The best tournament in the world is still in play and brings us four exciting football matches with the participation of the Big Six. PlayOn99 brings you all the football matches, line-ups and predictions.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
Arsenal – Burnley (7:30 PM)
Mikel Arteta’s team will seek to recover from the defeat against Liverpool for the Carabao Cup and break the streak of four games without a win and three of them with losses.
In addition to Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pépé for being in AFCON, Arsenal will not be able to count on Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey, who were suspended for the first leg, respectively, of the cup matches.
Burnley, last in the table and one of the most accessible rivals in the Premier League, has three or even four games less than its direct rivals and needs all three points to catch up with Watford in the standings.
A vital game today at the Emirates where we need to pick up 3 points in order to reclaim that 4th spot. Wins from teams we didn't need to win have put the pressure on us to deliver. Burnley only have 1 away win this whole season. Get the Job done Arsenal. Let’s goo!#ARSBUR pic.twitter.com/qc3JrbjWfs
— KELLY (@Kelvinarthur__) January 23, 2022
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Magalhaes, Tierney; Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe, Martinelli; Lacazette.
Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Vydra, Rodriguez.
Although Arsenal’s fee (1.31) is very low and Burnley’s (12.55) very difficult to win, if the away team scores a goal they will pay 1.91 fee. Just as Burnley is not a very successful team and two handicaps can be played: Burnely +2 or Arsenal -1, both with 1.5 odds.
Crystal Palace – Liverpool (7:30 PM)
Liverpool won their last match of the tournament and dispelled any doubts that they had in the Carabao Cup with a resounding victory against Arsenal, but they still do not have their top stars, Mo Salah and Sadio Mané.
Crystal Palace, without Wilfried Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyaté in AFCON, is not a bad team, but it is very irregular and fails to base its performance on results.
— Premier League (@premierleague) January 23, 2022
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, Hughes; Olise, Mateta, Edouard.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Jota.
The odds of taking the victory away from Liverpool are low and the 1.5 odds in their favor is very tempting considering that they are big favourites, while Diego Jota’s scoring card pays 1.9.
Leicester City – Brighton & Hove Albion (7:30 PM)
The Foxies have a high level of football with which they played good games against Manchester City and Liverpool, which they beat, but they couldn’t hold the result in their last game against Tottenham and they will surely play the same team again.
Brighton is a litmus test to determine which of the two is the stone in the shoe of this Premier League: the visit has gone five games without defeat with two draws against Chelsea included and their only doubt is the recovery of Adam Lallana.
? Adam Lallana and Shane Duffy are ruled out for Brighton’s trip to Leicester City on Sunday.
— Seagulls Central (@SeagullsCentral) January 21, 2022
Leicester: Schmeichel; Albrighton, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Lookman, Madison, Barnes; Daka.
Brighton: Sanchez; Lamptey, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Grob, Alzate, MacAllister; moder; Maupay, Trossard.
They are two very tough and good teams that know how to look for being protagonists as well as wait for the rival, so their odds are the same in victory: 2.70. If both teams score, it is paid with a 1.72 fee.
Chelsea-Tottenham (10 PM)
The highlight of the day will be at night with a classic duel in London where Stamford Bridge will surely vibrate as we are used to.
Antonio Conte will set foot in the Chelsea stadium again, but as coach of Tottenham Hotspur and in search of continuing to show that his team has a unique intensity that he cannot let pass until the last breath of the match.
The Spurs, with four games less than their rival on duty, can enter the Champions League zone by snatching the position of Manchester United and scare those above with a coach who has not yet lost to the Premier League since he arrived at the club.
Chelsea is not going through its best stage: despite being chosen as the best club last season and having the best coach in the world according to FIFA, they have gone four games without victories in the domestic tournament and the last day against Brighton left many doubts .
Tottenham before Conte’s arrival (10 matches):
xG Created: 10.60
xG Conceded: 16.25
Tottenham since Conte’s arrival (9 matches):
xG Created: 21.18
xG Conceded: 8.22
Difference +12.96 pic.twitter.com/plb9SGLEWM
— The xG Philosophy (@xGPhilosophy) January 20, 2022
Chelsea: Kepa; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount; Werner, Lukaku.
Tottenham: Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson Royal, Skipp, Winks, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kane, Moura.
Tottenham’s victory is not impossible against Chelsea who are lame in one leg and if that happens they will pay a fee of 4.92, as long as both score at least one goal they will have a good fee of 1.91.
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