New Year’s weekend acca: 5 games to consider
We’re ringing in the New Year in the only way we know how, with more football! And it just so happens there’s some sparkling games to get stuck into across Europe.
Here are five festive crackers to feast on over your New Year weekend…
Rangers v Celtic (12:30 – Saturday)
Rangers could go a massive 19 points clear of second-placed Celtic with a win in the Old Firm derby on Saturday lunchtime and dash their rivals’ hopes of winning a tenth straight title.
Steven Gerrard’s men haven’t lost a game this season and are 21/20 to score a twentieth victory of the campaign, while there’s 2/7 on the Double Chance for them to stay undefeated.
Celtic have beaten Rangers on their last two visits to Ibrox and are 5/2 to make it three on the bounce.
Both Teams to Score is 7/10 with Odsonne Edouard 13/5 anytime to net and strike partner Leigh Griffiths 5/1 to be first goalscorer.
Rangers’ Kemar Roofe is 11/8 with Alfredo Morelos 2/1 anytime and Cedric Itten at 12/5.
Tottenham v Leeds United (12:30 – Saturday)
After their match with Fulham was called off due to rising COVID-19 cases, Tottenham will be itching to get back on the pitch against Leeds on Saturday.
It’ll be timely if Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son can re-capture their early season form. 2020 Puskas Award winner Son is 11/8 to score in a Spurs win.
But Leeds at their swashbuckling best can be a match for any side in the league and the outright odds suggest that with Marcelo Bielsa’s side at 29/10 for victory and 3/1 the draw.
Over 3.5 Goals in the game is 11/10. Leeds’ Raphinha is 4/1 to continue his purple patch in front of goal. Lucas Moura is 13/5 anytime.
VfB Stuttgart v RB Leipzig (19:45 – Saturday)
Newly promoted Stuttgart have been the Bundesliga’s great entertainers this season. Currently sitting in seventh place, they’ve dispatched Borussia Dortmund 5-1 already this campaign, scoring 26 goals along the way.
But they are coming up against title challengers RB Leipzig in a game that screams goals. Both Teams to Score is 8/15 with Leipzig at 2/1 to win with Both teams finding the net.
Stuttgart boss Horst Heldt has brought together a clutch of players all cutting their teeth in the game including top scorer Silas Wamangituka and Sasa Kalajdzic. They’re 16/5 to win the game, with the draw at 29/10.
The away side will see this as an important game in their pursuit of leaders Bayern Munich. One not to be missed.
Atalanta v Sassuolo (14:00 – Sunday)
Over in Italy, Sassuolo have really thrown the cat amongst the pigeons and currently sit in a Champions League place.
They travel to Atalanta in an exciting looking fixture that could see Both Teams to Score at 8/15.
In the match betting it’s the home side that are 4/7 favourites, with Sassuolo at 21/5 to keep their remarkable early season form going with a victory.
Domenico Berardi’s seven goals have been vital to the away side, while Atalanta’s Luis Muriel could have a big say in Atalanta’s fortunes here.
Chelsea v Manchester City (16:30 – Sunday)
The Premier League weekend comes to a head at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea face Man City on Sunday.
Chelsea are in dire need of a victory after picking up just one point from their last two matches. But the Cityzens will leapfrog their opponents with a win themselves and still have a game in hand.
The outright odds have City at 6/5 to triumph, the home side are 21/10 and the draw’s 13/5.
Chelsea have only kept one clean sheet since November, so you could go for Both Teams to Score at 8/15.
With Liverpool slipping up in recent matches, Pep Guardiola’s men will feel this could be the time to pounce in the title race. Ferran Torres to score first in a City win is 9/1.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing