The first fixture to take note of this week is Arsenal’s home game against Watford. The Gunners are in fine form having won 6 and drawn 1 of their last 7 games in all competitions, thrashing Southampton 5-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday evening. This is in stark contrast to Watford’s 1 win in 9 games, and even that was an FA Cup win against a side battling relegation from the Championship. They’ve lost 5 of their last 6 away in the league and should be put to the sword by Arsene Wenger’s team here. Theo Walcott scored a hat trick at the weekend and that should be enough to ensure that he takes a starting spot on Tuesday evening. He’s missed the last 5 league games through injury but scored 3 times in the 5 league games prior to that and should get chances against a side who’ve not kept a league clean sheet away from home since October – 9/2 for Walcott to take first goal with bet365 is a price many will be tempted with.
Also on Tuesday, Burnley will be looking to continue their impressive home record against a side who have been awful away all season. Burnley have picked up 25 of their 26 points this season at Turf Moor while Leicester haven’t won away in the league, losing 8 and drawing 3 of their matches away from the King Power Stadium. Burnley’s defence is key to their record here; they’ve kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 home games in all competitions and have conceded less league goals per game at home than the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool making another Clean Sheet for the home side a price of 9/4 with bet365.
The big game of Tuesday night is undoubtedly Liverpool v Chelsea. Liverpool here have faltered in recent weeks, winning just one of their last 8 games in all competitions and losing 3 games at Anfield in the last 8 days. They’re still just about clinging onto a place in the top 4, but defeat in this one would mean that they’ll slip to fifth if Man City win on Wednesday. The last thing they want at the moment is a visit from Chelsea, a side who are top of the table, have won 15 of their last 16 league games and are undefeated from their last 5 trips to Anfield (winning 3 and drawing 2). Despite many will be tempted by the slightly more attractive price of 19/10 for an away win at bet365, our Pick of the Day is a home win for the Reds at 33/20 (2.65)!
On Wednesday Manchester United face Hull City in what should be a routine victory for the home side. They’ve gone 17 games without losing at Old Trafford, which is once again becoming a place that visiting teams fear. United beat Hull here 3 weeks ago in the EFL Cup Semi Final and have won all 5 of their home meetings with them, scoring 16 goals in the process. As such as home win is just 1/5 – a slightly more favoured bet here could be Over 2.5 goals at 8/15 or for the bigger price of 5/4, over 3.5 goals again all with bet365.
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* Prices correct as of 12.30 GMT 26/12/16
** Odds mentioned in this article do not represent our tips for the respective matches but are used for promotional purposes.