Ten delicious Premier League fixtures, including Arsenal v Manchester City on Monday night
Another cracking weekend of Premier League matches! Will Leicester continue their excellent run at Goodison Park? Can Chelsea win a Premier League match? And will Manchester City benefit from the return of Aguero at the Emirates?
Saturday 19th December 2015
Chelsea v Sunderland 15:00
Sam Allardyce knows how to get a result at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho has previously described his adversary’s tactics as Victorian football and Sunderland will be out to make life difficult for their beleaguered opponents.
CORRECT SCORE: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 1
BEST BET: Sunderland +1 @ 27/10 with BetVictor
Everton v Leicester 15:00
Is it safe to oppose Leicester yet? Huth and Drinkwater miss this match and five days is not a big turnaround time for the trip to Goodison. We think Everton might just edge them out.
CORRECT SCORE: Everton 2 Leicester 1
BEST BET: Everton win and both teams score @ 5/2 with William Hill
Man Utd v Norwich 15:00
Norwich are likely to score nil based on the fact that United have conceded just one goal at Old Trafford this season. But can the Red Devils rally against the Canaries? They look capable of getting over the line.
CORRECT SCORE: Manchester United 1 Norwich 0
BEST BET: United win to nil @ 11/8 with BetVictor
Southampton v Tottenham 15:00
Spurs have assumed their usual spot of fifth place and it has been just two points from the past three matches. Saints are on a miserable run of their own and it could pay to back the draw in this one.
CORRECT SCORE: Southampton 1 Tottenham 1
BEST BET: Draw @ 5/2 with bet365
Stoke v Crystal Palace 15:00
No quarter likely to be given at the Britannia between two in-form teams. Stoke have lost just one of their last eight, while Palace are unbeaten in three. Alan Pardew has the knack away from home and Yanick Bolasie could be match-winner.
CORRECT SCORE: Stoke 0 Crystal Palace 1
BEST BET: Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/6 with Sky Bet
West Brom v Bournemouth 15:00
Say what you like about the Baggies but they’re hard to beat right now. Bournemouth are flying after wins over Chelsea and Manchester United, although you suspect it won’t be so simple in this match.
CORRECT SCORE: West Brom 2 Bournemouth 1
BEST BET: WBA to win @ 11/8 with bet365
Newcastle v Aston Villa 17:30
From zero to hero, Steve McClaren has seen a rapid improvement from his Newcastle troops and they probably merit a bet here. Aston Villa are in a sticky situation and even James Bond would struggle to rescue them.
CORRECT SCORE: Newcastle 2 Aston Villa 0
BEST BET: Newcastle to win @ 21/20 with Sky Bet
Sunday 20th December 2015
Watford v Liverpool 13:30
We quite fancy the Hornets at a tasty price. Jurgen Klopp’s honeymoon period as Liverpool manager is over and Watford should not be such big odds to beat a Reds team who lost at Newcastle a fortnight ago.
CORRECT SCORE: Watford 1 Liverpool 0
BEST BET: Watford to win @ 16/5 with BetVictor
Swansea v West Ham 16:00
The Swans are still searching for a new manager and there was plenty to like about last weekend’s performance at the Etihad. But 11/10 is too short against a Hammers team who have only lost two on the road this season.
CORRECT SCORE: Swansea 0 West Ham 0
BEST BET: Under 2.5 Goals @ 7/10 with bet365
Monday 21st December 2015
Arsenal v Man City 20:00
The “big one” on Monday night could be an entertaining encounter, with Arsenal clicking nicely in recent weeks and Manchester City welcoming back Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero.
The Gunners are unbeaten in four matches against the Citizens and City haven’t convinced much on the road this term so we think Arsene Wenger will be smiling come the final whistle.
CORRECT SCORE: Arsenal 2 Manchester City 1
BEST BET: Arsenal to win and both teams score @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes