With one more round of Premier League fixtures to come before we all eat and drink ourselves stupid on Christmas day, its time to preview all Saturday’s games and share with you what we see to be the best betting tips …
Arsenal v Liverpool
Arsenal have been in excellent form in the Premier League at the Emirates this season, and will be eager to exact some revenge on their visitors after their humiliating 4-0 defeat at Anfield in August.
Liverpool are back in the top four after their recent win over Bournemouth and there are few teams in Europe that play better attacking football than Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Both teams are excellent going forward but suspect at the back, so it’s got goals written all over it this one!
Over 2.5 goals and BTTS 10/11
Everton v Chelsea
Everton are unbeaten in five games and have moved up to a respectable ninth place in the table. This will of course please Smuggy McSmug face Sam Allardyce no end.
Chelsea have recovered well from their surprise loss to West Ham recently by winning against Huddersfield and Southampton, although they will be missing the suspended Alvaro Morata which will be a big loss.
Before going any further I’d just like to point out that Big Sam isn’t actually that big, he just has a massive, and I mean massive head.
Anyway, I fancy the former England boss to frustrate the life out of Chelsea and this game to end honours even.
Man City v Bournemouth
Man City are the best team the Premier League has ever seen and none of the great Man United, Chelsea or Arsenal teams would be able to touch them, and that’s all I have to say about that.
Bournemouth are struggling this season, but should have enough to stay up.
Despite The Cherries running City close earlier this season, I can’t see this being anything other than a resounding home win.
Man City -2, 4/5
Southampton v Huddersfield
Southampton are looking like right mugs for getting rid of Claude Puel and as they are now starting to realize, it doesn’t matter who your manager is, if your attackers are allergic to putting the ball in the onion bag your gonna struggle.
Just when we were all about to write Huddersfield off due to their shocking away form they go and spank Watford 4-1 at Vicarage Road. I must admit I have a massive soft spot for David Wagner, who I’m sure where’s a bun bag on holidays, he just looks like the type doesn’t he.
Having said all that I reckon The Saints will have about 30 shots on goal in this game and at least one will hit the target and they’ll get a much needed win.
Southampton win 1-0, 11/2
Stoke v West Brom
Stoke are woeful, so are West Brom. The end.
Swansea v Crystal Palace
Swansea gave Paul Clement the chop a few days ago and sit bottom of the table on a measly 12 points after 18 games.
The Swans look woefully short on quality all over the pitch and look destined for the Championship unless they enlist the help of one man…
“What’s that coming over the hill, it’s Tony Pulis !”
Roy Hodgson deserves massive credit for pulling Palace out of the relegation zone when you consider this was a squad who made the worst ever start to a Premier League season.
I fancy the Eagles to add to their impressive away win against Leicester last time out with another one here.
Crystal Palace 6/4
West Ham v Newcastle United
Dour David deserves massive credit for getting his talented squad to run around a lot, and this has resulted in the Hammers taking seven points from their last three Premier League fixtures.
Then of course Moyes did an interview this week to remind us of exactly why he has become such a joke figure among fans, the 54-year-old went and got all carried away with himself again and stated that he is good enough to take on any managerial job in the world.
Except the Manchester United, Real Sociedad or Sunderland jobs obviously.
Newcastle are in big trouble. They’ve lost eight of their last nine and have dropped into the relegation zone. Rafa needs a few pound in January or they are doomed.
Marko Arnautovic has been starting to show his quality for the Hammers recently and I’m backing his to score anytime.
Arnautovic score anytime 2/1
Burnley v Spurs
Sean Dyche’s Burnley are having a sensational campaign and it is all built on a rock solid defense. The Clarets have the joint best defensive record in the Premier League having conceded only a paltry 12 goals this season.
Spurs looked to be playing themselves back into form but then they got smashed by league leaders Man City last week, although there’s no shame in that I suppose.
The bookies are offering Burnley at 6/1 to win this which is madness as they are ahead of Spurs in the table and are exactly the type of side Pochettino‘ tend to struggle against.
Burnley not to lose 13/8
Leicester v Man United
The Foxes have been in superb form since the arrival of Claude Puel at the King Power, although they did lose their last Premier League fixture to Crystal Palace and were disappointingly knocked out of the EFL Cup by Man City midweek.
United will be keen to get over the embarrassment of their own EFL Cup exit at the hands of Championship side Bristol City.
Paul Pogba is finally available after the three game suspension he received for his red card against Arsenal, and I expect the talented Frenchman to announce himself back in the Premier League with a goal.
Pogba score anytime 13/5