can't Stop The Reds
Wolverhampton was seconds away from breaking Liverpool's win streak last weekend; that was until Divock Origi added another last-minute goal to his repertoire. A 1-0 success against Wolves left little time to celebrate as Liverpool's final Champions League fixture was just around the corner.
Again, Origi, with a heroic effort, saw Liverpool become the first-ever English team to win all six of their Champions League group stage fixtures. Jurgen Klopp defied the odds versus AC Milan midweek, handing the Italian side a 2-1 defeat at the San Siro despite rotating his squad.
Success in Italy marked Liverpool's six consecutive wins in all competitions, and with four of those six wins coming through domestic outings, the Reds have jumped over Chelsea into 2nd place – one point behind league leaders Manchester City
Aston Villa's fortune has been lifted since the arrival of Steven Gerrard, and the former Liverpool midfielder will return to his old home with a point to prove as Villa manager.
Gerrard has won three of his four games at the West Midlands club, and his loss to Manchester City gave Pep Guardiola's team a surprisingly tough 90 minutes.
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Although I expect Liverpool to keep their dominant home record in-tact, Villa has scored in all of their games since Gerrard took the reigns, and I can visualize the Villians finding another place on the score sheet this Saturday.
The betting value on both teams to score is close to even money, a price tag that shows value with Liverpool conceding goals in two of their last three games.
Score Prediction: Liverpool 2 – Aston Villa 1
Greuther Furth vs. Union Berlin
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 09:30 AM EST at BayArena
Fade Greuther All Season Long
Greuther Furth has been the money team since their arrival to top-flight German football, but for all the wrong reasons. Throughout 14 Bundesliga matchdays, Greuther has lost 13 whilst allowing 46 goals. At this point, they've become an automatic fade, no matter who they're matched against.
Union Berlin took a rough exit from the Europa League during the week, but this term's domestic run hasn't been too shabby. Defeating RB Leipzig 2-1 on matchday 14 should be more than enough evidence that this squad can deliver Greuther another unwinnable 90 minutes.
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Union Berlins away form isn't desirable, winning just one of their last 12 Bundesliga games on their travels. With that said, the moneyline odds aren't worth risk anyway, but we can take solace in knowing that Berlin can provide goals away from home – scoring at least two goals in four of their last seven road trips.
Expecting two goals from the visitors could potentially give us a winning wager within the initial 45 minutes, Greuther has become the auto-fade team this season, and we'll keep on riding the wave until the season's end.
Score Prediction: Greuther Furth 1 – Union Berlin 3
Bundesliga Prediction: Union Berlin Over 1.5 Team Goals (-143) [1.70] [1.43u wager returns 1u] at Everygame
RCD Espanyol vs. Levante UD
Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 08:00 AM EST at RCDE Stadium
Espanyol Unstoppable On Home Soil
Espanyol has collected 17 points from a possible 20 when playing at the RCDE Stadium, including a shock win over Real Madrid. How can we doubt them now?
Since arriving back in the top flight, they've evidently adapted to the elite teams around them, and despite sitting in the bottom half of the Primera Division, they remain closer to the top-six than the relegation zone that eliminated them two seasons back.
The Catalan headquarters doesn't welcome visiting teams with open arms, as the Blanquiazules have won five of their previous six home meetings. Meeting with La Liga's least threatening side in Levante will also assist their confidence in maintaining the impressive home record.
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Levante will see the arrival of new manager Alessio Lisci, which could see this squad go all out for their new boss. However, the available odds on Espanyol to win at +100 are too strong to ignore.
Score prediction: Espanyol 1 – Levante 0
La Liga Prediction: Espanyol to Win ML (+100) [2.00] [1u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame
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