Premier League Boxing Day Betting Preview

Arsene Wenger

Nigel Seeley

Friday, December 23, 2016 8:04 PM GMT

Boxing Day is bringing a line of interesting matchups in the Premier League and to make the most of your plays this coming Sunday, we have the betting angles that you must apply if you want to come out a winner, with extra money in your pockets.

The Hornets To Add More Misery For The Visitors

Crystal Palace finally sacked manager Alan Pardew on Thursday and that move has seen a gamble developing on The Eagles to win on Monday. Since the "Silver Fox" left Selhurst Park The Eagles have been punted down to 3.00 for a win but that is a silly price to take on a side that have won just twice in their last 29 away matches.That is great news for us as the Palace gamble has seen the Hornets' pushed out to 2.50 for the win and with home successes already this season against Manchester United, Everton and Leicester that looks to good to be true.

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Goals Expected At The Emirates

This is a must-win match for the Gunners' after there dismal second half performance against Man City last weekend. Arsene Wenger's side put in a nightmare performance to lose 2-1 after leading at half-time and if that start off the same as they finished last week then the 1.36 will look a very silly price. West Brom have impressed in recent weeks but they did lose to both Chelsea and Manchester United and even at 11.00 it's hard to make a case for them, the Gunners' do concede goals and I can see the visitors scoring and both teams to score at the general 1.91 would be my best bet in the match.

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Another Typical Chelsea Performance On The Cards

Chelsea have soared to the top of the Premier League table after a record breaking 11 straight wins and even though they will be without top goalscorer Diego Costa and N'Golo Kante who are both suspended they should still be far to strong for the visitors. The Premier League leaders are 1.40 for the win, but they did lose this fixture 1-0 last year, but I can't see lightening strike again for Eddie Howe's side even at the 10.5 that is on offer for a repeat win. In nine of Chelsea's 11 wins they've won to nil and a Chelsea win to nil at 2.45 looks the way to go again.

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A Dull One At Turf Moor

The action at the Turf Moor isn't filling me with much festive joy and I can't see this one being a Christmas cracker when two of the least entertaining sides in the top flight battle it out in. Eight of the last 10 Middlesbrough matches have seen both teams failing to score and in seven of those matches under 2.5 goals has been a winning bet as well. Goals will be hard to come by and I wouldn't put anyone of playing those two bets but Burnley are a completely different kettle of fish at home to away with wins over Liverpool, Watford, Everton, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth and the 17/10 looks massive.

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Goals, Goals, Goals At The Liberty

The match-up at the Liberty Stadium between Swansea and West Ham is a massive one at the bottom of the table. Swansea have won just twice in their last 16 matches and it's hard to make a case for them at the 2.70 that is generally available. West Ham were awful in their 1-0 win at home to Hull last week and just two wins in their last nine matches make them hardly betting material either at the 2.80 with Paddy Power. Swansea's home matches usually see goals and lots of them and the same as well in West Ham away matches and both teams to score "yes" looks the value in this one at 1.65 with BetVictor.

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 A Nightmare Return For Moyes

David Moyes returns to Old Trafford on Monday and this could be a messy afternoon for his current Sunderland against an in-form Man United. United are the shortest price on the Boxing Day coupon at just 1.25 for a win and with ten matches unbeaten and four wins on the trot they should continue their impressive run with a comfortable three points. Jose Mourinho's side have impressed over the last couple of weeks but they are yet to give a side a real good beating that the performances deserve but this looks the right time for that and I like United -1.5 on the Asian handicap to make it an Old Trafford return to forget for Moyes at 1.66 with PaddyPower.

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Goals In A Tough One At The King Power

Leicester host Everton at The King Power Stadium on Monday and this looks the hardest match on the Boxing Day coupon for punters to find a winner. Champions Leicester are 3.40 to win but you never know which Leicester will turn up and their inconsistencies means they can't be backed. Everton played well in the Merseyside derby on Monday against Liverpool but it might take them some time to recover from the last gasp Liverpool winner and they can't be backed with confidence either at 3.00. This match screams goals though and the best bet in the match is the 1.72 with Ladbrokes on both teams to score "yes"

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City To Run Riot At The KC Stadium

After a terrible run of results the last team you want to face is Manchester City, and that is exactly what Hull have to enjoy this Christmas when Pep Guardiola's side visit the KC Stadium on Boxing Day. I can't remember a time this season where a side away from home in the Premier League have been as short as what City are for this one with the bookies putting them in as a very short 1.33 favourite for the win. Despite those very short odds it's just impossible to oppose them and try to make any case for the home side even at a huge 10.00 that Bet365 are offering. City came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at the weekend and they know that they can't afford any more slip ups if they are to keep on the coat tails of league leaders Chelsea and I can't see them making any mistakes on Monday evening.

After a bright start to the life in the top flight Hull have gone on an alarming slump and are currently propping up the Premier League table a position that I don't expect to change from now until May. Mike Phelan's side are struggling for any kind of form after a run of just TWO wins in their last 14 matches. Last week's West Ham defeat was the third time in four matches that the toothless Tigers' have failed to score and even though City do concede they should still keep the Tigers at bay and a City win to nil looks the best way to get with them at 2.30 with William Hill.

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