Relegation Threatened Teams Play for their Premier League Lives on SundayPublished December 27, 2020 by Florin P
Struggling Premier League teams are scheduled to play on Sunday afternoon against highly motivated opponents, in matches they can’t afford to lose.
The hottest Premier League teams play on Saturday, with Sunday matches being reserved to teams struggling at the bottom of the tables. These relegation threatened football clubs are desperate for points and will throw everything they’ve got at their opponents. Some of them face equally troubled squads, but unlucky teams such as West Bromwich face the daunting task of playing against Liverpool on the road.
Offensive Minded Leeds Welcomes In-Form Burnley
Leeds have alternated victories and defeats throughout the season, with the only constancy being the high goalscoring percentage. They will play the same offensive football on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Burnley, a team in better form. The visitors are still just a few points above the relegation zone, so there is tremendous pressure on them to perform well on Sunday. They still have a single win on the road the entire season, which explains the odds of 33/10 at bet365 Sports, while the hosts only get 7/10.
Struggling Brighton Seek First Win in a Month at West Ham
West Ham were crushed by Chelsea last round and failed to score for the first time in the last four months. They hope for a better performance at home against Brighton, a team that has had little success on the road. With a single victory in the last 10 matches, the visitors are clearly the underdogs in this game and would gladly settle for a draw. While this has been the outcome of the last three head to head matches, betting on a home win will produce odds of 13/10, as opposed to 21/10 for the visitors to win.
Liverpool Play Lopsided Match against West Brom
Liverpool are once again at the top of the tables, with a healthy advantage over Leicester and the leading pack. They can consider themselves lucky to face lowly West Brom, while their direct rivals play difficult matches this weekend. The downside of betting on such a lopsided match is that you only get odds of 1/10 on Liverpool to extend the winning streak. West Brom are yet to win a match on the road but if they manage to break the ice on Sunday, punters betting on them will be paid at 18/10 by 888 Sport.
Wolverhampton and Tottenham Play the Match of the Day
The Premier League has once again saved the best for last, with the most balanced match of the day being scheduled for 7:15 PM UK time. Wolverhampton and Tottenham have lost contact with the leading pack and can’t settle for a draw in this fixture. The hosts haven’t won back-to-back games since October and it’s been more than two months since they kept a clean sheet. This explains why 888 Sport credit them with a second chance and odds of 5/2 in spite of having home pitch advantage. It’s been a while since Tottenham won consecutive games too, but they haven’t lost to Wolverhampton on the road since 2010. That’s probably why the same bookmaker regards them as favorites to prevail and offers odds of 6/5.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, December 24 at 1 pm UK time.