Premier League Betting Tips Boxing Day
Firstly I hope you all had a good Christmas and I hope I can land you a couple of winners to subsidise whatever you’re up to on New Year’s Day. There are ten Premier League matches taking place on Friday however there is no real stand out fixture. The early fixture of the day features Top of the table Chelsea who host the inform West Ham United who are amazingly in the Champions League places after some excellent recruitment during the summer, Sam Allardyce deserves a lot of credit in my opinion.
Burnley v Liverpool
At 3pm on Boxing Day the newly promoted Burnley face last year’s Premier League runners up Liverpool who have struggled this campaign, the match is taking place at Turf Moor where Burnley have picked up two thirds of their points this season. Sean Dyche’s side are 18th in the table however they’ve improved as of late which has given them hope of survival, Englishman Danny Ings must score plenty of goals if they are to remain in the Premier League. On the other hand Liverpool are tenth in the table which must be very disappointing for fans after Brendon Rodgers spent over £100million in the summer transfer window. The players that signed during the summer have failed to deliver and Liverpool have largely relied on 20 year old Raheem Sterling who has come through the youth set up, Raheem has proved to be an excellent player and is being tipped for big things.
So what is the recommended bet? The one bet that stood out to me in this match is over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.87. When Liverpool are playing there are usually goals, eleven of their 17 matches this season have had over 2.5 goals and that’s generally because they are weak defensively. Liverpool have conceded 24 goals which is more than any other team in the top half of the table and whilst Burnley are not prolific they’ve scored in their last six matches at Turf Moor which does suggest over 2.5 goals at 1.87 is a superb bet.
Manchester United v Newcastle
After slow starts to the season Manchester United and Newcastle have got their acts together and proved that they are decent sides. Louis Van Gaal’s team are 3rd in the table after winning six consecutive matches recently however they were held to a draw on the weekend against Aston Villa. Admittedly United’s impressive run of results flatter them, they haven’t performed as well as their results suggest in my opinion however Angel Di Maria is expected to start for the first time in four matches which is a huge boost for Manchester United. United’s opponents today Newcastle have failed to win any of their last four matches although they have faced tough opposition, Pardew’s side are struggling for goals, they’ve score the fewest of any side inside the top ten which is a concern. On this basis I’m happy to back a Man United clean sheet at odds of 2.2, they’ve kept four clean sheets at Old Trafford this season and many of their defenders are fit once again.