23 Dec Leicester to attract with leaders Liverpool? Man United to fall once more?
We bought Tottenham to beat Chelsea all improper on Sunday however did no less than name Atalanta to beat AC Milan at 5/6, with the Italians duly obliging 5-0. The subsequent vital football motion takes place on Boxing Day and Leicester Metropolis’s house conflict with Liverpool needs to be a Christmas cracker.
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Having received 15 of their 16 video games this season, Liverpool followers will once more be tucking into their Christmas dinner with their membership sitting fairly on the high of the desk. Historical past normally dictates that the team which sits high of the pile on Christmas Day normally goes on to win the title, however the omens aren’t nice for the Reds. Solely 3 times within the final 11 seasons has a team high at Christmas did not elevate the Premier League trophy, and it was Liverpool on all three events!
Nevertheless, there’s an actual perception that Jurgen Klopp’s males can eventually land their first league title since 1990 and a win over Leicester can be an enormous step to doing so. The Foxes have been unbelievable this season however have faltered in latest weeks, drawing with Norwich at house after which shedding 3-1 to a Kevin De Bruyne impressed Manchester Metropolis final outing.
On the similar time the Foxes have been shedding to Man Metropolis, Liverpool have been busy turning into champions of the world after an extra-time victory over Flamengo. Liverpool’s final three main trophies have been received in precisely 29 weeks. A membership in a rush and a team on the precipice of greatness. If you happen to fancy that there will likely be no hangover from Doha then there’s a lot to love about bet365’s even cash provide on the away win.
That mentioned, pundits have been fast to jot down Leicester off after the weekend, insisting there’s solely Metropolis can catch Liverpool now. That is perhaps doing Brendan Rodgers males a disservice and Leicester shouldn’t be underestimated right here. They’re a well-drilled facet who’re powerful to beat at house at the perfect of occasions, by no means thoughts simply days after jetting again from the warmth of Qatar. The draw is an 11/Four probability and given simply what’s at stake, for each teams, may very well be the bet on the King Energy.
Choice: £4 on the draw at 11/Four with bet365.
The Tasty Treble
Aston Villa (21/20) face a crunch relegation conflict with Norwich Metropolis on Boxing Day and we fancy Dean Smith’s males to edge an in depth one. Either side are in horrible kind with each Smith and reverse quantity Daniel Farke feeling they warmth. The Canaries have picked up only one level from their final 4 video games whereas Villa have misplaced their final 4. Nevertheless, in Jack Grealish, Villa have a uncommon gem. Grealish has been instantly concerned in additional Premier League objectives than some other English midfielder this season (5 objectives, 4 assists), and he might help his team declare a valuable three factors.
Elsewhere Tottenham have been terrible in opposition to Chelsea however could be trusted to bounce again at 1/2 in opposition to a Brighton facet who wrestle away from house. The Seagulls have misplaced 5 of their 9 video games on the highway to date whereas Spurs have taken 17 factors from 9 matches at house.
Lastly add in Everton to beat Burnley at 13/20. Carlo Ancelotti insists he’s focusing on Champions League qualification and trophy wins with Everton, and whereas that could be a tad optimistic they will begin the Italian’s reign with three factors in opposition to a fairly common Burnley facet who will not be nice travellers.
Choice: £4 on the treble at 4.07/1 with bet365.
The Wildcard Tip
Manchester United have been horrible Sunday in opposition to Watford so we aren’t certain punters will likely be queuing as much as again them at 1/Three after they host Newcastle on Thursday. The Magpies at present sit within the high half of the Premier League and know a win at Previous Trafford would see them leapfrog the Purple Devils within the desk.
Steve Bruce was mocked mercilessly by sure sections of the media after taking the Toon job in the summertime however he is finished brilliantly below troublesome circumstances and we really feel the Mags is perhaps price a small play at 7/1.
Choice: £2 on Newcastle to win at 7/1 with bet365.
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