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Burnley v Liverpool: Huge-price punt the prime pick at Turf Moor

| 24.12.2014

According to Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool are getting back to their old selves, with a draw against Arsenal and defeat to Manchester United apparently equating to hope-inspiring results for the Northern Irishman, as far as the Premier League is concerned.

If one point from the last six is viewed as momentum building for the Reds boss, then the Anfield club’s Christmas fixtures are sure to have the former Swansea tactician smacking his lips with excitement.

Starting with a trip to Burnley, Liverpool then host Swansea and Leicester with the chance to make up some ground in the race for the top four.

Ahead of the Turf Moor trip, we’ve found three of the best bets for the encounter below:

First half to end 0-0 @ 15/8

Neither of these sides have been particularly fast-starting this season, with a goalless first half becoming far more commonplace than either would have liked.

Burnley have seen eight of their 17 first halves end without a goal scored, while Liverpool have endured six double-bagel opening periods from their own league outings.

Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6

Liverpool’s Premier League away games average the highest number of goals in the Premier League this season, with the 28 scored over the eight fixtures, working out to a hefty 3.5 strikes per contest.

All of their last five road trips in all competitions have surpassed the 2.5 barrier, while Burnley have been involved in eight games of at least three goals in their 17 league outings to date.

Liverpool to win 4-0 @ 28/1

On the previous occasion the Clarets were sat at the top table, Liverpool did what’s known as a job on them in both meetings.

The Turf Moor club were trounced for eight across the two games, with Steven Gerrard helping himself to a brace in the last battle, which was held at the Lancashire club’s ground.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.