Aston Villa vs. Manchester United odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s Aston Villa vs. Manchester United odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Saturday, Manchester United (9 wins, 6 losses, 4 draws) travels to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa (7-11-1). Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Aston Villa vs. Manchester United odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

This game is going to be a shadow of what it could be. Manchester United is entering with several players either out or doubtful, heavily impacting the odds.

Players like star M Paul Pogba to F Cristiano Ronaldo are out and doubtful, respectively, for United, among other key personnel. For Villa, M Philippe Coutinho is doubtful while M John McGinn and M Leon Bailey are both out.

United took a 1-0 loss to the Wolves in its last EPL action, but picked up a 1-0 victory over Villa in the FA Cup Monday. Villa lost 2-1 to Brentford and 3-1 to Chelsea in its most recent EPL results.

Aston Villa vs. Manchester United: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:47 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Aston Villa +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Manchester United +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Draw +240
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -122 | U: -102)

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Prediction

Manchester United 2, Aston Villa 1

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to MANCHESTER UNITED (+145).

While it’s down players, Ronaldo is listed as “doubtful,” so he could draw the start. United is a far deeper team with players like M Fred and F Edison Cavani likely also to start.

Villa has also been in terrible form as of late with four losses in its last six EPL games. While United hasn’t had much success, it has at least won four of its last six games and sit 7th on the table.

Both teams have played 19 games with United having a +3 goal differential and Villa a -5. Despite being on the road, I’ll take the plus-money United to win just as they did in the FA Cup.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 2.5 (-122).

Man U is going be down at least one key defender. For Villa, F Danny Ings is set to play, and he’s had a terrific career. Ings should be able to have his way with the United defense.

United has a lacking defense as well, evidenced by 27 goals allowed in 19 games. Similarly, Villa has allowed 30 goals in 19, so there’s no reason to think they’ll be able to limit United.

Given how both teams have played this season, I’d prefer to bet on more goals Saturday.

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Chelsea vs. Manchester City odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s Chelsea vs. Manchester City odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Saturday, Chelsea (12 wins, 2 losses, 7 draws) will head to Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City (17-2-2). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Chelsea vs. Manchester City odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

For City, John Stones and Phil Foden are both doubtful. Foden started the first match between these two teams. At Chelsea, Man City won on a 53rd-minute goal by Gabriel Jesus.

City drew Liverpool earlier this season as well, so they’re 1-0-1 against two of the league’s top-three teams. As for Chelsea, they dropped their game to City but drew Liverpool as well.

Chelsea and City rank No. 3 and No. 1, respectively, in opponents’ goal allowed. Similarly, in a combined 42 goals, the two sides have netted a combined 98 goals. Chelsea will be without key M Reece James and D Ben Chilwell.

Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Chelsea +370 (bet $100 to win $370) | Manchester City -140 (bet $140 to win $100) | Draw +295
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -130 | U: +105)

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Prediction

Manchester City 1, Chelsea 1

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to a DRAW +295.

Man City may have gotten the better of Chelsea the first time around, but it was by a narrow one-goal margin.

These two teams are closely matched with Chelsea being one of the lone clubs with a capable enough midfield to keep pace with City. Chelsea has drawn four straight EPL matches, including one against Liverpool. They’ve also won their last 3 times taking the pitch, all non-EPL games.

As for City, they’re coming off a 2-1 win over Arsenal, a game in which they were down 1-0 and then scored two following an Arsenal red card.

While they have a high-profile attack, I trust the Chelsea defense to limit them, holding a loaded City offense to just four shots on goal their first time around.

With that in mind, I’d play the DRAW +295, if anything, on the money line.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 2.5 (+105).

This is my favorite bet of the game. In many of these big-time matchups (games between two of the EPL’s clearly top-three teams), goals seem to be at a premium.

While Liverpool has the best attack in the EPL, neither Chelsea or City are quite at that level. City’s strength is in their midfield while Chelsea is balanced yet not overly lethal anywhere. I expect a slugfest, much like it was the first time these two clubs met.

In 3 of the last 4 times these two teams have met, only 1 goal has been scored. Under 2.5 is a strong bet as two of the league’s best defenses will take the pitch.

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Sunday’s Chelsea vs. Liverpool odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Sunday, Liverpool (12 wins, 2 losses, 5 draws) travels to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea (12-2-6). Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Chelsea vs. Liverpool odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

It’s always must-watch football when two of the top three teams in the EPL square off against each other. Sadly, we won’t see what a fully healthy match may look like.

Chelsea will be without D Reece James and M Timo Werner while D Thiago Silva and F Kai Havertz doubtful. Midfielder Thiago will be sidelined for Liverpool also.

Fans will still be gifted with a show from the likes of forwards Romelu Lukaku and Mohamed Salah. This game features two of the leagues’ top four offensive and defensive squads, so there will be no shortage of talent on the pitch.

Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Chelsea +165 (bet $100 to win $165) | Liverpool +160 (bet $100 to win $160) | Draw +245
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)

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Prediction

Liverpool 2, Chelsea 1

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to LIVERPOOL (+160). It’s the healthier side and is arguably the best team in the EPL regardless of health.

The Liverpool attack, especially with Chelsea likely down Silva, should have its way. Salah and F Diogo Jota are the top two scorers in the EPL and both are set to start Sunday.

Neither team is in top form. Chelsea has drawn three of its last four outings and Liverpool has lost and drawn its last two, respectively.

Defender Ben Chilwell, who has started six games for Chelsea’s backline, will also be out. Chelsea is just too short-handed to bet on, and with Liverpool closer to full strength, it’s the right side to back.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the OVER 2.5 (-125). It’s going to be difficult for Chelsea, down two typical starting defenders, to handle the league-best Liverpool attack.

Consequently, it’ll have to pick up the pace. Midfielders Mason Mount, Lukaku and Christian Pulisic should all be active in this game to help counter that elite Liverpool attack.

I expect both sides to get on the board once. Liverpool has given up 16 goals in 19 matches and Chelsea has allowed 14 in 20 matches despite them both being top-tier defensive sides.

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Chelsea vs. Aston Villa odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Sunday’s Chelsea vs. Aston Villa odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Sunday, Chelsea (11 wins, 2 losses, 5 draws) travels to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa (7-9-1). Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Chelsea vs. Aston Villa odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Chelsea will need this win to keep pace with Manchester City and Liverpool as they’ve fallen behind the league leaders.

Chelsea has been so dominant this season behind a mere 12 goals conceded across 18 matches while scoring 39 of its own. Midfielders Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz are doubtful for the away side, although it seems like Lukaku may be the more likely of the two to see time.

Aston Villa sits just inside the top half of the table despite a negative goal differential. Villa has struggled for victory and managed only one draw behind just 23 goals for across 18 matches. D Ashley Young is doubtful but may suit up and star M Leon Bailey has been declared out.

Chelsea vs. Aston Villa: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Chelsea -133 (bet $133 to win $100) | Aston Villa +390 (bet $100 to win $390) | Draw +260
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: +112 | U: -140)

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Prediction

Aston Villa 1, Chelsea 1

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to the DRAW (+260).

Lukaku is arguably the best nine in the world but may not have full match fitness after missing time — if he plays at all. M Timo Werner‘s is out. Those are a couple of key attackers for Chelsea. The energy should favor Villa in its home grounds.

Chelsea is undefeated in nine of its last 10 matches against Villa, so I wouldn’t quite bank on an upset either. However, Villa’s strength is in its attack. 25-year-old F Ollie Watkins should be available and press that quality Chelsea backline.

A draw here, for this value, feels like a good wager.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 2.5 (-140) as Chelsea’s backline is healthy and just that good.

Chelsea has given up the second-fewest goals in the EPL this season behind only Manchester City. Jorginho, who typically anchors the backend of the team’s midfield, should be available, along with veteran D Thiago Silva.

Combine the expertise of those two with the weakened Chelsea attack, and it feels like a game that should see few goals. Chelsea’s last two EPL matches have combined for just two goals.

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Manchester City vs. Leicester City odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Sunday’s Manchester City vs. Leicester City odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Sunday, Leicester City (6 wins, 6 losses, 4 draws) will travel to Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City (14-2-2). Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Manchester City vs. Leicester City odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Manchester City is coming into this one looking to distance itself atop the English Premier League.

For this match, D Kyle Walker is doubtful and F Ferran Torres is out. That said, Man City has thrived this season due to their league-best defense, giving up just 9 goals in 18 matches.

They’ve scored 44, the second-most in the league. Their midfield, led by Jack Grealish and Kevin de Bruyne is finally at full strength as well, so this could be as good of form as City gets.

That’s bad news for the ninth-place Leicester City. A slew of players are doubtful for the road side including star F Jamie Vardy. Leicester is coming into this one in good form as well despite being shorthanded.

They’ve scored 11 goals in their last 4 EPL matches. Although they did manage 3 in a midweek showdown with Liverpool, Vardy, who isn’t expected to play, scored two of them.

Manchester City vs. Leicester City: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Manchester City -800 (bet $100 to win $800) | Leicester City +1700 (bet $1700 to win $100) | Draw +850
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: -145 | U: +115)

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Prediction

Manchester City 2, Leicester City 0

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line. Man City is the best team in the EPL, and they should win at home. They’re 7-1-1 at home. I wouldn’t bet against even a draw here, and betting on them at -800 has little value.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE is available at -100. But, I’d rather take BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE at -125. The last time these two teams played, it was a 1-0 final.

Leicester has had a solid attack as of late, but against Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City combined, they’ve scored 3 goals in 4 games. They struggle against top-tier sides, and I’d expect that again without many key players and on the road.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 3.5 (+115). The reasoning is similar as before.

While Leicester has 27 goals for and 27 goals against in 18 games, they haven’t played heavy-scoring matches with top-tier sides. Chelsea won 3-0, and Arsenal won 2-0 against Leicester.

Similarly, Man City’s last three matches against top-10 opponents have resulted in all three games going under 3 goals and them scoring just 5 goals in the 3 games.

High-level games typically result in fewer goals, and I’d bank on that again here.

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Liverpool vs. Tottenham odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Sunday’s Liverpool vs Tottenham odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Sunday, Liverpool (12 wins, 1 loss, 4 draws) travels to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to take on Tottenham (8-5-1). The match is set to kickoff at 11:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Liverpool vs Tottenham odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Tottenham will be without F Son Heung-Min, one of their best attackers. Aside from Heung-Min, Harry Kane has yet to produce much this season.

Tottenham has scored just 16 goals in 14 games while allowing 17. That’s the four-fewest goals in the league, ahead of just Wolverhampton, Burnley and Norwich City.

It’s the exact opposite for Liverpool who leads the league with 48 goals for. However, star defender Virgil van Dijk will be sidelined Sunday which may give Tottenham a better chance than it would normally have.

The Reds will be getting M Roberto Firmino back though to give them an additional offensive boost, and he’s expected to draw the start. Liverpool has won seven straight against Tottenham.

Liverpool vs Tottenham: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Liverpool -180 (bet $180 to win $100) | Tottenham +460 (bet $100 to win $460) | Draw +340
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -170 | U: +133)

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Prediction

Liverpool 2, Tottenham 0

Money line (ML)

BET on LIVERPOOL (-180).

When you can get any of the top-three EPL teams at better than -200 when playing against a team outside the top three, you take it. Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea are just a level above the field.

With the league’s most dangerous attack, backed by one of the best players in the work, F Mohamed Salah, Liverpool has scored an EPL-leading 48 goals. It’s also conceded just 13 goals against, the third-fewest in the EPL.

Despite the offensive firepower on paper, Tottenham has translated it into just 16 goals. There’s no reason to believe they’ll be able to get it going against a mighty Liverpool defense.

At this price, bet on Liverpool to win.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the UNDER 2.5 (+133) as the best value on the total. While Liverpool’s lethal attack could get loose, against the Wolves — a team that’s goals for/against profile is similar to Tottenham, the Reds won just 1-0.

Liverpool has won two of its last three games by a final score of 1-0, and with its defense coupled with Tottenham not allowing much on their end, I’d expect fewer goals in this one.

Tottenham is only seventh on the table due to the strength of its defense, and it should keep that intensity up at home Sunday. The Hotspur have played two of the top three teams, beating Man City 1-0 and losing to Chelsea 3-1.

The Under is the better play at this price.

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Newcastle vs. Manchester City odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Sunday’s Newcastle vs. Manchester City odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Sunday, Manchester City (13 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws) will head to St. James’ Park to take on Newcastle (1-9-7). Kickoff is expected for 9 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Newcastle vs. Manchester City odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Manchester City is coming into this game following a 7-0 midweek beatdown of Leeds United. Newcastle, three spots lower on the table than Leeds, enters as a heavy underdog despite being at home.

Newcastle’s weakness is in their defending as it’s given up 37 goals in 17 matches. It’s lost 3-0 to Chelsea and 3-1 to Liverpool in previous matches against teams in the top three on the table.

City is coming in at relatively full strength despite that M Bernardo Silva and D Kyle Walker are both doubtful. The Citizens have won seven straight EPL matches and sit atop the table.

Newcastle vs. Manchester City: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Newcastle +1500 (bet $100 to win $1,500) | Manchester City -650 (bet $650 to win $100) | Draw +700
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +105 | U: -130)

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Prediction

Manchester City 5, Newcastle 1

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line. Having drawn Southampton earlier in the season and being on the road, betting on City at -650 doesn’t make much sense. However, the other two options make less sense.

However, I think BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE? YES (+120) actually isn’t a bad deal. Newcastle’s top scorer, F Callum Wilson, is expected to play. He has 6 goals on the season.

City has allowed just 9 goals all season which bolsters this value, but they’ll be shorthanded on their backline without Walker and could allow a few extra opportunities.

Newcastle has averaged exactly a goal per game and scored on Liverpool last time out. This bet is really one for Newcastle to score which, at this value, I’d put a small unit on.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER 3.5 (+105) as Man City should be able to have its way with Newcastle. All six players that were in the lineup as City put 7 on Leeds should be active again.

City has arguably the best servicing to their forwards in the entire league with Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish in the midfield. Fans should see exactly why the Citizens’ midfield is one of the best in the world Sunday.

It would be shocking to see City not pummel Newcastle. Manchester averages 3.5 goals per game against teams in the relegation zone. With that in mind, bet the Over relatively comfortably.

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Chelsea vs. Everton odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Thursday’s Chelsea vs. Everton odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Thursday, Everton (5 wins, 8 losses, 3 draws) will travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea (11-2-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Chelsea vs. Everton odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

One of the top-three teams in the EPL, Chelsea is coming off a win against Leeds United. It was a 3-2 game, and given the talent difference, it should’ve been more like 4-1.

Chelsea is just 2-1-1 over their last four. Their strength is in their defense, having given up just 11 games all season, second only to Man City.

As for Everton, despite a strong start, they now sit 14th on the table. Defense has been their key weakness, giving up 28 goals in 16 games and scoring 20.

They’ve lost 4 of their last 5 – including two games to Liverpool and Man City in which they lost a combined 7-1. Chelsea will come in as heavy favorites at home.

Chelsea vs. Everton: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Chelsea -420 (bet $100 to win $420) | Everton +1200 (bet $100 to win $1200) | Draw +520
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -145 | U: +115)

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Prediction

Chelsea 3, Everton 1

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line. While Chelsea has shown some flaws, betting on them to even draw at home isn’t a smart move.

However, I wouldn’t mind tossing out BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at +135. Everton is averaging over a goal per game, and they do have a couple of elite attackers.

While many players for Everton will be out, Demarai Gray is expected to play, and he’s leading the team with five goals. His pace in the middle of the field should give their offense a fighting chance at scoring.

Also Chelsea has given up 11 in 16 games, so it’s certainly possible one slips by their defense. As for their attack, they average over two per game and are playing a weak Everton, they should be just fine there.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the OVER ALTERNATE LINE 3.5 (+165) as the best bet in this game. Chelsea has gone over this total in its last two games, totaling 5 combined goals in each.

Add in a six-goal match in their Dec. 8 showing, and it’s clear their backline hasn’t been as steady as they’d hope.

With Gray still in the lineup, Everton should be able to put pressure on them. For Chelsea, with F Romelu Lukaku healthy and also Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic set to be available, their attack will be lethal as well.

N’Golo Kante, one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, will be doubtful, per whoscored.com. That should hamper an already weak Chelsea defense. For those reasons, betting on more goals seems like the smarter move.

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Manchester City vs. Wolves odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s Manchester City vs. Wolves odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Saturday, the Wolves (6 wins, 6 losses, 3 draws) travel to Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City (11-2-2). Kickoff is set for 7:30 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Manchester City vs. Wolves odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Man City is coming in having recently taken over the top spot on the EPL table. A shocking Chelsea loss last weekend as Man City moved one point over Liverpool and two over Chelsea.

Led by M Jack Grealish and M Kevin de Bruyne, both of which played in the team’s mid-week Champions League loss to RB Leipzig. City will be heavy favorites.

However, the Wolves, behind winger Adama Traoré, have the pace and talent to pull off an upset, making this one of the best games on the EPL slate this weekend.

Manchester City vs. Wolves: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Manchester City -650 (bet $650 to win $100) | Wolves +1700 (bet $1,700 to win $100) | Draw +670
  • Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +130 | U: -165)

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Prediction

Manchester City 2, Wolves 0

Money line (ML)

PASS on the money line.

If there’s a playable side here, it’s the Draw at +670. Last time the Wolves took on a top EPL side, they lost to Liverpool 1-0. Their defense is legit, having allowed the third-fewest goals in the EPL.

That said, typically I turn to BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE or NOT SCORE. However, those odds are respectively +122 and -170, both relatively unplayable here.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the ALTERNATE LINE UNDER 2.5 (+150). This is absolutely tremendous value.

Here’s a crazy stat about the Wolves. Their last four games combined have gone Under 2.5 goals (two 0-0 draws and two 1-0 performances). They’ve had one game, a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, go Over 2.5 goals in their last 7.

While Man City does have a great attack, they’re barely topping two per game. At the same time, the City defense has allowed the second-fewest goals in the EPL this season.

This is the best value in the match.

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Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton odds, picks and prediction

Analyzing Saturday’s Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton odds and lines, with EPL picks and predictions.

On Saturday, Liverpool (9 wins, 1 loss, 4 draws) will travel to Molineux Stadium to take on Wolverhampton (6-5-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET. Below, we preview the Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Liverpool’s attack has been red hot, scoring 4 goals in each of its last three EPL games. Two of those games were clean sheets for Liverpool.

The Reds scored 12 and given up one goal in the last three games. It’s been an absolutely dominant stretch of games, especially with one coming against Everton and another against Arsenal.

Now, they’ll draw the Wolves, who’ve scored 12 and given up 12 in 14 games. The Wolves are currently ranked eighth on the table. They’re led by Hwang Hee-chan who has 4 goals on the season.

Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton: Odds, picks and predictions

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Friday at 7:25 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Liverpool -240  (bet $240 to win $100) | Wolverhampton +600 (bet $100 to win $600) | Draw +390
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -165 | U: +130)

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Prediction

Liverpool 2, Wolverhampton 0

Money line (ML)

“LEAN” to the LIVERPOOL -(240).

I just don’t love the value here which makes this a lean. There’s no reason why Liverpool won’t continue its dominant trend in this one.

Superstar F Mohamed Salah has been terrific and should once again lead his side. His pace and play should have him as the Ballon d’ Or favorite.

Liverpool will be down starting F Roberto Firmino. His absence hasn’t caused any struggles as of late. Given the Wolves scored under a goal per game and allow under a goal per game.

BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE (-122) seems like good value. However, you’re betting against the Wolves attack, but often overlooked, Liverpool’s third-best defense justifies the value.

Over/Under (O/U)

BET on the UNDER 2.5 (+130) as two of the best four defenses in the league will be squaring off. Firmino’s absence hasn’t slowed Liverpool down and betting against its attack typically isn’t wise.

However, Liverpool has tallied just 3 goals in their two games against the top defenses in the EPL which is why some sluggish play, especially after a midweek game, could make sense.

It’s a lean, but it’s the only one with good value here.

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