Friday December 19th, 2014

Manchester United improved to 6-0-0 over its last six games with a resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool at home last week. The club looks to carry its momentum into a road game this Saturday against Aston Villa.

With the win over Liverpool, Manchester United has outscored its opponents 12-3 over its current six-game winning streak. The Red Devils are a -175 road favorite in this match according to sportsbooks monitored by, while Aston Villa is a +500 underdog at home to win and +300 to play to a draw. Aston Villa has struggled this year, going 2-7-3 over its last 12 games since starting the season 3-0-1. Since 1999, Man U is 29-1-5 against Aston Villa.

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Southampton will try to stop its slide down the English Premier League standings as it hosts Everton. After sitting in the top two through most of the early part of the season with an 8-2-2 record through its first 12 games, Southampton has dropped four straight, scoring only one goal over that stretch. Southampton is a +135 favorite at home over Everton at +210 and a draw at +230. Everton is 4-2-3 over its last nine games since going 1-3-3 over its first seven.

Liverpool and Arsenal have both underachieved so far this season and would love to earn three points when they meet this Sunday at Anfield. Arsenal has held the upper hand in this head-to-head series in recent years with an 11-4-8 record and will be the slight favorite at +150 on the road on the soccer betting lines for the contest. Liverpool is going off at +180 and a draw would pay +240. Liverpool is just 2-4-1 over its last seven matches.

Chelsea is on the road against Stoke City this Monday looking to avoid another road upset. The Blues are 4-1-3 on the road compared to 8-0-0 at home, and are going off at +175 to win outright at Stoke City on Sunday. Stoke City is 5-7-4 this season and is a +450 underdog to win outright at home and +300 to play to a draw.

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