Crystal Palace v Swansea (Monday)
11 positions and 12 points separate these sides yet the higher ranked side can be backed at 2.08 to win on home turf here. Talk about a late Christmas present! Yes, Crystal Palace aren’t quite as impressive at Selhurst Park and Swansea managed to beat West Brom on Boxing Day but Palace really should be odds on on 2015/16 form. A win for Alan Pardew’s side could see them end the year in the Top 4.
Everton v Stoke (Monday)
Both these sides go into this game on 26 points and both will be buzzing after recording Boxing Day wins. Everton left it very late against Newcastle to record their first league win in five games while Stoke were far too strong for Manchester United. This should be a tight encounter and odds on quotes for the home side don’t really make much appeal after their shaky December. Stoke struggled against Sunderland and West Ham in their last two away games and the call here may be to go under the goals. 12 of the last 13 Stoke games went Under 2.5 Goals and a back of Under 2 Goals on the Asian Handicap Goal Line looks decent value at 2.63.
Norwich v Aston Villa (Monday)
It’s just one defeat in four for Aston Villa now but they desperately need to turn these draws into wins; this could provide a realistic opportunity. Norwich find themselves in 17th place after just two wins in their last 13 games and they were outclassed by Tottenham on Boxing Day. The draw at 3.45 looks the value pick with negatives surrounding both sides.
Watford v Tottenham (Monday)
Tottenham are now just six points behind leaders Leicester and sit in the Top 4 in the full table and the form table. Exciting times? You bet. The problem with this fixture is that they’re coming up against a very stiff opponent in Watford. The Hertfordshire club are seventh in the table and are unbeaten in five. Again it’s the draw that makes most appeal at 3.45. Spurs couldn’t get past West Brom and Newcastle earlier in the month and this match should be harder.
West Brom v Newcastle (Monday)
West Brom have let down their backers in their last five games and Bournemouth and Swansea have been too good for them in their last two games. Newcastle have dropped back into the relegation zone after a late defeat against Everton but have definitely improved over the last few weeks. A tight match is expected here and Under 2 Goals at 2.28 looks the way forward.
Arsenal v Bournemouth (Monday)
After the heady heights of their win over Man City last Monday Arsenal came crashing back down to earth on Boxing Day with a 4-0 loss to Southampton. Expect a reaction here though against a tired Bournemouth side. Arsenal to win by more than one goal is 2.33 and bearing in mind the Gunners have won six of their last seven home games that appeals.
Man Utd v Chelsea (Monday)
What an enormous game this is! Two fallen giants clash at Old Trafford with so much at stake. Chelsea looked slightly better on Saturday as they picked up a draw at home to Watford but Manchester United seem to be in freefall as they lost for the fourth game in a row at Stoke. It’s hard to have much confidence in them at the moment and at 2.42 they need to be ignored. Expect the Chelsea revival to continue and they can grab a point at Old Trafford at odds of 3.25.
West Ham v Southampton (Monday)
After going through a poor run of form Southampton shocked us all on Boxing Day by thumping Arsenal 4-0 and this may be the pre-cursor to a strong run of form. West Ham haven’t won since October and but have drawn their last five consecutive matches and the 3.25 on that happening yet again looks a decent bet.
Leicester v Man City (Tuesday)
Leicester’s amazing unbeaten run came to an end on Boxing Day when they lost 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield. How they respond to that should be fascinating. On their day Man City are capable of beating any side in this division and goals look to be on the menu here. Over 3 Goals on the Asian Handicap Goal Line is priced at 1.95 and it looks a solid bet. Leicester have scored in all but one of their league matches this season.
Sunderland v Liverpool (Wednesday)
Liverpool’s mini-slump came to an end on Boxing Day when they beat league leaders Leicester and they’ll be eyeing up three points here against a Sunderland who are slipping towards the Championship. Odds of 1.65 are pretty cramped on the visitors and a better idea might be to back Over 2.5 Goals at 1.99 as Sunderland look to put on a show in front of their home fans.
188 BET Premier League Best Bets
Crystal Palace to beat Swansea (2.08)
Watford v Tottenham Draw (3.45)
Arsenal -1.5 v Bournemouth (2.33)