Premier League betting preview 26-28 December


After over-indulging on Christmas Day, we then move into a typically sporting Boxing Day and the Premier League programme kicks off at Vicarage Road on 26 December.

Unibet offer 2.35 about a Watford victory against a Crystal Palace side who have lost 50% of their away matches this term, with Alan Pardew’s team leaking goals right left and centre.

Bet365 go 3.20 about a win for the Eagles and they sit perilously above the relegation places, although the visitors have the squad to be much higher in the table.

Arsenal are 1.35 with William Hill to land three precious points against West Brom following defeats at the hands of Manchester City and Everton. The Baggies will be attempting to completely derail the Gunners’ title bid and Unibet have 10.00 about an away win.

Burnley look value again when they play at Turf Moor against Middlesbrough, with the Clarets 3.10 (BetVictor ) to land the points and it should be noted that Boro have only won one away game all season.

However, Aitor Karanka’s side have only lost twice on the road and the best bet could be a draw at odds of 3.20 with bet365.

Chelsea seem like solid betting material at odds of 1.40 (William Hill ) even if their game against Bournemouth will have to be tackled without two of their best players. Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante will be suspended against the Cherries who are 9.50 (Unibet ) to land the spoils as they did in this fixture last season.

Leicester City came back from the brink to draw 2-2 at Stoke in their last game and they’re 2.45 (Unibet ) to find further improvement by beating an Everton side likely to be fatigued after being given the runaround by Liverpool. The Toffees are as big as 3.10 (BetVictor ) to win this one.

Manchester United are 1.25 with William Hill to beat a Sunderland side who were previously lucky to beat Watford, with David Moyes returning to his former club and the Black Cats are 15.00 (bet365) to claim the spoils.

Swansea City are in the relegation zone again and Bob Bradley’s side are 2.60 (William Hill ) to claim victory over a West Ham team who played badly when beating Burnley and Hull. The Hammers make little appeal at odds of 2.80.

Hull City are a mammoth 10.50 (BetVictor ) to get the better of Manchester City at home and perhaps the match will be closer than the odds suggest. Especially if the visitors defend as badly as they did last time out at Leicester, although Pep Guardiola’s side are 1.35 with William Hill to get the job done.

Liverpool are warm favourites at 1.33 with William Hill to beat Stoke City, while the bookies make Spurs slight favourites (2.62) to win at St Mary’s. Southampton are 2.85 (Unibet ) to claim the three points after winning 3-1 at Bournemouth.

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