England – Premier League
Liverpool v. Chelsea
Pick: Chelsea +125 (5Dimes)
Chelsea won this fixture toward the end of last season, denying Liverpool the championship. Liverpool are worse off without Suarez, while Chelsea are stronger than they were last year. Liverpool’s defense has been shaky. Mourinho will have his team up for this one, and he rested a few players mid-week just for the occasion.
Burnley v. Hull City
Pick: Hull City pk +115 (5Dimes)
I will continue to fade Burnley, as they have yet to win a match in the EPL. They lack quality up top, scoring only five goals all season. Hull City is a good team, and despite missing Jelavic to injury – they should win this match.
West Ham v. Aston Villa
Pick: West Ham -135 (5Dimes)
This one may be a little juicy, but I’d be shocked if the Hammers don’t grab all three points. Aston Villa have lost six in a row, while West Ham are in great form – winning four of their last six matches. They have won their last three at home, two of which came against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Russia – Premier League
Torpedo Moscow v. Lokomotiv Moscow
Pick: Lokomotiv Moscow -125 (5Dimes)
Torpedo lost to the one team below them, Arsenal Tuna, last time out – and have lost six of their last eight league games. Lokomotiv, on the other hand, are on a hot streak – winning six of their last seven in all competitions. Torpedo have conceded 27 goals in 12 matches. Only Rostov have conceded more.
Futbol/Soccer Picks: 31-2-30