Liverpool showed superb fighting spirit as they came from behind to beat Leicester City in their final fixture of 2017. The Reds face a tricky test in their opening match of the new year though, for Jurgen Klopp's charges travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley who, despite a recent wobble, have impressed in the first half of the campaign.
The Clarets have not enjoyed a fruitful festive period, failing to win any of their last four fixtures and Sean Dyche's side will be eager to make a return to winning ways when the Reds make the trip to Lancashire.
Burnley were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur in their most recent home match but, before that, Dyche's side had been performing well on their own patch, losing just one of their previous eight league fixtures at Turf Moor. bet365 offer 6/1 (7.0) that the Clarets come out on top in front of their own supporters.
Liverpool, though, are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions and, having taken 13 points from their last five Premier League matches on the road, the men from Merseyside will fancy their chances of bagging a vital victory against the Clarets. bet365 offer just 1/2 (1.50) that the Reds are victorious, while the same firm offer 3/1 (4.0) that the match ends all square - the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Anfield back in September.
Reds to extend scoring streak?
Remarkably, Liverpool have scored at least three times in seven of their last eight matches away from home; bet365 go 7/4 (2.75) that the men from Merseyside score more than two goals in this game, while the same firm go 5/4 (2.25) that Klopp's free-scoring side are on target in both halves.
The Reds' last eight away matches has seen at least three goals scored and bet365 offer a tempting 4/5 (1.80) that there are more than two goals on this occasion, while the same firm go 7/4 (2.75) that there are at least four goals in this game.
Both teams to score?
It is worth noting, however, that there have been goals at both ends in just one of Burnley's 10 Premier League games at Turf Moor - a 1-1 draw with West Ham United back in October. bet365 go 10/11 (1.91) that either team fails to find the net, while the odds compilers offer even money (2.0) that there are fewer than three goals scored - that particular play would have landed in all but one of Burnley's 10 home games in the top tier this term.
Tips and Predictions:
It is difficult, though, to envisage a low-scoring contest when the Reds are involved and, so, value could lie in backing at least three goals to be scored when these teams meet.
The 4/5 (1.80) quote from bet365, therefore, could represent good value for punters ahead of Monday's match at Turf Moor.
Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.