Burnley-Liverpool. Jürgen Klopp worried in vain
Mikhail Korobov December 25, 2023, 14:15 Moscow time
The championship race is in full swing and a difficult schedule is no obstacle for the Reds. The Merseysiders will not let the Gunners get ahead.
On December 26, the Burnley – Liverpool matchday 19 of the Premier League will be played. The game starts at 20:30 Moscow time. The bookmakers have already made a prediction, they consider the guests as favorites: you can bet that the Reds will win with odds of 1.40. The success of the “burgundy” team is estimated at 7.70. Tie bets are accepted at 5.20.
Bookmaker odds for the Premier League match Burnley – Liverpool on December 26, 2023
Analysts are confident that the match between Burnley and Liverpool will be productive: a total of more than 2.5 goals costs 1.46, and a total of less than 2.5 goals costs 2.75. If the hosts score, the odds will be 1.55. An away goal is available at odds of 1.06. You can bet on “both will score” for 1.67.
Analysis and forecast for the match on matchday 19 of the English Championship “Burnley” – “Liverpool” (12/26/2023)
Gone are the Champions League group stage matches. All eyes are on the covered stadiums. Five matches are scheduled for matchday 19 of the Premier League on December 26. In one of them, local Burnley will host Liverpool at the Turf Moor Stadium. The starting whistle will sound at 20:30 Moscow time.
The Burgundy team is in penultimate place in the English championship standings. The difference with Nottingham Forest, which occupies 17th place, is three points. In 18 Championship matches, Burnley had only three wins and two draws.
Vincent Kompany’s team scored most of its points in matches with teams at the bottom of the standings. In 18 games in the Premier League, Burnley scored only 18 goals and lost 36. Only Sheffield United, which occupies last place, has worse statistics.
If it weren’t for the talented James Trafford, the numbers would have been even worse. In 18 championship games, he made 71 saves. Previously, the 21-year-old goalkeeper had a great season with Bolton and also performed brilliantly at the Euro Youth Championship. During the entire tournament he did not miss a single goal.
Burnley, in principle, has a very young and promising squad. However, Vincent Kompany has not yet been able to fully unleash the potential of his players. The “Burgundy” make a lot of mistakes, they often lose and lose.
Liverpool are in second place in the Premier League standings. The difference with the leader Arsenal is one point. More recently, Merseyside had a great chance to defeat the Gunners, but the head-to-head confrontation at Anfield was marked by a 1:1 draw.
Jurgen Klopp’s men came closer to victory. In the 72nd minute, with the score 1:1, Trent Alexander-Arnold missed a great opportunity. Mohamed Salah went on the counterattack and was able to pass the ball to three teammates at the same time. He chose a defender as a target, but upon receiving the ball in a killer position, he hit the crossbar.
And this is not the first time that Liverpool have dropped points in a very disappointing way in the current Premier League season. He previously set the anti-season record with 34 shots against Manchester United (0-0). And the match with Tottenham (1-2) was generally remembered for a serious refereeing error. The referee annulled Luis Díaz’s goal.
That defeat remains the Merseysiders’ only defeat this Premier League season. They also tied six times. In 18 championship matches, the Reds only conceded 16 goals and scored 37. Mohamed Salah scored 12 of them. He also provided seven assists.
The Egyptian ranked tenth on the list of top scorers in the English championship. He has 151 goals in the Premier League. Furthermore, Salah achieved a unique achievement. He became the first footballer in history to score 10 or more goals against Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.
You can bet on Liverpool’s victory in the next match with a handicap (-1.5) in bookmakers with an odds of 2.04. Five of the last eight head-to-heads ended this way. The Reds have many more resources and much better results from a distance.
It is not entirely clear why Jürgen Klopp spoke with horror about the schedule for the second half of December. His players confidently defeated West Ham (5:1) in the quarterfinals of the FA League Cup and also came close to beating Arsenal in the Championship. The Reds should not have serious problems with the “burgundy”.
The championship race gives additional motivation to the Merseysiders. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola recently admitted that he knew from day one that the Reds would get back into the medal fight. The Spanish specialist pointed out that this always happens with Klopp.
Prediction and bets for the match of matchday 19 of the Premier League “Burnley” – “Liverpool” on December 26, 2023
Burnley is one of the main losers of the English championship. He scores very few goals and, despite the efforts of a talented goalkeeper, loses a lot. Liverpool have suffered the fewest defeats in the Premier League this season. Demonstrate excellent football and aim to win the championship. The history of head-to-head confrontations speaks in favor of a confident victory for the Reds. We think this bet will work this time too.
Tender: Victory for Liverpool with a handicap (-1.5) in 2.04.